Sixteenth Census Population for Garrett, Maryland, 1940

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Title

Sixteenth Census Population for Garrett, Maryland, 1940

Alternative Title

Census, 1940

Subject

Census--United States
Population--United States
World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans

Description

A Sixteenth United States census record for Garrett, Maryland for 1940. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, status of the house (farm, own, rent), and citizenship. On this record, Thomas Robert Savage (1892-1941) is listed as head of house (line 29), though his wife Della is listed first. Because of this, it is likely that Thomas was at work when the census recorder gathered their information. Thus, the whole family's race is listed as white, probably based on Della's complexion as a biracial woman. This could also account for other inconsistencies in this record, such as Thomas's parents' birthplace.

Thomas Robert Savage was born on March 27, 1892 in Eastern Shore, Virginia. Though little is known about his childhood and early life, we do know he could read and write. On June 5, 1917, Savage, like many, registered for the draft in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is likely he married his wife, Della, before being inducted and serving in Europe. He was inducted into the United States Army on August 3, 1918 and served as a corporal in Company C of the 540th Engineers. From October 27, 1918 to May 21, 1919, Savage and his unit worked overseas in a behind-the-lines role, repairing roads and building barracks to keep the rest of the army moving. After returning to the United States, he resumed life with his wife. They eventually moved to Maryland, where Savage worked as a driver. He died on April 7, 1941. He is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida at Section D Grave 3.

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.

Creator

Browning, John Q.
<a href="https://www.census.gov/" target="_blank">United States Census Bureau</a>

Source

Digital reproduction of original census record by John Q. Browning, April 3, 1940: Garrett, Maryland, Page 6A, Enumeration District 12-10A, Roll m-t0627-01550.

Date Created

ca. 1940-04-03

Contributor

Savage, Thomas Robert

Format

image/jpg

Extent

3,136 KB

Medium

1 census record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Garrett, Maryland

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by John Q. Browning and published by the United States Census Bureau.

Rights Holder

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.

Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Dalessandro, Robert J. and Gerald Torrence. Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.
Keene, Jennifer D. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "db=NARAWWITroops&
h=1872914" target="_blank">Thomas R Savage." U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Hoboken, New Jersey. Record Group 92, Roll or Box Number 477, NAI Number 6234477. Accessed October 25, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
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Office of the Quartermaster General. "db=NARAWWITroops&
h=672190" target="_blank">Thomas R Savage." U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Marseille, France. Record Group 92, Roll or Box Number 49, NAI Number 6234465. Accessed October 31, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
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Office of the Quartermaster General. "db=IntermentControlForms&
h=1839981" target="_blank">Thomas Robert Savage." U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida. Record Group 92, A1 2110-B. Accesed October 24, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
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Selective Service System. "Thomas Robert Savage." United States World War I DRaft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Online database with images, FamilySearch. Portsmouth, Virginia. NARA microfilm publication M1509, FHL microfilm 1,985,046. Accessed October 25, 2018. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6ZW-RF9.
U.S. Census Bureau. "db=1940usfedcen&
h=149370885" target="_blank">Thomas Savage." 1940 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Garrett, Maryland. Enumeration District 12-10A. NARA microfilm publication T627, Roll m-t0627-01550. Accessed October 31, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
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h=149370885.
U.S. Census Bureau. "db=1920usfedcen&
h=55825414" target="_blank">Thomas Savage." 1920 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Postmouth Monroe Ward, Portsmouth, Virginia. Enumeration District 178. NARA microfilm publication T625, Roll 1905. Accessed October 25, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&
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h=55825414.

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