Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Confusing Phrase-Two Time The Uncle

Part of the affidavit in the next issue of Casefile Clues states in part:

"That the said Clinton Burch was a brother of the mother of affiant Charles P. Cox, and an uncle by marriage..."

I'm not really certain how to interpret that. The "uncle by marriage" part has me wondering. In this case the relationships are not really germane to the problem at hand or the person who is the actual focus of the research.

I'm wondering if the phrase is an error and was actually an attempt to state that Clinton Burch was the uncle of Charles P. Cox.

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