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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Marchant
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 17:42:00 -0500
> I have been confused by that James (Widow) in the 1920
> Census as well, don't think it is correct. I think she is just out of
> pocket and he is not a widow. The children match well enough that it
> has to be the same James O. Note that James O. and Nora had their
> last child in 1915, Lester Ashley. So his first child with Maude was
> 1926, so there is some slack time in there.
> Now in that same census there is a James M. Marchant with a
> wife Nora however if you look at the last person, it is the sister in
> law and she is a Bertha Wayland 18. Now that would be the daughter of
> Jonathan and Elizabeth Dixon Wayland, but they did not have a
> daughter Nora, or did they? Nora was 37? in 1920, well Jonathan and
> Elizabeth got married 27 Sep 1883, guess there is time if they hurried.
> If we solve all these problems we will have to hurry as well.
After looking at the EHC cemetery book and finding a death date of 1919 for
wife Nora I can understand him being a widow in 1920 census.