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Re: Census Censored..
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I posted earlier today (but you haven't replied to that one yet) that I have checked the actual microfilm in the library where I work and it is indeed a case of a lazy census taker and not any form of censorship on the part of ancestry.
As far as what that last column is, I really have no idea, you're guess it as good as mine. On the microfilm, I saw the first page the census taker started making those short cuts and they never labled that last column. It could be the number of people in agriculture as it seems most people on those short hand pages have at least 1 person in those columns. I'll try and check more thoroughly again on Friday when I have more time, but the images through ancestry are actually clearer than the microfilm images so just going through ancestry page by page for Pendelton Co. may be better. In fact, if I have time tonight, I'm going to try and check something on ancestry
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