DESCRIPTION OF COLUMN HEADINGS, from Right to Left: REMARKS - Usually, a comment entered by the Enumerator. Occasionally, a remark by this lister, to clarify a problem. There is an undesignated entry opposite each "head of family", in the format: W1/4, or W2/5. Occasionally there is more than one such designation, probably indicating more than one building for this family. This is presumed to be a code for the dwelling. W1/4 translates to "Wood construction, one story, four rooms." S2/5 translates to "Stone construction, two stories, five rooms." RWDBU - Read / Write, and Infirmities. R= Able to Read W= Able to Write D= Deaf and Dumb B= Blind U= Unsound Mind. EWUNN - Employment information E= Employer W= Wage Earner. U= Unemployed NN=Number of Employees OCCUPATION -Occupation, Trade, or Profession. Also, a code, usually two digits, which was apparently entered after enumeration. See "INDEX of Small Occupation Codes". M - Marital Status. M= Married W= Widow or Widower AGE - The age of this person. Usualy expressed in years; but occasionally in years plus fraction: i.e. 2.5 means 2-1/2 years. Infants of less than one year are expressed in months: i.e. 10.12 means 10/12, or that the infant was 10 months old. SEX - M= Male, F= Female FIRSTNAME - This person's first (or given) name(s). SE - SEquence. Not specifically itemized on the census, this is the sequence of this person in the family group. I.e. the third person enumerated is SEquence 3, in a Family Group. LASTNAME - This person's last name, as listed on the census. FAM - The FAMily number, as listed in the census. Indicates the sequence in which enumeration occurred, by family. DIST - The Census Enumeration District. See attached page for more complete information. C0 - COunty. The County where the census was enumerated. See attached page for more complete information.
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Transcribed by George N. McInnis