1890 Census Substitute

In the closing days allotted to the performance of the 1890 US Federal Census, The Oakland Tribune caught wind of the fact that perhaps not all residents were being duly enumerated. Thus began a campaign on the part of the Tribune to rouse the spirit of the city's population to stand and "demand to be counted," ostensibly to ensure that after tallying of the census, Oakland would be able to claim its place as the second-largest city in the state. (This was not to be). The benefit for researchers, however, lies in the fact that the articles below list names and addresses of individuals who did not believe they had been enumerated. In some instances, the number of individuals in the household is given. For a lucky few researchers, they will find the full names of all household members, and even some listings of individual birthplaces and parental birthplaces.