Friday, October 8, 2010

Married How Many Times

This is part of the 1910 Census record for the Emma Sargent I'm working on for issue 7. I can't tell how many times it indicates she has been married. I copied quite a bit of the image so that other numbers and entries could be seen. It is not a 1 or a 2, and I don't think it is a 3 either. Based upon what I currently know, anything higher than 5 would be accurate.

This enumeration will be in issue 7. I don't always give a great deal of credence to these numbers. In this case, it is difficult to read and might not even be accurate as did they count "repeat" husbands once or twice and if there was a former common-law husband, did he count? I'm not certain. The repeat husband applies in this case and the common-law husband might (or at least a "friend" with whom she reproduced about 1879).

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