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From: "Debbie" <>
Subject: Re: [PHLY-RTS] Unknown Marking on Census
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 20:15:00 -0400
I believe Joan is correct in her answer to " Head---OT" meaning Other
I printed out the 1910 Census Abstract and the heading for that box says"
Relationship of each person to the head of this family, whether wife, son,
daughter, servant, boarder, or other.
>...my understanding is that whatever is shown there on the
> census refers to the person's RELATIONSHIP to the Head of Household--not
> other factors. If it really says OT the relationship might be "Other" I
> guess -- other than the standard abbreviations for daughter, son,
> granddaughter, mother, father, etc. I would think it would indicate a
> relationship but one not specified in the standard abbreviations. I would
> 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
> a designation as such (boarder or similar) wherever he appears.
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