Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where Did They Live?

If you've been indexing the 1940 census (or even using it), you know that there is a line that asks where people were residing 5 years ago. One of the responses is "same house." This is what happens when an enumerator has had a rather long day and is tired of writing the same thing over and over again.

As you can see, one person was living on "some horse." Now, I can imagine that would get to be very uncomfortable, particularly in the elements and for sleeping

Another person was living in "some hose." I think those would be pretty cramped quarters.

I think this was in an Attala County, Mississippi census that I was indexing.


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