Thursday, October 18, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1910 U.S. Census Record for Henry A. Carringer 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 Carringer great-grandparents and their family in San Diego, San Diego County, California:

The entry for the Henry A. Carringer entry is:

The extracted information for the family, residing at 3902 Hawthorne Street in San Diego, taken on 21 April 1910, is:

*  Henry A. Carringer -- head of household, male, white, age 58, first marriage, married 22 years, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, able to speak English, a carpenter, does general work, a worker, not out of work on 1 April 1910, can read and write, owns house free of mortgage
*  Della A. Carringer -- wife, female, white, age 50, first marriage, married 22 years, 2 children born, 1 living, born Wisconsin, parents born New York, able to speak English, able to read and write
*  Lyle L. Carringer -- son, male, white, age 18, single, born California, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Wisconsin, able to speak English, can read and write, attended school since 1 September 1909
*  Harvey Carringer -- brother, male, white, age 59, single, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, able to speak English, own income, can read and write
*  Abby A. Smith -- mother-in-law, female, white, age 65, widowed, 5 children born, 3 living, born New York, father born England, mother born New York, able to speak English, own income, can read and write

The source citation for this census entry is:

1910 United States Federal Census, San Diego County, California, Population Schedule, San Diego 4th Ward; ED 150, Sheet 9A, Dwelling #217, Family #225, Henry A. Carringer household; online database, ( : accessed 20 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T624, Roll 94.

The errors or discrepancies I see in this entry include:

*  Henry A. Carringer's age should be 56, not 58 (born 28 November 1853)
*  Della A. Carringer's age should be 47, not 50 (born 11 April 1862).  The enumerator instructions say age as of 1 April 1910, although the enumeration was taken on 21 April 1910.
*   Harvey Carringer's age should be 57, not 59 (born 6 May 1852).

I wonder if Abby A. Smith provided the information in this record - her age is right!  The age of son Lyle is also correct - perhaps he gave the information.

I am puzzled by the address of 3902 Hawthorne Street.  This is the first time I've noticed the street number, and it doesn't jibe with what I know about the location of the house.  The house was on the northeast corner of Hawthorn Street and 30th Street in San Diego.  In 1920, the address was 2105 30th Street.  With the current street numbering system, the address on Hawthorn might have been 3002 Hawthorn.  I think that the east-west street numbering system was changed sometime between 1910 and 1920 (when the census record image shows the block east of 30th is number 30xx).  

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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