Paul and Zenaide Charron in the 1940 United States Federal Census

With today’s release of the 1940 United States Federal Census, I couldn’t resist visiting Ancestry.com to see if I could find anyone in my family tree.  I almost succeeded.  Instead of my own relatives, I found the parents of my Godmother, Alice Charron Danko.  Alice’s parents were Paul Charron and Zenaide Patenaude Charron who lived at 2 Broadway in Cohoes, Albany Co., New York for most of their lives.  Sure enough, that’s where they were in 1940.  To find the correct enumeration district (ED), I entered the 1930 ED (1-118) on Steve Morse’s One-Step Website and found that the enumeration district in 1940 was 1-32.

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, Albany County, New York, population schedule, Cohoes City, enumeration district (ED) 1‑32, sheet 14A, household 308, Paul Charron; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com :accessed 02 April 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 02457.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron.

The record states that:

    • The Charrons lived at 2 Broadway, Cohoes, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 308 in order of visitation, they owned their house which was worth $2000, lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Paul Charron was head of household, was a white male, 65 years old, married, was not attending school, completed 7 years of education, was born in New York, worked 40 hours during the week of March 24-30, was a machinist at Cohoes Machine working on his own account, worked 50 weeks in 1939, and he earned $50 or more from sources other than wages
    • Zenaide Charron was Paul Charron’s wife, was a white female, 65 years old, married, was not attending school, completed 7 years of education, was born in French Canada, was naturalized, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, and was doing housework, was a housewife, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

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