Wednesday, January 11, 2017

William Gilliland household, 1940, Monroe County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census record of the William Gilliland household in Monroe County, Indiana.  William was my maternal 2nd great granduncle.  Our common ancestor is Mary Ellen Swafford.  William's parents were Robert Farrell Gilliland and Mary Ellen Swafford.

1940 U.S. census, Monroe County, Indiana, population schedule, Bloomington Township, enumeration district (ED) 53-20, SD 7, sheet 4A, household 424, ; digital images, ( : accessed 7 January 2017); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, William and his wife were living in Bloomington Township.  The census states that William owned his home and the value was $2500 and he lived on a farm.  William was 54 years old and born in Indiana.  His wife, Florence, was 42 years old and also born in Indiana.  In 1935, their residence was the same place.

The record shows that William had completed the 8th grade and that Florence had also completed the 8th grade. Roy's occupation was listed as a farmer, while Florence didn't have an occupation listed.

Also listed in the household were son Cleo, age 15, born in Indiana, who had completed the 8th grade; and son Darrel, age 12, born in Indiana, who had completed the 5th grade.

William's children from his first marriage were already out on their own by the 1940 census.  

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

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