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 (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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