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  Partner: Price Johnson Family Collection
 Decade: 1940-1949
[Birth Certificate for Vera Mae Cummings]

[Birth Certificate for Vera Mae Cummings]

Date: January 30, 1943
Creator: Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Description: Birth certificate for Vera Mae Cummings, born in Palestine, Texas, May 15, 1922 to Gent Cummings and Nellie Bell Price. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form. There is also a certificate stapled to the top of the back page certifying that the birth certificate is legitimate.
Contributing Partner: Price Johnson Family Collection
[Western Union Telegram from James McGuire to Vera Cummings]

[Western Union Telegram from James McGuire to Vera Cummings]

Date: March 17, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Telegram to Vera Mae Cummings from James McGuire; the text says: "Little Vera Pearl arrived at 345 am March 16 send diapers at once will write you as soon as I am able Love= James McGuire."
Contributing Partner: Price Johnson Family Collection
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