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    Quote Originally Posted by Reza View Post
    Ah I had thought the last letter on the left hand image was a 'ha' too. But a squashed version. Though Marjorie as a name wouldn't quite fit phonetically.

    The right hand image I thought was a 'meem' 'alif' 'ra' 'ya' 'kaf vs stylised noon' 'alif' 'ya' 'ta'. So M-A-R-Y-K/N-A-Y-T. Is that the surname? Can't work that one out.

    It's odd to have the letters unconnected like that. Makes me think of an attempt at imitating an ancient Egyptian inscription but replacing the hieroglyphs with stand alone Arabic characters.

    The pronunciation of the Jeem as G as standard would fit with Egypt.
    I think the first is m a r g a r t
    The second I think is m a r g n a r t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reza View Post
    Makes me think of an attempt at imitating an ancient Egyptian inscription but replacing the hieroglyphs with stand alone Arabic characters. The pronunciation of the Jeem as G as standard would fit with Egypt.
    That probably nails it. Her second husband was a Shriner and I'll bet it's from that. Otherwise, nobody I can think of related to her would have been in that region. Nice sleuthing everyone. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

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    But you can't leave us hanging...

    Does the second inscription have any resemblance to his name or surname?
    Paternal; Y-DNA: R1a-L657> Y6> Y11> Y920*
    Paternal; mtDNA: M5b'c
    Maternal; Y-DNA: R1a-L657> Y6
    Maternal; mtDNA: M4b1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reza View Post
    But you can't leave us hanging...

    Does the second inscription have any resemblance to his name or surname?
    No, I believe they both should be her given name, Margaret. that's what is in english on the other side. Unless that somehow translates to Welker or Beaudoin.

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