Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

What the 1900 Census reveals about the Deedy family

The first time the Deedy family appears in the Worcester Census is in 1900 - while Edward and Hannah are still newlyweds. The street name is a bit difficult to make out - but I believe it reads 3 Ellsworth Street. This is the only time I have found Deedy spelled as Deady when associated with Edward & Hannah.
1900 United State Federal Census

Address: 3 Ellsworth Street

Deady, Edward B. - 28 yrs old
--- , Hannah - 27 yrs old

Edward lists his birthday as Jan. 1872
Hannah lists her birthday as Nov. 1872

Both say they have been married for half a year - 6/12

Both list Ireland as places of birth as well as Mother/Father's birth country

Edward lists his year of immigration as 1893 and # of years in US as 7
Hannah lists her year of immigration as 1892 and # of years in US as 8

Edward notes that he is a Naturalized citizen

Edward lists his occupation as Day Laborer

Both can read, write, and speak English

They rent in a house
It is unclear if the spelling of the last name is a clerical error, or if this is the spelling Edward and Hannah gave at the time. I am hoping to find a marriage certificate for the pair which may help clear this little mystery up.


1 Responses to “What the 1900 Census reveals about the Deedy family”

  1. # Blogger Greg

    Hi Jane:
    the address where Edward and Hannah Deady were living in 1900 is 3, ELLSWORTH Street.
    I have also found ship's manifests for the arrival of an Alex Deady aboard the SS Pavonia in 1896 and a William Deady aboard the SS Saxonia in 1901. Both these young men gave as their final destination their brother, Edward Deady of Ellsworth Street, Worcester.  

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