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 Howard Glenn Cole, my great-grand uncle. He is listed here with his wife Agnes Christina “Jensen” Cole. They are living with Agnes’ parents. Both Howard and Agnes are age 26, born in Indiana and both completed their sophomore year of high school. They were living in the same town as they did in 1935, but both are living in a new home. Howard is working as a Machinist Helper in a Steel Mill having worked 42 weeks for $1,000 in 1939, while Agnes was a Housewife. Their son Eugene was 11 months of age.
Howard Glenn Cole
Source citation: Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso, ED 64-7, Sheet 2B, Lines 43-45.
Find out more about Howard Glenn Cole in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
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