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Subject: Re: [PHLY-RTS] Unknown Marking on Census
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 19:40:09 EDT
In a message dated 7/13/2003 6:38:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> My own guess is that the marking " Head---OT" may mean that the person who
> has the designation of "Head" in the 1910 such as my great grand mother of
> " Head----OT", may have a symbol for a situation where the true head of the
> household in this case my great father is ---Off Traveling (Head---OT).
> This is a wild guess. Any thing based in fact would be great!
I don't think so...my understanding is that whatever is shown there on the
census refers to the person's RELATIONSHIP to the Head of Household--not to any
other factors. If it really says OT the relationship might be "Other" I would
guess -- other than the standard abbreviations for daughter, son, grandson,
granddaughter, mother, father, etc. I would think it would indicate a
relationship but one not specified in the standard abbreviations. I would assume in
the example you cite that the person who is "on the road" would be listed
SOMEWHERE on the census -- in a rooming house or hotel or somewhere and would have
a designation as such (boarder or similar) wherever he appears.