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My father is listed as grandson age 3, there are also 2 girls aged 15 and 17 in
the house. My father's first cousin never heard of this "grandfather"
and has no knowledge of the family. My grandparents lived near by.
When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
On Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:53:26 PM GMT+2, Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...> wrote:
In reviewing census records from the very early 1900s I found an uncle Morris listed as Mary and a cousin Dasha as David. Possible causes for listings you think of as errors or omissions:
Census taker couldn’t understand foreign accents and wrote whatever they thought they heard
There were relatives‘ children/orphans living temporarily in the home
There were “boarders” living in the house, perhaps being passed off as family
In short- Language differences, economic difficulties and fear of government created both deliberate and accidental errors in reporting
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY