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Living 1900

The recent Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge was to review the 1900 census information for all ancestors living at the time.

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For  me, the first step of this challenge was to generate a list of my ancestors alive at the time. I used the ‘mark group’ feature of RootsMagic to create my list. To accomplish this task, I

  • Highlighted myself and then marked my ancestors for 5 generations
  • Used the ‘select people by data fields’ feature to UNMARK those who had died prior to Jan 1900
  • Used the ‘Select people by data fields’ feature to UNMARK those who were born after 1 Jan 1901

That left me with a list of 20 people.

Grandparents:

  • Briles, Edward Osmond – Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas – age 8
  • Crawford, Leon Russel – Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas – age 6
  • Mentzer, Pauline Edith – North Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 4

Great Grandparents:

  • Briles, Edward Grant – Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas – age 31 – farmer
  • Ricketts, Frances Artlissa – Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas – age 31 – no occupation listed (wife)
  • Crawford, Judson Foster – Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas – age 34 – carpenter
  • Hammond, Josie Winifred – Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas – age 26 – no occupation listed (wife)
  • Currey, Hiram Miles — Delaware Township, Leavenworth County Kansas – age 33 – magnetic healer
  • Hutchinson, Winnie Mae – Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas – age 31 – no occupation listed (wife)
  • Mentzer, Charles Oliver – North Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 31 – farmer
  • Wells, Nettie Adell – North Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 25 – no occupation listed (wife)

Great Great Grandparents:

  • Currey, Hiram M – Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas – age 66 – farm laborer
  • Burke, Angelina Jane – Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas – age 63 – no occupation listed (wife)
  • Foster, Mary – Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas  – age 57 – occupation: boarding house
  • Hammond, Richmond Fisk – Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas – age 59 – carpenter
  • Mentzer, George – Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 61 – farmer
  • Minnick, Emeline – Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 57 – no occupation listed (wife)
  • Ricketts, James Marshall – Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 43 – farmer
  • Christy, Rachel Elmida – Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas – age 48 – no occupation listed (wife)
  • Thompson, Sarah Jane – Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas – age 55 – no occupation listed (widowed)

For me, this task was not only a chance to review my 1900 census data, but also a chance to review the creation of a marked group. Thank you, Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings for the challenge!

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