Mother's name on marriage license
I'm indexing marriage licenses and there are fields for the names of the parents of the groom and bride. One record lists the mother of the groom as giving her consent for him to marry under age, but the entry is: Mrs. Charles Smith. (There is no entry for the father's name).
I know not to make assumptions, and I think that leaves nothing to enter: the title Mrs. is not to be entered. I don't know with certainty whether Charles is the father's name or the mother's name. Does that leave Smith as safe to enter for mother's surname?