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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Too-Too Thursday - Which Should I Choose?

I am having fun with these 1915 New York State Census records. But I've come across one that just blew me away. It was actually two census records for one family.

The family in question is William A & Susie A. Willmore/Wellmore Percival and family. One one census in Blenheim, Schoharie county, New York only two of their children are enumerated. One, Donald is listed as an auto mechanic. The other son is Charles who is listed is an electrical engineer.

The other one is taken in Portville, Cattaraugus county, New York and lists all of their children except daughter, Evelyn, who married in 1913.

The last column is listed as For Inmate of Institutions, Infants under One year of age.  All four of their enumerated children: Donald, Charles, William and Caroline are listed as being in institutions. Donald, machinist in N. Blenheim, Pennsylvania; Charles at school in Brooklyn, NY; William A. Jr, Salesman in a grocery in Olean, NY and Caroline, school teacher in Bath, NY.

It makes one wonder what the census taker or subject misunderstood. On the Schoharie county census, no listings under Institutions. Not sure how I am treating these yet.

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