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1940 US Census

 

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Address 5338, Seminole Avenue, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
 
Name Florence Maddox
Respondent Yes
Age 45
Estimated Birth Year abt 1895
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Canada English
Marital Status Widowed
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Seminole Avenue
House Number 5338
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same House
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 12B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 280
Occupation Secretary
House Owned or Rented Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 4000.00
Attended School or College No
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 44
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1560.00
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Lloyd Maddox
Age 23
Estimated Birth Year abt 1917
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Canada English
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Seminole Avenue
House Number 5338
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same House
Citizenship Naturalized
Sheet Number 12B
Occupation Salesman
Attended School or College No
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 45
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1500.02
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Albert Burns
Age 39
Estimated Birth Year abt 1901
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Partner
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Seminole Avenue
House Number 5338
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 12B
Occupation Mill Wright
Attended School or College No
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1600.00
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Grace Burns
Age 35
Estimated Birth Year abt 1905
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Partner Wife (Partner)
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Seminole Avenue
House Number 5338
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 12B
Attended School or College No
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Mellessi Burns
Age 4
Estimated Birth Year abt 1936
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Michigan
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Partner Daughter (Partner)
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Seminole Avenue
House Number 5338
Sheet Number 12B
Attended School or College No
 
Name Arthur Gingell 
Age 23
Estimated Birth Year abt 1917
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Michigan
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Roomer
Home in 1940 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Street Seminole Avenue
House Number 5338
Inferred Residence in 1935 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 12B
Occupation Wrapper
Attended School or College No
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 32
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1300.00
Income Other Sources No
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00058

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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