[Friday, January 30, 1903]
1903 painted furniture
In part 1 of this series, we looked at the membership card and got a general feel for the information it contained. In this part, we will look at the 1930 census to see what information we can find.
I have two options easily available to me to look for the 1930 Census for Texas: FamilySearch.org and Footnote. I could also check Heritage Quest at the local library or access Ancestry.com at a Family History Center. Turns out that Record Search on FamilySearch does not contain the 1930 US Census for Texas, so let’s look at Footnote.
For those with a subscription to Footnote, you can find the image here.
[Thursday, January 29, 1903]
1903 worke[d] in shop & mooved [sic]
some furniture over to where I
was living to paint. & bought
me a sewing machine for $65 00/100
This image is of the Boy Scout membership application card for James Ross. In this first part, we are going to do an initial examination of the card to see what we can learn.
The card is from 1935 and is for the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America located in Dallas, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has a National Council which at this time was located in New York City. Local councils were charted from National to be a support structure to the troops in a geographic area. This application is for troop 253 located in Corsicana, Texas which is about 60 miles south of Dallas.
There are 5 names on the card: