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Subject: Re: [PHLY-RTS] Unknown Marking on Census
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 23:00:13 EDT
Thanks for giving the info to find it. I see a couple things there. The OT
is written in a different finer lined pen. Also Joseph is written, then
crossed out and his wife's name written in place. I can't get into the mind of the
census enumerator but to me it looks like she said Joseph, then said except
he isn't here now and one little slip up followed another which caused the
enumerator to have to either rewrite the whole sheet or come up with a reason.
The whole page is full of sloppy write overs so I'm guessing that correcting
mistakes wasn't this guy's motivation but bet his boss wanted explanations. :)
But like I said, its not a normal situation you'd find in the book so I can
only give an opinion.