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Susan Cleaveley (#48294738)
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Annie in Minnesota
RE: Grandmother
You are welcome. Tombstones can be way off. We have one in Canada that was put up 25 years after the death of the husband, when the wife died, by a distant cousin of the wife and his is something like 15-20 years off. /the wife married a man 20 years younger and for 3 census returns their ages were all over the place as was his birth place. He stated he was born in Australia, Ontario and England. The family gave me dates for them which ended up being based on age given at time of death as listed on tombstones. When I finally found her birth record, she was actually 5 years older. Then I had to get help from an Australian cousin and an English cousin while I checked for an Ontario birth record for the husband. We finally found it in England and found he was 20 years younger than she was, which was confirmed when I found an early census return for him as a young child in Ontario. And nobody wanted to believe me. I had quite a fight with the family for quite a while. I ended up finding out when the tombstone was put up and by whom (they didn't have any kids and outlived siblings), which finally convinced them. I also put an explination on their Find A Grave memorials to hopefully get other trees corrected.

For your grandmother I have inserted "(sic)" after the incorrect date in the obit and entered this info in the not section:

Note: Stone says 1882, birth record says 1881. I have used date of birth from birth record which disagrees with obit.
Added by Annie in Minnesota on Dec 09, 2013 2:41 PM
Annie in Minnesota
RE: Agnes Christina Carrick
I changed the death date as you requested and have sent you a copy of her birth record.
Added by Annie in Minnesota on Dec 08, 2013 12:11 AM
 

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