|Crosen Family, Gainsboro, VA, 1930 Census|
I do not doubt that a couple would name their nine children after states. The census is full of people named after states. I was, however, skeptical about the chances of a man named Utah and a woman named Rhode Island finding one another. Stranger things have happened, but I wondered whether this family might have been having some fun with the census taker.
Then, I found them in the 1920 Census, too. If it was a joke, it was a long-running and well-maintained gag.
|Crosen Family, Gainsboro, VA, 1920 Census|