Monday, February 20, 2017

Forrest Chew household, 1940, Jay County, Indiana

Located the 1940 census record of the Forrest Chew household in Jay County, Indiana.  Forrest was my paternal 1st cousin 3 times removed.  Our common ancestors were Dr. Ezekiel Cooper Chew and Caroline Bishop Woolston.  In addition, he is my 4th cousin 4 times removed through Samuel Woolston & Cyllania Woolston.  Forrest's parents were Dr. 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 38, ; digital images, ( : accessed 24 January 2017); National Archives, Washington, D.C..
At the time of the enumeration, Forrest and his wife were living in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  The census states that Forrest was renting his home for $6 per month and that it was not a farm.  Forrest was 46 years old and born in Ohio.  His wife, Lelia, was 41 years old and born in Indiana.  In 1935 their residence was the same place.

The record shows that Forrest had completed 3 years of high school and that Lelia had completed the 8th grade.  Forrest's occupation was listed as an Inspector at the Sheller Corp., while Lelia had no occupation listed.

Also living in the household were daughter Virginia, age 18, born in Indiana, who had completed 4 years of high school; and daughter Ardith, age 12, born in Indiana, who had completed the 8th grade.

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

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