The George Lather Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

George Lather and his wife Mary Elizabeth (née Sullivan) Lather were enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with their children at 148 North Allen St, Albany, Albany Co., New York.  George and Mary were the great grandparents of my Lather cousins.  They lived in the same house as Mary Elizabeth’s mother and brothers.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the George Lather Household (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Lather Household (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for the George Lather Household (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for the Lather Household (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, Albany County, New York, population schedule, Albany, enumeration district (ED) 63-81, sheet 17A, household 394, George Lather; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 09 May 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 02820.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 US Federal Census Record for the George Lather Household.

The record states that:

    • The Lathers lived at 148 North Allen St, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 394 in order of visitation, they rented their dwelling for $35 per month, they lived in the same place (meaning that they lived in Albany, but not in the same house) on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • George J. Lather was head of household, was a white male, 35 years old, married, was not attending school, had completed 2 years of high school, was born in New York, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 48 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as the proprietor of a grocery and meat [store], worked on his own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did earned more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Mary Lather, the wife of George, provided the information for the census, was a white female, 32 years old, married, was not attending school, completed 1 year of high school, was born in New York, 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, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • George Lather Jr. was George’s son, was a white male, 9 years old, single, was not attending school, had completed 2 years of school, and was born in New York
    • Gerald Lather was George’s son, was a white male, 5 years old, single, was not attending school, had completed 0 years of school, and was born in New York
    • Ronald Lather was George’s son, was a white male, 2 years old, single, was not attending school, had completed 2 years of school, and was born in New York

Ronald Lather was selected to answer supplementary questions for the census.  His name was Ronald Lather, his father and mother were both born in New York, his mother tongue was English, and was not the child of a veteran.

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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