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Census Data: The Macatee Sons

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George P. Macatee

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US Census: 1900. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1972.

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US Census: 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1982.

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US Census: 1920. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1992. Image

US Census: 1930. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2002. Image

US Census: 1940. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2012.

Leonard W. Macatee

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US Census: 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1982.

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US Census: 1920. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1992. Image

US Census: 1940. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2012.

Joseph I. Macatee

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US Census: 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1982.

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US Census: 1930. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2002.

I spent a lot of time finding census data on all of W. L. Macatee’s sons because I thought that my research may turn in the direction of tracking the family’s movements and successes. This did not work out because I found the 10 year gaps in census information to leave too much ambiguity. Also, I could not find many articles about W. L. Macatee himself and I couldn’t find any on the sons.

What I did asses from the census data is that the Macatee sons worked for their father through all the census years that are available. George P. Macatee ran the Macatee Hotel and then eventually moved to Dallas to help the company when it expanded. Leonard W. Macatee worked as vice president of W. L. Macatee and sons for many years. Joseph I. Macatee worked for the family company as well as the family hotel. This information made me more confident in the success of W. L. Macatee and Sons but it also left me with more questions than answers.

Census Data: The Macatee Family 1880

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Census Data: The Macatee Family 1880

Through reading city directories and Sanborn maps I became familiar with the evolution of the company, W. L. Macatee & Sons, but I had no idea who W. L. Macatee or his sons were. I then began looking through HeritageQuest in search of the names of each member of the family and possibly the evolution of their lives, to find spouses, children, and if they moved locations. I began with the 1880 census because it was the first year that W. L. Macatee appeared on the census in Houston. Listed with him are his wife and children, this gave me a starting point to do more research on each member of the family.

Citation: US Census: 1880. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1952.