Paul and Zenaide Charron in the 1940 United States Federal Census

With today’s release of the 1940 United States Federal Census, I couldn’t resist visiting Ancestry.com to see if I could find anyone in my family tree.  I almost succeeded.  Instead of my own relatives, I found the parents of my Godmother, Alice Charron Danko.  Alice’s parents were Paul Charron and Zenaide Patenaude Charron who lived at 2 Broadway in Cohoes, Albany Co., New York for most of their lives.  Sure enough, that’s where they were in 1940.  To find the correct enumeration district (ED), I entered the 1930 ED (1-118) on Steve Morse’s One-Step Website and found that the enumeration district in 1940 was 1-32.

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Left)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Right)

The 1940 US Federal Census Record for Paul and Zenaide Charron (Right)

SOURCE: 1940 U.S. Census, Albany County, New York, population schedule, Cohoes City, enumeration district (ED) 1‑32, sheet 14A, household 308, Paul Charron; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com :accessed 02 April 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 Paul and Zenaide Charron.

The record states that:

    • The Charrons lived at 2 Broadway, Cohoes, Albany Co., New York, USA on 01 April 1940, they were household 308 in order of visitation, they owned their house which was worth $2000, lived in the same house on 01 April 1935, and they did not live on a farm
    • Paul Charron was head of household, was a white male, 65 years old, married, was not attending school, completed 7 years of education, was born in New York, worked 40 hours during the week of March 24-30, was a machinist at Cohoes Machine working on his own account, worked 50 weeks in 1939, and he earned $50 or more from sources other than wages
    • Zenaide Charron was Paul Charron’s wife, was a white female, 65 years old, married, was not attending school, completed 7 years of education, was born in French Canada, was naturalized, 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, and was doing housework, was a housewife, worked 0 weeks in 1939, earned $0, and did not earn more than $50 from sources other than wages

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The Pzczolkowski Family in the 1942 Gardner Directory

After immigrating to the United States, Józefa Skowrońska married Czesław Pszczółkowski were married and lived in Gardner, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  They are recorded in the 1942 Gardner Directory, residing at 24 Yale St.

1942 Gardner Directory Entry for the Pszczolkowski Family

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Pszczolkowski Family

SOURCE:  Massachusetts City Directories, Gardner 1942, p. 287, Pszczolkowski Family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 04 March 2012); citing Gardner Directory 1942, New Haven, CT: The Price & Lee Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1942 Gardner Directory Entry for the Pszczolkowski Family.  The brief record states the following:

    • Czeslaw Pszczolkowski, husband of Josephine, worked as a sander and was head of household at 24 Yale St
    • Wanda F. Pszczolkowski resided at 24 Yale St
    • Zigmond Pszczolkowski worked as a fibre wkr (worker) at 90 Mechanic St and resided at 24 Yale St

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that the Pszczolkowski family’s residence at 24 Yale St in Gardner, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA was located in the enumeration district 14-121 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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The Dymek Family in the 1940 Worcester City Directory

Two of my Danko uncles married two Skowronski sisters, daughters of Franciszka Dymek.  The Dymek families were listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory.  There are (at least) two family groups listed.  The first consists of Stanislaw  and Frances Dymek and their children Chester, Henry R., Walter, and Wm (William).   I don’t know if or how the other Dymeks in the directory fit into my family history.

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Dymek Family.

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Dymek Family

SOURCE:  Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1940, p. 336, Dymek Families; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 03 March 2012); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1940 XCVII, Boston MA: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Dymek Family.  The brief record states the following:

    • Stanislaw Dymek, husband of Frances, worked as a moulder at Arcade Malleable Iron So and was head of household at 81 Endicott St
    • Chester Dymek worked as a slsmn (salesman) and resided at 81 Endicott St
    • Henry F. Dymek worked as a lab (laborer) and resided at 81 Endicott St
    • Walter Dymek worked as a hlpr (helper) at Arcade Malleable Iron Co. and resided at 81 Endicott St
    • Wm (William) worked as a shoe wkr (worker) and resided at 81 Endicott St

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that the Dymek family’s residence at 81 Endicott St in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA was located in the enumeration district 23-131 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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The Skowronski Family in the 1940 Worcester City Directory

Two of my Danko uncles married two Skowronski sisters.  The Skowronski families were listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory.  There are (at least) three family groups listed.  The first is Alexander and Frances Skowronski, parents of Benjamin S., Chester S., and Edward.  The second is Paul and Mary Skowronski, parents of Charlotte, Edmund J., and Mary A.  I don’t know if or how the other Skowronskis in the directory fit into my family history.

