Most of us know that we can create a bullet list in a profile by using * as the first character on a line. We can also create a numbered list by using # as the first character.
What may not be obvious at first glance is that the same method works for a footnote. This can be useful when the same source, but different pages, is used. For example the birth is on one page and the death is a second page.
The profile for Lydia (Nichols) Closson and several items from the James E. Hazard Index is an example of this technique. As Lydia's name is spelled various ways it is valuable to show the complete entry.