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10 April 2014

Men In the Paper Long After They Are Dead

A widow can be listed as Mrs. Thomas Smith in a newspaper or other published reference, even after his death. Don't stop searching for a man's name in published newspaper accounts after his obituary, death and probate notices have been published. His wife could very easily be referred to as Mrs. Thomas Smith fifteen years after his death.

1 comment:

  1. The name can appear in the obituary of his children -- "he was the son of Thomas Smith and Jane Doe Smith."