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Christine Parker, Bodie CA, 1905

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Re: BURKHAM family in Bodie, CA

Posted: 2 Jan 2010 10:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burkham, Seiler
Albert is the "bad" info in the 1880 census. The census taker assumed that Cecil Bertrand, the eldest child of Mary (Mamie) and Solomon was actually named Albert. The reason for this is that Cecil as a young child was called "Bert" from his middle name. Do not confuse this with Cecil Bertrand Burkham,I and Josephine Seiler Burkham's son Cecil Bertrand Burkham, II. He was called Bert his whole life. Also, the age of Cecil Bertrand Burkham,I in the 1880 census is wrong...he was 1 not 11. The 5th child of Solomon and Mamie is an unknown. We as a family always thought that this was a stillborn or mistaken in the census. No one was ever told of a 5th child and there are no graves in Bodie for this supposed 5th child. Mary was born in 1860 and did not have a child in 1868! Ahh, the mistakes that are in the censuses. They are only part of the research as we all know. Hope this information helps.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Christyn Burkham 22 Feb 2003 4:22PM GMT 
metaphor 3 Nov 2004 8:47PM GMT 
Marj Cooper 5 Dec 2004 11:22PM GMT 
Christyn Burkham 6 Dec 2004 12:10AM GMT 
Marj Cooper 6 Dec 2004 1:49AM GMT 
Holly07Hart 2 Dec 2007 5:36PM GMT 
marjiilew37 24 Jun 2009 10:39PM GMT 
ChristynBurkh... 16 Dec 2007 7:51PM GMT 
hollyfest1 25 Dec 2009 10:30PM GMT 
ChristynBurkh... 2 Jan 2010 5:46PM GMT 
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