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from 1880 Census Returns

E(dson) J. HIGGINS Self M Male     W 37 VT 
                                 Farmer VT VT 
Mary E. HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 36 VT 
                                 Keeping House VT CT 
Charles HIGGINS     Son S Male      W 11 IL 
                                 VT VT 
Howard HIGGINS     Son S Male      W  6 MO
                                 VT  VT 
Arthur HIGGINS       Son S Male      W 3 MO
                                 VT  VT 
Iola ROYSE     Other Female             W 14 OH
                                 OH  KY 
Source Information:
Census Place Monegan, St. Clair, Missouri 
Family History Library Film 1254714 
NA Film Number T9-0714 
Page Number 308A 

CENSUS  cenĚsus  sen(t)-s&s
The manuscript census is the single fullest genealogical record. 
Every ten years, the government commissioned census takers 
who visited every house in their district. 
There, they asked the head of the household a series of personal
questions: the age of everyone in the home, his or her race, wealth,
occupation, age, literacy, physical state, and birthplace. 
The Content of each census questionnaire varied.

This information compiled by Michael James Higgins