Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Why Was She Mrs.?
Madaleine and I have been having a discussion about the name while we've been reviewing the edits. "Mrs. Lucinda Kile" is how the deceased is listed. There's a spot elsewhere on the certificate for marital status-she was married at the time she died.
Usually this notation "Mrs. Lucinda Kile" is reserved for a woman who is divorced or whose husband is deceased. That's not the case with Lucinda at all.
The "Mrs." debate really isn't germane to our discussion of the document, but it is an interesting item to consider as the usage of her name with the term "Mrs." is unusual for the time period.