My grandmother died in Texas Mary Lynn Harris in May of 1977 we always celebrated her Birthday as April 3,? she was very secretive abt her age and many other things as well it seems. SSDI lists her b. as 7Nov 1906. Knew she changed her first name from May to Mary sometime late 30's. Was told my middle name was named for her (Lynn). On my mothers birth certificate her name is listed as May Ellen Bartlett-Compton and Birthplace as Washington State. I have sent for her original ss application. To see if I can shed furthur light on this.Known to have married Lester Daniel Renard from Portland, Oregon abt 1925 and was living with him in Vallejo, Ca in 1926 when my mother LaValle May Renard was born at the Seven Day Adventists Hospital /Sanitarium in St Helena on May 16, 1926. My grandmother's favorite saying when I was growing up was "Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to decieve" Many 'Tangled Webs' here!! Does this ring any bells with anyone or does any one have any more suggestions as to where to look.Have many 'stories'my gmother used to tell but don't have any idea how to separate fact from fiction. I'm sure there were many 'reasons' for hiding the real truth.Thanks to all for reading and considering!