LOUISIANA

CENSUS RETURNS

1810  -  1940

 

 

UPDATED OCTOBER 29, 2012

 

Louisiana became part of the United States in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. It became a Territory in 1805 and the 18th State in 1812. It is divided into Parishes rather than Counties. The first Federal Census was in 1810 prior to Statehood. In the 1810 census both males and females are broken into 0-9, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45 and over.

 

In the 1820 census males are broken down 0-9, 10-15, 16-18, 19-25, 26-44, 45 and older. Females are divided 0-9, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45 and over.

 

In the 1830 and 1840 census both males and females are listed 0-4, 5-9, 10- 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc.

 

From 1850 on ages and states of birth are shown.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1810 CENSUS

 

No Putmans or Putnams found so far. However, about 1806, Levi Putnam from Grafton, Vermont (one of the NewEngland branch) came to Natchitoches, Louisiana to set up a trading post. He died about 1808-1809. His son Lucius Putnam remained there and died there in 1821 at about age 16. The rest of the family returned to Vermont. I guess they were too far out in the boonies to be counted or even found at census time.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1820 CENSUS

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  St. Landry Parish

He is in his mid 20s and single and listed 000100 000000. He is listed as being engaged in manufacturing. He looks to be Charles Caleb Putnam, son of Caleb Putnam and Hannah Russell from Newburyport, Massachusetts. He is currently also listed in Washington DC and will be married to Margaret Murdock there later this year.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1830 CENSUS

 

No Putmans or Putnams listed, but old Charles was there anyway.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1840 CENSUS

 

JOHN PUTMAN  East Feliciana Parish

Southern Putman family. 00001  2001. He is in his 20s, she in her teens. He is John James Putman son of James Putman and Elizabeth Johnson. He has just come over from Mississippi. His wife is Nancy Crittendon.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

001111. He is now 43. He's Charles Caleb Putnam from Newburyport, Massachusetts and youíll read all about him in the Mississippi Section. He was born October 1, 1793 and was a son of Caleb Putnam (1904) and Hannah Russell of Newburyport, Massachusetts. His family was in Maine in the 1790, New Hampshire in 1800 and Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1810. Charles came to Georgetown, Washington DC about 1816 and married Margaret Murdock there October 17, 1820. They moved to Tennessee in 1824 and were in Knox County Tennessee in the 1830 census, then to New Orleans and then to Smith County, Mississippi. He will next be found in 1850 in Smith County, Mississippi where he is an attorney. He died in Madison Parish, Louisiana in 1862, and Margaret died in New Orleans in July 1887. His line is Charles Caleb > Caleb > Archelaus > Archelaus > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam of Massachusetts.

 

J. R. (JAMES RUSSELL) PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

0111001  020001. This is James Russell Putnam, Charles brother. James is a son of Caleb Putnam and Hannah Russell originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts. James was born in Topsham, Maine on November 11, 1789. He was with his brother Charles in Washington I think in 1820 and then went to Tennessee. He married Sophia Ann Perkins in Davidson County, Tennessee on October 24, 1822. They came Mississippi and then to New Orleans by 1840. He will die in Vicksburg, Mississippi on March 31, 1841. He is a dentist and inventor of dental tools. His brother Charles is here in New Orleans. His line is James > Caleb > Archelaus > Archelaus > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam of Massachusetts.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1850 CENSUS

 

PERRY PUTNAM  East Baton Rouge Parish

He is 22 VA and in the State Penitentiary for larceny.

 

S. A. (SOPHIA ANN) PUTNAM  Jefferson Parish

Sophia Ann Perkins is the widow of James Russell Putnam who died in 1841. She is 48 PA, with a son Emmet 17 LA and daughter M. L. (Mary Louise)13 LA. They were in New Orleans in 1840. Sophia will in New Orleans in 1851.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Livingston Parish

He's moved and is now 31 MS, Nancy Crittendon his wife is 29 LA, Luritan (?) a son 12 MS, James J. 9 LA, William F. 5 LA, Sarah E. 2 LA and Lurena 1 month old. He is John James Putman son of James Putman and Elizabeth Johnson. He came over from Mississippi in the 1830s.

 

FANNY PUTNAM  Orleans Parish

She is 50 VA. She is living with her daughter Indiana Hershey 20 VA and husband whose first name I canít make out. The Perry Putnam in Baton Rouge is probably her son too.

 

MARY PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 4 LA and in an Orphanage.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Orleans Parish

He is 29 VT. He might be the son of William Putnam (1206) and Philena Buck from Randolph, Vermont. That guy is married now, but not listed in Vermont and works for the railroad. Might be here on business. Not at all certain.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1860 CENSUS

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish

He is 28 MS, Melorie 26 LA and there is an Octave Damtin 1 LA with them. He is listed as Potman and may not be a Putman. In 1870 there is an Emily Putman here with three kids. She is then 30, but the writing might be 36. There is a marriage record that she married John H. Putman here April 23, 1860. This is probably them, but I have no clue who John was.

 

B. (BRUCE) & SAMíL PUTNAM  Madison Parish

Bruce is 26 TN and Samuel 29 TN. They are sons of Charles Caleb Putnam and Margaret Murdoch from Knox County, Tennessee and Newburyport, Massachusetts before that. Charles is over in Mississippi where he is a lawyer. Bruce is also listed over there now.

 

ANNA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 35 LA and is listed under Mrs. Benit or Benoit 39 LA and followed by Eugene Benit or Benoit 20 LA.

 

EMMET PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is the youngest son of James Russell Putnam. He is 27 LA, Amelia 22 LA and they have Russell T. 1 LA. He is a broker in New Orleans.

 

EDWARD PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is single living with Benjamin Quire. He is 37, born in Louisiana in about 1822. He is probably on of Charles Caleb's kids, but I do not have him listed as such, but then I don't have all that family. Edward is an engineer.

 

GERALD L. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 31 MA and a ship carpenter. He is boarding with Mary McChesney 24 NY.

 

JAMES M. (MERCIER) PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is the eldest son of James Russell Putnam. He is 36 TN and his wife Mary Spearing is 35 LA, James Henry 12 LA, Emmett 4 LA and Edward 2 LA. Her brother Edward Spearing 26 LA is there with his wife Catherine 24 LA. He is a merchant, born in Tennessee.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1870 CENSUS

 

EMILY PUTMAN  Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish

She is 30 LA, Donado 11 LA, Dora 8 LA and they live with Henry and Beaneau Danta. There is a marriage record that she married John H. Putman here April 23, 1860. There was a John Putnam here in 1860 with the sorta same people but names not quite the same. Then, I have no clue who John was.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  Ward 7, Morehouse Parish

He is 22 MS a farm laborer. His wife Terry is 20 AR and they have Lissla 4/12 LA. This is a black family.

 

BERTHA PUTMAN  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 16 MA and lives with Edward and Sarah Kuikham.

 

EMILY PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is a Black woman 50 LA, and has Sallie 8 LA and Victorine 6 LA. Also here is another black woman Rose Spearing 72 LA. They are domestic servants in the Spearing family where James Putnam and his family all live. They were probably slaves up till the end of the Civil War 5 years ago. Thatís why they have the last names that they have.

