Please don't be misled by the census record. It just means is the person [on the day of the enumerator’s visit] sick or temporarily disabled *** to be unable to attend to ordinary ** or duties? If so, what is the sickness or disability: “___” Blind: “___” Deaf and Dumb: “___” Idiot: “___” Insane: “___” Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden, or otherwise disabled: “___” Education Attended school within the Census year: “___” Cannot read: “___” Cannot write: “___”
It remains "blank" for Michael Keith, so he was perfectly well.
Census > U.S. Census > 1880 United States Federal Census > Pennsylvania > Indiana > Greene > District 140
1880 United States Federal Census about Michael Keith Name: Michael Keith Home in 1880: Greene, Indiana, Pennsylvania Age: 18 Estimated birth year: abt 1862 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to head-of-household: Son Father's name: George Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's name: Isabella Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: At Home Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Cannot read/write:
Deaf and dumb:
Idiotic or insane: View image Household Members: Name Age George Keith 59 Isabella Keith 59 George Keith 25 John Keith 21 Michael Keith 18 MICHAEL MARRIED ISABELLA PATTERSON Susanna Keith 14 Isaiah Keith 8 Ida May Keith 4