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Almost all of the memorials I have posted are family. I prefer to keep my family memorials, so that I can add info/links as I uncover new facts. If you have corrections or additions, please let me know.|
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|Kathie Andrus Smith||Mildred Louise Aiken Taylor, Albaugh Southerlin|
Mildred was actually married 3 times. The first marriage to James LaDell Taylor ended in divorce.
Kathie Andrus Smith
|Oscar||Bertha Clement Bowers|
Hi! As you know, birth year for someone born in the 1800s is sometimes hard to verify unless there is an actual birth record available. Some people made themselves older, some younger, or next-of-kin simply didn't know exactly how old a person was.
In any case, Albert and Bertha Clement were twins, each born on January 27th. In the 1900 census, they were each recorded as being born in January 1883 and each was 17 years old. It seems likely that the parents reported the correct information for their teenage children.
As you probably noted, Bertha's gravestone gives a year of birth of 1884, whereas Albert's gravestone says 1883. When Albert registered for the draft in 1918, he gave 1882 as his year of birth.
The census records and Albert's death record suggest to me that 1883 is the correct year. In Bertha's case, perhaps she made herself a year younger than she was, or the person who prepared her death certificate and gravestone thought she was born in 1884.
Maybe she didn't want to seem older than her husband Elmer. Elmer appears in the 1900 census as a 16-year old born in February 1884, which is the same date he provided for his 1918 WWI draft registration. In their April 1907 marriage certificate, Elmer's age is given as 23 (presumably correct) and Bertha's as 22 (i.e. born in 1885 and younger than Elmer). Was she conscious of the age difference?
Perhaps you have more compelling information that suggests otherwise? If not, with respect to your edit request, I would like to leave the year as 1883, rather than show the twins being born in different years. :)
Added by Oscar on Dec 10, 2014 7:42 PM
|Rich Kreiss||Elmer Pruitt|
Thanks for the heads-up, Sharon!!!
|Carole Conrad||clyde richardson|
And my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi my name is Jessica and you created my grandfather's Hubert cairnes findagrave profile just wanted to know if you were a part of the family
|Debbie C. Riley||I have a question|
My email address is Job67zz.
|Debbie C. Riley||RE: Kay Rose Brown Johnson|
I am Kay's daughter, but as far as I know she had NMN
and I do not know of any brothers. However she was adopted. I do not know her real mother.
Tell me more. Please email to email@example.com
|Sara and Harvey Causey||RE: Beason Family|
You are welcome.
|Rick ||RE: Greenhill Cemetery|
You are welcome.
Added by Rick on Dec 05, 2012 8:46 PM
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