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Offline gingerbit

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step child or not
« on: Tuesday 29 October 19 14:51 GMT (UK) »
Would or should the birth of a daughter of a third marriage be known as the step daughter of a first wife if this wife died long before the birth.  ??? ???
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 14:53 GMT (UK) »
I would say no if the wife was long dead, but that this person would be a half
 sibling of any issue from the first marriage.
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 15:03 GMT (UK) »
That was quick, Cracklyn, thank you. That seemed an odd way to put it just as describing a deceased wife as an ex wife also doesn't sit well with me.
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 15:04 GMT (UK) »
Apologies, got your name wrong  :-X
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 15:32 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Craclyn, you cannot be the step child of someone who died before your birth.

I have no relationship to my fatherís deceased first wife, but  their daughter was my half sister and my late motherís stepdaughter.

You can only be the stepchild of someone who married your parent after your birth.
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Can I join the party on this subject, please  :)  And apologies but it is a bit complicated.  :-[  :o

A child (A) is informally adopted by a couple (B and C), who have no children of their own.  Husband (B) dies and wife (C) remarries (D), again no children from this marriage.  Wife (C) dies, and husband (D) remarries (E) and has a number of children.

The initial child (A) marries and has two children.

My interpretation of this is that child (A) has no relationship to (D) and (E) or their children.

Do you agree?
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Oh yes, I do agree. I suppose the nearest connection might be 'family connection'.   :) :)
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks.  I'm glad to say that it is NOT my family.  :-X
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Re: step child or not
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 29 October 19 19:32 GMT (UK) »
I had a similar query
From US census 1900 L G aged 6
Named after grandfather LG noted as grandson with his widowed mother daughter in law
1910 aged 16 he is with LG seniors widowed wife as boarder not grandson
1920 with mother and new husband so stepson .

He is down as step brother on a 1925 census ...step brother .15 years older..is that correct definition even tho not brought up together ...
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