The Walter Leon Lewis Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Walter Leon Lewis was enumerated in the 1940 US Federal Census with his wife Anna Dolores (née Izbicki) Lewis and their children at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.  Anna Dolores was the daughter of Aleksander Izbicki and Józefina Daniłowicz.  The Lewises lived inthe same building as Anna Dolores’ brother Anthony and sister Cecelia, both of whom were living in The Peter Kuzzyk household.

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Walter Lewis Household (Left)

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

1940 US Federal Census Record for the Walter Lewis Household (Right)

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

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, New London County, Connecticut, population schedule, Norwich, enumeration district (ED) 6-67, sheet 11A, household 208, Walter Lewis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 03 Jun 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627 roll 00525.

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

The record states that:

    • The Lewises lived at 722 Boswell Ave, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 208 in order of visitation, they owned their dwelling which was worth $3445, they lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Walter Lewis was head of household, was a white male, 36 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, was not working in private non-emergency work the week of March 24-30, was doing public emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, worked 52 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940 as a truck driver for a reforestation project, worked in government work, worked 5 weeks in 1939, earned $165, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages
    • Anna Lewis was the wife of Walter, provided the information for the census, was a white female, 35 years old, married, was not attending school, had attended 8 years of school, was born in Connecticut, 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
    • Merton Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 9 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 4 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Thomas Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 8 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 3 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Shirley Izbicki was the daughter of Walter, was a white female, 7 years old, single, was attending school, had attended 2 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • William Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 5 years old, single, was no attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Leon Izbicki was the son of Walter, was a white male, 4 years old, single, was no attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut
    • Patricia Izbicki was the daughter of Walter, was a white female, 1 year old, single, was no attending school, had attended 0 years of school, and was born in Connecticut

The occupation for Walter Lewis was as a “truck driver for a reforestation project”.  His occupational code recorded in column F was 420-V0-2 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)

Forestry (except logging)

Wage or salary worker in Government work (GW)

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One Response to The Walter Leon Lewis Household in the 1940 United States Federal Census

  1. klewis065 says:

    This is my family ;-) Leon is my dad. My Uncle Tom did genealogy work on the Lewis side, including the trip over on the Mayflower. Two volumes of information! This was a great find.

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