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Subject: Re: Re: [Q-R] Question Please
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 12:38:00 -0400
I would think that whatever reason you would come up with when the difference in dates is one or two years would be conjecture on your part. In Kim's question the difference in dates was large enough to question that she was looking at the correct couple.
> From: "kfrog" <>
> Date: 2002/06/18 Tue PM 12:32:42 EDT
> Subject: Re: [Q-R] Question Please
> > I have a question about the 1881 Census for Canada. The age they show with
> a person, is that the age they where when the Census was taken? I know this
> is a stupid question but I'm asking any way....lol
> Kim, I am finding with my beloved Rudolph that it was the year they *would*
> be that year, not the age that they actually were. Is this correct, folks,
> or am I surmising wrong?
> >Could the tombstone one be wrong, or is it the census one.
> I am also finding that they played rather loosely with dates of birth. My
> dad always told us he was born in 1889, but it was really 1887. At first I
> thought p'raps he fibbed to make the Brothers of the Christian Schools think
> he was older upon entrance (he was 14), but he would have been only 12 if he
> had told *them* 1889. <sigh>
> Calins et bijoux,
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