Mother is now a father

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This person is Mother(female) on her own profile.  Maurice-149

On her son's profile, she shows up in the father position. Maurice-127

Am I looking at this incorrectly?
WikiTree profile: Josephine Corriveau
in WikiTree Tech by Cindy Cooper G2G6 Pilot (342k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Impossible to know without sources.  But my guess would have been that Marie Joseph was a boy and has been given the wrong gender.

He was a boy when he arrived in the gedcom.

I think the practise was to use the 2nd name.  The 1st name was just veneration of a saint.
It looks OK now.
I have turned up no sources I feel sure about - can't get a connection down to the grandson so any parents or grandparents (this profile) are just a guess.  However, your point in looking back at the changes is good - he was brought in as a boy, changed to female during a clean a thon (with no more sources than I have now).  A good case could be made that this is a male/father with the name Marie Joseph (not Marie Josephe) and with Maurice last name = last name of son.  I will add this to the profile notes.

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You just have to put her profile number into the Mothers position on Maurice-127 and remove her from the Fathers position. An easy fix as both profiles are open.
by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (470k points)
selected by Cindy Cooper
Oh dud, why didn't I think of that!  Already done.

Thank you.
I see that you have now changed the relationship so that Marie Joseph is both female and mother. While this is now consistent are you sure that this was the correct change and that is should not be male and father? Marie is used for both genders. Joseph sounds more likely to be male. I think more sources are needed here before a decision either way, or as minimum put a note in the profile stating that there is uncertainty about which parent and gender this person is.
Thank you for pointing that out.  I first encountered her as a female so I thought she should be a mother.  There are some, but very few, males with marie Joseph, and none during this time period in Drouin (except for one with an Abenakis origin born in 1935 - could bewthe son?)

I will certainly add a note to the profile.  Also thinking the last name should be a father to match the son, but some people give the father's last name to the spouse/mother (even though that's not the way the french canadians did it).

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