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More nicknames in the Wait family tree

August 30, 2009

Ancestry.com just sent me an email about a possible match to my great grandfather, Frederick Hiram Wait!  It was the 1910 Census, which I’ve been searching on/off for since I started on him a few months ago.  I thought I’d just let it sit for a while and come back to it when I was ready.  Well, they must have decided I was ready today, because they found him!

Name Age
Frederich H Waits (s/b Frederick H) 33
Nella H Waits (s/b Uella) 25
John W R Waits (nickname Ray) 9
Frederick L Waits (nickname Roy) 7
Verne L Waits (nickname Vernie)
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No wonder I couldn’t find him!  Every single name on the list was different than what I was searching for.  You’d think I would have gone in and checked again for this census after finding Elvie listed as “Anetta E” and Harriet listed as “Loretta S” on the 1920, but I didn’t.  Oh well, this saved me some time reading through all of the census forms.  😉

I’ve been hitting dead ends looking for Ray and Roy, so maybe this will steer me in the right direction!  Although it’s a little disconcerting… my Dad was named after his dad Roy Frederick… now his name wasn’t Roy at all?  Then how is my Dad a Jr?  Oh dear…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2009 5:52 pm

    It is maddening but hang in there. I’ve had folks change not only names but gender between censuses.

  2. August 30, 2009 8:29 pm

    LOL… Congrats! So much fun.. so much fun! 🙂

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