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23-09-2019, 22:44   #16
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That's quite a common occurrence.
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23-09-2019, 22:47   #17
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Extremely common occurrence in the past - most recent one in my family is in the 1920s but I can think of at least 10 examples in just my own tree.
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What would be the likelihood of a child being given a certain name, dying in infancy, and a younger sibling being given the same name?
I'm trying to convince myself that it may be the solution to a problem I've found in my tree.
As I’ve already posted, it happened in my Fathers family.
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24-09-2019, 08:50   #19
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Very interesting.

Similar case in my family tree. My great grandfather had a brother, who was a bigamist. No one knew at the time, as he was in the army. He gave the kids from his second marriage the same first names as the kids from his first marriage. The poor wives never found out until he died and they went to collect their war widows pension. Presumably, the poor second wife got nothing and was left with no money to take care of the kids.
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What would be the likelihood of a child being given a certain name, dying in infancy, and a younger sibling being given the same name?
I'm trying to convince myself that it may be the solution to a problem I've found in my tree.
As I’ve already posted, it happened in my Fathers family.
Thank you. I didn't see your post. It explains a lot for me.
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27-09-2019, 22:09   #21
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And an appliance in his kitchen
When celebrity endorsements were first gaining traction, Hulk Hogan was given the option of endorsing a meatball maker or a grill, he chose & launched the "Hulkamania meatball maker" & made about $150k from it. Easy money.

George foreman was given the grill to endorse & took 40% as a royalty, he was making $5m, a month when the manufacturers bought him out for $150m, giving him a total of $200m profit for putting his name to it.

He can have as many kids named George as he likes.

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What would be the likelihood of a child being given a certain name, dying in infancy, and a younger sibling being given the same name?
I'm trying to convince myself that it may be the solution to a problem I've found in my tree.
I have come across a lot of that in my tree. I thought it was very odd but it kind of makes sense in a way.
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