 

GORHAM PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 43 ME, his second wife Mary C. 34 NY and they have Mary J. 9 LA, Silas 7 LA, Emma 5 LA and Kate 1 LA. They are here in 1880. He is Gorham Lancaster Putnam, born in Searsport, Maine. In 1850 he is shown at home there with his folks Silas Putnam and Mary Ann Mitchell.

 

JAMES M. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

James Russell Putnam's eldest. He is 45, Mary Spearing 42, Emmet 14, Edward 12, Robert 10 and Lee 8. Mary's mom, Mary Spearing age 72 born in England and her brother Henry Spearing 57 from England are there as well. The Spearings actually head this household.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

This is John Murdock Putnam, son of Charles Caleb. He is 49 DC and a tobacco broker. Sophronia Fearn his wife is 43 AL, Maria 18 MS, and Oscar 15 MS.

 

SAM PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 39 TN and a liquor merchant, Margaret Moore 35 VA, Henrietta 14 MS and Margaret 13 MS. He is a son of Charles Caleb Putnam and Margaret Murdoch. He was single here in 1860.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1880 CENSUS

 

JAMES PUTNAM  6th Ward, Madison Parish

He is 16 LA and boarding. Heíll be married in St. Helen Parish in 1900.

 

JAMES M. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 58 LA TN TN. Also here is L. Putnam 24 LA LA LA and they are boarding. Looks like a dual listing for James Mercier and his son Emmett. James is a sugar broker, his son Emmett works in a store. They are in a boarding house. They are also listed back home in St. Bernard Pariah.

 

AMELIA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 42 NH NH NH, Minnie 19 LA LA NH, Alice 17 LA. There are also a niece Mary Diamond 13 LA and nephew Frank Diamond 18 LA. She is now the widow of Emmett Putnam, the youngest son of James Russell Putnam. She will be here in 1900 living with her then married daughter Camilla (Minnie here) Parkerson and her family. Minnie and William Parkerson will get married here in 1882.

 

GORHAM PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parrish

He is 53 from Maine. His wife Mary C. is 44 NY, the kids are Mary L. 18 LA, Silas 16 LA, Emma 14 LA, Kate 11 LA, Viola 9 LA and Edgar 5 LA. He is Gorham Lancaster Putnam, born in Searsport, Maine. In 1850 he is shown at home there with his folks Silas Putnam and Mary Ann Mitchell. They were here in 1870 and probably in 1860.

 

BRUCE PUTNAM  Ward 2, Pointe Coupee Parish

He is a farmer 46 TN MA DC. Kate his wife is only 16 ENG. He is a son of Charles Caleb Putnam and Margaret Murdock. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and came to this neck of the woods with his folks who are over in Mississippi.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  St. Bernard Parish

This is James Mercier Putnam born in Nashville and a son of James Russell Putnam. He is 56 TN, Mary Spearing 55 LA and a whole bunch of kids. Emmet is 24 LA and his wife Emily McWhare 20 born in England and their daughter Agnes 1 month are living there too. Other kids at home are Robert 20 LA, Lee 18 LA. Also there is John Murdock Putnam from Mississippi age 57 TN listed as a cousin. He is also listed in New Orleans with Emmett.

 

LETITIA PUTNAM  Tensas Parish

She is 13 MS and works on a farm. She is a black.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Ward 3, Vermilion Parish

He is 32 LA TN LA, Pauline Johnson 30 LA SC AL, Richard J. 8 LA, James H. 6 LA, Mary 4 LA, Russell 3 LA, Fannie 1 LA and Mary Johnson, mother in law 50 AL. He is James Henry Putnam the son of James Mercier Putnam and Marry Spearing. He was born in New Orleans January 24, 1848 and will die August 28, 1917 in Houston, Texas. He and Pauline were married in New Orleans June 20, 1871. He owns or will own a rice mill here.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1900 CENSUS

 

CLARK O. (ORSON) PUTNAM  Ward 4, Acadia Parish

He is 50 NY NY NY and a farmer. Millie Sonnier his second wife is 25 LA and they have Mary B. 5 LA. From his first marriage to Ellen Celestine Slade he has Wilbur O. 22 WI, Otis J. 16 SD and Martha A. 14 SD. He is a son of Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Jefferson County, New York. He was born there August 18, 1850. The family moved to Wisconsin in the 1870s and in 1880 he was married to Ellen Slade from Connecticut. Ellen was born August 18, 1846 and died here in Acadia Parish January 4, 1894. They were in Monroe County, Wisconsin in 1880. He married Millie here in 1895. They are here through 1930. He will die August 19, 1935. This is a Dutch family out of New York State.

 

JAMES H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Ward 6, Arcadia Parish

He is a son of James Mercier Putnam and has moved from Vermilion Parish. He is now 54 and his wife Pauline Johnson is 52, Mamie (Mary in 1880) 21, Fannie 19, Walter 17, Robert Emmet 16 born May 22, 1883 and William Chafee 12 born October 19, 1888. The daughter Fannie was born March 17, 1879 and will die in Abbeville in March 1966. She was in Texas with her mom in 1920 and then came back here. She never married. The son Walter is in Eddy County, New Mexico in 1910. James and the family are in Houston, Texas in 1910 and Pauline is widowed there in 1920.

 

EDWIN J. (JOSIAH) PUTNAM  Ward 10, Calcasieu Parish

He is a farmer 66 VT VT VT born Sept 1833, his 3rd wife Susan M. Brown is 47 IA VT VT born July 1853. They have Robert F. 15 IA June 1886, Benjamin H. 10 LA July 1889, Clyde A. 8 LA Dec 1891, and Paul A. 6 LA April 1894. Edwin is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward from Bethel, Vermont. He was in Chautauqua County NY in 1850, in Pike County MO in 1870 and in Boone County IA in 1880. They are here in 1910. The son Paul Arthur was born April 27, 1894 and will die in Howell County Missouri on December 6, 1910. He was married to Lydia Fidelia Clark in New York on July 17, 1855 and was with her in 1870. In 1880 he had a wife Catherine and now Susan. He married Susan in Iowa July 14, 1885. He and Susan are in Howell County Missouri in 1920 and I donít find the kids then. The son Clyde was in the War and may be away with the Army still. Based on kids in the 1930, he was married in Kansas in 1920 and in Wichita, Kansas in the 1925 Census. Clyde is in Houston Texas in 1930 and will die in Maryland in 1959. The son Benjamin will be married with a family in Linden, New Jersey in 1930.

 

ROBERT S. (SPEARING) PUTNAM  Ward 6, Iberia Parish

He is another son of James Mercier Putnam. He is 39 born October 1860, Jennie Irene Nourse his wife is 32, Alice S. 10, Edward 9, Henry 5 and Robert 4. Interesting, both Robert and Jennie go back to John Putnam of Massachusetts. The Nourses married a bunch of Putnams in Danvers, Mass. Jennieís last Putnam was Eunice, a daughter of Benjamin Putnam from Danvers. Small world.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Ward 2, Morehouse Parish

He is 27 LA, Mattie his wife 25 AR and they have Pearl 4 LA, Corbeth 2 LA and James 1 LA. This is a black family.

