Seeking a marriage or divorce record for James Prestley (Buster) Waits [Waites) who was born in 1904 and died in 1980. He resided in Jefferson County, AL for most of life, having been born in Grasselli and died in Trussville. Between 1 April 1940 and his enlistment in the Army on 23 October 1942, he was married and divorced. The name of this wife is not known. According to his enlistment papers, he had no dependents by his first wife. However, he did marry again in March, 1950 to Grace Lindsley but they also had no children. In addition, the Waits family lived in Gadsden, Etowah County, AL but by 1930 James Prestley (J. P.) Waits was living in Birmingham. He worked as an accountant for most of his adult life. He also was involved with photography as a hobby and photographed many area weddings.
Is there someone in Birmingham who could check out the Jefferson County marriage and divorce records for the period between 1 April 1940 and 23 October 1942 for this marriage and/or divorce record? Other surname spelling variants include Wates, Waight and Waights. I would be happy to discuss research fees for this service.