21 April 2015

On This Day: Qualifications stated for census enumerators

Those who desired to be appointed a census enumerator had to apply and meet certain requirements. An article appeared On This Day in the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer in 1880 listing the requirements to be an enumerator.  

A written application had to include:
* Place of birth
* Present legal address
* Education information
* A list of any offices held
* Present occupation 

The application also had to be in the person’s own handwriting. 

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 21 April 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.