The Ranson Family in 1920

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 31 May 2015 | Comment

Slowly but surely making my way back in time with the Joe & Vilate Ranson family…now in the 1920 US census. This time four children are living at home ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old.

1920 U.S. Census, Rich County, Utah, population schedule, Randolph Precinct, Randolph Town, enumeration district (ED) SD 1, ED 93, sheet 6A, dwelling 101, family 108, Joseph H. Ranson household; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : downloaded 28 July 2014).

1920 U.S. Census, Rich County, Utah, population schedule, Randolph Precinct, Randolph Town, enumeration district (ED) SD 1, ED 93, sheet 6A, dwelling 101, family 108, Joseph H. Ranson household; digital images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : downloaded 28 July 2014).

Transcript:

1920 US Census

Utah, Rich County, Randolph Precinct, Randolph Town

SD 1, ED 93, Sheet 6A

13 January 1920

Lines 39-44. 3rd East Street

Farm. Dwelling 101, Family 108

Own, Free.

Line 39. Ranson, Joseph H. Head, Male, White, 34, Married, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: England, English. Mother POB: England, English. Can speak English. Manager, Telephone Co, worker.

Line 40. —–, Vilate E. Wife, Female, White, 36, Married, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: England, English. Mother POB: Missouri. Can speak English.

Line 41. —–, Ervie. Son, Male, White, 14, Single, attended school this year, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English.

Line 42. —–, Zentha. Daughter, Female, White, 13, Single, attended school this year, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English.

Line 43. —–, William A. Son, Male, White, 10, Single, attended school this year, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English.

Line 44. —–, Robert. Son, Male, White, 5, Single. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English.

Notes:

  • Randolph, Utah is a tiny little town. At the time of the 1920 US census there were 758 people living there. According to Wikipedia there were 464 people living there.
  • Here’s the Google Maps view of the town of Randolph, with the marker at 3rd East Street where the Ranson’s were living.
2015-05-31-randolph map
  • And here’s the street view at that location. The census doesn’t give me a house (in this case Farm) number so I’m not sure where along this street they lived. At the time there were only 5 families living on that street. Today, it would appear that it doesn’t look much different!
2015-05-31-randolph3rdeast

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