Walter Johnson at 12 Years Old in 1900 U.S. Census

This is cool. We dug up a really rare U.S. Census record from 1900 showing the Johnson family of Humbolt, Kansas. Their 12-year-old boy would eventually grow up to be on of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball and he would do that as a member of the Washington Senators. You” see the names of his siblings, Effie, Leslie, Earl, and Blanche.

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Johnson family in 1900 U.S. Census
Johnson family in 1900 U.S. Census

Source: Ancestry.com

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1900 U.S. Census
1900 U.S. Census

Source: Ancestry.com

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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