Certificate of Marriage for Willie Roberts and Ruth Plessley

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Title

Certificate of Marriage for Willie Roberts and Ruth Plessley

Alternative Title

Certificate of Marriage for Roberts and Plessley

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida

Description

Certificate of marriage for Willie Roberts and Ruth Plessley in Bradford County, Florida, on November 10, 1920. An affidavit representative affirms the legitimacy of the marriage between the groom and bride, detailing their age at the time of marriage along with their signatures. The certificate also lists the date of sworn notary and the name and signature of the authorized affidavit representative.

Willie Roberts enlisted in his hometown of Starke, Florida, on April 26, 1918. He served in the United States Reserve Labor Battalion, Quartermaster Corps till his discharge with rank of private on April 11, 1919. Born on March 25, 1892 in Starke, Florida, Willie Roberts spent his entire life in the state of Florida. He served in the United States Army during World War I. After the war, he married Ruth Plessley he had a daughter named Geneve. Roberts worked in the railroad industry, eventually moving to Jacksonville working as a train porter. Roberts died on February 29, 1992, in Lake City, Florida and is buried in the Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Bureau of Vital Statistics

Source

Digital reproduction of original marriage certificate recorded by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, November 10, 1920.

Publisher

Bureau of Vital Statistics

Date Created

1920-11-10

Format

image/jpg

Extent

294 KB

Medium

1 certificate of marriage

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Bradford County, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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