Monday, April 2, 2012

1940 Census Predictions

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has challenged everyone to make a prediction about someone in our ancestry who should be in the 1940 United States Census that is coming out today.  Here are his rules:
1) Pick one of the persons from your ancestry who should be in the 1940 United States Census.
2) Using the column headings for the 1940 US Census 
predict what the entries will be in each column.
3) Share your predictions on your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook status or a Google Plus post.

Here's mine:
I've chosen my mother, Mary Eleanor Davis (Slade). Here are my predicted column entries (in red):
* State: Virginia
* Populated Place: Shenandoah
* Ward of City: ???
* County: Page
* Township or other division of county: Shenandoah
* Block Nos.: ???
* Enumeration District: 86-1

1. Location - street, avenue or road: Sixth Street
2. Location - house number: ???

3. Number of household: ???
4. Home owned or rented: O [but not by Mary E!]
5. Value of home (if owned) or monthly rental (if rented): ???
6. Does this household live on a farm? No
7. Name of person: Mary Eleanor Davis
8. Relationship of this person to head of household: Daughter

9. Sex: F[emale]
10. Color or Race: W[hite]
11. Age at last birthday: 11
12. Marital Status: S[ingle]

13. Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940: Yes
14. Highest grade of school completed: 5

15. Place of birth: Virginia
16. Citizenship of foreign born: [blank]

17. Residence on 1 April, 1935 - City or town:
Same place
18. Residence on 1 April, 1935 - County: Page
19. Residence on 1 April, 1935 - State or foreign country: Virginia
20. On a farm? No

21. Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Gov't. work during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): No
22: If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): No
23. If neither at work nor assigned to public emergency work. ("No" in Cols. 21 and 22), Was this person SEEKING WORK (Yes or No): No
24. If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB, business, etc.? (Yes or No): No
25. Indicate whether engaged in home house-work (H), in school (S), unable to work (U), or other (Ot): S
26. Number of hours worked during week of March 24-30, 1940: 0
27. If seeking work or assigned to public emergency work. ("Yes" in Col. 22 or 23); Duration of unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks: 0

28. Occupation: Trade, profession, or particular kind of work, as frame spinner, salesman, rivet heater ,music teacher: [blank]
29. Industry: Industry or business, as cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school: [blank] 30. Class of worker: [blank]
31. Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent full-time weeks): 0

32. Income in 1939 (12 months ended December 31, 1939): Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions): 0
33. Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary (Yes or No): No
34. Number of farm schedule: [blank]

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