This 1910 census advance report reveals humor of the time

This humorous tongue-in-cheek report about the up-coming census report that year was printed in The New York Press in 1910.census


  • Number of families owning phonographs 2,264,721
  • Number of men holding worthless checks and invalid promissory notes. 72,986,279
  • Number of cities where taxes are reasonable 6
  • Number of ministers – 232,689
  • Number of ministers who would leave their present charge if they had a “call” with an increase in wages – 232,590
  • Number of women who like the hobble skirt – 0
  • Number of individuals who take a vacation annually – 54,428,674
  • Number of individuals who annually return broke – 54,428,671
  • Number of men who threw away their winter overcoats last spring – 3,456, 287
  • Number of men who will search the attic for those coats this fall – 3,456,281

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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