Thursday, August 16, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1910 U.S. Census Record for Thomas Richmond 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 1910 United States Census record for my great-grandparents and their family in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut: 

The entry for Thomas and Juliette Richmond is below:

The extracted information for the family, with no address provided, taken on 9 May 1910, is:

*  Thomas Richmond - Head, male, white, age 61, married (first), married 41 years, born in England, father born England, mother born England, immigrated in 1856, naturalized citizen, speaks English, occupation is carder, works in a woolen mill, out of work on 15 April 1910, worked 26 weeks in 1909, able to read, able to write, rents a home.
*  Juliette Richmond - Wife, female, white, age 62, married (first), married 41 years, 9 children born, 8 children living, born Connecticut, father born Rhode Island, mother born Rhode Island, speaks English, no occupation, able to read, able to write.

The source citation for the census image is:

1910 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, Population Schedule, Killingly town: ED 514, Sheet 16B, Dwelling #335, family #392, Thomas Richmond household; digital images, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T624, Roll 143.

I consider the 1910 U.S. Census records to be an "Original Source" (because this "family snapshot" in April 1910 is in its first written form); as "Secondary Information" (since we don't know who provided the information - although it was probably Juliette Richmond), and as "Indirect Evidence" for most of the information (the exception being the home address,  the birthplaces, and Thomas's occupation which were certainly known by the informant).  

I see no obvious errors in this census record (based on what I know about these persons from other records, including birth and marriage records), other than Juliette's given name.  Her birth name was Julia (used in the 1880 Census and before) and at some point she adopted the name Juliet(te) before 1900, and used it for the remainder of her married life.

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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