Monday, December 17, 2007

Census Records - who appears most often?

We have a meme going about census records - let me add another challenge to the meme. Who is your ancestor that appears most often in Census records?

I think mine is probably Henry Austin Carringer (1853 - 1946), who I've found in every available Federal census from 1860 to 1930, and I'm sure he is in the 1940 census as well.

Here is where he resided in each year:

1860 -- In the 1860 U.S. census, Henry A. Caringer (age 7, born PA, attended school) was son of David J. Caringer (age 31, born PA) and his wife Rebecca Caringer (age 28, born PA) and sibling of brother Harvy E. Caringer (age 9, born PA), and sister Epha E. Caringer (age 2, born PA). The family resided in Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa (National Archives Microfilm Series M653, Roll 331, Page 857, house #558, family #558).

1870 -- In the 1870 US census, Henry A. Carenngtr (age 16, born PA, attended school) was son of D. Carenngtr (age 40, born PA) and Rebeca Carenngtr (age 38, born PA), and brother of Harvy Carenngtr (age 18, born PA) and Effie Carenngtr (age ??, born PA). The family resided in Jackson township in Washington County, Iowa (National Archives Microfilm Series M593, Roll 424, Page 131, house #49, family #49).

1880 -- In the 1880 US Census, Henry A. Carringer (age 26, born PA, millwright and carpenter) was son of D.J. Carringer (age 51, born PA) and Rebecca Carringer (age 48, born PA) and brother of Harvey E. Carringer (age 28, born PA). The family resided in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado (National Archives Microfilm Series T9, Roll 89, Page 525B, Line 15, page 525B).

1890 -- not found. In 1890, Henry A. Carringer and his wife Della resided in San Diego City, perhaps at a house at 16th and H Street (now Market Street) - they were listed there in the 1891 City Directory.

1900 -- In the 1900 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 46, born Nov 1853 in PA, a carpenter) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 38, born Apr 1862 in WI), son Lyle L. Carringer (age 8, born Nov 1891 in CA), and mother-in-law Abby A. Smith (age 55, born Aug 1844 in NY). They resided on Watkins Avenue in San Diego city, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T623, Roll 99, Page 172, ED 194, Sheet 19A, Line 43).

1910 -- In the 1910 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 48, born in PA, a carpenter) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 50, born in WI), son Lyle L. Carringer (age 18, born CA), brother Harvey Carringer (age 59, born in PA) and mother-in-law Abby A. Smith (age ??, born in NY). The family resided on Hawthorne Street in the 4th Ward of San Diego, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T624, Roll 94, page 182, ED 150, Sheet ??, Line 1).

1920 -- In the 1920 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 66, born in PA, a cabinet-maker) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 57, born in WI), and mother-in-law Abby A. Smith (age 77, born in NY). The family resided at 2105 30th Street in San Diego city, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T625, Roll 131, Page 225, ED 285 sheet 5B, line 65, taken 8 Jan 1920).

1930 -- In the 1930 U.S. census, Henry A. Carringer (age 76, born in PA, an aviation mechanic) was head-of-household with wife Della A. Carringer (age 67, born in WI), and mother-in-law Abbie A. Smith (age 85, born in NY). The family resided at 2115 30th Street in San Diego city, San Diego County, California (National Archives Microfilm Series T626, Roll 192, Sheet 1A, ED 116, line 8, taken 2 April 1930).

1940 -- not available. I'm very sure that Henry A. Carringer (age 86) and wife Della A. (age 77) resided at 2115 30th Street in San Diego, California.

I checked for State Census records for Iowa and Colorado, but didn't find Henry in any of them.

Throughout these records, he is listed as Henry A. Carringer (with spelling variations on the surname) - not "Austin" as Della calls him throughout their married life.

Interestingly, they lived in the same house in San Diego from the 1900 through the 1940 census - the street name changed from Watkins Street (in 1900) to Hawthorn Street (by 1910), the address changed to 2105 30th Street (by 1920, but the house didn't move) and the house moved from the corner to the middle of the block (hence 2115 30th) by the 1930 census.

1 comment:

Nikki-ann said...

Both are great ideas! I've joined in too.