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Offline SwissGill

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Re: Spinster as term for widow?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 10:43 GMT (UK) »
One of my aunts was married (documented). Burial (documented) describes her as "Spinster").

I have never understood this. Her husband died 2 years beforehand.

Also in the grave was the mother who left her family whilst the children were young, next to her husband and the aunt above-mentioned.

Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W

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