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  1. Pets in the 1911 census

    When Frances Catherine Stone was filling in her 1911 census enumeration form, she showed that she was a single woman and the head of the household.  No other people were recorded, but she chose to name her dearly beloved cat and dog, presumably who she considered to be equal residents of the property.  So below her name, was recorded “Timothy the cat” who was seven years old, and “Jack the dog” aged 8.

    Timothy the cat, Jack the dog

    The census indexer has included them under these names in the indexing process, although other searches for “dog” and “cat” do not find any further pets listed in the index itself.

    Do you have ancestors who loved their animals enough to record them in genealogical records?  Why not find out by contacting us to find our more on your family tree.

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