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October 2, 2019

1891 Canada Census Abbreviations

Recently a member of an online group posed a very interesting question. She asked "Does anyone know what the initials, "s.a." in the religion column stand for on the 1891 Canadian Census?"

S.A. is not found on the official list of abbreviations to be used by the 1891 census takers. So what could it mean?

The general consensus of the group was that S.A. stood for "Salvation Army" Does anyone else have any ideas?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

See the summary of the results of the 1891 census:
Page 225:

There is a table that gives the number of people who said their religion is Salvation Army.