[APG Public List] Jr and Sr

JFonkert at aol.com JFonkert at aol.com
Tue Mar 8 10:23:30 MST 2011

My understanding is that Jr and Sr are not even necessarily son and  
father.  If there were two men of the same name in a locale, one might be  known 
as Sr. and one as Jr. based on their ages.  They might be cousins or  
something else.  Do others agree?
In a message dated 3/8/2011 11:21:11 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
kathwarr at gmail.com writes:

I have a  question regarding the abbreviations Jr. and Sr.  I always
thought  that if you had a Jr. then the person they were named after
automatically  becomes a Sr.  - for example - My father is James
Michael Cogbill and  my brother is James Michael Cogbill, Jr. - so
doesn't that make my father a  Sr.?  I was told no that it doesn't
because on my father's birth  certificate it doesn't say Sr.  Although
in my thinking it wouldn't  because you haven't had a kid yet to be
named after you.

Can someone  please explain the rules of Jr. and Sr. to me?

Thanks so  much!

Kathleen Cogbill  Warr

Jay Fonkert,  CG
Saint  Paul, MN

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