 

AMELIA M. PUTNAM  New Orleans 11, Orleans Parish

She is 62 LA MA MD and widowed. She lives with her married daughter Camilla Parkerson 39 LA TN LA and her husband, a lawyer, William Parkerson 43 LA. She is the widow of Emmett Putnam, the youngest son of James Russell Putnam. They were all here in 1870 and she was widowed here in 1880. Camilla or Minnie and William were married here in 1882.

 

EDWIN PUTNAM  New Orleans 2, Orleans Parish

He is 34 NY NY NJ and an agent for the railroad. He is single and boarding.

 

HENNING PUTMAN  New Orleans 1, Orleans Parish

He is I LA. He is an Ďinmateí at the St. Vincent Infant Asylum.

 

MARY C. PUTNAM  New Orleans 13, Orleans Parish

She is now 64 NY and widowed. At home still are Emma K. 34 LA, Edgar 25 LA and her widowed daughter Kate Reese 30 LA. She is the widow of Gorham Putnam from Maine. They were here in 1880.

 

NETTIE PUTMAN  New Orleans 10, Orleans Parish

She is 13 LA LA LA. She is at school in the Protestant Episcopal Home.

 

SILAS PUTNAM  New Orleans 14, Orleans Parish

He is a son of Gorham and Mary Putnam from Maine and then here. He is 36 LA born July 1863, his wife Catherine Blake is 37 LA, Edgar 7 LA, Mary L. 6 LA, Charlie 4 LA, Ethel 2 LA, Gorham J. 1 LA. Also there is Catherine's daddy, Michael J. Blake. They were married here February 6, 1888. They are here in 1910.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Ward 1, St. Helena Parish

He is 36 LA born March 1864. His wife Lucy Castleman is 32 MS, Frank R. 6 MS and Lillian 3 LA. He was in Madison Parish, single, in 1880. They were marred October 28, 1891, and are in Bolivar County, Mississippi in 1920.

 

EMMET P. (PERKINS) PUTNAM  Ward 3, Vermilion Parish

He is the son of James Mercier Putnam. He is now 43, born August 1856, Emily McWhare 39, Agnes J. 20, Sophia A. 18, Minnie W. 17, Emily 11, Emmet Perkins 7 born November 18, 1892, Annie O. 5 and James A. 8 months. Also there is his mother, Mary Spearing 76, who is widowed

 

JAMES H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Ward 3, Vermilion Parish

He is a son of James Henry Putnam. He is 26 born June 1873, Lilly L. 27, Lily D. 5, Irene 3. They are in Houston, Texas by 1910 and he is widowed there in 1920.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1910 CENSUS

 

CLARK O. (ORSON) PUTMAN  Evangeline, Acadia Parish

He is 59 NY and a farmer as he has been and will be through 1930. Millie Sonnier his second wife is 31 LA and they have Mary 15 LA and Elvira 6 LA. He is a son of Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Jefferson County, New York.

 

EDWIN J. (JOSIAH) PUTNAM  Ward 2, Calcasieu Parish

He is 76 VT VT NR, his wife Susan M. Brown 67 IA and they have Ben H. 20 LA, Clyde 18 LA and John 15 LA. There is also a grandson Robert Brake 3 LA. He is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward from Bethel, Vermont. He was in Chautauqua NY in 1850, in Pike County MO in 1870 and in Boone County IA in 1880. They were here in 1900. He was married to Lydia Fidelia Clark in New York on July 17, 1855 and was with her in 1870. In 1880 he had a wife Catherine and now Susan. He and Susan are in Howell County Missouri in 1920 and I donít find the kids then. The son Clyde was in the War and may be away with the Army still. Clyde is married in Houston Texas in 1930 and will die in Maryland in 1959. The son Benjamin will be married with a family in Linden, New Jersey in 1930.

 

WALTER J. PUTNAM  East Carroll Parish

He is 42 and wifeless. He has two sons, an unreadable name 14 and Walter Junior 12, and a daughter Dorothy 7. He looks to be a son of James Henry Putnam.

 

ERWIN PUTMAN  Ward 7, East Feliciana Parish

He is 38 LA, his wife Ellen 33. They have been married 3 years and this is the second for both. He has Fabiin 11 LA a daughter and Albertha 7 LA listed as a niece. This is a black family.

 

JENNIE I. PUTNAM  Lafayette, Lafayette Parish

She is 42 LA MA LA, Alice 20 LA, Edward L 19 LA, Henry E. 16 LA and Robert S. 13 LA. She is Jennile Irene Nourse, the widow of Robert Spearing Putnam. He died in 1906. They will all be in Houston, Texas by the 1920 census. She will die there in 1930.

 

JOHN C. PUTNAM  Lafourche Parish

He is 26, Ella is 26 as well.

 

ANGIE PUTMAN  Ward 6, Morehouse Parish

She is 52 LA and widowed. She has 3 daughters all single but different last names. Dora Jones 16 LA, Emma Smith 14 LA and Clara Putman 11 LA. This is a black family.

 

CHARLES H. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 49 NJ NJ SCOT. Mary his wife is 45 PA. He is a son of Carlos and Sarah Putnam. Carlos was a son of Robert Putnam and Caroline Hosmer from Chester, Vermont. He was only 6 months old in 1860 in Atlantic County, New Jersey. His dad died and his mother remarried John Conkley by 1870 and were still in Atlantic County. I donít find him in 1880 or 1900. They are here through 1930.

 

CLAY PUTMAN  New Orleans 1, Orleans Parish

He is 34 IL KY KY. His wife Sophie is 32 LA GER GER. They have been married 5 years and this is a second marriage for both. He lists himself as a painter.

 

EDGAR PUTNAM  New Orleans 1, Orleans Parish

He is 35 LA ME NY and works in a sugar refinery. Jeanne Meynier his wife is 33 LA. Her widowed mother Annalee Meynier 62 LA is with them. He is a son of Gorham and Mary Putnam from here. He married Jeanne here August 28, 1901.

 

EDWARD F. (FLOYD) PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 48 MA MA MA. His second wife Althema is 48 MA and they have Sarah M. 24 CO. He is a son of Joseph Porter Putnam and Sarah Elizabeth Sluman and was in Boston with the folks in 1870. He was in Denver in the early 1880s and then back in Chelsea, Mass. in 1900 with his first wife Georgia Smith. She must have died and he then married Althema. They are in Boston again in 1920.

 

EMMA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 43 LA ME NY and single. Also here as she was in 1900 is her widowed sister Kate Reese 40 LA and her daughter Kate 18 LA. She is a daughter of Gorham Putnam from here. They were with her widowed mother Mary here in 1900 and are still in 1920. She is still here single in 1940.

 

KATE PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

She is 80 (closer to 60) ENG and widowed. She is at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home. She was married to Bruce Putnam from Mississippi here in 1880.

 

MALINDA PUTMAN  New Orleans 1, Orleans Parish

She is a black woman 53 GA and widowed.

