Sunday, January 15, 2017

Benjamin Arthur household, 1940, Greene County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census record of the Benjamin Arthur household in Greene County, Indiana.  Benjamin was my maternal 2nd cousin 5 times removed.  Our common ancestors were Alexander Crockett and Elizabeth Watkins.  Benjamin's parents were Aaron Arthur and Margaret Ann Crockett.

1940 U.S. census, Greene County, Indiana, population schedule, Beech Creek Township, enumeration district (ED) 28-1, SD 7, sheet 13A, household 242, ; digital images, ( : accessed 7 January 2017); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Benjamin and his children were living in Beech Creek Township.  The census states that Benjamin owned his home and the value was $75 and he lived on a farm.  Benjamin was 68 years old and born in Indiana.  He was a widower.  His residence in 1935 was the same place.

The record shows that Benjamin had completed the 6th grade and that his occupation was that of a farmer.

Also listed in the household were sons Gordy, age 32, born in Indiana, completed the 8th grade and was a truck driver for the Zeffren Trucking Company; Fern, Gordy's wife, age 29, born in Indiana who had completed 4 years of high school;Herbert, Gordy's son, aged 10 born in Indiana; Donald, Gordy's son, aged 5, born in Indiana and Harold, age 22, born in Indiana, completed the 8th grade and was also a truck driver for the Zeffren Trucking Company.

According to my database, Benjamin's wife, Cora, had died June 2, 1939 in Beech Creek Township, Greene County, Indiana.

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

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