10 June 2012

Census Sunday: Joseph Huigens family in the 1940 US Census

Here is my transcription of the census entry for my father's family from the 1940 US Census. This was his second appearance in the US Census.

State: NE
County: Sheridan
Township, or other division of county: Rushville pct
S. D. No. 5
E.D. No. 81-26

1. Street, avenue, road, etc.
2. House number (in cities and towns)

Household Data
3. Number of Household: 88
4. Home owned or rented: R
5. Value of home (if owned) or monthly rental (if rented): 8
6. Does this household live on a farm? Yes

7. Name of person: 
 Higgins, Joseph A*
Higgins, Julia M
Higgins, Arnold F
Higgins, Lawrence J
Higgins, Rita
Higgins, Bernice M
Higgins, Joseph A
8. Relationship of this person to head of household:  Head Wife SonSonDaughterDaughterSon
10. Color or Race: WWWWWWW
11. Age at last birthday: 49452322211813
12. Marital Status: MMSSSSS
13. Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940: NoNoNoNoNoYesYes
14. Highest grade of school  completed: H28H47H4H36
15. Place of birth: Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska NebraskaNebraska NebraskaNebraska
16. Citizenship of foreign born: 
17. Residence on 1 April, 1935 - City or town: Same houseSame house Same house Same house Same house Same house Same house
18. Residence on 1 April, 1935 - County: 

19. Residence on 1 April, 1935 - State or foreign country: 

20. On a farm? YesYesYesYesYes Yes
21. Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Gov't. work during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): YesNoNo
22. If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during -week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): -NoYes - - No
23. If neither at work nor assigned to public emergency work. ("No" in Cols. 21 and 22), Was this person SEEKING WORK?(Yes or No): -No---No
24. If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB, business, etc.? (Yes or No): -No---No
25. Indicate whether engaged in home house-work (H), in school (S), unable to work (U), or other (Ot): -H---S
26. Number of hours worked during week of March 24-30, 1940: 6060 50
27. Duration of unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks:52
28. Occupation: Trade, profession, or particular kind of work, as frame spinner, salesman, rivet heater ,music teacher: farmerCCC paintercarpenter helperwaitress
29. Industry: Industry or business, as cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school: on farm
building constrbuilding consructionrestaurant
30. Class of worker: OANPGWPWPWNP
31. Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent full-time weeks): 525246302812
32, Income in 1939 (12 months ended December 31, 1939): Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions): 0023022580
33. Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary (Yes or No): YesNoYesNoNoNo
34. Number of farm schedule: 63

Source citation: 
1940 U.S. census, Sheridan County, Nebraska,  Rushville pct , population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 81-26, Sheet No. 5B, household 88, line 47, Joseph Higgins; digital image, Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census (Beta) [database on-line, accessed 5-Aug-2012]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

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