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From: Don Ott <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Census Laugh (off topic)
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:18:04 -0600
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As you know in those days they added "er" on most female
names. This census taker just took it one step more and added "er" on
some abbreviation for daughter. ( That is my guess, not an expert
opinion.) Probably should not have caused a laugh at the reviewers
office, but guess he/she probably just went ahead and paid the
worker, shaking his/her head.


At 10:51 AM 31-10-05, you wrote:
>Just found a whole section of the 1900 Ellis Co., TX (Pct. 1, Dist.
>14) census where the census taker listed all the female offspring as
>"Darter." LOL! His first name was "Whipple."
>Also found some pages in 1850 Weakley Co., TN (Dist. 5, pp. 453-455)
>where someone (in different handwriting) made notes next to some of
>the names, showing women's maiden names and relationship to HOH,
>corrected the spelling, etc. Must have been when the original
>records were still available to the public.
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