Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: Van Vorst
If you don't mind my two cents, in our family lines, we have several cases of
husbands, and even wives, being significantly older than their spouse. Also
with WWI and WWII, age of children and even the age of the man signing up had
little to do with much of anything, I guess. We even have men in their
forties signing up for the draft during WWI in particular. And during WWII, my
grandfather was in the European Theatre even though he had three young (ages 8, 5
and 4) children who were placed in an orphanage (mother out of the picture)
while he served in the Army.
In a message dated 1/23/2007 4:40:17 AM Pacific Standard Time,
This man would have been 12 years older than my Rose
and would have a little boy around 3-4 years old.
Was it the norm for men to sign up when they have such
young children, or to be "that" much older than the wife?
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