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1940 US Census

 

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Address 1520, A St SE, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
 
Name Russell Gingell 
Respondent Yes
Age 29
Estimated Birth Year abt 1911
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Street A St SE
House Number 1520
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Annapolis, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Annapolis, Maryland
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 5A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 70
Occupation Carpenter
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 35
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 2nd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 43
Income 1300
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Fannie Gingell 
Age 31
Estimated Birth Year abt 1909
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Street A St SE
House Number 1520
Inferred Residence in 1935 Annapolis, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Annapolis, Maryland
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 5A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 0
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name George Meloin Willet
Age 11
Estimated Birth Year abt 1929
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace District of Columbia
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Stepson
Home in 1940 Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Street A St SE
House Number 1520
Inferred Residence in 1935 Annapolis, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Annapolis, Maryland
Resident on farm in 1935 No
Sheet Number 5A
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
 
Name Robert Russell Gingell 
Age 7/12
Estimated Birth Year abt 1939
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Street A St SE
House Number 1520
Sheet Number 5A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed None
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00011

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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