April 22, 2012
Their first, rented house for $35.00 / month. Didn’t even know they lived here:
At first I couldn’t find them. I started with looking for them with their parents, but they had married in 1939. I knew that Dad had built his house on the farm in Lionville.
So, I really had to look for them.
The right half of the building is 223 South Walnut.
Oh, it’s for sale.
April 22, 2012
This is the first in a series of blog posts of Photos relating to the 1940 Census.
Here is the 1940 Census for this household:
There is a couple of issues here: The wife’s name is not Louise. Louise was not 45 at the time. I will find the wife, my mother, elsewhere in the 1940 census.
Two people are missing, my grandmother and my aunt, as can be seen in the 1930 Census.
Mary L Million was a maid in 1930 and was confirmed to be by my mother before she passed away.
I confirmed with my aunt, that she was still at the above address in 1940, as she was in high school and living at home.
Here is a photo taken in 2012 of that house as recorded in the 1940 Census. Will have to work to get a better one.
However, here is a picture of the same house in 1929, which would be just before the 1930 Census as reported above.
Next to the house is a barn and this was taken in 1938, just before the 1940 Census.
In 1999, the barn looked like this.
April 21, 2012
Having spent a lot of time doing manual scanning of the 1940 Census, recording the data found, and noting street addresses when provided, We took a “day trip” to West Chester, Pennsylvania.
I had a spreadsheet of 28 houses with street addresses from the 1940 Census. With my assistant, note taker, we roamed the streets taking pictures of the houses.
Of the 28 Addresses, 4 of them, we didn’t have time to get to, due to the distance, and it was a day trip. BUT, I also already have pictures of them. 4 of the 28 we could not locate. It may be that the house numbers changed between 1940 and 2012. We came home with 20 of the 28. Not bad.
But, we picked up 3 other houses, that I wanted to capture/
Stopped at two Cemeteries, but that’s another story, and the Church where I attended as a kid, but that will also be another story and blog post here.
Over the next couple of days, I will post this photo’s, along with the Census information and some information about the families who lived in these houses.
More to follow: