Census Record from North Carolina State Hospital in 1920

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When I do a general search for this person, an ancestry record appears stating this person is listed in the North Carolina State Hospital 1920 (referenced in bio sources of profile). Using FamilySearch I cannot seem to find a free version of this document. 

Are these records not available on FamilySearch or is it an indexing problem? Where else could I obtain this record for free?


WikiTree profile: Laura Hanks
asked in Genealogy Help by Stormy Faw G2G3 (3.3k points)

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Agree that Laura Faw who was single and worked in the dining room at the hospital and died in 1938 is a different person. After 1899 you need to look for Laura Hanks. According to her husband’s FindAGrave she died in 1908. You might find more by looking for her husband and children. Was he a widower or remarried by the 1910 census?

North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F84N-4X1 : 22 December 2016), John Hanks and Laura Faw, 06 Nov 1899; citing , Ashe, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 1,689,103.

answered by Kay Sands G2G6 Pilot (189k points)
selected by Stormy Faw

John was a widower in 1910

United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLSP-HM2 : accessed 14 December 2018), John Hanks, Helton, Ashe, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 4A, family 56, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1096; FHL microfilm 1,375,109.

His Birth North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZTM-YZY : 10 February 2018), John Thomas Hanks, 1872; citing Sturgills, Ashe Co., North Carolina, reference BK D-10 P 213; FHL microfilm 467,148.

Thanks so much! Just saw that record as well.
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The record you refer to is under the name Laura Faw and she is listed as 53 years of age.  To me, I question whether it is the same person, as the last name is wrong.  The age is too old by 6 years.  She is listed as single and not married.  Before accepting this as fact, I would send a message to the Find A Grave manager and see if they can take a better look at that headstone to determine if the date is 1908 or 1938.

Here is a link to the Ancestry file.  [https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6061&h=10370620&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=dDR2094&_phstart=successSource 1920 Census for Laura Faw]
answered by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Mach 6 (61.4k points)

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