R not N on 1901 Census
- On one of my messages I said that the provinces of Canada were followed by
an N. It turns out what looks like an N is actually R for rural versus U for
urban. It is just that the lower case r has the peak at the top and a long
upward curve so it looked very confusing. Looking at the top of the column
11, it instructs the census taker if the country of birth is Canada to write
the province or territory and then an r or u for rural or urban as the case
may be. That page looks like it is all r down the column but then it is hard
to distinguish at times.
So if I am reading it correctly, our mystery lady was born in rural Quebec.
So if it was correctly reported the St-Francois Bacedu, Felure, P.L. should
be in rural Quebec. However, I have found many errors on the census records,
especially with dates and places of birth.
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
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