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From: "Jane Boyd" <>
Subject: "ISA BENDA"
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 00:17:22 -0500

My maternal Grandmother was born "ISA BENDA BLAIR" (b. 1887). She married my
Grandfather HAWTHORNE. Throughout her life she went by and was known as
"JOSIE" and threatened my family that she'd come back to haunt them if they
used anything but "JOSIE HAWTHORNE" on her tombstone when she died.
My question, has anyone else ever seen this given name anywhere? Since it is
unusual, I have always wondered about the origin.
Jane Wiley Boyd

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