The Question They Only Asked Males Over 21 in 1900


This 1900 census enumeration leaves the question of year of citizenship blank for these two ladies.1900-no-females
It wasn’t an oversight. It was because the census enumerator’s instructions were to only ask the question regarding year of citizenship of males over the age of twenty-one. The likely reason is because women in 1900 didn’t have a separate citizenship status from that of their husband–the two literally were one.