The name Maude came from Minnie M Jones nee Smith obituary. Made things a bit difficult since she used Elizabeth in census and signed marriage certificates "Amanda Smith". She didnt use the name Maude. My husbands sister told me that Minnie was named after her mother and that her momcalled her "Minnie Maude" as told to her by Minnie. The differences in first names kept a beginner like me busier than a one armed paper hanger. Thank you so much for replying. Very much appreciated.