Can you decipher this name?

One of our readers has been dealing with a mystery, and you may be able to help.

DeathCertificateShe says she’s reviewed the death certificate of her Irish-born g-g-grandmother, Mary Jane Janes, a million times but can’t determine the last name of Mary Jane’s parents.

What do you think? (If you click on the image at left, you’ll see more of the death certificate.)

Personally, I think it looks like “Meacom.” However, my quick check of Griffith’s Valuation shows no records for that surname.

Reply with your thoughts (as well as your own genealogy puzzles) to



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