1875
1875

'Reconstruction Era'

This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1875 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1875, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States in 1875.

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1875 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s), Spanish American War (1898), Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902), World War I (1917-1919)

World War I Draft Registration

Men born between 1873 and 1900 were required to register for the draft of Sept. 12, 1918.

World War II Draft Registration

Social Security

President Rooselvelt passed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Someone born in 1875 would have been about 60 if they were still living in 1935, and they may have applied for a social security number.

A person born in 1875 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:

1880 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1880. A person born between January and May, 1875, would have been 5 when the census was conducted in early June of 1880. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 4 when the census was taken.

1890 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1890, but most of the records were destroyed by fire in 1921. (The Veterans Census survives). A person born between January and May, 1875, would have been 15 when the census was conducted in early June of 1890. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 14 when the census was taken.

1900 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1900. A person born between January and May, 1875, would have been 25 when the census was conducted in early June of 1900. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 24 when the census was taken.

1910 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1910. A person born between January and April 15, 1875, would have been 35 when the census was conducted on April 15, 1910. If they were born between mid-April and December, they were probably 34 when the census was taken.

1920 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born in 1875 would have been 44 when the census was conducted on January 1, 1920. Each member of the household was named on the census in 1920.

1930 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1930. A person born between January and March, 1875, would have been 55 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1930. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 54 when the census was taken.

1940 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1940. A person born between January and March, 1875, would have been 65 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1940. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 64 when the census was taken.

1950 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1950. A person born between January and March, 1875, would have been 75 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1950. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 74 when the census was taken. *Census to be released in April 2022.

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