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1940 US Census

 

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Address Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States
 
Name Albert Gingell
Age 53
Estimated Birth Year abt 1887
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Wyoming
Marital Status Married
Home in 1940 Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington
Inferred Residence in 1935 Rural, King, Washington
Residence in 1935 Rural, King, Washington
Resident on farm in 1935 Yes
Sheet Number 18B
Institution State Penitentiary
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 1
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00120

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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