Sorry for the long delay since my last post. Well, that’s not exactly true. Spring has arrived in Maine and it has been wonderful weather. Much too nice to sit in front of a computer!
Anyway, I am back hard at work tracking down leads. Today I begin posting a few stray bits and pieces of the Kanistanaux story while waiting for town records and before moving back a generation to see what turns up for the Moulton family.
Our friend, Randy Blood, found Carrie and Fred Horton in the missing 1905 and 1920 census years. The census does provide another residence location for them, but not much else. It is always nice to have a complete accounting in census. You never know what question might answered in the future.
1905 NYS Census, Conewango, Cattaraugus Co., pg. 10, dated 1-Jun-1905
- Freda H. Horton, head, white, male, 53, born NY, farmer who works for himself
- Carrie A., wife, white, female, 49, b. Canada, lived in US 49 years, house work
- Leon F., son, white, male, 18, born US, farm laborer
1920 U.S. Census, Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., NY, pg. 7a, dated 30-Jan-1920
Household # 128, family # 128
- Frank Horton, head, owns home with mortgage, male, white, 68, married, can read & write & speak English, he and both parents born in NY, farmer
- Carrie, wife, female, white, 65, married, year of immigration unknown, naturalized, can read & write & speak English, she and both parents listed as b. Canada mother tongue “Indian”
The 1920 census is curious. It shows Carrie as white but “Indian” is the Mother Tongue of her and both her parents. The census taker seems to be a bit confused! She is obviously seen as an Indian person, so how can she be white?
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