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NOTES FOR 1910 VASHON-MAURY ISLAND FEDERAL CENSUS DATA
This file presents information from the 1910 U.S. Census for Vashon-Maury Island which has been transcribed from hand-written Census Enumerator notes. Images of these original documents can be viewed at locations of the National Archives and Records Administration (www.archives.gov).
Original Census Enumeration Records may also be viewed through the commercial site Ancestry.com, which provides on-line access to searchable indexed images. As of January, 2014, the King County Library System, through its Ancestry Library Edition, provides free access to Ancestry.com. This on-line resource is only viewable at a King County Library building, such as the Vashon Library.
The transcription has tried to stay as true to the original as possible including symbols, numbers or notes. Difficulty in reading some of the handwriting may have resulted in copying errors. A “?” has been inserted where the transcriber of these Census Enumeration Records was unable to clearly read what was written and has provided the best interpretation possible.
The information on this table is listed in the order provided in Census Enumeration Records, which may relate to the geographic order in which it was collected. A blank cell indicates no information was provided on the Census Enumeration Record. Where symbols or other marks were entered (e.g., “/” or “+”), the transcription has tried to reproduce this written information as accurately as possible. The meaning of these entries is unexplained in the Records.
Information in the 1910 Census relates to the 12 months from April 15, 1909-April 14, 1910. The actual Census reference day was April 15, 1910. A total of 2,423 individuals were enumerated.
The 1910 Vashon-Maury Island Census subdivided the area into six geographic precincts: Burton, Cove, Maury, Quartermaster, and two precincts for Vashon (labeled 0019 and 0024). The data on the table notes Census precinct location for each entry.
Census information is collected by household. For each household, there is a designated “head,” and other members are identified per their relationship to that “head” (for example, “wife,” or “son”). There were 677 separate households listed in the 1910 Census. There were 34 additional individuals listed in the 1910 Census where no household “head” was identified. These individuals were housed at three separate locations, one of which was identified as a logging camp.
Census forms for 1910 allowed for the entering of characteristics data specific to the Indian (Native American) population. This information for 17 individuals is included in this file under the heading “Indian Census.” This is the only Census year for which specific characteristics data for Indian (Native Americans) living on VMI was provided.
Notes Related to Information in the Table
- All column headings are as provided in Census Enumeration Records with the exception of the following:
- Column “Coded Household Number” was created by the researchers as a way to note the individual members of each household group. These household groups are numbered in consecutive order as they were listed on Census Enumeration Records. For example, household # 1 is headed by Fred A Udell . The individuals in his household include Bessy L Udell, wife and Mrs. M E Benhhart, servant. Household # 2 is headed by Thomas C Wright, and there are three other members in this household.
- The 34 individuals for which no household information was provided were not given a household number and are listed in three separate locations as “logging camp” (20 individuals), “structure 1” (6 individuals), and “structure 2 (8 individuals) in the “Coded Household Number” column.
- Column “Estimated Birth Year” was calculated based on the year the Census was taken and the information provided concerning age.
- Column “Family Number” provides information directly from the Census Enumeration Records and does not match the numbers in the “Coded Household Number” column.
April 10, 2014