Frank Pierce Ham (6 Mar 1903 - 10 Mar 1955) was the original subject of discussion. FYI, Texas mandated vital records effective 1903. Compliance with the law lagged for several generations thereafter. If you have birth certificates, I'll go out on a limb and say those people were born after 1920. In fact any born 1920-1940 were probably filed as "delayed", I. e., after the fact.