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1940 US Census

 

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Address Washington Baltimore Blvd, Prince George's, Maryland, United States
 
Name Lawrence Gingell 
Age 60
Estimated Birth Year abt 1880
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Prince George's, Maryland
Street Washington Baltimore 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 89
Occupation Proprietor
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 5800
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 90
Class of Worker Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1300
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Clara Gingell 
Age 59
Estimated Birth Year abt 1881
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Maryland
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 Prince George's, Maryland
Street Washington Baltimore Blvd
Inferred Residence in 1935 Prince George's, Maryland
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 5A
Father's Birthplace Virginia
Mother's Birthplace Virginia
Occupation Bookkeeper
Woman Marriages 1
Woman Age at First Marriage 22
Number of Children Ever Born 2
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 6th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 90
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1300
Income Other Sources No
Native Language English
Veteran No
Social Security Number No
Usual Occupation Bookkeeper
Usual Industry Auto SupplersRufing
Usual Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00037

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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