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1940 US Census

 

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Address Captial Avenue M-78, Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
 
Name Ella Gingell
Age 65
Estimated Birth Year abt 1875
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Canada
Marital Status Widowed
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan
Street Captial Avenue M-78
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same House
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 23A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 505
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 4000
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Ellamae Gingell
Respondent Yes
Age 80
Estimated Birth Year abt 1860
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Wisconsin
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan
Street Captial Avenue M-78
Inferred Residence in 1935 Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same House
Sheet Number 23A
Occupation Case Worker
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed College, 4th year
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1000
Income Other Sources No
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00039

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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