Saturday, December 17, 2016

Albert Adams household, 1940, St. Joseph County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census record of the Albert Adams household in St. Joseph County, Indiana.  Albert was not a blood relative, but was the step-son of my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, Ezekiel Cooper Chew (1822-1888) and his wife Mary Jane Riddle (1845-1921).  Albert's father was Jonathan Adams (1849-1883).

1940 U.S. Census, St. Joseph County, Indiana, population schedule, North Liberty, enumeration district (ED) 71-10, SD 3, sheet 5B, household 95, ; digital images, ( : accessed 17 December 2016); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Albert and his wife were living in North Liberty, St. Joseph County, Indiana.  He owned his home and the value was $3500.  Albert was 58 years old and born in Ohio.  His wife Mable was 55 years old and born in Indiana.  Their residence in 1935 was the same place.

The record shows that both had completed the 5th grade in education.  Albert was a Contractor, working in Building Construction.

Also living in the household was John C. Chew, listed as Albert's nephew.  John was aged 25, married and had completed 4 years of high school.  He was working as a Carpenter in Building Construction - likely with Albert.

John was my paternal 1st cousin 3 times removed, the son of Wiley Riddle Chew and Dora Belle Lamb.  Our common ancestor was Dr. Ezekiel Cooper Chew.  John was a nephew to Albert Adams by way of John's father Wiley being a half brother to Albert.

If you have additional information or are related to this family, I'd love to hear from you.

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