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Skowronski Family

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Skowronski Family

SOURCE:  Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1940, p. 863, Skowronski Families; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 02 March 2012); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1940 XCVII, Boston MA: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Skowronski Family.  The brief record states the following:

    • Alex (Alexander) Skowronski, husband of Frances, was employed as a moulder and was head of household at 3 Marion Ave
    • Benj (Benjamin) S. Skowronski, husband of Mary B., worked at DeLuxe Radio & Electrical Appliance Co.;  no address is given
    • Chester S. Skowronski was head of household at 26 Lodi
    • Edwd (Edward), husband of Bronis (Bronislawa) worked as a carpenter and was head of household at 10 Diamond St

 

    • Paul Skowronski, husband of Mary, worked as a moulder and was head of household at 183 Wash (Washington St)
    • Charlotte M. Skowronsky worked as a tie worker and resided at 183 Wash (Washington St)
    • Edmund J. Skowronski, husband of Blanch M.) worked as a laborer and was head of household at 21 Lafayette St
    • Mary A. Skowronsky worked as a tie worker and resided at 183 Wash (Washington St)

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that the Skrowronski family’s residences in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA was located in the following enumeration districts in the 1940 United States Federal Census:

    • 10 Diamond St:  23-121
    • 21 Lafayette St:  23-132
    • 26 Lodi St:  23-108
    • 3 Marion Ave:  23-102A
    • 183 Washington St:  23-107

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The Iwaniec Family in the 1940 Albany City Directory

My aunt Statia Danko Iwaniec was listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Albany (Albany County, N.Y.) City Directory residing at 162 Dove St, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA with her husband Alfred A. Iwaniec.  Alfred’s mother Catherine M., his sister Frances M., and his brother Joseph J. were also residing in the same household.

1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Iwaniec Family

1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Iwaniec Family

SOURCE:  U.S. City Directories, Albany, New York 1940, p. 266, Iwaniec Family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 01 March 2012); citing Polk’s Albany (Albany County, N.Y.) City Directory Vol. 1940 CXXVII, Boston Massachusetts: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Iwaniec Family. The brief record states the following:

    • Alf A. (Alfred A.) Iwaniec, husband of Statia, was working as a sub carrier PO (substitute carrier for the post office) and resided at 162 Dove St
    • Catherine M Iwaniec, Alfred’s mother, was the widow of John Iwaniec and was head of household at 162 Dove St
    • Frances M., sister of Alfred, was working as a telephone operator and resided at 162 Dove St
    • Jos J. (Joseph J.), brother of Alfred, was working as an electrotyper for Quality Electrotype Foundry and resided at 162 Dove

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that the Iwaniec family’s residence at 162 Dove St, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA was located in enumeration district 63-103 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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The Gibson Family in the 1940 Albany City Directory

My aunt Sophie Danko Gibson was listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Albany (Albany County, N.Y.) City Directory residing at 17 Grant Ave, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA with her husband Clark.  There were quite a number of people with the Gibson surname in the directory.  As far as I know, none of the other Gibson’s in the directory are related to Clark.  I have provided the first 11 entries in the directory; Clark and Sophie are the last entry in the clip provided.

1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Gibson Family

1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Gibson Family

SOURCE:  U.S. City Directories, Albany, New York 1940, p. 214, Clark Gibson Family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 February 2012); citing Polk’s Albany (Albany County, N.Y.) City Directory Vol. 1940 CXXVII, Boston Massachusetts: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Gibson Family. The brief record states the following:

    • Clark Gibson, husband of Sophia D., worked as an ash collr (ash collector) and was head of household at 17 Grant Ave

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that Clark and Sophia D. Gibson’s residence at 17 Grant Ave, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA was located in enumeration district 63-119 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

Incidentally, the occupation of ash collector apparently refers to people who move freight, stock, or other material.

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The Danko Family in the 1940 Albany City Directory

My uncle John Danko was listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Albany (Albany County, N.Y.) City Directory residing at 770 Livingston Ave with his wife, Alice C.

1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Danko Family

1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Danko Family

SOURCE:  U.S. City Directories, Albany, New York 1940, p. 150, John Danko Family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 February 2012); citing Polk’s Albany (Albany County, N.Y.) City Directory Vol. 1940 CXXVII, Boston Massachusetts: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Albany City Directory Entry for the Danko Family. The brief record states the following:

    • John Danko, husband of Alice C., worked as an attendant at SVO (automotive service station?) and was head of household at 770 Livingston Ave

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that John and Alice C. Danko’s residence at 770 Livingston Ave, Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA was located in enumeration district 63-121 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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The Mikoloski Family in the 1940 Worcester City Directory

My half second cousin Helene Rita Meleski was listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass) City Directory  residing at 92 Chatham St with her husband Zygmunt Stanisław Michałowski (Zigmond Stanley Mikoloski).  Also listed in this entry are Zigmond’s mother Wanda and his brothers Henry, Isadore, Joseph, Michael, and Vincent.

