Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Hi Mom!

I have been trying since 4:30 this morning (like 17 hours) to download you from the National Archives and Records Administration 1940 U S Census website. Apparently Texas is at the end of the access line, the more than 1.9 million viewer-strong access line, that is! I had done my homework and located your 1940 address (actually Nanny’s and Granddad’s), and then got your Enumeration District from Steve Morse’s Unified 1940 Census ED Finder. I was ready for you!

Just couldn’t get you!

But finally, after trying all day long (home from work with a severe case of Census Fever), I was finally able to download your entire Enumeration District, all 30 pages.

And here you are, on Page 11A, Line 20:

MarSStanley 1940

You and Granddad and Nanny and Aunt Jan and Uncle Mike, living at 920 Boyce Ave in Fort Worth.

I notice in Column 20D, the code “XOXO”. I believe that code means but one thing: this family is full of hugs & kisses, of course!



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