Where did this index come from?

The Brake Funeral Home was founded in 1905 by Arthur H. Brake. Born in 1863, Mr. Brake came here from Bourneville, Ohio, in 1886. He became the first licensed director in this part of Florida. He turned over the business to his son in 1935 and the business was sold to T. Woody Smith in 1946. The Brake Funeral Home actually operated in several locations in Bay County during its existence. Arthur died in 1948.

This index was created by the Bay County Genealogical Society in 1993. The project leader was probably Nancy Roberts, who donated a printed manuscript to the Bay County Public Library. In November 2009, the paper copy was scanned into an electronic data file, using optical character recognition software, and published on the Bay County Genealogical Society Web site.

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