I violated one of my own rules when I accepted the names of the parents of Alice Ethel Hamilton without checking their list of children and I have paid a price for doing so. I found a few public trees on Ancestry.com showing Alice's parents but without listing sources. It appears that someone posted a link between Alice and parents James Hamilton and Margaret and the other trees simply copied them, as I did. At this point, I have disconnected Alice from James and Margaret and started trying to determine, and verify, who her parents were. It may be hopeless.