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1940 US Census

 

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Address Washington Balto Blvd, Prince George's, Maryland, United States
 
Name James E Gingell 
Age 50
Estimated Birth Year abt 1890
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Prince George's, Maryland
Street Washington Balto Blvd
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Prince George's, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 5A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 87
Occupation Salesman
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 15,000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 44
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Sadie Gingell 
Respondent Yes
Age 54
Estimated Birth Year abt 1886
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Prince George's, Maryland
Street Washington Balto Blvd
Inferred Residence in 1935 Prince George's, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 5A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 7th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Bessie L Gingell 
Age 19
Estimated Birth Year abt 1921
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 Prince George's, Maryland
Street Washington Balto Blvd
Inferred Residence in 1935 Prince George's, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 5A
Occupation Clerk
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 44
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1440
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Bessie Leizer
Age 55
Estimated Birth Year abt 1885
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Sister-in-law
Home in 1940 Prince George's, Maryland
Street Washington Balto Blvd
Inferred Residence in 1935 Prince George's, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 5A
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 7th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources Yes
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00034

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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