Population Census for New York City, Borough of Manhattan, 1905

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Title

Population Census for New York City, Borough of Manhattan, 1905

Alternative Title

New York Census, 1905

Subject

Census--United States
Population--United States

Description

The Population of the United States Census for Manhattan, New York, New York, for 1905. The census divides the population by categories of
sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house, if they were a Civil War veteran, and whether they were blind, deaf or dumb. A question was added regarding the place of birth and mother tongue of foreign-born persons and their parents. If foreign born, the person was required to provide the year they immigrated, whether they were naturalized and if they were able to speak English.

A notable resident listed in this record is Max Blum. Born in 1895, Blum and his family lived on East 45th Street in Manhattan. His parents immigrated to the United States from Germany in the late nineteenth century. His father, Edward Blum, worked as a butcher, and his mother, Tobina Blum, was a housewife. His brother, Joseph, worked as a jeweler’s apprentice. And his brother, Robert, worked as a printer’s helper. Blum served in the United States Army during World War I. His military service began in July of 1918, and he served in the Quartermaster Corps until April of 1919. After his military service, he had a career as a window trimmer and continued to live in New York. Later in life, he moved to Leesburg, Florida, where he was active in Veterans organizations. Blum passed away in 1989 and is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Source

Digital reproduction of original census record, June 01, 1905.

Date Created

1905-06-01

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1.71 MB

Medium

1 census record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

New York, New York

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

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Provenance

Originally created and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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Curator

Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.

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