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death at sea

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Aug 2010 10:00AM GMT
Surnames: Mochen, Valentini
Is there any way to prove that a person died at sea? My grandmother's first husband (Battista Mochen) and his first wife (Eda Valentini) were traveling back to Italy with their 2 small children to visit family. Relatives say she died at sea; however, she appears in the ship lists returning to America months later. I am trying to prove that my grandmother "assumed" the deceased woman's identity and came to America. I can verify that she married this man days after arriving in Colorado. She also listed this ship on her naturalization application. Any suggestions???

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