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Subject: Re: [BRE] Census Records versus Cemetery Records
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:04:09 -0400
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As to widow - Grandma Harter's parents (Flavius James and Deliah Frame) were
divorced and from that day forward Grandma and her mother consistently
refered to him as having died, even though he had three more wives. I have
not looked it up, but I am sure Deliah also told the census taker that she
was a widow.

Bob Harter

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Subject: [BRE] Census Records versus Cemetery Records

>I hate to tell you this, but people (especially some ladies) lie to the
> censustaker. I've found a couple of ancestresses who got younger every
> time
> the census was taken. The husband's age was consistent with when he was
> supposed to be born, but the wife kept clipping away at her age.
> And I've found a couple of ladies who are clearly labeled "W" for Widow
> in
> the census, but their supposedly dead spouses are living a few counties
> away and are labeled "D" for Divorced.
> Jan

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