1940 United States Census
Ancestry.Com 1940 Census
This was the sixteenth census conducted since 1790. There were 134 million individuals enumerated this census year. The schedules cover the 48 states as well as Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
Note: The images for the United States Census, 1940 were captured digitally; therefore there is no microfilm that can be ordered for viewing.
There are occasions when names were missed when the indexes and images were linked and placed online. If you know the address of the person you are searching for you might try this site by Steve Morse: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html which will help you find the Enumeration District. After you obtain the enumeration district, go to the 1940 United States Census and enter the information you can in the 1940 residence boxes. You can then move to that area and check the enumeration districts.
There are also instances where pages were filmed out of order causing families to be linked incorrectly. Always check page numbers and surrounding images if you have questions.
1. Full name
3. Age (can be used to calculate an approximate birth year)
4. Relationship to the head of household (active military personnel in naval yards, army posts, etc. may use the term "Sailor" or list military rank rather than actual relationship to head of household)
5. Birthplace of the individual and the parents (included even if the parents were not members of the household)
6. Marital status (single, married, widowed, or divorced)
7. Year immigrated to the United States
8. Whether a naturalized citizen
10. Native language if foreign-born and whether can speak English
11. Whether a military veteran
12. Street address and house number
13. Where people lived 5 years before
14. Highest educational grade achieved
15. Detailed income and occupation
1940 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com
Name: Benjamin B Dunn
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Sarasota, Florida
Inferred Residence in 1935: Sarasota, Florida
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 61A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 2
Industry: Commercial Own Boat
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 1000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 30
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 20
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin B Dunn 33
Isa M Dunn 33
Joseph L Dunn 12
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Sarasota, Florida; Roll: T627_617; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 58-15.
Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
1940 United States Federal Census FamilySearch.org
Name: Benjamin B Dunn
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Laurel, Election Precinct 7, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1907
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
Family Number: 2
Sheet Number and Letter: 61A
Line Number: 7
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 617
Digital Folder Number: 005449608
Image Number: 00412
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Benjamin B Dunn Head M 33 Florida
Isa M Dunn Wife F 33 North Carolina
Joseph L Dunn Son M 12 Florida
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1940," index and images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTCT-F17 : accessed 30 December 2014), Benjamin B Dunn, Laurel, Election Precinct 7, Sarasota, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 58-15, sheet 61A, family 2, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 617, NARA digital publication of T627, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
BENJAMIN B. DUNN
Benjamin Bear Dunn, 64, 616 Pameto Rd., Nokomis, died Monday at Venice Hospital. He was a native of Nokomis and lived there all his life.
He was the owner of Fishermen's Wharf restaurant since 1950, and was a life member of the Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church, a charter member and past president of the Venice Rotary Club, charter member of Venice Elks Lodge 1854, and a member of Sarasota Odd Fellows 73.
He leaves his widow, Isa Mae, Nokomis; a son, Joseph Lewis, Nokomis; half brothers, H. M. Ringo, Chicago, Ill., France Ringo, Windsor Locks, Conn., C. L. Ringo, Miakka City, Fred L. Ringo, Venice, Eddie Bearof, Bradenton; two half sisters, Mrs. L. F. Brimmer, Bradenton, and Mrs. Mary Macatee, Miami; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church Wednesday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Holland Vaughn. Burial will be at Nokomis Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Rawles Funeral Home in Venice today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
courtesy of Rhonda Ray
Benjamin Bear Dunn was the son of Homer Alonzo Bear, son of Benjamin Bear.
Benjamin Bear Dunn was raised by Walter & Mina Bear Dunn.
Both of his birth parents remarried.
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