I have been rearranging some of my paper files and stumbled on something I just never saw. My father and his brother had the same Social security number. Now I knew that shouldn't be. I just happened to have the ORIGINAL application for my father for a social security number and HE was age 18 at that time.
1. He was 7 years older than the brother.
2. My father SERVED in the military 3 years after getting this number.
3. His brother Jesse left town when he was 28 and on his death certificate
occupation;;presser ( believe this was in a laundry.
informant;;hospital records, VA Admin.
buried;Thornhill cemetery in Illinois (not a veteran)
Now from the different stories I've been told, this brother came home shortly before he died and visited. He may have stayed with My father for a short visit and was given or took the social security number.
He also visited his daughter's, who lived in another state, the same year and died shortly after that visited in Cook Co. Illinois. He died of pancreatic cancer.
So after stumbling on these 2 death certificates, it gave a little more meaning to unanswered questions.
PAPER DOCUMENTS are very important. Never depend on electronic information because you need POWER to read it. YEAH FOR OLD SCHOOL .