Twelfth Census Population for Alachua County, Florida, 1900

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Title

Twelfth Census Population for Alachua County, Florida, 1900

Alternative Title

Census, 1900

Subject

Census--United States
Population--United States

Description

The Twelfth United States Census records for Alachua County, Florida, for 1900. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house. The census also states a resident's place of birth, and birthplace of their mother and father. If foreign born, the person provided the year they immigrated, whether they were naturalized and if they spoke English.

A notable resident listed in this record is Jeff Howard (1894-1962). Born and raised in Alachua, Florida, Howard's parents, Cage and Rachael Howard, worked as farmers. Before being drafted into the military during World War I, Jeff relocated to Clearwater, Florida, while working as an itinerant laborer on the Southern Railway Company in Marion, North Carolina. On January 16, 1918, Jeff married Francis Davis, and the couple welcomed their first son, Thomas Jefferson Howard, on July 1, 1918. After being drafted into the United States Army on July 18, 1918, Jeff eventually joined the 807th Pioneer Infantry. Serving overseas in France, Jeff and his unit served in a technical capacity, constructing and repairing roads, bridges, and railroads. However, the units also served on the front lines of battle, experiencing direct action with the enemy. Jeff and the 807th took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the last major engagement of the war, earning the Silver Band on the Pike of Colors of Lance of the Standards. Returning from overseas, Jeff settled briefly in Clearwater, working as a grove worker. During the 1920s, the family relocated to New Jersey, where a second son, Theodore Roosevelt Howard, was born on November 19, 1923, in New Brunswick. By 1930, the family returned to Clearwater, where Jeff continued working in the grove industry for the remainder of his working life. Both of his sons served in the military during World War II. Thomas served in the Army, while Theodore served in the Navy. Jeff died on August 29, 1962, and is buried in the Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida, at Row 39, Plot 5.

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

Rush, Benjamin

Source

Digital reproduction of original census record by Benjamin Rush, June 25-26, 1900: Alachua, Florida
Pages: 40-41
Enumeration District: 0003
FHL microfilm: 1240165.

Date Created

1900-06-25 to 1900-06-26

Contributor

Howard, Jeff

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1.13 MB
1.15 MB

Medium

2 census records

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Alachua County, Florida

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History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Benjamin Rush and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

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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