If you haven’t already discovered the Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 database on Family Search, you owe it to yourself to visit. If you have Texas connections it is very beneficial!
One thing that happens with a database such as this is that it will add new questions and new mysteries to your research! Today, while searching the records, I found a new mystery to solve. I have located the death certificate for Beulah (Wisdom) Gibbs but it is not what I expected. I found it by searching using Forbes as the mother’s name and Harrison, Texas, United States as the location. The mystery is that it says her name was Beulah E. Blackshear. Her father is the one who is listed as giving the information so I would trust that he should know! Her death certificate says she is a widow so that means whoever the husband Blackshear is will have to be found.
The interesting thing is that on the tombstone it says Beulah Wisdom Gibbs!
So, who is the mystery Blackshear? How can I go about finding this information? What else will lie behind the mystery?
Don’t you just love genealogy?