 

OSCAR L. (LEE) PUTMAN  New Orleans 14, Orleans Parish

He s 55 MS, Minnie Virginia Shaw his wife is 40 KY and they have Oscar Jr. 3 LA. Her widowed mother Katie Shaw 60 KY is with them. He is a cotton broker. He is a son of John Murdock Putnam, son of Charles Caleb, and his wife Sophronia Fearn. They were in New Orleans in 1880 and then back to Mississippi. He just married Minnie Shaw May 31, 1904. He will die here May 7, 1915. She and her mother are here still in 1930.

 

SILAS G. (GORHAM) PUTMAN  New Orleans 14, Orleans Parish

He is 48 LA LA NY and his wife Katie, Catherine Blake, is 49 LA LA LA. They have been married 22 years. They have Edgar 18 LA, Mary 16 LA, Charles 14 LA, Ethel 12 LA, Gordon 10 LA and Katherine 8 LA. He is a son of Gorham and Mary Putnam from Maine and then here. They were here in 1900. They are here in 1920 and Catherine is widowed by 1930. The son, Charles Lancaster, enlisted in the Army May 10, 1917 and was killed in action in France in WWI October 8, 1918.

 

OTIS PUTNAM  St. Landry Parish

He is 27 SD, Hazel Farley 23 NE and Robert Bruce 3 LA. I donít find them in 1920, but in 1930 they are all in Jefferson Davis Parish and in 1940 in Evangeline County Louisiana. He is a son of Clark and Ellen Putnam. His dad has remarried and is in Acadia Parish since the 1890s. His brother Wilber lives next door.

 

WILBER(T) PUTNAM  St. Landry Parish

He is 30 WI, Mattie Rose Crawford 29 LA and a son Berwil C. 2 LA. He is a son of Clark and Ellen Putman from Monroe County, Wisconsin. He was home there in 1880 and here since the 1890s. They are in Lake Charles in 1920 and in Allen Parish in 1930. Dutch family from New York. Clarkís folks were Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Herkimer County New York.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Ward 1, Tangipahoa Parish

Thomas is 22 MS single and boarding. He is a black.

 

WALTER PUTMAN  Ward 5, Tangipahoa Parish

He is 23 LA single and boarding. He is a black.

 

EMMET P. (PERKINS) PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish

James Mercier's son. He is 53 LA, Emily McWhare 49 LA, Emmet P. Junior 17 LA and Annie 15 LA are at home. Their son James must have died, he would be 10 now. Emmet was born August 4, 1856 and died in Vermilion Parish February 2, 1925. He married Emily McWhare in New Orleans on March 5, 1879.

 

ROBERT & WILLIE PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish

He is 26 LA LA LA. He is Robert Emmet, son of James and Pauline Johnson Putnam. His brother William Chaffee is 24 LA LA LA. Robert is married here in 1920 and 1930. Willie is alone here in 1920.

 

PRENTISS PUTMAN  Ward 4, Washington Parish

He is 35 MS MS MS and works in a sawmill. His wife Lizzie is 15 LA. This is his second and obviously her first marriage. They have a son Fred 3/12 LA.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1920 CENSUS

 

WILBUR PUTNAM  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish

He is 41 WI, his wife Mattie Rose Crawford 38 LA, a son Berwil C. 12 LA, Allen C. 16 LA, Wilbur junior 3 LA. They were in St. Landry Parish in 1910. He is a son of Clark Putnam and his first wife Ellen Slade. His dad is in Acadia Parish. Dutch family.

 

LUCY PUTNAM  Ward 7, East Feliciana Parish

She is 45 MS, She is widowed and living alone. Lucy Castleman was/is married to James Putnam in St. Helen Parish in 1900. Right now she is listed with him in Bolivar County, Mississippi as well. She is here still in 1930, and says she is widowed. She will then have her daughter Louise with her. Thatís why I know it is the same gal as Louise is with her in 1920.

 

CHARLES H. PUTNAM  Ward 7, Jefferson County

He is 60 NJ, his wife Mary E. 54 PA. There are no children. They are here in 1930 too. He is a son of Carlos and Sarah Putnam. Carlos was a son of Robert Putnam and Caroline Hosmer from Chester, Vermont. He was only 6 months old in 1860 in Atlantic County, New Jersey. His dad died and his mother married John Conkley by 1870, and they were still in Atlantic County. I donít find him in 1880 or 1900. They are in Shreveport in 1940.

 

JOHN B. (BIRGE) PUTNAM  Natchitoches Parish

He is 46 NC NC NC a telegraph operator for Standard Oil Company. Bernice Orgeron his wife is 28 LA, Mary Lucille 8 LA and Vernie 4 LA. He should be the son of Albert Putman and Eliza McIntyre from Cleveland County, North Carolina. John will die of Tuberculosis in West Baton Rouge January 12, 1927 and will be buried in a Shrinerís Cemetery in Shreveport. Bernice is widowed in Dallas with the two girls in 1930.

 

EMMA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 52 LA, Kate Reece, her sister, is 49 LA and they have a niece May Johnston 21 LA with them. They are daughters of Gorham and Mary Putnam from here. They were with their widowed mother here in 1900, and by themselves in 1910.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 47 TN, Minnie 42 MO, Edwin 19 MO, Francis 18 NE, Lewis 13 NE, Christina 12 NE, Florence 5 NE and Minnie 2 KS. He is George F. Putman, a son of Jeremiah and America Putman and was born in McNairy County, Tennessee. He was in Nodaway County, Missouri in 1900 and obviously in Nebraska after that. Mardi Gras must have drawn him down here to New Orleans.

 

LEIGH REDING PUTMAN  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

My grandfather. He has moved from Fayetteville, Arkansas to head a lumber company here on the river. He is 44, Helen Byrnes 40, Reding 17, Elizabeth 14, William (my father) 12, Randolph 8 and Albert 4. Everyone was born in AR. The whole family will be in Evanston, Illinois in the 1830 census. Leigh has taken a job heading up the American Lumbermen Association there.

 

RUBY PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 18 DC, and lives with her uncle Harry Donaldson 43 PA and his wife Delta 34 OH.

 

SILAS PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

Gorham's son is from Maine stock. He is 53 LA, Catherine Blake is 55 LA, Edgar Lee 28 LA, Mary Louise 26 LA, Ethel 22 LA, Gorham J. 20 LA and Catherine 18 LA. She looks to be widowed by 1930, as she is with her daughter Ethel in Baton Rouge and Edgar is living with his brother Gorham and Silas isnít around.

 

EMMET P. (PERKINS) PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish

Still in Abbeville. He is now 63 LA, Emily McWhare 59 LA and only Annie 25 LA is still at home. He was born August 4, 1856 and will die in Vermilion Parish February 2, 1925. He married Emily McWhare in New Orleans on March 5, 1879.

 

ROBERT E. (EMMET) PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish

Robert Emmet has now married. He is 37 LA, Mary Matilda Young his wife 30 LA, Mary M. 8 LA, Richard 6 LA and Roberta 1 LA. He is a son of James Putnam and Pauline Johnson from here. New England folks. Emmet was born May 23, 1883. He will die here in March 1966. His wife Mary or Mattie was born September 6, 1889 and will die here in Abbeville in July 1976. The son Richard J. was born September 27, 1913 and will die here in Abbeville December 16, 2002. They are all here in 1930.

