Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Name-Whacking on

Arise, ye Genea-Musings readers and Graveyard Rabbits, and spread the good news!  Happy Easter!
In a spare hour many years ago (like 2010?), I happened to notice that 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?  And spread  colored eggs, or chocolate candy, around the countryside?

* 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.

* 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!

*  Luke Easter was a major league baseball player in the 1950s and played in San Diego for the minor league Padres.

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

Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy blog has the family tree of Easter Bunny, along with a letter from Uncle Wiggly providing the family history. 

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

P.S. This year we will have no grandchildren in our house, back yard, or front yard, because of the need for isolation.  We may be able to FaceTime the egg hunt in Huntington Beach!  I may go next door and watch their egg hunt if I hear them in time.


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1 comment:

Jacqi Stevens said...

What a different Easter this has been! Thank you, Randy, for your fun post and for providing a wee bit of a respite while we're still slogging through this isolation phase.