Casefile Clues

04 March 2007

Occupation: Suffragist


Few women had occupations other than housewife in 1900 and very few were listed as "woman suffrage," but that is how Susan B. Anthony is listed in the 1900 census. Between the blurry ink and the census office notations, her name is very difficult to read, but there is no doubt it is her. You can search the 1900 census for your relative, but your female ancestors likely don't have any occupation listed. Sorry.