 

WINNIFRED PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish

She is 31 MS, she has Lawrence 5 LA, William C. 4 LA and Ruth Audry 1 LA. She lives with her parents Louis and Agnes Bassick. She is the wife of William C. Putnam, listed shortly. He is away at work I guess. They are all back together here in 1930.

 

EMMET P. PUTNAM (JR.)  Ward 2, Vermilion County

He is 27 LA, His wife Ruth 21 LA. His folks are still in Abbeville. Ruth was born November 5, 1898 and will die here in Abbeville in October 1987.

 

WILLIAM C. PUTNAM  Ward 8, Vermilion Parish

He is William Chaffee Putnam a son of James and Pauline. He is 33 and a lodger with the Moreland family. His wife is back with her folks in Abbeville. Both state they are married, so no divorce here. They are all back together here in 1930.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1930 CENSUS

 

CLARK PUTNAM  Ward 4, Acadia Parish

He is 79 NY NY NY. His wife Millie Sonnier is 51 LA and they have a granddaughter Alda 6 LA. He is a son of Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Jefferson County, New York. The family moved to Wisconsin in the 1870s and in 1880 he was married to Ellen Slade from Connecticut. They were in Monroe County, Wisconsin in 1880. He was here married to Millie in 1895. His son Wilbur is presently in Allen Parish and son Otis in Jefferson Davis Parish. He is from the New York Dutch Putman family.

 

WILBUR PUTNAM  Ward 2 (Elton), Allen Parish

He is 51 WI NY CT and owns a sawmill. Mattie Rose Crawford his wife is 49 LA. They have Allen 16 LA, Wilbur 12 LA, Glenn 9 LA and Elizabeth 6 LA. He is a son of Clark Putnam and his first wife Ellen. His dad is in Acadia Parish. Wilbur was born April 21, 1878 and will die in Elton, Louisiana in November 1969. Mattie, Montrose Crawford, was born July 22, 1881 and died June 26, 1960. The son Aubrey Glenn was born December 10, 1920 and died in Jefferson Davis Parish August 11, 1997. His wife Laverne was born June 26, 1932 and was alive in 1997. The son Allen C. was born October 10, 1913 and will die here in Elton September 21, 2004. The son Wilbur will be in Arizona in 1935 with his oldest brother Berwil and then will be working in a mine there in 1940 still single.

 

CATHERINE PUTMAN  Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish

She is 67 LA LA LA and married. She is living with her married daughter Ethel 32 LA and her husband Ernest Holbrook 38 LA. Catherine Blake was married to Silas Putnam. They were all in Orleans Parish in 1900 and 1920.

 

FRANK N. (NELSON) PUTNAM  Shreveport, Caddo Parish

He is 26 KY KY KY. Helen his wife is 22 IL and they have Charles 1 6/12 TX. He is a son of Frank Orlean and Lalla Putnam and was born in Kentucky then was with the family in Arkansas in 1910 and Texas in 1920 and then here, His dad Frank is a son of Charles A. Putnam and Julia Gordon from La Grange, Iowa and Cass County Michigan before that. Charles was a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof from Cass County Michigan. New England folks. This Frank has gone under the name Nelson up till now and it has been sheer luck I could trace him back to his folks. They are here in 1940.

 

TRIXIE PUTNAM  Shreveport, Caddo Parish

She is 25 GA OK GA. She is single and manages a rooming house. She looks like the daughter of Glenn Putman and Minnie Ellis as shown in 1920 in Ben Hill County, Georgia. She was listed as Ozella then. Actually Trixie sounds better.

 

LUCIE PUTMAN  Ward 7, East Feliciana Parish

She is 51 MS and widowed. Her widowed daughter Louise Flanigan 29 LA is with her. Lucy Castleman was in St. Helen Parish in 1900 married to James Putman. Then they werenít listed in 1910, but in 1920 she is listed here by herself and also in Bolivar County, Mississippi with James, Louise and two sons.

 

DARKE PUTMAN  Ward 3, Franklin Parish

He is 14 LA LA LA and is with his mother Lottie and his stepfather Charles Griffin. They are Negroes.

 

C. (CHARLES) H. PUTNAM  Ward 7, Jefferson Davis Parish

He is 70 NJ CT CT. His wife Mary E. is 54 PA. They were here in 1910 and 1920. He is a son of Carlos and Sarah Putnam. Carlos was a son of Robert Putnam and Caroline Hosmer from Chester, Vermont. He was only 6 months old in 1860 in Atlantic County, New Jersey. His dad died and his mother married John Conkley by 1870, and they were still in Atlantic County. He is in Shreveport in 1940 with another wife Maude from Louisiana.

 

OTIS PUTNAM  Elton, Jefferson Davis Parish

He is 46 SD NY NY and runs a general store. Hazel Farley his wife is 42 NE and they have Shelby 18 LA. Otis Israel Putnam is a son of Clark Orson Putnam and his first wife Ellen Slade. His dad and stepmother are in Acadia Parish as the have since the 1890s. They were in St. Landry Parish in 1910. Otis was born August 27, 1883 and will die in March 1976. Dutch Family from New York State to Wisconsin to South Dakota to here. They are in Evangeline County in 1940.

 

ROBERT B. (BRUCE) PUTNAM  Elton, Jefferson Davis Parish

He is 23 LA SD NE. His wife Jessie is 23 LA and they have Muriel 2 3/12 LA and Robert B. just born. His folks are listed just above.

 

NAPOLEAN PUTMAN  Ward 6, Morehouse Parish

He is a Negro 5 AR living with his uncle Cecil Watson.

 

CECIL PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 30 IL CAN ??. He has been married 5 years to Edwina Delchamps his wife is 29 AL. They have Cecil Jr. 4 LA and Martha 2 LA. Okay, this is an interesting guy. He was born in Hanover, Grey County Canada September 12, 1898 and says his folks were Robert Putnam and Margaret Pratt. His full name is Cecil Alfred Putnam. Problem is that Robert died back in Canada September 13, 1896 according to his gravestone. His mother Margaret married James Forsythe in Grey County, Ontario November 24, 1899. James was born in New York and Cecil always says his dad was born in Canada, but Iíll bet his mommy never told him who his actual daddy was. In 1900 the whole family was in Lockport, Will County Illinois and all were listed as Forsythe. In 1910 the whole family was in Mobile, Alabama and again everyone listed as Forsythes. In 1920 Cecil is in Camp Lee, Prince George County Virginia and is a Corporal in the Army. In 1920 the rest of the Forsythe family is still in Mobile, Alabama. Cecil went down to Alabama after getting out of the Army and married Edwina there in 1925, and then they came out here. Edwina is the daughter of Edwin Delchamps and Martha Arileete Tagert and was born in Alabama January 12, 1901 and will die in Mobile, Alabama October 24, 1932. Something must have happened as he will marry Hannah Eve Croff September 15, 1932 in Pensacola, Mississippi. Hannah was a daughter of Benjamine Louis Croff and Hannah Elizabeth McKnight and was born July 3, 1904 in Juarez, Baja California Mexico. She will die in Higley, Maricopa County Arizona February 8, 1998. Cecil will die in Phoenix, Maricopa County February 3, 1973. Cecil and Hannah are in Graham County Arizona in 1935 and 1940.

