Could a person be listed in two places on the 1940 census?

+3 votes
122 views
My father appears to be listed twice on the 1940 census.  He is listed at his known address and also in the county jail!  All the data match except the answers to his present employment, finishing high school and present salary.  His prison profile paints a much better picture of him than his home profile.  Could he be listed in both places?
in Genealogy Help by William O'Dell G2G Rookie (250 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
 
Best answer
Yes, the US Census in any certain local was accomplished on different dates depending on number of families and how many Census takers they had available.  The practise would be discouraged, but if the Census Taker was unaware or did not care a duplicate could happen.
by A B G2G6 Mach 4 (41k points)
selected by William O'Dell
I have met the same person recorded in two different households on the same date in the UK.. It was down to the person who filled in the form not understanding the rules for who was resident at the time.

Related questions

+5 votes
3 answers
88 views asked Jul 11, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Mach 7 (70.3k points)
+8 votes
2 answers
57 views asked Dec 16, 2017 in WikiTree Tech by Sharon Casteel G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
+1 vote
1 answer
+4 votes
1 answer

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...