30 April 2007

Is there a cat in the hat nearby?


The 1910 census entry shows a young Theodor Geisel living with his parents in Massachusetts. I'm not certain whether or not they were eating green eggs and ham on the day the census taker came...they don't ask interesting questions like that ;-)

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Is there a brewery nearby?


The occupation column for this census page contains several well-known individuals, all employed in the Brewery business. In fact, many of the individuals on the entire page are apparently working for the brewery.
The family name will be easily recognized, but remember they are not related to another family whose name is very similar but missing the "h" on the end.

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28 March 2007

Making Colors in 1910

There were probably very few in the 1910 census who listed their occupation as manufacturers of "colors, etc," but Edwin Binney did. He was the founder of Crayola Crayons. I just wonder what the "etc" stood for.
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Count Basie in the 1910 Census


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26 March 2007

Photographer Ansel Adams in 1910


I doubt if took any pictures when Albert DeGuerre came knocking to take the census, but he certainly was enumerated in 1910. Photographer Ansel Adams was only 8 in 1910 and is enumerated with his parents in San Francisco, California in 1910. His father, Charles Adams, is listed as being in the lumber business.
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22 March 2007

1910 Census--C. W. Post


I don't eat Toasties anymore, and I certainly don't want any from 1910, but the image to the right shows the occupation listed for C. W. Post (founder of Post cereals) in 1910. The rest of the enumeration includes the rest of the family and the requisite household staff that any large food manufacturer is bound to have.
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1910 Census--Oscar Mayer

http://www.rootdig.com/1910census/1910_oscar_mayer.html
I had to think of the television jingle to get Oscar Mayer's name spelled correctly--I guess I'm showing my age by even admitting that I remember those commercials ("I wish I were an....")

Oscar Mayer and family are listed as meatpackers in the 1910 census in Chicago.

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01 March 2007

1910 Who is it?


It is easy to complain about indexes...until one sees the original handwriting that the indexers had to deal with. To be certain, indexers, as other humans, make mistakes. However, sometimes what they have to work with is very dificult. This is the 1910 census entry (partial) for a well-known American. Knowing that may help you read the entry, but if you had already read two hundred entries that day and had not known this was a "well-known" entry, would you have been able to read it "correctly?" Just something to think about the next time a census search leaves you frustrated. And remember---you can always search the old fashioned way....one page at a time. That's how many of us started out searching the census.

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27 February 2007

1910 Census--Wright Brothers


1910 finds the Wright brothers Orville and Wilbur living with their father (a retired minister) in Ohio. Both have the interesting occupation as "Aeroplane Inventors" as shown on the image to the right. Filling out the household is their sister.

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22 February 2007

1910 Census--Bette Davis


The 1910 census found future actress Bette Davis living with her parents in Somerville, Mass. The complete enumeration can be found on our site. The 1910 United States Federal Census can be searched at Ancestry.com

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