Bird's Nest Orphanage, Alameda County, California, 1900
Bird's Nest Orphanage
Fruitvale, Brooklyn Township
Alameda County, California, A.D. 1900*
1 Dennisson ? Head W F June 1863 36 M 7 1 1 Ohio Ohio Ohio Matron 0 Y Y Y R H
2 Elleworth Lena A* Boarder W F Oct 1874 25 M 6 0 0 Ill Ill Ind 1st Ass Matron 0 Y Y Y
3 Wolard Phoebe Boarder W F Feb 1883 17 S Calif Ind Miss 2nd Ass Matron 0 Y Y Y
4 Wilson Marie Inmate W F Jan 1885 15 S Calif At School 10 Y Y Y
5 Mendoza* Camillia Inmate W F May 1893 7 S Calif At School 10
6 Mendoza* Dottie Inmate W F Mar 1895 5 S Calif
7 Miller Ruth Inmate W F May 1892 8 S Calif At School 10 Y Y Y
8 Miller Hazel Inmate W F Jan 1894 6 S Calif
9 Haizel* Nora Inmate W F Apr 1893 7 S Calif At School 10
10 Dennisson Norma Inmate W F Apr 1894 6 S Calif Ohio Maine
11 Loranyams* Effie Inmate W F Jan 1894 6 S Calif
12 Ellsworth Grace Inmate W F Aug 1896 3 S Calif Calif Ill
13 Ellsworth Kittie Inmate W F Sept 1897 2 S Calif
14 Chill Jean Inmate W F May 1896 4 S Calif
15 Lyon Harriett Inmate W F Mar 1896 4 S Calif
16 Blay Ida Inmate W F May 1896 4 S Calif
17 Krums Gladdis* Inmate W F July 1898 1 S Calif
18 Hunslin Lon Inmate W F May 1894 6 S Calif
19 Wood Clara Inmate W F May 1894 6 S Calif
20 Porter* Clara Inmate W F Mar 1894 6 S Calif
** Transcriber's Notes **
Columns above represent name, relation, color, gender, birth month, birth
year, age, marital status, years married, number of children, number of
living children, birth place, father's birth place, mother's birth place,
occupation, months unemployed, months at school, home owned or rented, home
Columns omitted are year of immigration, years in United States,
naturalization, home owned free or mortgaged, number of farm schedule.
Transcriber used the abbreviations Ill for Illinois, Ind for Indiana, Calif
for California, Miss for Missouri. If no nativity is stated, Enumerator
wrote "Unknown" in column. All remaining abbreviations appear above as in
the original document.
Address of Orphanage: not given in census
This census was taken June 19, 1900 by Thomas Turnbull, Enumerator.
1 Unable to read first name; might possibly be Anna but it is really hard
to say with any certainty - the name is overwritten fairly thoroughly.
2 Given name looks like "Lenard" but might be "Lena A", or something
5-6 Surname looks like "Heudoza", as written; might be Hendoza, Mendoza,
9 Might be Haizul, Haiziel
11 Spelling given above as in original census; might be Lorauyams,
17 Given name is spelled above as in original census; might be Gladys.
20 Might be Porters
Ancestry.com, On-line Census Images.
1900 U.S. Federal Census, California
Alameda County, Fruitvale
SD 1, ED 326, Sheet 25A; Image 49 of 54
Img Ref#: 508/Roll: T623 81.
This list was Transcribed by
11 April 2002
for The Orphans' Home Website