Sunday, March 01, 2015

Census Sunday : Herbert Chew household, 1940, Oakland County, Michigan

My paternal first cousin 3 times removed, Herbert Christian Chew, was enumerated in the 1940 census in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  He was living in Block 410 of the city, in a home he rented with his wife.

1940 U.S. census, Oakland County, Michigan, population schedule, Pontiac, enumeration district (ED) 63-87, SD 17, sheet 5D, household 118, ; digital images, ( : accessed 1 March 2015); National Archives, Washington, D.C..

The family consisted of Herbert, aged 37 years old and his wife, Magdeline, aged 34.  Both were born in Indiana and had resided in the same place in 1935.  Herbert had completed four years of high school, and Magdeline had completed three years.

Herbert's occupation was listed as a foreman in an auto plant, and Magdeline's occupation was listed as a machinist in an auto plant.

Prior to this find, my latest information on Herbert was the 1920 census, when he was living in his father's household in Adams County, Indiana.  I do not have a record of his marriage, and will search Michigan records for it.  Several members of the Chew family had moved to Michigan.

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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