11 October 2009

Andrew Rollins Newcomb (1879-1963)

Andrew Rollins Newcomb (b. 20 Nov 1879, d. 1 Sep 1963, BMN #2539).  There is something odd here. I found listings for the Los Angeles National Cemetery and the California Department of Health for Andrew Rollins Newcomb and Ralph A. Newcomb, both born  on 20 Nov. 1879, both died on 1 Sept. 1963, both with mother's maiden name Boydston. The National Cemetery has them both buried in plot 304 8 F. B.M. Newcomb listed Andrew but did not list Ralph. It seems very unlikely to me that there were really two men. While it is not 100% impossible that twin brothers died together and were buried in the same plot, it is so extremely unlikely that I do not consider it an option. I wonder if Andrew changed his name, or if there was some other kind of name mixup that resulted in his being listed twice, under different names. This needs further research.

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