PARAGOULD CENSUS

1887

 

DECEMBER 24 , 1909

THE DAILY SOLIPHONE


TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

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THE CENSUS OF 1887 WAS TAKEN BY T.P. COLE , THE WELL KNOWN INSURANCE MAN. THE EDITOR OF THE SOLIPHONE WAS THEN THE EDITOR OF THE PARAGOULD PRESS AND OFFERED MR. COLE $10.00 TO TAKE THE CENSUS OF THE TOWN AND HE ACCEPTED . HE SAID HE COULD DO IT IN THREE DAYS , BUT IT TOOK HIM OVER A WEEK AND TOM HAS NEVER FORGOTTEN HOW HARD HE WORKED FOR THE $10.00 . A TABULAR STATEMENT HEAD OF EVERY FAMILY IN TOWN . THE STATEMENT SHOWED THE NUMBER IN FAMILY , MALE AND FEMALE , FROM WHENCE THEY CAME FROM PARAGOULD , THE DURATION OF THEIR RESIDENCE IN THE TOWN , OCCUPATION , ETC. THIS WAS PRINTED IN A SPECIAL EDITION OF 5,000 FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION AND THE ISSUE DID MUCH TO STIMULATE IMMIGRATION AND BRING PEOPLE TO PARAGOULD , SOME OF WHOM WERE DISAPPOINTED , AND "CUSSED" THE PAPER , WHILE OTHERS WERE PLEASED AND PRAISED IT.

* NOTE - IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY COPIES OF THE SPECIAL EDITION MENTIONED PLEASE EMAIL ME .

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