Can you give suggestions for lost Grandparents in 1910 census?

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I have my grandfather before marriage in the 1900 census of Madison Co., Indiana, and I have his marriage certificate to my grandmother in that same county in 1904.  Then I also have the birth of their 2nd born, my dad 1918; but I can find neither 'hide nor hair of my grandfather, grandmother, nor their first born record in 1906 .... they all seem to have disapeared between 1904 and 1918.  Their marriage was in Madison County, Indiana in 1904 (according to the original certificate that I have) and according to my Father's records he was born in LaGrange, Indiana in 1918 (I did find he and his  older brother in that LaGrange birth Index for 1911 and 1918).  I never got a specific answer from my Dad on just why he and his family were in LaGrange at that  time, and just assumed that he was too young to remember and no one ever told him.  My guess is that my Grandfather may have been a farm hand with another family.  By the 1930 census they had c0me back to the Madison & Delaware County area in Indiana which is where I was born.  I am going to search the 1920 census now, but I need help finding them in the 1910 census; have you ever seen  families or peopole turn up missing in a particular census year??
WikiTree profile: Clarence H. Gold
in Genealogy Help by Lowell Gold G2G Crew (400 points)

3 Answers

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groom's name: Fred Anson Gold
groom's birth date: 19 Aug 1904
groom's birthplace: Anderson, Indiana
groom's age:  
bride's name: Edith Cox
bride's birth date: 15 Jul 1907
bride's birthplace: Summitville, Ind.
bride's age:  
marriage date: 22 May 1926
marriage place: Hancock County, Indiana
groom's father's name: Clarence Hughes Gold
groom's mother's name: Bertha Estella Mier
bride's father's name: James A. Cox
bride's mother's name: Josie Miller


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
Thanks for the quick information !!
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I tried every "trick" I know to find your GOLD family in the 1910 Census - even searching by first names - but, with no luck.

In my own family research there have been instances where I was unable to "find" a particular family on the Census.  It is understandable that "households" are sometimes "missed" on Census records can you imagine the hardships and difficulties the Census takers endured?

Perhaps your GOLD family was moving from one location to another during the time that the Census was taken.

I'm sorry I could not find them on the 1910 Census - Sincerely, Melinda
by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (15.9k points)
OK, this was my thoughts also .... I just was  not sure that could happen as I kind of thought today they would 'track you down' if you turned up missing, but maybe not especially then ..... I had my grandfather with his father in 1900 census, then I had their marriage license for 1904 in Madison County, then I had their 1st born in Madison County in 1906 and the next 3 sons born in LaGrange, Indiana 1911, 1916, & 1918;   and I just looked at the 1920  census they were in LaGrange, Indiana and 1930 census back in Madison County, Indiana.  So they must have missed the 1910 census altogether and were in transit about that time.  apparently they were in LaGrange from about 1907 to 1910 till sometime between 1921 to 1930 census at which time they had come back to Madison County, IN.

Thanks so much for your help .... I appreicate it.
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I think I found them on family search.  Fred A Told  Parents  Clarence Told Bertha Told  living in Madison, Indiana
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (201k points)
YOU "nailed it" ..... thank you very much for your tremendous 'stick-to-it-ness', I don't think I would have ever found it.  Now I must see an original image to see how a "G" could get to be "T".

Thanks again so very very much.

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