Please don't let me take advantage of your knowledge but how did you know to look at the previous page under the same number? I have been looking at census reports for years and have never known that two households could or would have been added like that.
Was it a taker mistake do you think or was there a reason they did this?
As far as Alice M. Brumley. She is a mystery to me. I never knew she existed until I was researching Thomas. He was 2nd great grandfather.
He was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1849. His son (Lester Alexander Brumley, Sept 13, 1875) was my 2nd great grandfather through Thomas's (apparently 2nd wife) Margaret Ann Hunter.
Margaret Hunter Brumley apparently dies giving birth also to their 2nd child (like Alice's mother). I have no idea what Alice M. Brumley's mother's name was... but you have given me a great start to find out.
According to the 1900 census he was remarried to a "Talitha" for 9 years. She was reportedly of Indian descent. I don't know what happened to him after that. I have been unsuccessful in finding him in any of the other census information.
Thank you again for the direction and I am going to spend my genealogy time today looking in the direction you have given me.