Sunday, July 01, 2012

A Nun's Death Certificate

While browsing thru Death Certificates I came across this one of Sister Ann Mary King who was 83 when she died in 1925.  Now you don't really think to much about Nuns and any kind of personal data on them so I found this interesting in a couple of aspects.  First, the person reporting the nun's death gave her name as "Mother Superior" (most death certificates give an actually name).   Second the married, widowed , divorced are scratched out leaving her status as "Single" which kills that old myth of Nuns being married to Jesus.  Finally it gives her parent's names, which when doing family trees is a blessing.

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