1883
1883

'Gilded Age'

This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1883 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1883, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

Chester A. Arthur was President of the United States in 1883.

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1883 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902), World War I (1917-1919), World War II (1941-1945)

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

Men born between April 28, 1877 and Feb. 16, 1897 (and still living in 1942), were required to register for the WW2 "Old Man's Draft" in 1942.

Social Security

President Rooselvelt passed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Someone born in 1883 would have been about 52 if they were still living in 1935, and they may have applied for a social security number.

A person born in 1883 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:

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, 1883, would have been 7 when the census was conducted in early June of 1890. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 6 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, 1883, would have been 17 when the census was conducted in early June of 1900. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 16 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, 1883, would have been 27 when the census was conducted on April 15, 1910. If they were born between mid-April and December, they were probably 26 when the census was taken.

1920 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born in 1883 would have been 36 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, 1883, would have been 47 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1930. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 46 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, 1883, would have been 57 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1940. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 56 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, 1883, would have been 67 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1950. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 66 when the census was taken. *Census to be released in April 2022.

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