Almira Jane (Cooper) Potter (wife of William C Potter) - Which is Right?
The 1900 census shows Almira living with her son in-law Heron Stone and daughter Anna May Stone in New York while the 1900. The 1910 census shows Almira living with her daughter Mae (not married) Potter in Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota. Mae's age doesn't seem right. From the 1870 census, I know that Anna was born before 1870. She was 7 at the time of the census. This would make her birth year 1862 or 1863 depending on when her birthday is.
What's even more confusing, there are 2 headstones with Almira Jane's name on it. One is in Garrison, McLean County, North Dakota and the other is in Clyde, Wayne County, New York. The date of birth and the date of death is the same on both gravestones. These can be seen on findagrave.com.
Did Anna May change her name to Mae? Did she report her age incorrectly? The 1910 census doesn't show Mae as being widowed or divorced. Was she trying to hide?
Which one is correct?