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1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Eleanor Sly
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1931
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan
Street: E Sherwood
House Number: 215
Inferred Residence in 1935: Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 61B
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Luther Sly 55
Viola Sly 43
Luther Sly 14
Evelyn Sly 1
Eleanor Sly 9
Martin Sly 6
James Sly 4
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan; Roll: T627_1822; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 80-14.
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.
The 1940 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1940, with details about a household’s occupants that include birthplaces, occupations, education, citizenship, and income.
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