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Subject: [OH-CENSUS] Question re: 1920 Ohio Census
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 10:42:52 EDT
I have a question regarding the taking of the 1920 census and hopefully I
can explain this clearly.
My ancestors show up in the 1900 census, the 1910 census and the surviving
ancestors in the 1930 census, but I cannot find any of these people in the
1920 census, although I know they lived at the same location. The info is as
I have access to search via HeritageQuest Online through my library.
I am looking in 1920 Census>Ohio>Athens County>Dover Twp.>Village of
Chauncey>Main Street for the following people:
Mary Smith, Widow, born in Wales, who should be living with her son,
William Evans, Divorced, born in Pennsylvania.
Next door should be Mary's daughter and her family:
William Collins, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Collins, and their children.
I have been unable to find any of these people in the census index at the
library, so I searched through the entire census for Dover Township, page by
page, to no avail.
This may have no connection, but I realized that the date the census taker
was on this street was approximately one week after Elizabeth delivered a
baby, who died. The baby was buried approximately December 31, 1919, but
Elizabeth was too ill to be at the burial.
Being a small area, where everyone most likely knew everyone else, would it
be possible that the census taker, knowing what was going on, skipped these
two households when making their rounds? This is the only explanation I can
come up with for their total disappearance in 1920.
Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated.