Sunday, January 25, 2015

Census Sunday : Eli Weldon Haley household, 1940, Jay County, Indiana

My paternal great-grandfather, Eli Weldon Haley, was enumerated in the 1940 U.S. census in Jay County, Indiana.  His farm was in Noble Township, and he was residing at the same location back in 1935.

1940 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble Township, enumeration district (ED) 38-9, SD 5, sheet 3A, household 54, ; digital images, ( : accessed 4 January 2015); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
The family consisted of my great-grandfather, Eli, aged 74, and my great-grandmother, Cora, aged 71.  Eli was born in Indiana and Cora was born in Ohio.

According to the census, both Eli and Cora had completed the 8th grade in education.  Eli's occupation was listed as a farmer.  The value of his farm was listed as $800.  At 74 years old, I wonder how much activity he was still able to do on the farm?

Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

State & Federal census sheets are filled with information for genealogists. Both the population & non-population schedules give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. What have you found that is Surprising? Reassuring? Bewildering? Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Colleen Pasquale of Leaves and Branches.

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