|1940 U.S. Census, Akron, Summit, Ohio, Roll T627_3175, E.D. 89-70,|
page 12A, lines 5-11, household of Joe Handler
Below are close up images of the Handler family's lines from the above census.
|Detail from 1940 U.S. Census, Joe Handler family|
Here is Joe, wife Lena, and children, Margaret, Belle, Alfred, Louis, and Harry. (Oldest brother Arthur had married several years earlier and without an address, I haven't tried to look for him yet.) A full index will be available within 6-9 months at the NARA site and FamilySearch.org and FindMyPast.com (being completed by volunteers), but earlier at some of the other websites: Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com.
Some interesting features of this census include:Highest grade of school completed: Joe - one year and Lina - four years. (I've noticed that school completion for immigrants are quite low. I'm not sure if it's because it was hard to determine an equivalent in the U.S. or if they really had very little schooling.)
Margaret, Belle, and Louis had completed four years of high school (H-4). (In fact, I believe that Louis was in his first year of college at this time.)
Alfred had two years of high school (H-2).
Harry completed school through grade 8.
In addition to birth location, this census indicates where the person lived five years previously, which, for the Handler family, was in the same house.
|More detail from 1940 U.S. Census, Joe Handler family|
The 1940 U.S. Census also provides additional information about employment:
Joe worked 40 hours in the previous week. His occupation was "Industrial Salvage" and industry "Own Truck." The far right column indicates that he earned more than $50 outside of wages or salary.
Lena worked in Home Housework (H). Margaret and Belle were seeking work (Yes in the third column), yet both sisters are listed as having an occupation of Clerk in a Department Store. They each worked two weeks and made $28 during 1939.
Alfred worked as a Stock Clerk in a Wholesale Cigar Store for 50 weeks and made $850 in 1939.
Louis and Harry are both listed as students (S) and Louis is also listed as a Stock Clerk in a Wholesale Cigar Store. Perhaps he worked there part-time?
See a family portrait taken circa 1941-1942.
One significant item to be remembered about the 1940 census is that it was the last one in which many were enumerated, as so many fought and died serving in World War II, as Alfred and Louis Handler did.