Sunday, May 6, 2012

George Joseph Gorrell in the 1940 Census

In the early days of searching the 1940 census, California was one of the states available on Ancestry.  My husband and I searched through several Sacramento enumeration districts (EDs) for his father, thinking that he was already living in California on April 1, 1940.  He worked at McClellan Airfield before World War II as an aircraft mechanic.  However, we did not find him living with Mrs Hansen at her boarding house.

Next we searched the home of his parents, and there we found him.

1940 Federal Census, Jasper Co, Missouri, ED 49-33, sht 11a

George is on the right
George's father, Joseph N Gorrell can be found on line 10.  The family lived at 502 South Pennsylvania Street in Webb City.   Joseph owned his home, worked as a shopman for the utility company, was married and attended 8 years of school.

We found George, age 25, completed 4 years of high school, working at a floorman at garage.  We have a photo of George in front of the service station where he worked.

Copyright © 2012 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

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