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Re: California marriage
« Reply #18 on: Friday 03 July 20 18:13 BST (UK) »
Lillie Jesse York - Lillie Jesse Whitbread

Birth Date 29 May 1863 Other Country
Death Date 9 Sep 1950 San Diego
Father's Surname Whitbread

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP7C-9TL

obit - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPBC-Z2HP

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Re: California marriage
« Reply #19 on: Friday 03 July 20 18:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Sandra,

Plenty of blanks filled in now!  I had always thought Florence was a widow which is how she is shown on some city directories and other records.  To find out she was divorced was a surprise, but she no doubt passed herself off as a widow at times to avoid the stigma of divorce which was common in those days.

She was a bit of a fibber as the newspaper record of her marriage states she was 43 when she was in fact 54!!!

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Re: California marriage
« Reply #20 on: Friday 03 July 20 19:07 BST (UK) »
Those were two of the most common things, women claiming they were widowed and the age variations.  She must have had a young face  :)

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