 

GEORGE W. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 43 NY NY NY and works in a shipyard as a mechanic. Gertrude Bentz his wife is 37 LA. Her widowed father Edward Bentz 66 LA is with them. He is a son of Charles Henry and Emma Putnam from Broome County New York. He was home there in 1900. In 1910, he and his first wife Ida Loder were just married and in Broome County. George and Ida were in Middletown, Orange County New York in 1920. They were divorced soon after that. George will be a rumrunner during Prohibition and die in Louisiana. George was born August 6, 1887 and will die in Baton Rouge May 8, 1959.

 

GORHAM J. (JOSEPH) PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 30 LA LA LA and a salesman for an electrical company. Georgiana his wife is 36 LA, and they have Charles S. 2 3/12 LA and Gorham J. II 5/12 LA. His brother Edgar Lee 38 LA is with them. They are sons of Silas Putnam and Catherine Blake from here. Their grandfather was Gorham Putnam from Maine. Georgiana was born May 5, 1893 and will die here in New Orleans in December 1873. Edgar was born October 19, 1891 and will die in Metairie in March 1965.

 

SOPHIA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 63 LA and widowed. She lives with her married daughter Kate 44 IL IL LA and husband John Wagner 43 LA. They are still here in 1940 and canít figure who she was married to.

 

STEPHEN PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

He is 31 NY NY NY and sales manager for a paint company. His wife Evelyn is 25 LA and a decorator at the paint company. They are newly married. It is his second though. He looks like a son of Charles Putnam and Edith Doty from Brooklyn, New York.

 

VIRGINIA PUTMAN  New Orleans, Orleans Parish

She is 48 KY and widowed. Her widowed mother Kate Shaw 79 MS is with her. Mary Virginia Shaw is the widow of Oscar Lee Putnam. They were here in 1910 and he died here in 1915. She is here in 1940 too.

 

D. C. PUTMAN  Monroe, Ouachita Parish

He is 14 MS and is a Negro.

 

BEN PUTMAN  Monroe, Ouachita Parish

He is 25 LA and married. This is a Negro family.

 

MARVIN PUTMAN  Ward 3, St. Charles Parish

He is 21 LA LA LA. Gladys his wife is 18 LA. He works at an oil refinery.

 

JOHN A. (ALFRED) PUTNAM  Opelousas, St. Landry Parish

He is 28 MI MI MI and is a forester for a lumber company. Dorothy Minola Skees his wife is 28 MI and they have John A. Jr. 2 5/12 GA. They were married in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in October 1923. He is a son of Alfred E. Putnam and Alice McNeill. He was born May 1, 1901 in Milan, Washtenaw County Michigan and then with his folks in 1920 in Washington County Iowa. He was also a cadet at the Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland in 1920. He was just married to Dorothy in Washington, Iowa in 1925. Then they went down into Sneeds, Florida and then up into Bainbridge, Georgia where John Junior was born January 25, 1928. And then they came out here a year ago. They are in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1935 and then in Washington County Iowa and his widowed dad is with them then.

 

ROBERT PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion Parish

Robert Emmet ĎBobí Putnam is 48 LA LA LA and operates a rice mill. His wife Mattie (Mary Matilda Young) is 40 LA and they have Mary 19 LA, Richard 16 LA, and Robert 11 LA. Also here is his divorced brother Walter J. Putnam 48 LA. They are sons of James Henry Putnam and Pauline Johnson from here. The folks went to Houston, Texas around 1905. Bob was born May 22, 1883 and will die here in March 1966. His wife Mattie was born September 6, 1889 and will die here in Abbeville in July 1976. The son Richard J. was born September 27, 1913 and will die here in Abbeville December 16, 2002. There is a record in OBITS of Dorothea G. Putnam born March 12, 1912 and died here July 15, 1999. She is Dorothea Gooch and was Richardís wife. Richard will become a judge here. The child Robert is actually a daughter and uses the nickname Bobbie. She was born March 15, 1919 and will die here in Abbeville February 15, 2009. She will marry Gordon K. Marshall in Boston July 21, 1945 and was librarian at Harvard till they moved to New York and later back down here where she taught night school. They are here in 1940 and Walter is off lodging by himself.

 

W. C. (WILLIAM CHAFEE) PUTMAN  Gueydan, Vermilion Parish

He is 37 LA, and his wife Winnie Bassick is 42 MS. They have Lawrence 16 LA, Cecil 15 LA and Ruth 10 LA. Her widowed mother Anna 67 MS is here too. He is a son of James H. Putnam and Pauline Johnson from here. He and Winnie were here in 1920 and will be in 1940.

 

JOSEPH O. (OSCAR) PUTMAN  Bogalusa, Washington Parish

He is 44 AL AL AL and works in a lumber mill. His wife Bertie Cofer is 40 TN. They were married back in Jackson County Alabama July 30, 1909. He is a son of John Putman and Mary Jane Cochran from Jackson County Alabama. They were married July 30, 1909 in Alabama and were in Birmingham in 1910 and in Scott County Mississippi in 1920. He is widowed here in 1940. He was born February 1, 1886, and will die here March 9, 1960.

 

POSEY C. (COPELAND) PUTMAN  Bogalusa, Washington Parish

He is 40 AL AL AL and works in a sawmill. Effie Carden his wife is 39 AL and they have Marlene 16 AL. Posey is a son of John Putman and Mary Jane Cochran from Jackson County Alabama. He was born August 4, 1889 and married Effie there on February 9, 1913. They were in Holly Tree, Alabama in 1920. His brother Joseph is listed above. He will die here October 28, 1936. Their daughter Wilmer Marlene was born March 7, 1914, and will die here January 11, 1935. Effie is widowed and back in Jackson County Alabama in 1940.

 

 

LOUISIANA 1940 CENSUS

 

ALLEN PUTNAM  Elton, Allen County

He is 26 LA, his wife Avy 21 LA and they have Donald 4 LA and Monty Lou 10/12 LA. He is a son of Wilbur Putnam and Mattie Crawford. Allen C. was born October 10, 1913 and will die here in Elton September 21, 2004. He is a carpenter in a lumber mill and lives next to his folks place. New York Dutch.

 

M. C. PUTNAM  Elton, Allen County

Mattie Rose Crawford is 59 LA and says widowed. She has Glenn 19 LA and Elizabeth 16 LA at home. She has been married here to Wilbur Putnam from Wisconsin. They were in Lake Charles in 1920 and here in 1930. Mattie is his second wife and they were married here in 1895. Wilbur was a son of Clark Putnam and his first wife Ellen. His dad was in Acadia Parish in 1930. Wilbur was born April 21, 1878 and will die in Elton, Louisiana in November 1969. Mattie, Montrose Crawford, was born July 22, 1881 and died June 26, 1960. So she isnít widowed, probably divorced or separated. Dutch family out of New York.

