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1940 US Census

 

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Address Montgomery, Maryland, United States
 
Name Henry O Dodson
Age 37
Estimated Birth Year abt 1903
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Inferred Residence in 1935 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 108
Occupation Plumber
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 3000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 22
Income 2514
 
Name Nellie M Dodson
Respondent Yes
Age 29
Estimated Birth Year abt 1911
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Inferred Residence in 1935 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 4th year
 
Name Reta Mae Dodson
Age 9
Estimated Birth Year abt 1931
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Inferred Residence in 1935 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
 
Name Harold L Dodson
Age 8
Estimated Birth Year abt 1932
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Inferred Residence in 1935 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 2nd grade
 
Name Gerald A Dodson
Age 6
Estimated Birth Year abt 1934
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Inferred Residence in 1935 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 1st grade
 
Name Carroll F Dodson
Age 4
Estimated Birth Year abt 1936
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed None
 
Name Bertha Gingell
Age 59
Estimated Birth Year abt 1881
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Mother-in-law
Home in 1940 Montgomery, Maryland
Inferred Residence in 1935 Montgomery, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same
Sheet Number 7B
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 7th grade
Income Other Sources No
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00026

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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