1880 Census -- Tenth Census of the United States


Schedule 1 -- Inhabitants in Irvington
State: Indiana, County: Marion, Township: Warren, Town of Irvington
Supervisors District #3, Enumeration District: #100, sheet #9
Enumerated: 4th day of June, 1880, Jacob A. Krummins, Enumerator

Dwelling #85, Family #94
Hay, O. P., White, Male, age 34, (Head), Married, occupation: teacher, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana
---, M. E., White Female, age 31, Wife, Married, occupation: keeping house, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio
---, W. P., White, Male, age 8, Son, attend school this year, born in Illinois, Father born in Indiana, Mother born in Illinois
---, Mamie, White, Female, age 7, Daughter, attend school this year, born in Illinois, Father born in Indiana, Mother born in Illinois
---, Fannie S., White, Female, age 4, Daughter, born in Iowa, Father born in Indiana, Mother born in Illinois

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Notes: The family moved here just last year from Abingdon, Illinois. In the past ten years:
1870-1873 -- Oliver Perry was Professor of Natural Science at Eureka College, Eureka, IL
1872 -- awarded M.A. degree by Eureka College
1873-1873 -- taught 1/2 time at Neelyville, IL and 1/2 time at Ghent, KY
1873-1876 -- Professor of Natural Science at Oskaloose College, Oskaloosa, Iowa
1876-1877 -- Graduate school at Yale University, New Haven, CT
1877-1879 -- Professor of Natural Science at Abingdon College, Abingdon, IL

The last child Robert will be born in two years on November 16, 1882, in Irvington. Irvington was planned in 1870 as an independent town in the heart of Indianapolis eastside. It was not annexed by Indianapolis until 1901. Butler University moved here in the 1870’s, and was located in Irvington until the 1920’s. (It used to be “Northwestern Christian” prior to the 1870’s.) Oliver Perry and Mary Emily will live here for 12 years, 1879-1892; where O. P. is a professor of biology and geology. It was here that his interest in paleontology started, roughly around 1890, when his field work also began. In 1892 they will move to Chicago, 1898 to DC, then to New York in 1900, as O. P. switched fields from university teaching to museum curating, spurred by his refusal to teach creationism.

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