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Censuses of Cuba

The Cuban Census publications do not contain names of the enumerated individuals. Some do, however, contain listings of the employees that took part in the Census. These listings may be useful since they provide the employees full names and position in the organization, and also the names of the municipalities and barrios where they were assigned, if enumerators or instructors. Fifty-eight women also participated as enumerators in this census.
 

 
1899 Census1
By direction of the President, William McKinley, a census of the population, of the agricultural products, and of the educational conditions of Cuba shall be taken on the 16th day of October and completed by or before the 30th day of November 1899. The enumeration of the population required by this order shall commence on the 16th day of October 1899, and be taken as of that date.
 
Director's Office
Lieut. Col. J. P. Sanger, Inspector-General
Mr. Victor H. Olmsted is appointed Assistant Director of the Census
 
Supervisors of the Census (Citizens of Cuba)
1. Pedro N. Pequeño, province of Pinar del Rio.
2. Manuel Rasco, province of Habana.
3. Prof. Claudio Dumas, province of Matanzas.
4. Juan Bautista Jiménez, province of Santa Clara.
5. Agustín H. Agüero, province of Puerto
6. Sabás Meneses, province of Santiago.
 
The book, Report on the Census of Cuba, 18991, includes photographs of the Supervisors of the Cuban Census; as well as Supervisors and Enumerators of the provinces of Habana, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Puerto Principe, Santa Clara, and Santiago de Cuba. There are also photos of the women enumerators of the City of Habana, the City of Matanzas, and the City of Cardenas.1
 
Names Included for
Employees of the Office of the Assitant Director - 8 names
Enumerators of Pinar del Rio Province - 163 names
Enumerators of Habana Province - 367 names
Enumerators of Matanzas Province - 245 names
Enumerators of Santa Clara Province - 375 names
Enumerators of Puerto Principe Province - 150 names
Enumerators of the Province of Santiago de Cuba - 335 names
 
 
1 - Source: Report on the Census of Cuba, 1899 - Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900.
 

 
1907 Census2
 
Director's Office
Lieut. Col. J. P. Sanger, Inspector-General
Mr. Victor H. Olmsted, Assistant Director of the Census
Jose de J. Monteagudo - Inspection Chief
 
Supervisors of the Census:
1. Pedro N. Pequeño, Pinar del Rio.
2. P. Mendoza Guerra, Habana.
3. Claudio Dumas, Matanzas.
4. A.M. Jemenez, Santa Clara.
5. R. Zayas-Bazan, Camagüey
6. Sabás Meneses, Oriente
 
The book, Censo de la Republica de Cuba Bajo la Administracion Provisional de los Estados Unidos - 19072, does not list the names of the enumerators. There are group photos of the enumerators, by province, although no names are listed.
 
 
2 - Source: Censo de la Republica de Cuba Bajo la Administracion Provisional de los Estados Unidos - 1907 - Oficino del Censo de los Estados Unidos, Washington:1908.
 

 
1919 Census3
A census shall be taken on the 15th day of September 1919.
 
Director's Office
Angel C Betancourt y Miranda
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and Director General of the Census (photo included)
Tomas Bordenave y Bordenave
Associate Justice of the Audencia of Havana and Subdirector General of the Census (photo included)
Major Harold E Stephenson
Technical Consultor (photo included)
 
General Mario G. Menocal, President of the Republic (photo included)
 
Census National Board (photos included)
Dr. Jose I Travieso, President
Dr. Octavio Averhoff, Secretary
Eng. Francisco Gaston, Member of the Board
 
Provincial Inspectors (photos included)
Dr. Carlos Elcid y Balmaseda, Chief of Inspectors
Jose Perez Arocha, Pinar del Rio
Dr. Lorenzo Ponce, Havana
Eduardo Escoto, Matanzas
Dr. Carlos Trujillo, Santa Clara
Narciso Monreal, Camaguey
Ricardo Navarro, Oriente
 
The book, Census of the Republic of Cuba - 19193,lists the names of the enumerators and their districts as well as staff working for the General Director's office.

Employees of the Office of the General Director - 731 names
Enumerators of Pinar del Rio Province - 319 names
Enumerators of Habana Province - 760 names
Enumerators of Matanzas Province - 361 names
Enumerators of Santa Clara Province -649 names
Enumerators of Camagüey Province - 261 names
Enumerators of Oriente Province - 820 names
 
 
3 - Source: Census of the Republic of Cuba - 1919 - Havana - Maza, Arroyo y Caso, S. en C., Printers (22 y 24 O'Reilly St.)