... My mother doesn’t even have a birth certificate. They didn’t routinely create them in the area of Ohio where she was born.
True. At one time I knew a lot of old timers who didn't know when they were born or how old they were. Why did it matter before say about 1933 and the advent of Social Security or when ever the states first started forcing everyone 16 and over to buy a drivers, hunting or fishing license? BTW, I had an aunt who drove till she was 85 and never got a drivers licence or a ticket. By the way, who was the first American President born in a hospital instead of at home? The answer and reason may amaze y'all.