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Abbreviation OT in US Census #usa

Ralph Baer
 

Does anyone know what the abbreviation “OT” next to a name in the 1910 US census signifies? See, for example, the entry for Harriett HARRIS in the cropped attachment Harris.jpg. I am guessing that it means “Out of Town,” because that would explain why she is also listed with her husband and oldest child as Hattie SCHULTE in the second attachment, but it is only a guess. Both censuses show her as married four years with one living child, although her listed ages differ by one year.

I also do not know who the granddaughter Bertha MARKS in the first attachment was. Based solely on that family, she would appear to be Harriett’s daughter, but that cannot be correct. Also note that Harriett’s mother Fannie (Frances) nee LAUCHHEIMER had one child no longer living who could have been Bertha’s mother if that person had not died young because she is also not mentioned in 1900.
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Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

Susan&David
 

Instructions to Enumerators for the 1910 census are on-line.
https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/technical-documentation/questionnaires/1910/1910-instructions.html


There appears to be no official meaning to the notes/abbreviations you see.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 5/18/2020 3:23 PM, Ralph Baer via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Does anyone know what the abbreviation “OT” next to a name in the 1910
US census signifies? See, for example, the entry for Harriett HARRIS
in the cropped attachment Harris.jpg. I am guessing that it means “Out
of Town,” because that would explain why she is also listed with her
husband and oldest child as Hattie SCHULTE in the second attachment,
but it is only a guess. Both censuses show her as married four years
with one living child, although her listed ages differ by one year.

Ralph Baer
 

I asked this question of 5/18:
Does anyone know what the abbreviation “OT” next to a name in the 1910 US census signifies? See, for example, the entry for Harriett HARRIS in the cropped attachment Harris.jpg. I am guessing that it means “Out of Town,” because that would explain why she is also listed with her husband and oldest child as Hattie SCHULTE in the second attachment, but it is only a guess. Both censuses show her as married four years with one living child, although her listed ages differ by one year.

It appears that it is a notation for who spoke to the census taker and stands for "other". That is to say, not the heard of the family or the spouse. Most of them read "Wf" for wife.
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Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC