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From: John Carpenter <>
Subject: Fwd: Surnames as Middle names
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 10:23:48 -0700 (PDT)
I was always puzzled as the origin of my
grandfather's middle name. He was John Riley
McElhannon. There were of course many John's among
the McElhannons but no Riley connections that I knew
of. Recently discovered that John Riley was a Civil
War officer particularly honored in AR.
---Linda Baine wrote:
> Hi there Heidi!
> Yes I do believe the the Maiden surnames of mothers
where given to thier
> sons, In my case it appears the daughters may have
been named that way too.
> An example is My ggrandfather named his frist born,
a girl, Edna Bower
> O'Neil Baine and his first born son he named Frank
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