04 April 2007

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1901


The image on the right shows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the 1901 United Kingdom census living in Sussex. The Scottish native is listed as a physician.

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1901 Census--Virginia Woolf




She wasn't always Virginia Woolf...in 1901, she is enumerated with her father as Adeline Virginia Stephen with her widowed father in London.

The 1901 England Censu is available at Ancestry.com



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Claude Monet in 1901


The image on the right is part of the 1901 census entry for artist Claude Monet. The French-born artist is living in England in 1901.


The 1901 England Census can be searched at Ancestry.com.



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26 March 2007

J. R. R. Tolkien alive in 1901


Didn't know people living in 1901 could still have new books published in 2007, did you? J. R. R. Tolkien has a new book coming out according to several sources and yet he was already a small child in 1901 when he was enumerated with his widowed mother in the United Kingdom census. Fans of the book may be glad this unfinshed book is finally being published. I'm not a big fan, so I can't speak to that. I can only help wondering...if Tolkien had been a Chicago resident would he still be voting?

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