Saturday, April 07, 2012

Another census puzzler

I've been browsing the 1940 census and finally found this family - but look how tricky they made it!

This is the family in 1930:

State Iowa
County Mahaska
Oskaloosa City, Fourth Ward
e.d. 62-18, s.d. 12, Sheet No. 21A/168A
April 23, 1930 by Elizabeth O'Rourke
524 North 4th Street
line 5, 538/569 MILLER Charles Head O $3000 R MW 43 M 23 no/yes Iowa Ohio Iowa machinist/R.R. Roundhouse
Roxy Wife-H FW 41 M 20 no/yes Iowa Iowa Iowa
Eugene Son MW 16 S yes/yes Iowa Iowa Iowa
Aletha Daughter FW 14 S yes/yes Iowa Iowa Iowa
Redonda Daughter FW 7 S yes/ Iowa Iowa Iowa
Dewayne Son MW 5 S yes/ Iowa Iowa Iowa
Here they are in 1940:
State Iowa
County Mahaska County
Oskaloosa City, 4th Ward
Oskaloosa Twp.
Silent Rest Tourist Home
s.d. 5, e.d. 62-21, Sheet No. 81A/236A
April 8, 1940 by Thomas K. Farmer
The following persons were enumerated in the "Modern Rest Tourist Home" 409 High Ave East Oskaloosa Iowa
line 6 409 T O 4000 No WILLIAMS Charles E. Head MW 53 M No H2 Iowa Same Place 40hrs Machinist/Railway Shope 52wks 1740 yes
Roxie B. wife FW 51 M No H2 Iowa Same Place
Rhodanda Daughter FW 17 S yes H3 Iowa Same Place
Dewayne Son MW 15 S yes H2 Iowa Same Place
NEWTON Leo Head MW 37 M No 8 Iowa R Ogallala Nebraska 32hrs Drag line operator/Coal Mine 52wks 1800 No
Marie Wife FW 33 M No H2 Missouri R Ogallala Nebraska
Alice Daughter FW 16 S yes H2 Iowa R Ogallala Nebraska
Wayne Son MW 12 S yes 5 Iowa R Ogallala Nebraska
Leona May Daughter FW 4 S No 3 Nebraska
I mean, I think it's them...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nancy Missouri Slinker

This is all I have had on Nancy Missouri Slinker for some time:

County of Metcalfe, State of Kentucky,
Page No. 58/[866],
22 June 1860 by Dory Nell,
P.O. Eastfork
[near John (son of Frederick and Susannah) and Mary Grimes Slinker],
line 7, 381/381 Missouri SLINKER 41 F House Keeper Ky,
Narsette 19 F do [Ky],
John N. 17 M Day Laborer do [Ky]
Joseph 15 M do [Ky]
Susannah 13 F do [Ky]
Kindrick 10 M do [Ky]
Alonzo D 7 M do [Ky]
Samuel D 2 M do [Ky]
Then I found this:
Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953,
Name: Narsetta Green Jewell
Death Date: 29 Dec 1914
Death Location: Muhlenberg
Residence Location: Muhlenberg
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1839
Birth Location: Hart, Kentucky
Mother's Name: Nancy Misoura Slinker
Mother's Birth Location: Hart, Kentucky 
I found someone online who said that Missouri's son Samuel D. Slinker [later Sinclair] had parents noted on his death certificate as "Kixon Sin Clair" and "Nancy M. Smith".

So the question is, who was right?

I believe the answer is a qualified yes...

I found this record:
Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960
noted 13 Feb 2012
name: Lewis V. Smith
gender: Male
birth date: 21 Mar 1858
birthplace: Barren, Kentucky
father's name: Thomas D. Smith
mother's name: Missouria Slinker
indexing project (batch) number: C01993-6
system origin: Kentucky-EASy
source film number: 216816
I believe it is actually Samuel D. Slinker/Sinclair's birth record.

And it would make his parents not Kixon Sinclair and Nancy M. Smith, but Thomas Dixon Smith and Nancy Missouri Slinker.

These are close enough that I am comfortable making the leap in logic.

If I found that Samuel's birthdate was near 21 Mar 1858, I would be entirely convinced.

I am now adding Missouri as one of Lewis Slinker and Cenia Slinker Slinkers's missing daughters, but only because no one else appears to be missing a daughter in the right age range.