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From: Jeffery <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Census Records versus Cemetery Records
Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2010 07:35:06 -0700
On 8/6/2010 10:04 AM, ROBERT HARTER wrote:
> 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
For some looking at a divorce is the same as looking at the death of a
marriage. And some find shame in a failed marriage so tell others the
other party died. (Only if the other party lives elsewhere).
Some churches forbid divorce, so divorces (done out of local
jurisdiction) are covered up.
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