My grandfather's federal tax return from 1944 sheds a bit of light on some family history. This interesting piece of family ephemera was found by my parents while cleaning out some files.
At the time of the filing, the family was living at 808 West Main Street in Portland, Indiana. This would have been just before they moved to Water Street.
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In the 1941 city directory, my grandfather was working for the Sheller Manufacturing Corporation in Portland. But by this tax return, he was working for Delco Remy of Anderson. His salary income for 1944 was only $ 2573. Wow.
At the time, my grandparents were married with three children and one on the way.