The middle initial for REna B Thomas is that from records or could it be a D?

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in Genealogy Help by Rena Matlock G2G Rookie (220 points)

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Name: Roy Mead Higgins
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 05 Jan 1910
Event Place: Allerton, Wayne, IA
Age: 28
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Father's Name: William H. Higgins
Mother's Name: Rachel Ross
Spouse's Name: Rena Thomas
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1887
Spouse's Father's Name: John Franklin Thomas
Spouse's Mother's Name: Catherine Blakely

Did not find anything to verify Rena's middle initial. Accuracy depends on the handwriting of the census taker and of whoever reads what is written. 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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The 1900 Census, Iowa, Fremont, Walnut ED60 page 4B has a very clear Rena B.
by Living Black G2G Rookie (260 points)
I have found so many variations of middle initials. Parents seem to change up childrens middle and first names as well. I have found many death certificates to have conflicting information, even on birth year. lol Generally I go with the birth certificate or information that is from the time frame a person is living. If you know you have the right person, but have conflicting information on middle initial, then I just wouldnt enter one at all.

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