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Thanks, Gerda. I'd be much more comfortable if that editor could produce the BC, rather than simply asserting its contents. I'm placing a "citation needed" tag until we can get more than just the say-so of some anonymous person. -- Jack of Oz[pleasantries] 22:02, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
I'm in no position to deny the truth of it, and I make no judgement about our friend's good faith. But it does offend our rules requiring citations for significant material, and a subject's birth date is certainly that. If it's true, there will be some documentation of it somewhere, even if by a reliable secondary source. Until we know who the editor is, he cannot be assumed to be reliable. -- Jack of Oz[pleasantries] 23:53, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
He can be assumed (!) - not proven - to be reliable. The editor is not anonymous, you could go to their talk. They gave good information on her death. - There may never be a secondary source. - Just thought of no relevance from --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:36, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
I've just corrected the date from 4 February to 24 February. The only source that gave the earlier date was from The Guardian, written by Alan Blyth, who died in 2007, as the piece acknowledges at the bottom. That alone makes any of the content suspect. All other sources were published after 24 February, which is consistent with that being the correct date. -- Jack of Oz[pleasantries] 00:13, 9 September 2014 (UTC)