Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Edward O'Briens in the 1940 Census

In the ongoing hunt for my Mother and Father (and I) in the 1940 Federal Census I thought I would look for my Uncle Eddie and Aunt Mae, the O'Briens, in the off chance that they were with them. My Aunt Mae was my father's sister. In the Rochester City Directory for 1940 the O'Brien family is listed at 2360 N. Clinton Ave in Irondequoit. No sight of them in the Enumeration District that would contain that address. In the Rochester Suburban Directory (also at the Rochester-Monroe County Public Library web site), which includes Irondequoit, the O'Briens are listed at 16 Burwell Road. They are shown below at line 56. The family includes my Uncle Eddie, my Aunt Mae and my cousin Jack.
O'Briens in 1940 Federal Census in Irondequoit, NY

Sarah L. Eagan in the 1940 Federal Census

My grandfather Stephen Eagan's sister, Sarah, is listed in the 1940 Federal Census at the St. Ann's Home on Lake Avenue. Sarah never married and worked for many years at the City Clerk's Office. She died in 1944 and is buried in the Eagan plot in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.  She is found at line 61.
Sarah Eagan in 1940 Federal Census in Rochester, NY

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Makarewicz 1940 Federal Census in Hamtramck, MI

This is the 1940 Federal Census for the Makarewicz family in Hamtramck, MI. My father-in-law, Sigmund Makarewicz (changed to Mack in 1941) is line 15. My lovely wife, Nancy, is line 18. Following the Makarewicz family is Rose Zabowski, my mother-in-law's sister, and her family.
Makarewicz and Zabowski in 1940 Fed. Census

Maloney - 1940 Federal Census for Rochester, NY

Yesterday, April 2, the Federal Census for 1940 became available online from the National Archives. The census records become available seventy-two years after being taken so the 1950 Federal Census will be available in 2022.  Attempting to find any of my family yesterday was a loss as too many people were searching so I tried early this morning and was successful in finding my step-grandmother, Mary Hanley Maloney, at 54 Greig Street. As my grandfather, Frederick, had died in March and the census was taken in April he was not listed although he was listed in the 1940 Rochester City Directory.

In addition to Mary Maloney, my uncle Leo Maloney was listed as a Warehouse Man at Swift & Co. Also listed was Jeanne Young, a 23 year old single niece. I suspect that she was the daughter of Alice Hawkins Young, the daughter of Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins (my great-grandmother) and John Hawkins. It is noted that Jeanne Young was born in Michigan and it also noted the in 1935 she lived in Ann Arbor, MI. In 1940 she was a nurse at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Below is the census record with Mary Maloney at line 50.
Maloney 1940 Federal Census for Rochester, NY