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Looking for help re: William Hindman

the 1880 census lists him as "gentleman", and birthplace in Ireland.

I'm trying to piece together a lifestory and genealogical facts.

What would a "gentleman" from Ireland do, be during 1880 Philly?

and how he might have wound up passing away in Ohio

in Genealogy Help by Rachael Hindman G2G2 (2.6k points)

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In 1870 he was listed as a carpet manufacturer. By 1880 he may have sold his business or retired to let a son take over.

William Hindman

United States Census, 1870

Name William Hindman
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Pennsylvania, United States
Gender Male
Age 50
Race White
Race W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1819-1820
Birthplace Ireland
Page Number 182






William Hindman M 50 Ireland
Rosanah Hindman F 50 Ireland
Annie Hindman F 17 Pennsylvania
William Hindman M 13 Pennsylvania
John Hindman M 11 Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Hindman M 9 Pennsylvania
Steward Hindman M 7 Pennsylvania

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch( : 12 April 2016), William Hindman, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 182, family 1404, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,904.


View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

United States Census, 1870

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)
selected by Rachael Hindman

Or perhaps he was still manufacturing carpets. wink

Very cool start.

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Generally someone termed a "gentleman" was either a landowner living off rents, independently wealthy, or living off of investment income.  In other words, someone who didn't have to labor at a job.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (223k points)

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