Is Jessie Corzine a Male or Female?

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In the United States Census, 1930, Jessie Corzine, Sibling of Margaret (Corzine) Bost, is said to be a male.  In the United States Census, 1940, Jessie Corzine, sibling of the aforesaid Margaret, is said to be a female.  Which one is he/she?
WikiTree profile: Jessie Corzine
in Genealogy Help by Jon Bost G2G3 (3.8k points)
retagged by Jon Bost

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Jesse Lynn Corzine

mentioned in the record of Elma Frances Corzine Crimm

Name Jesse Lynn Corzine
Gender Unknown
Daughter Elma Frances Corzine Crimm


Name Elma Frances Corzine Crimm
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 27 Aug 2002
Event Place North Carolina, United States
Gender Female
Relationship to Deceased Deceased
Death Date 20 Aug 2002
Newspaper Greensboro News & Record

Parents and Siblings

Jesse Lynn Corzine Parent Unknown
Nellie Mae Carter Corzine Parent Unknown
Charlotte Ellen Hutchinson Sister Female

Extended Family

Hampton Archer Crimm Grandson Male

Others on Record

Mrs Crimms Other Female
Mr Jesse Carlton Crimm Other Male
Mrs Jesse Carlton Crimm Other Female


"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images,FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2015), Jesse Lynn Corzine in entry for Elma Frances Corzine Crimm, North Carolina, United States, 27 Aug 2002; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Greensboro News & Record, born-digital text.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Hmm, it says that his/her gender is unknown, so it doesn't help that much.  Since this does not have much information on Jessie herself, I don't even know if this is the right Jessie Corzine.  Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.
That record is for Jesse Lynn Corzine. The profile is for Jessie P. Corzine. I found a birth record with the correct parents, and shows the middle name, which is not Lynn. I don't think this is the right person.
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Hi Jon,

I found the actual records in FamilySearch that you just mentioned in the profile. I put in the actual citations in the profile. I also found the birth record in FamilySearch and put that in the profile too.

While this is not completely conclusive, I'm tending to think this person is female, based on these things:

- The first name is consistently spelled "Jessie". This is more often than not, a feminine form of the name. Typically, males are spelled as "Jesse". Although I have a counter-example in my own family.

- I've seen Census records get the gender wrong on children quite often. But rarely do they get the gender wrong on adults. The 1940 Census shows Jessie as female, at age 19.

Based on those things alone, I would recommend Female. Is it completely conclusive? No, not yet. It would be good to find a marriage record, or death record. I haven't found either of those yet.
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (482k points)
Hi Jon,

Another way to find out, is that when more sources on the rest of the family are found, you can try and find obituaries of Jessie's siblings. A lot of times they will say that the person who died was survived by... and then give a list of names. Typically they will say that they are brothers and sisters, etc. See if Jessie is on any list of survivors from the siblings obituaries. See if Jessie is listed as a brother or a sister. Or a giveaway is if you see the name Jessie listed as a survivor, but now Jessie has a different last name; then you know she was Female and had married.

Good luck on your search!
Yes, that is what I thought, so for now I have her listed as a female.  I still am searching though.

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