Max FINKELSTEIN b. abt 1853 Poland d. 1937 CA, USA #general


Adelle Gloger
 

Julia VanZandt asked:

My questions: would it be possible or likely for an abandoned woman to
claim to be a widow when she was actually abandoned?
There is a situation in my family where the husband filed for divorce in 1933,
and the divorce was granted in 1934. He remarried and had other children.

He died in 1943. The first wife died in 1975. Her death notice stated she was
the widow of the late _________. Her death certificate listed her as a widow.
She never remarried.

The issue here was that obviously the first wife never accepted being
divorced.

In the case that Julia presents about the wife being abandoned, perhaps she
was able to "save face" be saying she was abandoned rather than admit her
husband had divorced her. That would accound for her "widow" status.

Julia might contact the Probate Court where these people lived and verify the
divorce as I did in my family.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


Devin and Julia Van Zandt (Home) <sonar230@...>
 

Hello Genners, I have a poser for you.

I requested my 2g-grandparents death certificates hoping to find the
names of their parents. One certificate, for my 2g-grandmother, Eva
(nee GOLDSTEIN) FINKELSTEIN born in Paltusk Poland was exactly as I
expected. The other, for Max GOLDSTEIN, correct dates and locations,
listed his surviving wife Sarah. Hmm. I had been told that Max had
abandoned his wife and children; Eva claimed widow status on later
census but family history was that he outlived her. Her daughter, when
informing for Eva's death certificate, only said she was no longer
married but appears not to have specified if she was a divorcee or
widow.

My questions: would it be possible or likely for an abandoned woman to
claim to be a widow when she was actually abandoned? Do any of you know
anything about a Max and Sarah FINKELSTEIN of San Francisco CA? Any
ideas on how I can find out if this is "my" Max? I have no idea where
they married, though it would have to have been in the US if it was the
same man, assuming Sarah was the second wife and Eva the first.

Finally, if this is "your" Max and not related to my lot at all, I have
his death cert if you need it.

Thanks, Julia Van Zandt
Researching TUCHLER -- RATKOWSKA -- HIRSCHKOWITZ -- GOLDSTEIN --
FINKELSTEIN -- BOUGOUSLAUF -- WARSHAWSKY/MARKS -- MARKOWITZ --
GLYCZYNSKI