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 my great-grand uncle Earl Benjamin Fisher and his wife Lorena Marie (Winkler) Fisher. Earl was the brother of my great-grandmother Jennie Mae (Fisher) Fitzgerald. Earl is 40 years old with a 5th grade education and worked as a laborer on a WPA Road Project. His wife Lorena was 34 and had an 11th grade education. The two were living with their children Carolyn (15), Evelyn (11) and Paul (5). Also in the house was Earl’s younger brother Albert Fisher, age 34. Albert was a laborer doing odd jobs.
Earl Benjamin Fisher
Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Indiana, Lake County, Eagle Creek Township, ED 45-13, Sheet 2A, Lines 3-8.
Find out more about Earl Benjamin Fisher in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com.
Check out the memorial for Earl Benjamin Fisher on FindAGrave.com.
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