[APG Public List] Newborn Given Temporary Name?

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG Elissa at PowellGenealogy.com
Sat Jul 31 11:46:29 MDT 2010

My uncle, John Anthony was named Anthony John at birth after his two
grandfathers. He said he migrated the name from A. John to John A. during
his school years. He related that there was a big family to-do about his
name (first born son to immigrants) with each side vying for first name


Yours may be a similar case where the name just did not "stick". Not that it
was temporary but that what the census informant thought they knew didn't
turn out to be the case later.


This may be a good case study for a journal once you figure it out.


-- Elissa


Elissa Scalise Powell, CG


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From: On Behalf Of Donna McR
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:59 PM

The 1880 census of the household of Frank and Sallie Fuller [names changed
for privacy] records a baby named John Fuller as born May 1880.


A John Fuller of this age never appears again, as far as I can tell from a
thorough census search and search of other family documents.


I need to determine reasonably that William Albert Fuller, also born in May
1880 according to his tombstone, is the son of the couple above.  His
parents' will and probate are not available, and their 1900 census is
nowhere to be found (even after a thorough, downright obsessive
search---definitely exhaustive).


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