Petra (?) [wife of Pilar MIRANDA]1

F, b. circa 1867
     Petra (?) [wife of Pilar MIRANDA] Pilar's wife is shown as "Petra" in the 1910 census, although in the 1900 census it is "Octavious" and in the 1920 census it is "Otabinia." Pilar and "Petra" claim in the 1910 census to have been married for 27 years, which clearly could not be the case if the 1900 census shows him married to "Octavious." The fact that he married "Octaviana" about 27 years earlier (actually they were married in 1881, which is 29 years earlier) and the similarity of the names "Octaviana," "Octavious" and "Otabinia," suggests that "Petra" was probably really "Octaviana" and that the census taker horribly butchered her name. The census takers and/or the surveyed population in Dona Ana County during the early 1900's seem to have been very careless, making numerous errors in both the spelling of names and the listing of ages.

In the 1910 census, she claims to have immigrated to the United States in 1880.1,2,3,4 She was born circa 1867 at Mexico.1 As of after 1900,her married name was Miranda.1

Citations

  1. [S120] 1910 U.S. Census, Precinct 2 Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico; Enumeration District 63; Supervisor's District 181; Sheet 9A; Dwelling 130; Family 136.
  2. [S121] 1920 U.S. Census, Precinct 2 Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, New Mexico; Enumeration District 25; Sheet 7A; Dwelling 134; Family 135.
  3. [S122] 1900 U.S. Census, Dona Ana, Dona Ana County, Territory of New Mexico; Enumeration District 41; Supervisor's District 170; Sheet 4B; Dwelling 85; Family 85.
  4. [S123] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch Number: M528852, Call Number: 0016758, Type: Film.
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