Can anyone find pre 1910 records of Richard Franklin Crittenden?

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He was married to Mary Hardy in 1905 in Idaho, had three children and later divorced her. Remarried a woman named Marjorie/Margaret from NY.

Seems to have been a drifter.

Born in Kentucky. Married in Shoshone, Idaho - 1905. Lived in Spokane, WA - 1910. An R.F. Crittenden lived in 311 Precinct City LA, CA in 1920. Richard F Crittenden with similar origin and profession but different age lives in LA, CA in 1930-1940.

Age constantly changes through these records (drives me nuts) but other information seems to be consistent.

May be veteran of Spanish American War.
in Genealogy Help by Stephanie Twellmeyer G2G Rookie (130 points)

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Couldn't find him in 1900, but this might be him in 1880, Midway, Woodford Co., KY:

 (well, heck, I can't upload a photo).

Crittenden, John, B(lack), m, 57, farm laborer

-, Saraoh, B, f, 41, wife

-, William, B, m, 11, son

-, John, B, m, 11, son

-, Nellie, B, f, 7, dau

-, Richard, B, m, 6, son

-, Kay, B, f, 9 months, dau

Naver?, Nathan, M(ulatto), m, 19, stepson
by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (802k points)
That's not it. He is a white individual not of African American descent.
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Some more possibilities

1880 Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY Census

page 32

June 11

230 341


Laura  w f 47
Sadie B. w f 19
Frank  w m 19 son
John J. w m 23 son U.S.A. Officer

[All but Frank listed as born in KY. Frank b. Indian Terr.]


1880 South Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY Census

page 37

June 12

256 328


John A.  w m 58
Virginia w f 51  wife
Richard  w m 28  son


Rose w f 10  daughter


Mary w f 27  daughter
Willie w m 2 grandson


B.  w f 18 niece
Jake w m 16 waiter


Jones b m 15  servant

[All born in Kentucky, all parents born in Kentucky]

Hope this is the correct family.
by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (81.2k points)
Neither of them seem to be quite right. Ages and locations are off.

Richard F Crittenden is stated to be about 30 on his marriage license in 1905. Age 34 in 1910. Age 53 in 1940. Age 63 in 1940. He says his 1st marriage occured at 32 years of age.

He must be born in 1877 give or take a year or two. He would only be a young child in 1880 not in his late teens and twenties as the young men listed in your above post are.
I wonder. In the 1910 Census he gives a different birthplace for his mother. He states his mother was born in Virginia but in all following census records he lists Kentucky. He may be mistaken about his own birthplace espcially if he lived close to a border.
Unfortunately, the families enumerated in the census records were not always the ones giving answers to the census takers. If no one was home, a neighbor would fill in the blanks, or the parents might be away from home so the children would give answers that weren't always accurate. In one census, my great-grandfather was listed as a female named Charlotte instead of as a male named Charles. And he wasn't effeminate.  He later married and had nine children. Someone who didn't know the family well must have given that information. Census records are a wonderful resource, but not always accurate.

Sorry neither of these records helped you.

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