Sunday, August 7, 2022

Census Sunday -- 1950 Census Record for the Edna C. Schaffner Household in San Francisco, California

 The 1950 United States Census record for the household of Edna C. Schaffner in San Francisco, California, residing at 46 Rivoli Street (taken 24 April 1950) is:

The Edna C. Schaffner household starts on line 7 of the image:

The information entered for each person in this household is:

*  Line 7 of Sheet 10 - 46 Rivoli, dwelling #132, is not a farm, is not on 3 acres or more.

*  Line 7 of Sheet 10 - Edna C. Schaffner, head of household, white, female, age 65, widowed, born in California, a home worker, did no work last week, not looking for work, has no job.

*  Line 8 of Sheet 10 - Muriel Mertes, daughter, white, female, age 41, married, born in California, a home worker, did no work last week, not looking for work, has no job.

**  Line 9 of Sheet 10 (sample questions included)- Blair S. Mertes, son in law, white, male, age 43, married, born California, Working, worked 37.5 hours last week, a printing pressman, works in commercial printing.  Lived in same house last year, father born U.S., mother born U.S., completed 12 years of school, not presently in school, worked 48 weeks last year, earned $5300 in wages last year, relatives in household earned no money last year, did not earn money as a business, did not earn income as interest, dividends, pensions, rent, etc.  Served in the military (other than World War I and II).

**  Line 10 of Sheet 10 - Jean M. Mertes, granddaughter, white, female, age 16, never married, born California, OTher work, did no work last week, not looking for work, has no job. 

The source citation for this family is:

1950 U.S. Federal Census, San Francisco County, California, San Francisco, ED 38-1100, Sheet 10, Household 132, Lines 7-10, Edna C. Schaffner household; indexed database with record images, U.S., National Archives, 1950 Census  ( : accessed 1 April  2022).

Edna Catherine (McKnew) Schaffner (1884-1974) was born 7 March 1884 in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Elijah and Jane (Whittle) McKnew.  She married Paul Frederick Schaffner (1879-1934) on 24 June 1906 in San Francisco.  They had two children - Muriel Jean Schaffner (1909-1994), who married Samuel Blair Mertes (1906-1974) on 22 August 1930 in San Francisco; and Edna May Schaffner (1913-1979), who married Leo Severt Leland (1911-2002) on 11 September 1937 in San Francisco.

Edna Catherine (McKnew) Schaffner is the maternal grandmother of my wife, Linda Joan (Leland) Seaver (1942-????).


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