43 South Allen Street, Albany, New York in the 1940 United States Federal Census

In 1961, my family purchased the first floor flat at 43 South Allen Street in Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA.  Eventually, my family purchased the second floor flat as well.  The house remained in my family for over 46 years until it was sold in 2007.

In the 1940 US Federal Census, the house (or at least one of the flats) was owned by Louis H. and Mary Rose Alliers.  Catherine Boylan rented the second flat, whether from the Allierses or someone else.  I suspect the Allierses owned the entire building, since they stated their dwelling was worth $6000 (an amount that was likely too large for just one flat) and also because Louis Alliers stated that he earned more than $50 from sources other than wages (possibly from renting the second flat).  There is no way to tell which flat was occupied by the Allierses and which was occupied by Miss Boylan.

1940 US Federal Census Record for 43 South Allen Street (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for 43 South Allen Street (Left)

1940 US Federal Census Record for 43 South Allen Street (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for 43 South Allen Street (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, Albany County, New York, population schedule, Albany, enumeration district (ED) 63-88, sheet 2B, households 40 & 41, 43 South Allen Street; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 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 43 South Allen Street.

The record states that:

    • Louis H. and Mary Rose Alliers lived at 43 South Allen Street, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 40 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $6000, 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.
    • Catherine Boylan also lived at 43 South Allen Street, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, she was household 41 in order of visitation  she rented her dwelling for an undisclosed amount per month, she lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and she did not live on a farm
    • Louis H. Alliers was head of household, provided the information for the census, was a white male, 63 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 4 years of high school, was born in Ohio, was working the week of March 24-30, worked 48 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a supervisor for the railroad, worked in private work, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $4620, and earned more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Mary Rose Alliers was the wife of Louis, was a white female, 62 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 4 years of high school, was born in Ohio, was not working the week of March 24-30, was not doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, was doing housework, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Catherine Boylan was head of household, was a white female, 50 years old, single, was not attending school, had attended 4 years of college, 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 have a job as a teacher in a public school, worked in government work, worked 40 weeks in 1939, earned $1900, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

The occupation for Louis Alliers was as a “supervisor for the railroad”.   His occupational code recorded in column F was 156-47-1 which is defined as:

Proprietors, managers, and officials (not elsewhere classified)

Railroads (includes railroad repair shops)

Wage or salary worker in private work (PW)

The occupation for Catherine Boylan was as a “teacher in a public school”.   Her occupational code recorded in column F 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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