Talk:World Archives Project: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980
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Several questions - if there is an obituary for a woman who is married, it appears to always be listed under her current, married name. Often, her maiden name (or perhaps a previous married name) is also given. Should we use her maiden name as the Surname and her married name (which is her husband's surname) listed under spouse's surname or is her married name used under her surname also and her maiden name isn't used at all? For instance: HORBATLY, KATHERINE - At the home of her son, A.J. Kendall.... Katherine Kendall, beloved wife of Harry Horbatly, in her 57th year.... Do I enter her name under Kendall (which may be from a previous marriage since her son's name is Kendall) or Horbatly? Would the answer be the same if it doesn't appear that her previous name listing is from a previous husband? For instance, CONNOLLY, ANN....Ann Stanley, widow of George Henry Connolly....
If an obituary mentions that a lady is a widow, is there anywhere this info should be mentioned?
Lastly, if the obituary lists a previous spouse, do we ignore this and only list the most recent spouse?
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Suggestion: Be careful to search the entire page. I found both a list of deaths without the death header and a list of deaths with the death header in different parts of the same page.