I found my Dad and grandfather in the 1940 census! I’ve been trying off and on since yesterday; but the National Archives site was being hammered – and the site kept freezing up my computer. Tonight – success! There aren’t really that many surprises in this census. Joe and family are living in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah. All but two of Joe and Pear’s children were born in Bingham Canyon. Joe, in 1940, is an ore miner working for U.S. Mining Company. The family is renting their home for $15.00 a month. Joe states that for the previous year his yearly wages were $1,880. Joe and Pearl had been married for eight years. The children are Max, age 7 (who attended the 1st grade), Richard, age 5 (my dad), Juanita, age 3; and Eugene (Uncle Murph….that’s YOU !!!). What surprised me the most is that living with Joe and Pearl is Pearl’s father, George Francis Spencer who in 1940 is 70 years old.
Onward to more 1940 discoveries !!