Friday, January 27, 2017

Chester G. Bigley household, 1940, Marshall County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census record of the Chester Bigley household in Marshall County, Indiana.  Chester was Eileen's maternal second cousin three times removed.  Her common ancestors were Daniel Fisher and Susannah Reeves.  Chester's parents were Thomas Jefferson Bigley and Sarah Jane Benedict.

1940 U.S. census, Marshall County, Indiana, population schedule, Union Township, enumeration district (ED) 50-18, SD 2, sheet 17B, household 351, ; digital images, ( : accessed 17 January 2017); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Chester and his wife were living in Union Township.  The census states that Chester owned his home and it was valued at $1800, and was a farm.  Chester was 59 years old and born in Indiana.  His wife, Helen, was 35 years old and also born in Indiana.  In 1935, their residence was the same place.

The record shows that Chester had completed 1 year of college and Helen had completed 4 years of high school. Chester's occupation was listed as a painter, with building repair and Helen had no occupation listed.

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

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