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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Surname on tombstone for woman with multiple marriages
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 16:21:59 -0400
"Gary Mokotoff" <> wrote:
> An interesting question was posed to me:
> A woman was married, had children, and later in life her husband dies. She
> remarries and assumes the surname of her second husband. She has no
> additional children but she is married for a good number of years to her
> second husband before she dies.
> What should be the surname(s) on her tombstone? Is the appropriate
> surname(s) a function of whether she had additional children by the second
> marriage? Suppose she was married for only a brief time to her second
> husband before she died?
It is the children who usually end up deciding where she is buried and under
what name. In cases where there are no children by the second marriage and
the woman outlives her second husband, I've noticed that often the woman
will be buried with her first husband under his name.
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