Thursday, July 19, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1900 U.S. Census Record for Frank W. Seaver Family


It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1900 United States Census record for my great-grandparents and their family in Leominster, Massachusetts: 


Here's a closeup view of the Frank W. Seaver family entry:


The extracted information for the family, residing at 149 Lancaster Street in Leominster, taken on 8 June 1900, is:

*   Frank W. Seaver -- head of household, white, male, born June 1852, age 47, married, for 26 years, born Massachusetts, parents born Massachusetts/Massachusetts, a teamster, 0 months not employed, can read, can write, can speak English, rents home

*   Hattie L. Seaver -- wife, white, female, born Nov 1856, age 43, married 26 years, mother of 3 children, 2 living, born Massachusetts, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont, can employed, can read, can write, can speak English
*  Fred W. Seaver -- son, white, male, born Oct 1876, age 24, single, born Massachusetts, parents born Massachusetts/Massachusetts, a painter of combs, can read, can write, can speak English
*  Harry C. Seaver -- son, white, male, born March 1885, age 15, single, born Massachusetts, parents born Massachusetts/Massachusetts, a painter of combs, can read, can write, can speak English
*  Sophia Hildreth -- mother-in-law, white, female, born September 1835, age 64, widow, mother of 1 child, 1 living,  born Massachusetts, father born Maine, mother born Massachusetts, can read, can write, can speak English

The source citation for the census image is:

1900 United States Federal Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Leominster; Enumeration District 1645, Sheet No. 16, dwelling #258, family #371, Frank W. Seaver household; online image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T623, Roll 692.

There are several entries on this census record that don't match other information that I have, including:

*  Hattie L. (Hildreth) Seaver was born in November 1857, not November 1856.
*  Sophia (Newton) Hildreth was born in September 1834, not September 1835.
*  Sophia (Newton) Hildreth's birthplace was Vermont, not Massachusetts.  Note that Hattie's mother's birthplace is listed as Vermont.  Sophia is Hattie's mother.

If I did not know that Sophia Hildreth was Hattie's mother, there is a major clue in this record since Sophia is listed as Frank's mother-in-law.


Copyright (2012), Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

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