Re: Perplexing Mystery #usa #records


In addition to the excellent suggestions already mentioned, don't discount the possibility that a sickly child had his or her name changed to fool the Angel of Death.  My father, born in 1917, was named Louis, but by the 1920 census he is listed as Lawrence. Ditto his elder brother, born in 1907 and named Barnett, but later listed as Benjamin.  Another possibility is that a Jewish/Hebrew name is later used as a given name.  That may be the explanation for my uncle.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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