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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Census Sunday - Charles B. Sharp household, 1920 U.S. Census, Taney Co., Mo.

Charles B. and Berty Sharp were enumerated in the 1920 U.S. census on 2 January 1920.[1] They were living in Forsyth Village, Swan Township, Taney County, Missouri, the same village where they were enumerated for the 1910 census.[2] Here, is an extract of their census data from lines 47 and 48...
Sheet/Page 1-A / 263-A  
Line 47 48
1.Street, Avenue, Road, etc.    
2.In Cities: House Number    
3.Dwelling 11  
4.Family 11  
5.Name of each person whose place of abode on January 1, 1920, was in this family. Sharp, Charles B -------, Berty
6.Relationship of this person to the head of the family Head Wife
7.Home owned or rented O [owned]  
8.If owned, free or mortgaged F [free]  
9.Sex M F
10.Color Or Race W W
11.Age at last birthday 65 46
12.Single, married, widowed, or divorced M M
13.Citizenship: Year of immigration to the United States.    
14.Citizenship: Naturalized or alien.    
15.Citizenship: If naturalized, year of naturalization.    
16.Attended school any time since September 1, 1919    
17.Whether able to read yes yes
18.Whether able to write yes yes
19.Person: Place of birth Kentucky Missouri
20.Person: Mother tongue.    
21.Father: Place of birth Kentucky Virginia
22.Father: Mother tongue.    
23.Mother: Place of birth Kentucky Virginia
24.Mother: Mother tongue    
25.Whether able to speak English. yes yes
26.Occupation: Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done lawyer none
27.Occupation: Industry, business, or establishment in which at work general practice  
28.Occupation: Employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account OA [own account]  
29.Occupation: Number of farm schedule.    

Commentary:

Much of the reported information is the same or similar to that in the 1910 census.[3] One exception is the birth place for Charles. Previously, it had been consistently reported to be Mississippi, but it is given as Kentucky in 1920. Perhaps, Berty was the informant in 1920 while Charles supplied the information in 1910.


1. 1920 U.S. census, Taney County, Missouri, population schedule, Forsyth Village, Swan Township, enumeration district (ED) 237, p. 263-A (stamped), sheet 1-A (penned), dwelling 11, family 11, Charles B. Sharp household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 August 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 964.
2. 1910 U.S. census, Taney County, Missouri, population schedule, Forsyth Village, Swan Township (part of), enumeration district (ED) 208, p. 83-B (preceding page stamped), sheet 1-B, dwelling 16, family 16, Charles B. Sharp household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 August 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 827. [See Census Sunday - Charles B. Sharp household, 1910 U.S. Census, Taney Co., Mo.]
3. Ibid.