Sunday, April 12, 2015

Census Sunday: Ellsworth D Haley household, 1940, Jay County, Indiana

My paternal great granduncle, George David Ellsworth Haley, was enumerated in the 1940 census in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  He was living in a rented home in Ward 3 of the city.

1940 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Ward 3, Portland, enumeration district (ED) 38-21, SD 5, sheet 2B, 507 E. High St., dwelling 47, ; digital images, ( : accessed 29 May 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
The family consisted of Ellsworth, age 71, and his wife, Anneta, age 70.  They were both born in Indiana, and their residence in 1935 was the same place.

Ellsworth's occupation was listed as the proprietor of a retail feed & seed store.  Previous occupations have him as a building contractor, Evangelical minister, factory laborer and photographer.  Both he and his wife had completed the 8th grade in education.

Prior to this find, I had his wife listed as Nettie, though it appears Anneta may be the full name.  Ellsworth may have been how he was known, but my files show his full name as George David Ellsworth Haley, likely named for both of his grandfathers.

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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