07 January 2010

Francis Newcomb (b. 1912)

Francis Newcomb (BMN #3439) was born in 1912, the son of John Chamberlain Newcomb (b. 2 Feb 1870, BMN #2564) and Sarah Ellen Higbee (b. 13 Mar 1878). B.M. Newcomb lists Francis Newcomb, born 2 April 1912, mother's name Sarah Ellen Higbee. The California death records have a Francis Newcomb, mother's maiden name Higbee, born 12 August 1912, died 11 Feb 1992 in Stanislaus County, SS# 559-42-8764. The Social Security Death Index lists Francis Newcomb, born 2 April 1912, died 11 Feb 1992, last residence Stanislaus County, SS# 572-16-3411. It seems likely that this is actually the same person, even though the birth date is different in the California record.  But if it is the same person, why two different Social Security numbers?

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