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Mikoloski Family

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Mikoloski Family

SOURCE:  Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1940, p. 666, Stanisław Michałowski Family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1940 XCVII, Boston MA: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Mikoloski Family. The brief record states the following:

    • Helene R. Mikoloski was a clerk at City Hospital and resided at 92 Chatham St
    • Henry S. Mikoloski, husband of Irene, operated Henry’s Service Station and was head of household at 22 Millbrook St
    • Isadore S. Mikoloski, husband of Vivian B., was a screw machine operator at 119 Dewey and a funeral director doing business at and head of household at 109 Ward St
    • Joseph S. Mikoloski was a clerk for his brother Michael B. Mikoloski and resided at 109 Ward St
    • Michael B. Mikoloski, husband of Alice D., was a grocer at 52 Sterling St and was head of household at 72 Perry Ave
    • Vincent S. Mikoloski, husband of Agnes P., worked at Archie’s clothing and was head of household at 25 Rob Roy Rd
    • Wanda K. Mikoloski, widow of Stanley K., was head of household at 109 Ward St
    • Zigmond S. Mikoloski, husband of Helene R., was assistant treasurer / corporate clerk at C A King Co. and was head of household at 92 Chatham

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that Zigmond and Helene Mikoloski’s residence at 92 Chatham St, Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts was located in enumeration district 23-201 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  I also learned that the residence of Wanda, Isadore, and Joseph Mikoloski at 109 Ward St in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts was located in enumeration district 23-124 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  Henry Mikoloski’s residence at 22 Millbrook St was located in enumeration district 23-44 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  Michael Mikoloski’s residence at 52 Sterling was located in enumeration district 23-121 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  Finally, Vincent Mikoloski’s residence at 25 Rob Roy Rd was located in enumeration district 23-189 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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The Meleski Families in the 1940 Worcester City Directory

My Meleski (Chmielewski) cousins were listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass) City Directory.  Rita A. Meleski, Francis J. Meleski, and Harry J. Meleski are the children of my maternal grandmother’s half-brother, Joseph Chmielewski.  Stephanie B. Meleski is the half-sister of my maternal grandmother.

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Meleski Families

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Meleski Families

SOURCE:  Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1940, p. 659, Meleski Families; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 February 2012); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1940 XCVII, Boston MA: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Meleski Families. The brief record states the following:

    • Rita A. Meleski was a social case worker for the Board of Public Welfare and resided at 36 Clifton St
    • Francis J. Meleski, husband of Evelyn M., was an eng (engineer) in charge of the city incinerator in Albany near Casco and resided at 120 Endicott St
    • Harry J. Meleski was a lawyer at 390 Main rm (room) 640 and was head of household at 139 Endicott St
    • Stephanie B. Meleski was head of household at 15 Charlton
    • The other Meleski’s named in this entry are, as far as I know, not related to me

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that Rita A. Meleski’s residence at 36 Clifton St, Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts was located in enumeration district 23-175 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  I also learned that the residence of Francis J. Meleski and Harry J. Meleski at 139 Endicott St in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts was located in enumeration district 23-126 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  Finally, Stephanie B. Meleski’s residence at 15 Charlton was located in enumeration district 23-181 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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The Niedzialkowski Families in the 1940 Worcester City Directory

My Niedzialkowski grandparents and several of my aunts and uncles were listed in the 1940 edition of Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass) City Directory at 18 Huntington Ave in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  Also listed in the entry is Damian Niedzialkowski at 19 Endicott St who apparently came from the same village in Poland in which my grandfather Kostanty lived.

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Nidzialkowski Families

1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Niedzialkowski Families

SOURCE:  Massachusetts City Directories, Worcester 1940, p. 290, Damian and Kostanty Niedzialkowski Families; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 February 2012); citing Polk’s Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory Vol. 1940 XCVII, Boston MA: R. L. Polk & Co.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1940 Worcester City Directory Entry for the Niedzialkowski Families. The brief record states the following:

    • Damiano (Damian) Niedzialkowski, husband of Caroline, worked for N Co (Norton Company) and was head of household at 19 Endicott St
    • Kostanty Niedzialkowski, husband of Helen A., was a steel worker and was head of household at 18 Huntington Ave
    • Natalie V. Niedzialkowski was an office secretary for Dorothy W. Curruth and resided at 18 Huntington Ave

Using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages, I learned that Damian Niedzialkowski’s residence at 19 Endicott St in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts was located in enumeration district 23-132 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.  I also learned that Kostanty Niedzialkowski’s residence at 18 Huntington Ave in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts was located in enumeration district 23-16 in the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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