Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter At The Census


Today, we look to the census for a celebration of Easter, and we find it!

Three year old Easter Sunday is found in the 1920 census in Marion County, Florida, living on the farm of her aunt and uncle, Lucretia and Oliver Moore.

Were there any Peeps in the census? Yes! In the 1920 Census, we find Rose colored Peeps. Yes, Rose Peeps is living in Chautauqua, New York. This Peeps collection includes Lilly and Jasme.

1920 was certainly a good year for Easter in the census. Even Peter Rabbit is found living in St. Louis, while Peter Old Rabbit resides on the Crow Reservation in Big Horn, Montana.

Yes, the census was populated with every Bunny you can think of, their numbers growing with each passing year. As you'd expect.

And in 1870, Jesus Christ, an Italian immigrant, is a hotel keeper in Santa Clara County, California.

Ah, the census. It never fails to amuse and entertain. Happy Easter!



Poster courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Each census is noted.

4 Comments:

Blogger Nikki-ann said...

It really is funny what you can find in the old census records!

April 12, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger kinfolknews said...

I enjoyed this so much I sent a link to my brother. Here's what he had to say:
"Very Funny! Thanks for sharing. I wonder if that place where Jesus was working still exists? Imagine the advertising possibilities!"

April 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thanks Nikki-ann. The census has always been my favorite amusement ride.

-fM

April 12, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Regina, I got a good laugh from your comment.

So, your brother is thinking of a Biblical twist on the old "George Washington Slept Here" pitch?

Thank you! Glad you both liked the post.

-fM

April 12, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

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