Re: Is the first name Marx a shortened version of Mordecai #names

Chana Bonn

My uncle Max was listed by the person who transcribed the 1910 census as Marx!  While Marx could have been this person's name, it also could have been written down incorrectly by the person entering the name.  Death certificates often contain errors, since the folks giving the information are frequently distraught when doing so, or may be family members who really aren't that familiar with the deceased but are just trying to help out in a difficult situation.  The latter happened in my family, when a distant cousin of my mother's, who lived near the hospital, was called to give information on my parents' behalf when they had a stillborn baby.  

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