|Yellow Rose of Texas - Judy in California||RE: Duplicate|
I know. I am only a second distant cousin of the Hood family and the rest of the family go by the name of HOOD. It appears his wife adapted their name after he died to VAN HOOD. Not that it make any difference at this point as he had no children of his own to pass the HOOD or VAN HOOD on to anyway.
I can only guess that maybe his wife was influenced by the Vanderbilts of that time (1919). Who knows why she adopted that name! I have him documented as HOOD in my program with the rest of his family and will leave the debate over the memorials to the authors. I see this every so often in genealogy and on Find A Grave. Getting some authors to delete/and or merge the duplicates let alone change some info on their memorials even when you furnish documented proof is hard.
I just know that some very kind souls walked all over the cemetery looking for his tombstone to take a picture for me and it was not until I found the duplicate entries did I understand why they couldn't find his tombstone. I documented the wife's "name change" in my genealogy and put quotes around the VAN HOOD to indicate that it was contrived name from HOOD on her part.
Judy in California