The Frederick Lather Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Frederick Lather and his wife H. Elizabeth (née Dean) Lather were enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with their daughter at 11 Orford St, Colonie, Albany Co., New York.  Frederick was the great granduncle of my Lather cousins.

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

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

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Frederick 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, Colonie Town, enumeration district (ED) 1‑44, sheet 3B, household 67, Frederick Lather; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12  May 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 the Frederick Lather Household.

The record states that:

    • The Lathers lived at 11 Orford St, Colonie, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 67 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $9000, they lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Fred Lather was head of household, was a white male, 41 years old, married, was not attending school, had completed 8 years of 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 a truckman in his own business, worked on his own account, worked 40 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and earned more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Elizabeth Lather, the wife of Frederick, was a white female, 41 years old, married, was not attending school, had completed 3 years of college, was born in New York, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 30 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a teacher in a school, worked in government work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1900, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Delia Lather was Frederick’s daughter, was a white female, 4 years old, single, was not attending school, had completed 0 years of school, and was born in New York

The occupation for Frederick was not entirely clear, although it appeared to be “Truckman”.   His occupational code recorded in column F was 420-50-4 which is defined as:

Chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor (drivers of coal trucks and oil trucks are included here while chauffeurs, truck drivers (including helpers and jumpers) and delivery boys for bakeries, laundries, dry cleaning establishments, stores, and such establishments as dental laboratories, shoe repair shops, printing and engraving shops, tailor shops, and photographic studios are included in 432)

Trucking service

Working on own account (OA)

The occupation for Elizabeth was much easier to identify.  She was a teacher in a school.  Her occupational code was V34-91-2 which is defined as:

 Teachers (not elsewhere classified) excludes college teachers and teachers of art, dancing, music, and athletics

Educational services

Wage or salary worker in Government work (GW)

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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