The Henry VanAmburgh Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Henry VanAmburgh and his wife Florence (née Lather) VanAmburgh were enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with their daughter at 730 Clinton Ave, Albany, Albany Co., New York.  Florence was the great grandaunt of my Lather cousins.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Henry VanAmburgh Household (Left)

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

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Henry VanAmburgh Household (Right)

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

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, Albany County, New York, population schedule, Albany, enumeration district (ED) 63-142, sheet 11B, household 139, Henry VanAmburgh; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 May 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 02822.

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

The record states that:

    • The VanAmburghs lived at 730 Clinton Ave, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 139 in order of visitation, they rented their dwelling for $25 per month, they lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Henry L. VanAmburgh provided the information for the census, he was head of household, was a white male, 40 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 assistant foreman on the railroad, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $2822, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Florence VanAmburgh, the wife of Henry, was a white female, 39 years old, married, was not attending school, had completed 8 years of 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
    • Henry VanAmburgh, the son of Henry, was a white male, 13 years old, single, was attending school, had completed 7 years of school, and was born in New York

The occupation for Henry was “Assistant Foreman, Railroad”.   His occupational code recorded in column F was 316-47-1 which is defined as:

Foremen (not elsewhere classified)

Railroads (includes railroad repair shops)

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

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