Sunday, February 22, 2015

Census Sunday : John G. Fuchs household, 1940, Montgomery County, Ohio

My paternal first cousin 4 times removed, Ethan Dewitt Ailes, was enumerated in the 1940 U.S. census in Montgomery County, Ohio.  He was living in Ward 7 of the city of Dayton in the household of his son-in-law, John G. Fuchs.

1940 U.S. census, Montgomery County, Ohio, population schedule, Ward 7, Dayton, enumeration district (ED) 94-117, SD 3, sheet 11B, dwelling 236, ; digital images, ( : accessed 22 Februay 2015); National Archives, Washington D.C..
The family consisted of John G. Fuchs, aged 56, and his wife, Bertha, aged 52.  John was born in New York and Bertha was born in Ohio.  Living in the household was daughter Mary, aged 16, born in Ohio; son Walter, aged 21, born in Ohio; daughter-in-law, Mare, aged 21, born in Ohio; grandson Carl, aged 6 months, born in Ohio, and father-in-law, Ethan D. Ailes, aged 78, born in Ohio.

John had completed the 8th grade, and Bertha had completed the 6th grade.  John's occupation was hard to read, it was a s___ clerk, in Soil Conservation.  Bertha had no occupation listed.  Son Walter's occupation was listed as drill press operator.

Before finding this record, I didn't have any information on Ethan Dewitt Ailes' family.  Will have to search for records of his marriage and other children.  Ethan was the son of Alfred Ailes and Melissa Jane Young.

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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