Arline Mills School Census: Dist 117 – Pierce Co, WA – 1 May 1913

The following Images are from the original completed census form for Pierce County School District No. 117, Arline Mills, taken 1 May 1913. This form, along with a number of other Arline School documents was found in a satchel on the Fred Keating farm about 1975 or so, and are now located in the Meitzler Personal Research Library, Bountiful, Utah. Note that the form is two-sided 8.4 x 14. However, in order to make it easier to scan, display, and read online, I posted the form in four illustrations – two from each side. I have the school census records from 1911 through 1917, with 1916 missing, and plan to post them all – one year at a time.

Arline Mills School Census - 1913 - page 1 - left

Arline Mills School Census - 1913 - page 1 - right

Names of Parents or Guardians – Names of Children – Date of Birth (month & day) – No. of Weeks Child Has Attended School During School Year – Date of Birth (Year) – Sex – Postoffice Address – Signature of Parent of Guardian. Note that in a number of cases, a line is used for Weeks in School. I believe this to mean “not given.” Where this occurs, I am transcribing it as ng for “not given.” Also note that the person who took this census accidentally put the “weeks in school” in the wrong column, and realizing the error, retitled the heading and kept this same format to the bottom of the page.

  • W. G Sawyer – Frances Sawyer – Nov 28 – 29 – 1902 – f – South Prairie – blank
  • blank – David ditto – Oct 5 – ng – 1897 – m – ditto – W. G. Sawyer
  • Jas McCarthy – Dora McCarthy – Aug 20 – ng – 1893 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Minnie ditto – July 14 – ng – 1895 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Wm McCarthy – Sept 30 – ng – 1897 – m – ditto – blank
  • blank – Elizabeth ditto – Apr 30 – ng – 1901 – f – ditto – Mrs. Emilie McCarthy
  • Tom Kaparak – Andy Chopic – Dec 26 – ng – 1897 – m- ditto – blank
  • blank – George ditto – Apr 21 – 19 – 1900 – m – ditto – blank
  • blank – Annie ditto – July 15 – 24 – 1905 – f – ditto- blank
  • blank – Rosie ditto – Jan 15 – ng – 1907 – f – ditto – Mrs. Kaparak + Her Sign
  • H C Nettleton – Myrtle Nettleton – Nov 14 – 10 – 1903 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Grace Armstrong – Mar 30 – 18 – 1905 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Charlie ditto – June 8 – ng – 1906 – m – ditto – Mrs. H C Nettleton
  • Wm Wilchuck – Vernie Yotsko – Feb 2 – 29 – 1900 – m – ditto- blank
  • blank- Jennie ditto – Oct 25 – 29 – 1901 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Andy ditto – ditto 30 – 29 – 1903 – m – ditto – blank
  • blank- Annie ditto – Mar 30 – 29 – 1906 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – John Terek – May 24 – 29 – 1900 – m – ditto – Anna Wilchuck
  • J M Breen – John Breen – ditto 15 – 1901 – m – ditto – J M Breen
  • Fred Keating – Ed Keating – Apr 18 – ng – 1895 – m – ditto – blank
  • blank – Dora ditto – Nov 16 – ng – 1896 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Bertha ditto – ditto 20- 30 – 1898 – f – ditto – Fred Keating
  • blank – Anna ditto – Apr 29 – 30 – 1900 – f – ditto – blank
  • blank – Alfred ditto – May 12 – 29 – 1906 – m – ditto – blank

Arline Mills School Census - 1913 - page 2 - left

Arline Mills School Census - 1913 - page 2 - right

Names of Children – Date of Birth – Sex – No. of Weeks Child Has Attended School During School Year – Postoffice Address – Signature of Parent of Guardian.

  • Ansel Eddington – Charlie Eddington – Nov 22 1906 – m – ng – Orting – Alice Eddington
  • Arthur ditto – Myrtle ditto – Sept 15 ditto – f – ng – ditto – Rose ditto
  • Chas Flory – Lorena Flory – Oct 25 1897 – f – 10 – ditto – blank
  • blank – Diddie ditto – Feb 18 1901 – f – 29 – ditto- blank
  • blank – Fred ditto – Dec 13 1900 – m – ditto – blank
  • blank – Birdie ditto – July 26 1906 – f – 26 – ditto – blank
  • blank – Chester ditto – Jan 5 1907 – m – 26 – ditto – Emma Flory

Also See:

Arline School Census Records for 1911.
Arline School Census Records for 1912.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

4 thoughts on “Arline Mills School Census: Dist 117 – Pierce Co, WA – 1 May 1913”

  1. In Mississippi these are called “Educable Children Lists.” The local schools compiled a listed of ALL children from the ages of about 5 or 6 through age 20. These records can be found in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. In addition to their genealogical value, they can be used as substitutes for a birth certificate (in the rare instance when a birth didn’t get recorded).

  2. My name is Montana (Payne) Holt…My mother was Arline Marie Thompson and she was born in Arline Mills….Feb, 21, 1912. I was born in Raymond ,Washington August 3, 1946.

    My grandfather was Joseph Bernard Thompson b. 1888 and my Grandmother was Minnie Welthy Flory b. 1885

    Their Children were Joseph, Arline and Rose Thompson, and my Great-granparents were the Carner Family. Great-grandmother was Emma Welthy Carner; Great-grandfather was Charles Henry Flory.

    Can anyone share with me their knowledge of my fmaily?

    Regards, Montana Holt

  3. How do I get copies of the Arline Mills School Census? Andrew Chopic was my grandfather.
    Roger Rieke

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