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 & Betty (Green) Leversee. Betty is the younger sister of my husband’s great-grandfather, Max Earl Green. This census entry shows Ray Leversee (21) with his wife Betty (18) and their young son Glen Leversee (2). Both Ray and Betty had completed one year of high school. They were living in the same place as they did in 1935, but not in the same house.
Ray & Betty (Green) Leversee
Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Michigan, Van Buren County, Pine Grove Township, ED 80-26B, Sheet 4B, Lines 56-58.
Find out more about Betty Marie (Green) Leversee in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
Check out the memorial for Raymond R. Leversee on FindAGrave.com.
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