The man of the house, was named David. He had the right heritage (Irish), age group (born 1860s), birthplace (Ireland) and marital status — he was a widower.
No, not a “widow;” that is a woman who has worn out her husband! A widower is a man who has managed to outlive his wife. (Yes, it’s very rare indeed!).
Returning to this glimpse of the Census, David was raising his 15year-old son, St. Clair — this very unique name is what caught my eye and had me wondering …
David’s father was also living with them; his name was John James and he was 72years old.
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