Sunday, February 01, 2015

Census Sunday : William Francis Pierce household, 1940, Madison County, Indiana

My maternal great-great grandfather, William Francis Pierce was enumerated in the 1940 U.S. census in Madison County, Indiana.  His farm was in Monroe Township, and he was residing in the same location back in 1935.

1940 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district (ED) 48-58, SD 11, sheet 8B,, dwelling 166, ; digital images, ( : accessed 12 December 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C..

The family consisted of my great-great grandfather, William, aged 74 and his second wife, Vida, aged 54.  William was born in Indiana and Vida was born in Kentucky.  Their children living in the household included Charles, age 21, Robert, age 17, Edmond, age 15, and James, age 8; all were born in Indiana.  A niece, Joan Denton, age 15, born in Indiana was also living in the household.

According to the census, William had completed the 6th grade in education, and Vida had completed the 8th grade.  William's occupation was listed as a farmer, and the value of his farm was $4000.  Son Charles, at 21, was the only person with a listed occupation, that of laborer.

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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