Leslie Hiram Putnam (1881 - 1977) Mothers LNAB McLaughlin

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Leslies birth record shows mothers name as Vina Eldora Place and his brother Edwin’s birth record shows the same. We know her parents are George McLauglin and Isabelle “Belle” Harrison.

Any thoughts on why the word “Place” is used as her name on the boys birth record?

Thank you

Note: still researching where Leslie and wife are buried
WikiTree profile: Leslie Putnam
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (210k points)
both births were reported by Geneva Hammond, described on birth record as an "aunt"
Leslie's and Edwin's marriage licenses also has mother as Vina Place
Oh that’s interesting the aunt is reporting the birth. I wonder how common that was in that era?
ladies didn't go to the hospital for childbirth back then

babies were born at home
Sisters of the mother, or their own aunt, or mother, would frequently act as midwife.  My father's attendant nurse/midwife was the wife of his uncle.
Thank you Melanie. Good insight. I didn’t even think of that !
Yea and it’s something we don’t think of living in this era lol

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okay !!

Vina and Geneva's mother was Isabella Harrison. She married Zelotes Place October 28 1867. Since George McLaughlin didn't die until 1912, there must have been a divorce.
by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (583k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

Your amazing Eddie

Thank you this helps so much smiley

census records for Zelotes and Isabelle with the girls in Ancestry

I am rewarding myself for all this hard work with a peanut butter Nutella sammich  cool

Found Zelotes Place FindAGrave

Found George McLaughlin FindAGrave, divorced. 

Vina McLaughlin is a direct descendent of Londonderry, Ireland born Captain John McLaughlin I (1720 - 1787)

Thank you for your help connecting this branch of our shared family tree

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