Project Roots: Askew – 1940 U.S. Federal Census

1940 U.S. Federal Census – Georgia, DeKalb, Emory, District 44-16
Sheet No. 61A – Enumerated on 4 April 1940
Briarcliff Road – No house number

In April of 1940, my grandfather, Lish and his second wife, Lady Beatrice (Ingram) were living with the family of his niece and nephew, Ross and Bertha Dabney.

Information not included in the transcript:

  • Ross rents the home where the household resides.
  • The monthly rent was documented as $0.
  • Lish was the respondent (the person interviewed by the enumerator) for this census.
  • Ross and Bertha both did housework at a private home.
  • Lish worked for the City Department of Sanitation.
  • Lady Beatrice did not work outside the home, but was documented at doing housework in the home.
  • Lady Beatrice was probably about six months pregnant with Vivian Askew at the time of enumeration.
  • Ross worked 65 hours a week for 42 weeks and earned $520 ($9,769.09 in 2021 dollars) prior to the 1940 census.
  • Bertha worked 50 hours a week for 15 weeks and earned $90 ($1,690.80 in 2021 dollars) prior to the 1940 census.
  • Lish worked 56 hours a week for 50 weeks and earned $750 ($14,090.04 in 2021 dollars) prior to the 1940 census.
  • The residence of Ross and Bertha is the only one on the census sheet that has no house number.  

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