Sunday, July 17, 2022

Census Sunday -- 1950 Census Record for the Thomas Richmond Household in Putnam, Connecticut

 The 1950 United States Census record for the family of Thomas Richmond in Putnam Connecticut, residing on Richmond Road (taken 12 April 1950) is:

Which continues on the next sheet:

The Thomas Richmond household starts on line 29 of the first image:

And continues on line 1 of the second image:

The information entered for each person in this household is:

*  Line 29 of Sheet 25 - no address on Richmond Road, dwelling #194, is a farm, on 3+ acres, #2 on agricultural questionnaire 

**  Line 29 of Sheet 25 - Thomas Richmond, head of household, white, male, age 47, married, born Connecticut, a Worker, worked 0 hours last week, a farm helper, works on a farm, owned the business.

**  Line 30 of Sheet 25 - Helen Richmond, wife, white, female, age 46, married, born Connecticut, a home worker, did no work last week, not looking for work, has no job.  Lived in same house last year, father born US, mother born US, completed 8th grade in school, is 30 or over, worked 0 hours per week last year, earned no money last year from working, received no other money last year.

**  Line 1 of Sheet 26 - Jane Richmond, daughter, white, female, age 17, never married, born Connecticut, OTher work, works at farmer, on a farm, owns the business.

**  Line 2 of Sheet 26 - Mary Richmond, mother, white, female, age 83, widow, born in England,  unable to work, a naturalized citizen.  Lived in same house a year ago, father born US, mother born England, completed 8th grade in school, is 30 or over, worked 0 hours per week last year, earned no money last year from working, received no other money last year.

**  Line 3 of Sheet 26 - Alice Thatcher, mother-in-law, white, female, age 75, widow, born in Connecticut, unable to work.  

The source citation for this family is:

1950 U.S. Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, Putnam, ED 8-34, Sheets 25-6, Household 194, Lines 29-30, 1-3, Thomas Richmond household; indexed database with record images, U.S., National Archives, 1950 Census  ( : accessed 1 April  2022).

Thomas Henry Marshman Richmond (1902-1987) was born 11 July 1902 in Putnam, Connecticut, the son of John Henry and Mary Ann (Ramsey) Richmond.  He married Helen Hyde Thatcher (1904-1999) on 18 July 1923 in Putnam.  They had four children, but only the fourth child, James Marvin Richmond (1932-2020) is on this census record, identified as Jane and a female.  Jane does not appear in any other record, and James does over time but not in the 1950 US census. 

Mary Ann (Ramsey) Richmond (1866-1954) was born August 1866 in England, and died 23 May 1954 in Putnam, Connecticut.  She married John Henry Richmond (1865-1947) in about 1891 in Connecticut.  

"Alice" Richmond (1874-1965) was actually named Olive H. Hyde and married Warren Edward Thatcher (1877-1950) in 1898 in Killingly, Connecticut.

Thomas Henry Marshman is my first cousin twice removed, with common ancestors of my second great-grandparents, James and Hannah (Rich) Richmond. 


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