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A general question for the community: Re the late 1800s and early 1900s in the US, could a person wanting to escape from some situation or responsibility (like a family, or worse, a crime...) simply go somewhere new and change their name - thus assuming a new identity with a clean record?   My g-grandfather disappeared sometime between 1907 and… (Show more)
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Were any records from the TB sanitariums back in the early 1900s kept, - records that can be examined now? My great grandmother died of TB in 1913, Wolfe City, TX, and her husband a few years before, - but we are having difficulty finding the death records. She wasn't wealthy or even "well-to-do" so I suspect there was no newspaper mention… (Show more)