Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Explain the Discrepancies
The widow of James Rampley signed her name as Lizzie Rampley when initially applying for her widow's pension after his death. Two affidavits referred to James Rampley's widow as Nancy E. Rampley. The pension office noticed the difference and sent this letter back to Mrs. Rampley.
Shortly after the receipt of the letter, two more affidavits were filed, including one that explained the reason for the name difference.
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