JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ages of child #general

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>

When I was viewing the 1920 Census, my aunt was listed as being 4
7/ I finally realized. The "7" was not clear and I was
trying to \figure out qwhat "4 /12" was. It may be that it was
a ministerial error. For instance, if it was the custom of
writing out the years and months of a young child's age, it may
also have been ordinary to write out also months and days, and
the two could have been mixed up. Like saying 2 and 10. One
person would think 2 months 10 days, another 2 years, 10 months.

Just a thought, Barbara