My uncle was married to his wife for ten days when he died of the flu in 1918. His widow never remarried and lived the rest of her life with her parents. In at least one federal census, she was enumerated with her maiden name. The listing is probably an error as later records list her with married name.

Everyone else in the household had the same last name, except my aunt. It is very possible that the census taker simply got confused.

Do you have a female relative who is inadvertently listed under their maiden name in a record created after their marriage?



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