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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2012-11-21 09:15 pm

So while I was noodling around in the Webb family tree...

I found something else.

Isn't that the way it always works?
In 1880, there were some people unrelated to Robert Newton Caldwell and Selina Sophia Webb in their household in Fenter, Grant Co., AR.

And one of them had a line drawn through his name when I looked at the image of the form.

Name: George Dallas
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1880: Fenter, Grant, Arkansas
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Work On Farm

When I finished looking at the form, I went back to the transcription of the record.

And saw that little hint in the sidebar.

So I clicked on the link.

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
Name: George Dallas
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Marital Status: Single
Place of Birth: Mississippi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Age: 22
Month of Death: Aug
Cause of Death: Thrown From Horse
Census Year: 1880
Census Location: (City, County, State)
Davis, Grant, Arkansas
Enumeration District: 96

So the 22 year-old farmhand, George Dallas, died in August 1879 after being thrown from a horse.

And his name was crossed out on the form why?

The instructions say the census year began June 1, 1879 and ended May 31, 1880.
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[personal profile] rainbow 2012-11-22 08:38 am (UTC)(link)
I'd think it was written down because he was alive on 1 June 79, when the census year started, and crossed out because he'd died before 31 May 80, when the census year ended.