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Old 12-28-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Sample obituary:
In addition to her son, she was survived by 2 daughters, then names and locations, "another son" and the name and location.

"another son" would mean what, most likely?

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Clifton, NJ
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Maybe "another son" was the youngest, and the obit writer put the kids in order? i.e., maybe son was the oldest, followed by daughter 1 and daughter 2 (maybe they were twins, who knows?) then "another son" was her last.

Or maybe he was her stepson.

Or maybe this paragraph was written by the son mentioned first.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Maybe "another son" was the youngest, and the obit writer put the kids in order? i.e., maybe son was the oldest, followed by daughter 1 and daughter 2 (maybe they were twins, who knows?) then "another son" was her last.

Or maybe he was her stepson.

Or maybe this paragraph was written by the son mentioned first.
Well, a little more research shows that the "other son" was the youngest son.
The passage was written by the oldest son.

But, we still are hoping that it was a stepson as well.
Otherwise the long lost relative has yet to be found.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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Well, a little more research shows that the "other son" was the youngest son.
The passage was written by the oldest son.

But, we still are hoping that it was a stepson as well.
Otherwise the long lost relative has yet to be found.
When the term "other son" has been used in my research, it has always been the result of a child born of another marriage.

In your example, if this son was born of the current marriage with the surname of Johnson, wouldn't the obit have read: "In addition to her sons John, Los Angeles, California and James, Boston, Mass, she is also survived by 2 daughters, Mary (Thomas) Jameson, Chicago, Ill. and Rhonda (Robert) Mathis, Salt Lake City, Utah."...?

In my experience, children may be listed in age order, but if they were part of the current family, never listed with the word "other" included...unless of course, they were "the black sheep..."...

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