Monday, April 2, 2012

1940 Census Image -- My father in Cucamonga, California

It took a while to find, first waiting for Ancestry to put San Bernardino Co, CA online, but after searching through 35 pages of Cucamonga (ED 36-36), I found my father!

Cucamonga, San Bernardino Co, California, ED 36-36, p 472

They were not at the address I expected (278 San Bernardino Ave) but rather at 236 East Foothill Blvd.  Luckily for me, they were still in the same Enumeration District.

What did I learn from this census?  My grandmother was working in a cafe as a waitress.  She finished 4 years of college.  The family lived in Ontario, San Bernardino Co, CA in 1935.  She worked 46 hours in the week, worked 52 weeks during the year, and made $650.  Monthly rent was $20.  There is one error:  Anna was not born in California, but rather Montana.

My father, William, was 9 years old, and completed grade 4.  I suspect that was the grade he was in at the time of the census.  All of the children were listed as attending school.

This family would move to Napa, California in the summer after the school year ended.

The family, two years later in Napa, CA

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