Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!! Time to Census-whack a bit...

Arise, ye Genea-Musings readers and Graveyard Rabbits, and spread the good news!  Happy Easter!

In a spare hour, I happened to notice that Ancestry.com shows:
* Easter Bunny, born about 1908 in North Carolina, was the daughter of John and Mary Bunny in Marion county, South Carolina in the 1910 U.S. Census. I wonder if Easter lived to a ripe old age?

* Easter Bunny, born about 1826, resided in Yorkshire, England in the 1841 U.K. census.

* Easter Eggers, born about 1820, resided in Cole County, Missouri in the 1850 U.S. census.

* Easter Morning, born about 1905, resided in Williamsburg, Virginia in the 1930 U.S. Census.

* Easter H. Easter, born about 1825, resided in Cherokee County, Texas in the 1850 U.S. census.

* Easter Chick, born about 1910, resided in Cape May County, New Jersey in the 1910 U.S. Census.
*  Easter Morning, born about 1905, resided in Williamsburg, virginia in the 1930 U.S. census.

* There are several persons named Easter Flowers, Easter Day and Easter Hunt in the U.S. census records.

* Felix Easter resided in Rusk County, Texas in the 1880 U.S. Census.

* There are a few persons named Easter Lily and Easter Lilly in the U.S. Census records.

*  Bunny Sue Easter died in 1972 in Multnomah County, Oregon.

* I found no persons named Happy Easter, Easter Sunday, Easter Rabbit, or Easter Egg in the U.S. census records.
*  There is an Easter Eggers, born in 1914, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the 1920 U.S. census.

* Peter Rabbit, born about 1833 in Ireland, was residing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1880 U.S. census.

* Peter Rabbit, born about 1840 in Ireland, was residing in New York City in the 1880 U.S. census.

* Several other Peter Rabbit persons hop in and out of the U.S. census over the years!

* There are plenty of persons named Peter Cotton in the U.S. census, but no Peter Cottontail persons. Too bad!

* A person named Peter Easter resided in Bourbon County, Kansas in the 1880 U.S. Census.

What other names can you find that appear in the Census Records that pertain, remotely, to Easter?

P.S. While I was writing this, my own Easter bunny came hopping into the Genealogy Cave with a bowl of pastel-coated M&Ms, singing "Here Comes Peter Cottontail." Wasn't my honey-bunny sweet? Some of you have probably wondered how I keep my figure so, um, full ... now you know!

5 comments:

MNFamilyHistorian said...

Names in the census can be such an endless source of amusement! I have two separate, first cousins, thrice removed, named Easter: Easter Ann Davis (1852-1911) and Easter Callahan (1853-1936).

FrustratedSue said...

The closest I come on our family tree is some collateral relatives with the surname Easterday.

Patti Hobbs said...

Very fun, Randy! I've been spending my Easter tracking my sister-in-law's ancestors in NEHGS's vital record's indexes to prepare for ordering lots of microfilm.

Cheryl Palmer said...

This was fun. I like fun, simple, and crazy distractions sometimes, especially when someone else has prepared it for me to read at my leisure! Fun, thanks!

Geolover said...

. . . the Ostertag / Easterday -surnamed family!