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1920 US Federal Census Data Sanford
Where one member of the family was an East European immigrant
Data extracted by DMJ consultants (2020)

Link to DMJ BioRelation to head own/rentc birthyrageAge at 1st Marrstudentliterate?POB personPOB fatherPOB mothermother tongueYOInat/alienoccupationindustryNotes
Annie NalibowWife8 Coussons Street abt 188238 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1893naturalized   
Bella RossWife29 Spruce Street abt 186852 nonoRussiaRussiaRussia 1907alien   
Velta CookWife1.5 Emery Street abt 184674 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1914alien   
Sam CookHead1.5 Emery Street abt 184674 nonoRussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1914alienretired  
Louis RossHead29 Spruce StreetRabt 186555 nonoRussiaRussiaRussia 1907alienwool pickerwool shop 
David NalibowSon8 Coussons Street abt 19146 yesnoNew HampshireRussiaRussia      
Louis NalibowHead8 Coussons StreetOabt 187347 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew1891naturalizedmerchantjunk shop 
Samuel NalibowSon8 Coussons Street abt 190713 yesyesNew HampshireRussiaRussia      
Louis AlbertHead14 Johnson Street (Apt 75) abt 187248 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaYiddish1889naturalizedretail dealerdry goods 
George CookSon11.5 Emery Street abt 19146 yesnoMaineRussiaRussiaPolish     
Sylvia CookDaughter11.5 Emery Street abt 1918.251.75 nonoMaineRussiaRussia      
Valentine AbrahamHead23 Thompson Street abt 189327 nonoSwedenSwedenSwedenSwedish1908aliencarpentermill yard 
Mary AbrahamWife23 Thompson Street abt 189426 nonoFinlandFinlandFinlandFinnish1908alien   
Robert AbrahamSon23 Thompson Street abt 19137 yesnoNew YorkSwedenFinland      
Max CookHead11.5 Emery StreetOabt 188931 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1901naturalizedProprietorhotel 
Minnie CookWife11.5 Emery Street abt 189426 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1901naturalized   
Abraham CookHead7 Emery StreetOabt 187050 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1900naturalizedretail merchantclothing and furniture 
Samuel CookSon7 Emery Street abt 190119 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaJewish1903naturalizedsalesmanfurniture 
Ezra CookSon7 Emery Street abt 190317 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia      
Robert CookSon7 Emery Street abt 190713 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia      
Morris CookSon7 Emery Street abt 191010 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia      
David CookSon7 Emery Street abt 19146 yesnoMaineRussiaRussia      
Max DuckoffBoarder11.5 Emery Street abt 189228 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaPolish1914first papersshoemakershoe shopBoarder with Sam and Velta Cook
Jennie NalibowDaughter8 Coussons Street abt 190515 yesyesNew HampshireRussiaRussia      
Milton NalibowSon8 Coussons Street abt 191010 yesyesNew YorkRussiaRussia      
Sarah RossDaughter29 Spruce Street abt 189624 noyesRussiaRussiaRussia 1914naturalized   
Ralph RossSon29 Spruce Street abt 189426 noyesRussiaRussiaRussia 1914naturalizeddealerclothing store 
Abraham ShaletHead9 Kirt Street abt 187050 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew  merchantladies store 
Gussie ShaletWife9 Kirt Street abt 187545 noyesRussiaRussiaRussiaHebrew  salesladyladies store 
Edith ShaletDaughter9 Kirt Street abt 191010 yesyesMaineRussiaRussia      
Jacob TaylorBoarder11.5 Emery Street abt 186753 noyesEnglandEnglandEngland 1889naturalizedOverseermillBoarder with Sam and Velta Cook
Leonard JohnsonBoarder11.5 Emery Street abt 187842 noyesMaineMaineMaine   Proprietorpool room 
Frank GowenBoarder11.5 Emery Street abt 187446 noyesMaineMaineMaine   wool sorterplush mill 

Methodological note :

This data was culled from the original 1930 U.S. census manuscripts, as found on Jews are understood to constitute an ethnic group of Eastern and Central European origin characterized by common names and occupational pursuits, as well as a distinctive language. This definition lends itself well to analysis of the data preserved in census records.

Two primary methods were used to identify Jews:

1. Individuals born abroad whose mother tongue is "Yiddish," "Jewish," or "Hebrew" were automatically included in the spreadsheet, as were all members of their families.

2. For individuals born abroad whose mother tongue was another Eastern or Central European language (e.g., Russian, Polish, German), or individuals born in the U.S. with one or more parents from Eastern or Central Europe, we examined surnames, given names within a household, and occupations in light of common Jewish characteristics. This method of analysis is, of course, subject to inaccuracy, as we may have excluded Jews with uncommon names or occupations or included non-Jews whose characteristics appear Jewish. Individuals listed with the annotation "nj?" in the far right-hand column are those whose Jewish ancestry is plausible but questionable.

This method of analysis easily misses Jewish households whose parents were all born in the United States. In 1930 Maine, however, such households were quite rare. Special efforts were made to identify households of this nature in Portland, where they constituted less than 1% of identified Jewish households.

All members of a household containing a Jew are included in the spreadsheet, with the exception of Jewish lodgers and servants, who are listed individually. Household members who are evidently not Jewish (such as non-Jewish servants and some spouses or in-laws) are listed with the annotation "nj"

Last Updated : March 31, 2017