One Quick Handwriting Transcription Challenge Every Day-for the genealogist in you
Louis Elmer Rampley
Louis Elmer something . . . Rampley?
I agree: Louis Elmer Rampley
Looks like Louis Elmer Rampley.
Louis Elmer Rampley..... serves no purpose after the 1st entry, because people will just copy what other's have written if they don't know.
Sometimes people copy and sometimes they don't--really depends on the difficulty of the entry. It is interesting to see how people sometimes follow the first guess, even when it is wrong. But that doesn't always happen and in fact, sometimes there is some interesting discussion on some of the names.
I thought the same thing everyone else did. But before I checked the comments to see if I was right, I googled "Rampley" to see if that was a legit last name... I've never heard it before.
It would have been better to use a larger image, but....Well since my name is Elmer and I have an ancestor Louis in the 1870 Census, I am going to have to go with Louis Elmer Rampley
Louis Elmer Rampley is it.
For the person who suggested we are copying the first post; I TRY to make my response and to write it down somewhere BEFORE I read the responses. I also try to make my post before I read any responses. This doesn't always work; but the point of this game (for me) is improving my abilities with handwriting. Why, copy? What would I learn by that?