|Name and Surname||Relationship to Head of Household||Age||Sex||Marriage or Orphanhood||Birthplace and Nationality||School||Personal Occupation||Employment||Place of Work|
|James Whittam||Head||54||M||Married||Wakefield||[Blank]||Fireman Electric Light Co.
No occupation – blind
Out of work.
|Emily Whittam||Wife||55||F||Married||Wakefield||[Blank]||Shopkeeper Grocer and Provision dealer||Own account||[Blank]|
|Tram company||Tramway company Barnsley road|
|Ethel Whittam||Daughter||17||F||Single||Wakefield||[Blank]||Woolen Reeler||Baldwins and sons Worsted Mill||Tootal street, Bridge end|
|John Thomas Whittam||Grandson||0||M||Both alive||Wakefield||[Blank]||[Blank]||[Blank]||[Blank]|
I declare that this Schedule is correctly filled up to the best of my knowledge and belief
[signed] E. Whittam
« Return to Case Study D – Wakefield
- Look at Source One and answer these questions.
Source one- 1921 Census record- The National Archives (RG15/22493)
- Why do you think James is ‘out of work’ and might find it difficult to find a job? What effect could this have on the family?
- What kinds of things do you think Emily sells as a ‘grocer’?
- What does Alfred’s job reveal about travel in the 1920s?
- Who is doing the job ‘home duties’? Why did house work take longer in the 1920s?
- What else can you learn about the family?
- What questions do you have about this family that are not answered by the census record? Write these down and keep them.