Friday, February 03, 2017

Bernard Chew household, 1940, Jay County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census record of the Bernard Chew household in Jay County, Indiana.  Bernard was my paternal first cousin 3 times removed through Ezekiel Cooper Chew and Caroline Bishop Woolston.  He was also my fourth cousin 4 times removed through Samuel Woolston and Cyllania Woolston.  Bernard's first name was Orville, and his parents were William Anderson Chew and Emma Susan Straight.

1940 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Salamonia, enumeration district (ED) 38-7, SD 5, sheet 2B, household 37, ; digital images, ( : accessed 24 January 2017); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Bernard and his wife were living in the town of Salamonia.  The census states that Bernard owned his home, its value was $800, and was not a farm.  Bernard was 43 years old and born in Indiana.  His wife, Adda, was 38 years old and also born in Indiana.  In 1935, their residence was the same place.

The record shows that Bernard had completed 1 year of high school and Adda had completed the 8th grade.  Bernard's occupation was listed as a pressman for the Sheller Corp. and Adda had no occupation listed.

Also living in the household was daughter Barbara Nell, aged 7, born in Indiana.

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

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