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Subject: re: maiden names
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 01:53:40 +0000
I believe it is a family tradition among many anabaptist traditions for the wife to keep her maiden name as her middle name. For example, my grandmother was Mabel Weaver Bucher. When she died, the stone showed the family name across the top, but she was listed as Mabel Weaver on her side of the stone. So that may explain the maiden names. I hope that helps.