Sunday, September 18, 2022

Census Sunday -- 1950 U.S. Census Record for the Henry W. Pickford Household in Clinton, Massachusetts

The 1950 United States Census record for the household of Earle W. Pickford in Clinton, Worcester County Massachusetts, residing at 135 Walnut St (taken 1 April 1950), is on Sheet 2 of ED 14-52:

The Earle W. Pickford household starts on line 23 of the image (Sheet 2):

The information entered for each person in this household is:

*  Line 23 of Sheet 2 - 135 Walnut St. dwelling #21, is not a farm, is not on 3 acres or more.

*  Line 23 of Sheet 2 - Henry W. Pickford, Jr., head of household, white. male, age 54, married, born in Massachusetts, a worker, worked 58 hours last week, occupation is lawyer and leg[islator?], works in law practice, G[overnment] and O[wn] work.

*  Line 24 of Sheet 2  (sample questions included) - Gladys H. Pickford, wife, white, female, age 55, married, born in Massachusetts, keeping house, worked no hours last week, no occupation, not looking for a job, has no job.  Lived in same house one year ago, father born in U.S., mother born in U.S., completed 12 years of school, does not attend school, worked 0 weeks in 1949, wages in 1949 were $0, she made $1068 income from interest and rents,  relatives did not earn money.

*  Line 25 of Sheet 2 - Henry W. Pickford, Jr., son, white. male, age 23, never married, born in Massachusetts, a worker, worked 40 hours last week, occupation is aero. engineer, works in industrial research, P[rivate] employer.

The source citation for this family is:

1950 U.S. Federal Census, New Haven County, Connecticut, New Haven, ED 14-52, Sheet 2, Household #21, Lines 23 to 25, Henry W. Pickford Jr. household; indexed database with record images, ( : accessed 18 September 2022).

Henry Winthrop Pickford (1895-1987) was born 12 July 1895 in Leominster, Massachusetts, the con of Walter and Annie Frances (Richmond) Pickford. He died 7 May 1987 in Mount Vernon, New Hampshire. He married Gladys M. Howe (1894-1963) before 1922 in Massachusetts.  Gladys was born 23 February 1894 in Clinton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nathaniel Lamson and Elizabeth M. (Fisher) Howe.  Emily died in 1963 in Clinton, Massachusetts  They had two children - Natalie Pickford (1922-1940) and Henry W. Pickford Jr. (1926-2006).

Henry Winthrop Pickford  is my first cousin once removed.  Our common ancestors are my first great-grandparents Thomas and Julia E. (White) Richmond.


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