 

AUBREY L. (LEE) PUTNAM  Barksdale Field, Bossier County

He is 26 MS single and in the Army Air Corps. stationed here. He is a son of Elbert Phillips Putman and Sallie Harper and was born in Jones County Mississippi February 27, 1914 and will die in Laurel, Jones County Mississippi January 15, 1986. He will soon marry Lucille Howard May 11, 1941.

 

CLAUDE E. (EDWIN) PUTNAM  Barksdale Field, Bossier County

He is 24 TX single and a soldier in the Army Air Corps. He is Claude Junior, a son of Claude Edwin and Maude Stewart. He was born in Jacksboro, Jack County Texas in 1915. He has been there up till now. Claude Sr. was a son of Owen Heath Putnam and Mary Emily Eddy from LaSalle County Illinois and New Hampshire before that. He will remain in the Air Force and become a Brigadier General. He will die in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1965.

 

WALTER H. PUTNAM  Barksdale Field, Bossier County

He is 30 AL and Divorced. He is a soldier stationed here in the Army Air Corps. He is a son of Walter DeForest Putman from Fayette County Alabama. Walter is a son of John Putnam and Eliza Sandow and was born in Jo Daviess County Illinois. His dad was from Berkshire County Massachusetts. Walter was at home in 1910 and 1920 and in Gulfport, Mississippi in 1930.

 

LEDES PUTMAN  Odessa, Caddo County

He works in a fuel oil plant or distillery. He is 39 TX and his wife Flora 38 TX. Iím sure the spelling if wrong, but I havenít any ideas here.

 

CHARLES H. PUTNAM  Shreveport, Caddo County

He is 80 NJ and his wife Maude E. 53 LA. They have 3 foster kids with the last name Phillips. He is a son of Carlos and Sarah Putnam. Carlos was a son of Robert Putnam and Caroline Hosmer from Chester, Vermont. He was only 6 months old in 1860 in Atlantic County New Jersey. His dad died and his mother married John Conkley by 1870, and they were still in Atlantic County. I donít find him in 1880 or 1900. He was in New Orleans in 1910, 1920 and 1930 with his first wife Mary and now here with a new wife.

 

FRANK N. (NELSON) PUTNAM  Shreveport, Caddo County

He is 36 KY, his wife Helen 32 IL and their son Charles is 11 TX. He is a son of Frank Orlean and Lalla Putnam and was born in Kentucky then was with the family in Arkansas in 1910 and Texas in 1920 and then here, His dad Frank is a son of Charles A. Putnam and Julia Gordon from La Grange, Iowa and Cass County Michigan before that. Charles was a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof from Cass County Michigan. New England folks. This Frank has gone under the name Nelson up till now and it has been sheer luck I could trace him back to his folks. They were here in 1940.

 

OSCAR PUTMAN  Shreveport, Caddo County

He is 54 TX single and lodging. He was in Galveston, Texas in 1935. He is a painter in a building construction company. He is Oscar George Putman a son of James Martin Putman and Eliza Fariss from Navarro County Texas. Line goes back through the Reverend Martin Putman in Marshall County Alabama and then Rutherford County North Carolina. Southern Putman family.

 

WALLACE PUTMAN  Shreveport, Caddo County

He is 19 AR, his brother John H. 21 AR, brother Dale 23 AR and sister Hazel is 25 AR. They are all bookkeepers for different companies. They were all back in Hope, Hempstead County Arkansas in 1935. They are all kids of Grover Preston Putman and Velma Woodall born in Hempstead County. Grover was a son of John Reubin Putman and Lucy Harris from Alabama. Wallace Dwight was born September 9, 1920 and will die in Blanchard, Louisiana in May 1978. He will marry Venice Stone and they lived in Shreveport, Louisiana. John Henry was born September 11, 1918. He will be a Captain in the Army in WWII and will die in Ridgeland, Mississippi February 9, 2005. He will marry Peggy OíNeall. Grover Dale was born November 10, 1916 and will die in Shreveport, Louisiana July 1, 1995. He will marry Mildred Elizabeth Wise. Southern Putman Family.

 

CLIFFORD E. (ELLSWORTH) PUTNAM  Lake Charles, Calcasieu County

He is 28 KS and his wife Elsie Lucille Taliaferro 31 LA. He is a son of Webster McGee Putnam and Edna May Semple from Franklin County Kansas where he was born October 19, 1911 and was at home there in 1920 and 1930. Web was a son of Charles Ellsworth Putnam and Ida McGee and was born in Franklin County Kansas. Charles was a son of Leander Putnam of Vermont. Clifford was in New Orleans in 1935 and thatís where he met Elsie. She was born here November 11, 1908. He works a seismograph for an oil company.

 

JEANNE E. PUTNAM  Jackson, East Feliciana County

She is 54 LA married and an inmate in the Louisiana State Hospital. Jeanne Meynier was married to Edgar Putnam in New Orleans up till now. Edgar is a son of Gorham and Mary Putnam from Maine.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Ward 6, East Feliciana County

He is 30 LA, his wife Elizabeth 25 LA and their son Ossie is 4 LA. This is a Negro family.

 

OTIS PUTNAM  Ward 2, Evangeline County

He is 56 SD, his wife Hazel Farley 53 NE and they have R. Shelby 28 LA. Otis Israel Putnam is a son of Clark and Ellen Putman from Monroe County Wisconsin. Clarkís folks were Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Herkimer County New York. Otis was born August 27, 1883 and will die in March 1976. Dutch Family from New York State to Wisconsin to South Dakota to here.

 

EDGAR L. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

He is 16 LA single and boarding. He is a heating and ventilating mechanic. The age is a typo. He is Edgar lee Putnam now age 46 not 16, handwriting thing. He was here in 1930 living with his brother Gorham. Family originally from Maine before Louisiana.

 

EMMA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

She is 73 LA and still single. Her widowed sister Kate Reese 71 LA is with her as they have been since the early 1900s. They are daughters of Gorham Lancaster Putnam and Mary Murphy originally from Maine, but down here since the 1860s.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

He is 43 NY and his wife Gertrude Bentz is 47 LA and they live with her widowed mother Lucy Bentz 69 MS. Interesting, in 1930 they wee here living with her Ďwidowedí dad Edward Bentz. He works in a shipyard as a mechanic as he has for years. In 1935 he was in New York City probably working on a ship then too. . He is a son of Charles Henry and Emma Putnam from Broome County New York. He was home there in 1900. In 1910, he and his first wife Ida Loder were just married and in Broome County. George and Ida were in Middletown, Orange County New York in 1920. They were divorced soon after that. He was here with Gertrude in 1930. George was born August 6, 1887 and will die in Baton Rouge May 8, 1959. New England family.

 

GORHAM J. (JOSEPH) PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

He is 40 LA, his wife Georgiana M. 46 LA and they have Charles L. 12 LA, Gorham J. 10 LA, Emilie M.9 LA, Serpas a daughter 7 LA, twins Kathryn B. and John C. 6 LA and his mother Kathryn 77 LA. Whew! He is a son of Silas Gorham Lancaster Putnam and Catherine Blake from Maine. He was born here June 19, 1999. Georgiana was born here May 5, 1893 and will die here in December of 1973. Donít know when Gorham will die.

