Here is the household of Francis (“Frank”) Charlebois in the 1901 Canadian census for Torbolton Township (Carleton Co., Ontario):
The members of the above household, with their “Racial or Tribal Origin” (as recorded under column 14), are as follows:
|3. Name||4. Sex||5. Colour||6. Relationship to Head of Family or Household||7. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced||8. Month and Date of Birth||9. Year of Birth||10. Age at Last Birthday||11. Country or Place of Birth||14. Racial or Tribal Origin|
|Charlebois, Francis||M [Male]||W [White]||Head||M [Married]||Mar 9||1862||39||Ont r [Ontario rural]||French|
|Charlebois, Mary A||f [Female]||W||Wife||M||Aug 15||1875||26||Ont r||Irish|
|Charlebois, Erson A||M||W||Son||S [Single]||Feb 17||1897||4||Ont r||French|
|Charlebois, John B||M||W||Son||S||Nov 20||1900||4/12 [4 months]||Ont r||French|
|Charlebois, Margret||f||W||Mother||W [Widowed]||May 7||1833||68||Ont r||Irish|
Btw, all of the above are listed as Canadian in Nationality (Column 15) and as R. Cath (Roman Catholic) in Religion (Column 16).
Note that while the three males here are all listed as French, and the two females as Irish, the difference is not a simple function of gender (though it is gender-based: more on this below). If Francis Charlebois and his wife Mary Ann Kennedy had had a daughter in 1901 (and they later had at least three daughters: Mary Rita; Mary Elizabeth Josephine; and Sarah Monica), that daughter would have been listed in the 1901 census not as Irish but as French.