Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Another Downes/Downs/Dowens/Dormes Update
I was puzzled wondering where the Downes Family was in the 1930 census; they were living in Newark NJ in 1920 and 1940. I found them when I entered Ida Molloy in the 1930 census. Ida is the daughter of Mary Molly, the elder Marys’ daughter, married to Dominick Malloy.
In the 1930 census the Downes woman were indexed as DORMES, guess it was the bad penmanship of the census taker. Another mystery solved for the time being. I then searched for the family in the 1900 census in East Pittsburgh, PA. The unusual thing is the fact that in that town in the other census it was listed as having three wards, but in 1900 only one came up. It was a large community, I am wondering if there were three and two are missing.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Newark, Essex, New Jersey; Roll: 1336; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 119; Image: 389.0; FHL microfilm: 2341071.