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1940 US Census

 

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Address Main Street, Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
 
Name Benjamin Gingell 
Respondent Yes
Age 42
Estimated Birth Year abt 1898
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Italy
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Street Main Street
Inferred Residence in 1935 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 6B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 125
Occupation Un??ght ??
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 20
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 51
Income 1300
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Rose Gingell 
Age 38
Estimated Birth Year abt 1902
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Italy
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Street Main Street
Inferred Residence in 1935 Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 6B
Occupation Machine Operator
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 5th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 50
Income 850
Income Other Sources No
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00008

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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