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1940 US Census

 

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Address 36, Calhoun Street, Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
 
Name Warden B Gingell 
Respondent Yes
Age 76
Estimated Birth Year abt 1864
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Connecticut
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Street Calhoun Street
House Number 36
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 3B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 62
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 4000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 7th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Estella M Gingell 
Age 70
Estimated Birth Year abt 1870
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Connecticut
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Street Calhoun Street
House Number 36
Inferred Residence in 1935 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 3B
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Hazel E Smith (Hazel E Gingell) 
Age 45
Estimated Birth Year abt 1895
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Connecticut
Marital Status Widowed
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Street Calhoun Street
House Number 36
Inferred Residence in 1935 St Petersburg, Florida
Residence in 1935 St Petersburg, Florida
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 3B
Occupation Nurse
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 34
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 25
Income 650
Income Other Sources Yes
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00007

The National Archives released the 1940 US Census to the public on 2nd April 2012, after a mandatory 72-year waiting period.

The 1940 US Census was taken in April 1940 (official date was 1st April, though entries were recorded throughout early April). The Federal government requires a census to be taken once every ten years for the apportionment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The first census was taken in 1790. Over the years, the format of census schedules changed and more questions were asked.

Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 US Census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA) programs; and years of education.

Note: Images from the 1940 US Census are courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. You can search the entire 1940 US Census online at: ancestry.com/1940-census.

 

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