1890 U.S. Federal Census
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1890 U.S. Federal Census Records
The 1890 census was begun on 1 June 1890. The
enumeration was to be completed within thirty days, or two weeks for
communities with populations of more than 10,000.
The surviving 1890 schedules provide the address, number of families
in the house, number of persons in the house, and number of persons
in the family. Individuals are listed by name; whether a soldier,
sailor, or marine during the Civil War; and whether Union or Confederate
or whether the widow of a veteran; relationship to head of family;
whether white, black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese, Japanese,
or Indian; sex; age; marital status; whether married during the year;
if a mother, number of children and number living; place of birth
of the individual and his or her father and mother; if foreign born,
how many years in the United States; whether naturalized or in the
process of naturalization; profession, trade, or occupation; months
unemployed during census year; ability to read and write; ability
to speak English; if not, language or dialect spoken; whether suffering
from acute or chronic disease (if so, name of disease and length of
time afflicted); whether defective in mind, sight, hearing, or speech;
or whether crippled, maimed, or deformed (with name of defect); whether
a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper; whether the home is
rented or owned by the head or a member of the family (if so, whether
mortgaged); if the head of family was a farmer, if he or a family
member rented or owned the farm; and, if mortgaged, the post office
address of the owner.