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Stephen Hill
14 April 2009, 05:12 PM
1911 Census - (outrageously expensive)

Mary Jane Matthewson and family.

James Matthewson. Son of Mary Jane.
Mary Jane Matthewson. Widow.
Thomas Smith. Married.
Mary Ann Smith. Married.

Mary Ann is the daughter of Mary Jane Matthewson and Mary Ann is married to Thomas Smith. - There is a lot of xing out on the census sheet. - so -
Thomas was originally named Son-in-law then xed out and the title Brother-in-law substituted..
Mary Ann originally named Daughter (of Mary Jane), then xed out and sister-in-law substituted.
But, when Mary Jane Matthewson is "down graded" (by the census official) from Head of family to Mother, and James is "upgraded to Head", Mary Ann changes from Daughter to Sister-in-Law - Is this title correct as Mary Ann is the sister of James and not an in-law. However, Thomas does change from Son-in-Law to Brother-in-Law with James as Head.

Terry Medlar
14 April 2009, 06:47 PM
What's the question? Many mistakes are made on census reports. Our great grandfather's wife is called Adelia in one census. His wife is really Ella and Adelia is his mother. To make things even more interesting, Adelia had died by the time this census was taken and she never lived with Great grandfather after he was married.

Stephen Hill
15 April 2009, 02:00 PM
1911 Census - (outrageously expensive)

Mary Jane Matthewson and family.

James Matthewson. Son of Mary Jane.
Mary Jane Matthewson. Widow.
Thomas Smith. Married.
Mary Ann Smith. Married.

Sister-in-Law - Is this title correct as Mary Ann is the sister of James and not an in-law. However, Thomas does change from Son-in-Law to Brother-in-Law with James as Head.

My query is: Is Mary Ann Smith a sister-in-law to her brother? As I see it she is not an in-law.

Terry Medlar
15 April 2009, 03:39 PM
She should have been changed from daughter to sister. Her husband was changed correctly from son-in-law to brother-in-law.