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  •  check the census (8+ / 0-)

    date, at the top of the page.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 10:18:06 AM PDT

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    •  The Census date is the same (2+ / 0-)
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      klompendanser, mayim

      ... any given Census, regardless of the date of enumeration. In this case, 1900, the Census date is June 1. The marriage was in the fall of 1899, first child born early 1901. She was pregnant at the time of the Census, but early; she might not have known it yet. The parents list their daughter as single and living with them. That year, it shows the mother as having given birth to two children, one surviving. (No record of that second one.)

      Something odd is going on here. An estrangement of some sort? An elopement? Hard to tell, as such things are not listed in official records, though the marriage had no family members as witnesses. One can only infer. Only guess.

      Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

      by Land of Enchantment on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 07:02:42 PM PDT

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