13443Re: Road Block
- Feb 9, 2010--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Pamela Gray <trachforwiggles@...> wrote:
>Perhaps the name "Francis" is the middle name of his maternal grandfather? and he changed it to show respect for the male in his life before his mother remarried??? He may have changed the year and date of his birth in order to enlist in the military if he was underage at the time of enlistment! Both are my theories, as this has happened in our family also, but we now have NO ABSOLUTE PROOF of it, only family stories and conjecture.
> George Lenard Allen and Lucy Louise Hart were married on 25 April 1916 and George Franklin Allen was born 23 December 1916. Both transpired in Josephine County, Oregon. George Lenard and Lucy Louise divorced shortly after his birth. >
> For some unknown reason George Franklin Allen changed his middle name to Francis and his birth date to 20 December 1915. His death certificate and military records show this different information. His birth certificate and the 1920 and 1930 census verify the correct information.
> Here is the information I am looking for:
> 1. Why/when did George F. Allen change his middle name from Franklin to Francis and what documentations do I need to substantiate this change?
> 2. Why/when did George F. Allen change his birth date from 23 Dec 1916 to 20 Dec 1915 and what documentations do I need to substantiate this change?
> 3. Where should I go to find this information?
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