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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M96- 4
Creator: Bay County Genealogical Society
Title, Dates: Burial records 1858-1995
Amount: 1.00 microfilm reel 16 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     Bay County was created by an act of the State Legislature on April 14, 1913 (Ch. 6505, Laws).  It was formed from parts of Calhoun and Washington Counties.  It contains some 38 cemeteries throughout.
    The Brake Funeral Home was founded by Arthur H. Brake in 1905. He was the first licensed director in the Bay County area.  In 1935, he turned the business over to his son.  His son sold the business to T. Woody Smith in 1946.
Summary:     This collection consists of the information recorded from the headstones of cemeteries and the burial records of the Brake Funeral Home, both in Bay County, Florida.
    The headstone information was recorded between 1990 and 1995 and contains genealogically relevant information from the 38 cemeteries in Bay County.  The earliest dated headstone appears to be 1858.
    The information on the microfilm from the Brake Funeral Home is not a microfilm copy of the original records.  It is information compiled by the Bay County Genealogical Society and does not contain all of the information from the records of the Brake Funeral Home. Included on the microfilm is the deceased's name, race if listed, place of residence, age, date of death, and remarks made by funeral home staff.  The column headed by the letter "R" lists the race of deceased.  The column headed with "Res" lists the place of residence of the deceased.
    Not included on the microfilm is the cause of death, date of burial, and the name of the person who ordered the service.
Finding Aids: Microfilm listing available.
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Reproduction Note: Microfilm.
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Subject Access Fields: Cemeteries Florida
Cemeteries Florida --Bay County
Burial records. aat
Bay County (Fla.)
Added Entries Brake Funeral Home (Bay County, Fla.)