This section is from the book "Canadian Banking Practice", by John T. P. Knight.
Question 145. - A draft made payable to Stephen Jones and Mrs. William Smith, and endorsed "S. Jones" and "Sarah Smith," is refused on the ground that the endor-sation is irregular. Do you not think it would be advisable to request Canadian bankers to use the Christian name of married women when selling drafts, etc.?
Answer. - The practice of making drafts payable to married women in the form used in the above case is open to serious objection and should, we think, be discouraged.