Female vs. Male
Is it required that a form clearly uses terms "male" or "female" for us to declare a deceased person as one or the other? Or is it all right to make assumptions based on other clues?
For example, is it ok to mark someone as "female" if all you have to go on is that they use the prefix Mrs.?
Or is it ok to mark someone as "male" if your only clue is that it says my "wife's" name is -- with the word "husband" marked through with "XXX" so you know the intent is that this IS a wife's name?
I know we are not supposed to given the names to make assumptions about sex. But the prefix and the fact that they had a "husband" or "wife" might give additional clues. If the names and those other clues point to a specific sex then should we select either male or female based on those clues in aggregate?
Would it be best to make our best interpretation based on all those things, or would it be best to mark <blank> because technically the document did not state "male" or "female"?