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Genealogy Fun

It’s time again for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along – cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1) Where did your ancestral families reside in 1920?  Do you know their addresses or locations?   Have you visited the home? Who was enumerated in the 1920 in each family?  Are any of your ancestral families missing from the 1920 U.S. Census even if they should be in the census?

Grandparents

Leon and Winnie Crawford were family number 34 in Ward 1, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas on the 1920 census. Their entry does not contain a dwelling number or a house number. Listed above Leon and Winnie Crawford at 800 Avenue C is the widow Missouri Weber. Thus, it appears that Leon and Winnie were living in the house at 800 Avenue C. Everyone in the household could read and write.

  • Leon Crawford is listed as a 25 year old male who was born in Kansas. According to the census, Leon is renting his home. The census lists the birthplace of Leon’s father as Indiana and his mother as Illinois. Leon was employed as a switchman by the railroad and earned a wage.
  • Winnie Crawford is listed as the 16 year old wife of Leon Crawford. According to the census, Winnie was born in Kansas. The census lists the birthplace of Winnie’s father as Missouri and her mother as Iowa.

Osmund Briles, his wife Pauline and a 2 year old son are listed in household 262 living in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. The street address is illegible. The previous household is at 509 and the next household is 515 State Street. Osmund Briles was renting his home. Osmund and Pauline could both read and write.

  • Osmund Briles is listed as a 24 year old male who was born in Kansas. According to the census, his father was born in Kansas while his mother was born in Indiana. Osmund Briles. Osmund was a farmer.
  • Osmund’s 24 years old wife, Pauline, was also born in Kansas. According to the census, her father and mother were both born in Indiana.
  • The household also contains a 2 1/2 year old son who was born in Kansas. No given name is listed for the son.

Great Grandparents

Judson F Crawford, his wife Josie, sons Hugh J and Marion and daughters, Esther and Lois are living at 504 Avenue G in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas in 1920. Judson owned his home free and clear. Everyone in the household could read and write.

  • Judson F Crawford was listed as a 53 year old male who was born in Indiana. Both of his parents were also born in Indiana. Judson was a switchman for the railroad, earning a wage.
  • Josie Crawford, wife of Judson, was listed as a 45 year old female born in Illinois. Josie’s father was born in Ohio and her mother was born in Pennsylvania. Josie was not employed.
  • Hugh J Crawford was listed as the 17 year old son of Judson Crawford. Hugh was born in Kansas. Hugh was attending school and not employed.
  • Marion Crawford was listed as the 23 year old son of Judson Crawford. Marion was born in Kansas. Marion was earning a wage as a railroad switchman.
  • Esther Crawford was listed as the 14 year old daughter of Judson Crawford. Esther was born in Kansas. Esther was attending school.
  • Lois Crawford was listed as the 11 year old daughter of Judson Crawford. Lois was born in Kansas. Lois was attending school.

Hiram Currey was listed as a 50 year old widowed lodger in the household of Charles H. Taylor at 4020 Central Street in Ward 4, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. HIram’s birthplace is listed as Kansas. According to the census, his father was born in Ohio and his mother was born in Missouri. Hiram earned a wage as a baker at a cone factory. Hiram Currey could read and write.

Eddie G. Briles, his wife Frances and daughter, Lula are listed as family #49 on the 1920 census iving in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. The address is listed as 708 South Green. Eddie owned his home, but it was mortgaged. Everyone in the household could read and write.

  • Eddie G. Briles was listed as a 50 year old farmer who was born in Kansas. According to the census, his father was born in Kentucky and his mother was born in Iowa.
  • Frances Briles was listed as the 51 year old wife of Eddie Briles. According to the census, Frances was born in Indiana. The birthplace for both of Frances’ parents is listed as Indiana.
  • Lulu Briles was listed as the 20 year old single daughter of Eddie Briles who was born in Kansas. Lulu was a teacher at a rural school.

The household of Charles O. Mentzer was living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas in 1920. Everyone in the household could read and write.

  • Charles O. Mentzer was listed as the 50 year old head of household. Charles rented his home. According to the census, Charles was born in Illinois. The census listed the birthplace of Charles’ father as Massachusetts and his mother’s birthplace as Pennsylvania. Charles was a farmer.
  • Nettie Mentzer was listed as the 47 year old wife of Charles Mentzer. According to the census, Nettie was born in Kansas. The census listed the birthplace of Nettie’s father as New York and her mother’s birthplace is listed as Ohio.
  • Paul Mentzer was listed as the 23 year old son of Charles Mentzer. Paul was born in Kansas. Paul was employed as a garage mechanic.
  • Leslie Mentzer was listed as the 21 year old son of Charlese Mentzer. Leslie was born in Kansas and employed as a farm laborer on the family farm.
  • Herbert Metnzer was listed as the 19 year old son of Charles Mentzer. Herbert was born in Kansas and employed as a farm laborer on the family farm.

Great Great Grandparents

Washington Marion Crawford – Deceased

Mary Crawford is listed as the owner of the house at 911 Second in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. According to the census, Mary was a 77 year old widow who was born in Indiana. The birthplace for both of Mary’s parents is listed as Ohio. Mary could read and write. Charles Ramsey and his wife Leona are listed as renters at 911 Second.

Richmond Hammond has not been found on the 1920 census. According to the record for Richmond F Hammond found in the database, U.S., National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Richmond Hammond was in and out of the home in Los Angeles County, California.

Sarah Ellen Ralston Hammond – Deceased

Hiram Currey and his wife Angelina – both deceased

Albert Hutchinson and his wife Julia – both deceased

Noah Briles – deceased

Sarah J. Briles was listed as 76 year old widow who was a renter in the household of Harry Myers. Sarah could read and write. According to the census, Sarah was born in Indiana. Both of her parents were also born in Indiana. Harry Myers’ household included his 51 year old wife, Ida E. Myers, his 21 year old son, Max; and his 18 year old daughter, Gladys. (Ida Myers was the daughter of Sarah Briles.)

James M Ricketts and his wife, Rachel E. Rickets were listed in household 41 in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. James owned his home free and clear. Bothe James and Rachel could read and write

  • James M. Ricketts was 72 years old and born in Indiana. According to the census, his father was born in Kentucky and his mother was born in Indiana. James was a farmer.
  • Rachel E Rickets was listed as the 74 year old wife of James M. Ricketts. Rachel was born in Ohio. According to the census, Rachel’s parents were also born in Ohio.

George Mentzer – Deceased

Emeline Minnick Mentzer was listed as a 70 year old widowed head of household living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. Emeline owned her home free and clear. According to the census, Emeline was born in Pennsylvania. According to the census, both of her parents were also born in Pennsylvania. Also listed in the household was Emeline’s 68 year old single sister, Mary E. Minnick.

Thurston and Salome Wells – Deceased


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