I am trying to find correct dates for Etta J. Arnold (s) who married Orrin H. soper in 1879 Salem

 

Good Morning, I am trying to find correct dates for Etta J. Arnold (s) who married Orrin H. soper in 1879 Salem, Maine,, the problem is findagrave states she died 1881, however,their son Leslie Sumner was born 1883.

Orrin remarried a Lizzie L. Graves August 1890 wayne, maine

 Any information, thank you

Barbara (please email mbtham@aol.com)

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Comment by Chris Dunham on February 28, 2013 at 11:28am

This transcription of her gravestone inscription gives Etta's date of death as 25 June 1883.

The last digit of Leslie's year of birth on his World War I draft registration card is hard to read, but he was 26 when he married in Sept. 1908, and 35 at the time of his registration in Sept. 1918. I would guess he was born in Nov. 1881 or 1882.

Comment by Barbara Boyd on February 28, 2013 at 11:49am

HI,I have Leslie born Nov 20, 1883 draft card,, and etta date of death June, 25, 1881 in Maine.

 

If Leslie was born Nov 1881, Etta date is still incorrect. Unable to find birth certificate for leslie

thanks for you Help

Barbara

Comment by Chris Dunham on February 28, 2013 at 12:01pm

The gravestone transcription I linked to gives Etta's age at death as 19 years, 7 months, which would make her date of birth about Nov. 1863. Etta's age in 1880 was 16, which fits nicely with this birth date. I think the Find a Grave transcription is incorrect, and she died in June 1883.

Comment by Barbara Boyd on February 28, 2013 at 12:16pm

I beleive the year was 1883, but the months are incorrect. He was born November and she died June,,of same year.

Thanks again

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