Welcome to My First 40 Finds in the 1940 US Census! This blog series is a tribute to the first 40 entries that I located without the use of an index.
The 1940 US Federal Census was released online to the public on April 2, 2012. Within the first three days, I had already found 40 families from my various tree branches. I spent six months prior to the release researching the exact addresses and locations for these families so I could find them quickly upon the census release.
This 1940 US Federal Census entry features the family of Ray Gordon Fox, the paternal grandfather of the husband of my sister-in-law. Confused yet? It’s okay, just move on. Ray G. Fox, age 26, was living with his beloved wife, Brica (Hudlow) Fox, age 21. They both had an 8th grade education and were living together in the same place they lived in 1935, although not the same house. Their first two children, Delbert Gene Fox (2) and Thelma Ruth Fox (7 months) were also living in the home.
Ray Gordon Fox
Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Missouri, Howell County, Pottersville, ED 46-19, Sheet 12A, Lines 1-4.
Find out more about Ray Gordon Fox in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
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