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Re: Henrietta HOLLIGAN/1910 Census/Lamar County, T


Hush your mouth! Yes I am. Thirty-nine years already!

As to Charley’s birth date, I erred. Didn’t you have a record showing is birth date as Sept. 1900? The 1910 census was taken April 22 and Charley is listed as 9 years old and he would have turned 10 that Sept.

Yes, MU=mulatto, ca.=circa or about. Given is listed age Cad was born about 1872.

Jack was born in Oklahoma and he is listed as two years old, hence the family was there. However, it was formerly Indian Territory, as Oklahoma became a state in November, 1907. The family could have been there prior to state hood, nevertheless it confirms cuz’s information. Finding her on official Federal or Native American records listed as Indian goes a long way toward proving it. In the case of Cherokee she would probably be enumerated on more than one of the following rolls:

1896 Census Applications, Guion Miller Roll Index, 1880 Cherokee Census, Dawes Final Rolls, Kern-Clifton Roll, and the Wallace Roll; and I may have missed one or two.

Ah yes, what was going on in the mind of the enumerator relative to listing race? I don’t know. But, these were his/her instructions:

“108. Column 6. Color or race.—Write "W" for white; "B" for black; "Mu" for mulatto; "Ch" for Chinese; "Jp" for Japanese; "In" for Indian. For all persons not falling within one of these classes, write "Ot" (for other), and write on the left-hand margin of the schedule the race of the person so indicated.

109. For census purposes, the term "black" (B) includes all persons who are evidently full-blooded negroes, while the term "mulatto" (Mu) includes all other persons having some proportion or perceptible trace of negro blood.”

The full instructions for 1910 can be viewed here:

Mary was a nickname, maybe?

I cannot confirm her maiden name. As to her mother being born in Louisiana, we have to take that with a grain of salt for right now. Hopefully, that will be confirmed in subsequent census listings.

Her death certificate should yield her parent’s names, provided the informant knew.

Location of Indian Territory, eventually Oklahoma.

Indian Territory/Oklahoma Territory; 1890:

State of Oklahoma, formerly Indian Territory:

I have fond memories of a restaurant in the Bay area called the Ginger Bread House. Is it still around?

Good Luck.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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