1920 US Federal Census Data Skowhegan Data extracted by members of the Colby College Maine Jewish History Project research team (2011), directed by David M. Freidenreich
N B: Information on place of birth.
Some people replied with the name of the place when they left;
others replied with the name of place when the census was taken; in other cases it just seems that it was easier for the census taker to write ‘Russia’ rather than Lithuania,
Ukraine or other unfamiliar country names. And there is another reason to be skeptical of the accuracy of the place of birth information.
Immigrants from the Pale had a very justified fear of the Russian and often local governments.
One way to manage this reality was to tell government representatives what they expected they wanted to hear or what they thought would bring them the least trouble.
This may well explain why a number of family members, who were clearly from Eastern Europe, may have answered ‘Maine’ or ‘New York’.
DMJ Num Surname first name House Number address O/R Value/Rent Servant/Boarder relation age Age at 1st Marr student POB person POB father POB mother mother tongue YOI citizen occupation Employed? sheet # district ward Lipman Samuel x Cowett Street O head 42 Russia Russia Russia Polish 1900 no dealer-junk yes 7B 118 x Lipman Esta x Cowett Street wife 34 Russia Russia Russia Polish 1900 no 7B 118 Lipman Bertha x Cowett Street daughter 13 yes Massachusetts Russia Russia 7B 118 Lipman Elizabeth x Cowett Street daughter 12 yes Massachusetts Russia Russia 7B 118 Lipman Barney x Cowett Street son 10 yes Massachusetts Russia Russia 7B 118 Lipman Hyman x Cowett Street son 8 yes Massachusetts Russia Russia 7B 118 Lipman Frankie x Cowett Street son 5 yes Massachusetts Russia Russia 7B 118 Lipman Sidney x Cowett Street son 3 Massachusetts Russia Russia 7B 118 Lipman Florence B x Cowett Street daughter 4 months Maine Russia Russia 7B 118 Goldberg Jacob 9 Heselton Street O head 40 Russia Russia Russia Hebrew 1890 nat-1900 junk dealer 2A 118 Goldberg Samuel 9 Heselton Street son 12 yes Maine Russia Russia 2B 118 Goldberg Ethel 9 Heselton Street daughter 7 yes Maine Russia Russia 2B 118 Goldberg Theda 9 Heselton Street daughter 4 3/4 yes Maine Russia Russia 2B 118 Goldberg Abraham 9 Heselton Street son 15 yes Maine Russia Russia 2B 118 Russakoff Susman 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue O head 35 Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia Russian 1905 nat-1912 retail merchant-jewlery 16B 118 Russakoff Marnie 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue wife 33 Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia Russian nat 16B 118 Russakoff Joseph M 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue son 12 yes Maine Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia 16B 118 Russakoff Rebecca 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue daughter 11 yes Maine Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia 16B 118 Russakoff Elizabeth G 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue daughter 9 yes Maine Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia 16B 118 Russakoff Ida S 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue daughter 7 yes Maine Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia 16B 118 Russakoff Abraham H 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue son 4 2/3 Maine Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia 16B 118 Russakoff Sarah 105 Mt Pleasant Avenue mother 65 Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia Chenigor? Russia Russian 1910 ? 16B 118
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