 

SOPHIA PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

She is 73 LA widowed and still living with her married daughter Kate Wagner 53 IL as she was in 1930. Canít find her any earlier than that anywhere.

 

VIRGINIA S. PUTNAM  New Orleans, Orleans County

She is 64 KY and widowed. Mary Virginia Shaw was married to Oscar Lee Putnam here since the 1890s. He was a son of John Murdock Putnam, son of Charles Caleb, and his wife Sophronia Fearn. They were in New Orleans in 1880 and then back to Mississippi. He married Minnie Shaw May 31, 1904. He died here May 7, 1915. Minnie or Virginia has been here ever since. Think she will die here later this year.

 

BENNIE PUTMAN  Monroe, Ouachita County

He is 35 LA and married. This is a Negro family. They were here in 1930. His brother D. C. 24 LA (MS in 1930) is with him as he was in 1930.

 

EVELYN PUTTMAN  Monroe, Ouachita County

She is 31 LA and a stepdaughter of Clarence Harvey and her mother Florence 51 LA. Donít find them before. Must be bad writing. Looks like Pittman or Ruttman.

 

LAWRENCE PUTNAM  Pintelle, Rapides County

He is 25 LA and a patient at the Central State Hospital. Probably Mental Institution. He was there in 1935 and earlier. In 1920 he was living with his mother Winifred. She was married to William Chaffee Putnam and they were separated in 1920. Winnie was with her folks Louis and Agnes Bassick. Both folks were in Vermillion Parish in 1920. Then they were all back together in Gueydan, Vermillion Parish in 1930. Family is from New England.

 

HOMER PUTMAN  Zwolle, Sabine County

This is a Negro family. He is 47 MS and his wife Audrey Muellen is 34 LA and they have a daughter Anna Lee 4 TX.

 

LUCILLE PUTNAM  Ward 5, St. Helena County

She is a Negro 26 and widowed. She is living with her parents Louis and Martha Harris and the rest of the family.

 

ROBERT PUTNAM  Houma, Terrebonne County

He is 33 LA, his wife Jessie 33 LA, and they have Muriel 12 LA, Robert Junior 10 LA and James 1 LA. Robert Bruce Putnam is a son of Otis Putnam and Hazel Farley and was born about 1906 in St. Landry Parish and was married in Elton, Jefferson Davis County in 1930. He was in Lake Charles in 1935.Otis Israel Putnam is a son of Clark Orson Putnam and his first wife Ellen Slade. Otis was born August 27, 1883 and will die in March 1976. Clark Orson Putnam is a son of Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Jefferson County New York. He was born there August 18, 1850. The family moved to Wisconsin in the 1870s and in 1880 he was married to Ellen Slade from Connecticut. Ellen was born August 18, 1846 and died in Acadia Parish January 4, 1894. They were in Monroe County Wisconsin in 1880. Dutch Family from New York State to Wisconsin to South Dakota to here.

 

ROBERT PUTNAM  Houma, Terrebonne County

He is 33 LA, his wife Jessie 33 LA, and they have Muriel 12 LA, Robert Junior 10 LA and James 1 LA. Robert Bruce Putnam is a son of Otis Putnam and Hazel Farley and was born about 1906 in St. Landry Parish and was with the family in Elton, Jefferson Davis County in 1930. Otis Israel Putnam is a son of Clark Orson Putnam and his first wife Ellen Slade. Otis was born August 27, 1883 and will die in March 1976. Clark Orson Putnam is a son of Israel Putman and Lydia Ann Duel from Jefferson County New York. He was born there August 18, 1850. The family moved to Wisconsin in the 1870s and in 1880 he was married to Ellen Slade from Connecticut. Ellen was born August 18, 1846 and died in Acadia Parish January 4, 1894. They were in Monroe County Wisconsin in 1880. Dutch Family from New York State to Wisconsin to South Dakota to here. Robert is actually a daughter and uses the nickname Bobbie. She was born March 15, 1919 and will die here in Abbeville February 15, 2009. She will marry Gordon K. Marshall in Boston July 21, 1945 and was librarian at Harvard till they moved to New York and later back down here where she taught night school.

 

EMMET P. (PERKINS) PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion County

Emmet Junior is 48 LA, his wife Ruth 40 MS and they have Emmet P. 3rd 10 LA, and then George, Lisa and Ruth all listed 4 LA. I would tend to say 2 out of 3 are wrong. Emmet is a son of Emmet Perkins Putnam and Emily McWhare and was born in New Orleans November 18, 1892 and will die here in Abbeville March 5, 1966. New England family Massachusetts to Kentucky to here umpteen years ago.

 

ROBERT E. (EMMET) PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion County

He is now 57 LA and his wife Matilda Young 50 LA and their daughter Robert E. 21 LA. Robert Emmet ĎBobí Putnam operates a rice mill. He is a son of James Henry Putnam and Pauline Johnson from here. The folks went to Houston, Texas around 1905. Bob was born May 22, 1883 and will die here October 18, 1959. His wife Mattie was born September 6, 1889 and will die here in Abbeville in July 1976.

 

WALTER J. PUTNAM  Abbeville, Vermilion County

He is 59 LA and now says widowed. He is another son of James Henry Putnam and Pauline Johnson from here. He was here in 1900 then the folks went to Texas and in 1920 he was married to Ina in Eddy County New Mexico. Then he was Ďsingleí in Milam County Texas. In 1930 he was back here living with his brother Bob and say divorced then and widowed now. They really hated to admit the split with their wife back then.

 

W. C. (WILLIAM CHAFEE) PUTNAM  Gueydan, Vermilion County

He is 55 LA, his wife Winifred Bassick 52 MS and they still have at home Cecil 25 LA and Ruth 20 LA. He is yet another son of James Henry Putnam and Pauline Johnson. They have been here since 1920. He is a rice buyer for a rice mill, probably the one his brother Bob owns.

 

JOSEPH OSCAR PUTMAN  Bogalusa, Washington County

He is 54 AL and widowed. Then his daughters Hazel Mae 31 AL and Eugenia 18 MS are here. They werenít with the folks in 1930 so donít know where they were. He is a son of John W. Putman and Mary Jane Cochran from Princeton, Jackson County. He was born February 1, 1886. He had married Birdie Cofer on July 30, 1909. They were in Birmingham, Alabama in 1910 and then Scott County Mississippi in 1920. He and Birdie were here in Bogalusa in 1930. She died here in the last few years. He will die here in New Orleans on March 9, 1960.

 

MARJORIE PUTMAN  Minden, Webster County

She is 27 OK single and lodging. She is a history teacher at a public school. In 1935 she was back in Carnegie, Caddo County Oklahoma where she has been since being born. She is a daughter of William Putman and Lulu Privett. Her dad is a physician in Carnegie and is a son of Joel Allen Putman and Malinda Sanson from St. Clair County Alabama.