How Precise Are those Obituary Relationships?

Obituaries often mention survivors of the deceased person. In some cases a distinction may be made between full, half, and step-siblings. In others, no such distinction may be made. If the obituary is the only source for sibling information and you have reason to believe one or both of the deceased person’s parents were married more than once, it is possible that “siblings” in listed in the obituary may not have had the exact same set of parents.


2 thoughts on “How Precise Are those Obituary Relationships?

  1. Mary Rohrer Dexter

    My ex’s widow listed my boys as their sons in his obit and he wasn’t even their father. So in wanting to include “steps” sometimes things can get confusing. Readers of obits be aware.


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