Friday, November 23, 2012

Bernard J. Scahill - Example Lackawanna, New York - 1940 U.S. Census - The Sixteenth U.S. Census

The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 persons. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, and information about wages. This census introduced sampling techniques; one in 20 people were asked additional questions on the census form. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939.

General information about the 1940 U.S. census.

Link to a blank 1940 U.S. Census Form

Link to additional information at

NameBernard J. Scahill

Relationship to Head Of Family

Occupation:  Salesman, Candy Manufacturer

Age:  47

City/Village: Chicago

County:  Cook

State:  Illinois

Ward Of City:  48

Spouse: Myrtle A. Scahill, aged: 45. Owner Dress Shop


Mary J. Scahill, aged: 17
Betty J. Scahill, aged: 16
Bernard Scahill Jr, aged: 13

 Allan Scahill

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