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What’s In A Name ?

samuel kerlin's mother, re: his death certificate

On June 21st, 1916, Samuel died at the age of 57. On his death certificate, we read that his father was a certain Henry Kerlin and his mother a Maggie, a Maggie something.

How do you read it ?

I have decided that it reads Maggie Carbis. With no absolute proof at all, only mere , circumstantial bits of information, I’ve come to feel fairly sure that Samuel Kerlin ( and perhaps a younger brother) was raised by his maternal grandparents, Samuel and Mary Ann Carbis.

And so I continue to search for the missing link

Samuel Kerlin’s death certificate here, with thanks to Meaghan Killeen.

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