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1940 US Federal Census Data Old Town

Families with one East European immigrant

N B: Information on place of birth.
Some people replied with the name of the place when they left; others replied with the name of place when the census was taken; in other cases it just seems that it was easier for the census taker to write ‘Russia’ rather than Lithuania, Ukraine or other unfamiliar country names.
And there is another reason to be skeptical of the accuracy of the place of birth information. Immigrants from the Pale had a very justified fear of the Russian and often local governments. One way to manage this reality was to tell government representatives what they expected they wanted to hear or what they thought would bring them the least trouble. This may well explain why a number of family members, who were clearly from Eastern Europe, may have answered ‘Maine’ or ‘New York’.

Nameest birth yearbirth placemarital statusrelation to head of householdAddressoccupationindustryresidence in 1935 Highest Gradeweeks worked in 1939income
Arthur Goldsmith1884RussiaMHead21 Veazie Street, Old TownClothing Storeown businesssameElementary school, 8th grade521200
Eva Goldsmith1885PolandMWife21 Veazie Street, Old Townat home  Elementary school, 8th grade  
Harry I Goldsmith1889RussiaMHead174 Stillwater Ave, Old TownMerchantFurniture StoresameElementary school, 7th grade522500
Rachel Cutter1937MaineSDaughter174 Stillwater Ave, Old Town      
Joseph E. Goldsmith1923Bangor, MESSon174 Stillwater Ave, Old Town   College, 1st year  
Helen Cutter1899RussiaMWife174 Stillwater Ave, Old Town   High School, 4th year 0
Israel Cutler1885RussiaMHead43 Oak Street, Old TownProprietorWomens shopsameHigh School, 4th year520
Samuel M. Cutter1890RussiaMHead50 Shirley Street, Old TownOwnerMen's clothingsameHigh School, 4th year522400
Milton Goldsmith1924MaineSSon50 Shirley Street, Old Townat home  High School, 3rd year  
Samuel Goldsmith1910MaineSSon50 Shirley Street, Old TownClothing StoreClerk High School, 4th year521100
Fanney Shiro1888RussiaMWife50 Shirley Street, Old Town   Elementary school, 5th grade  
Nathan Shiro1883RussiaMHead30 Fourth Street, Old TownProprietor RetailHardware StoresameElementary school, 5th grade520
Samuel H Shiro1915MaineSSon30 Fourth Street, Old Townhelperretail hardware College, 4th year520
Ben Sklar1901PolandMHead11 Oak Street, Old Town  MaineHigh School, 1st year  
Louis K Sklar1891PolandMHead144 Maine Street Left, Old TownOwnerMen's clothingsameElementary school, 8th grade525000+
Maynard Sklar1932MaineSSon144 Maine Street Left, Old Town   Elementary school, 2nd grade  
Sara Sklar1906PolandMWife144 Maine Street Left, Old TownClothingRetail High School, 4th year520
Helen Goldsmith1920MaineSDaughter144 Maine Street Left, Old Townat home  College, 2nd year  
Alex Carver1887MassachusettsMHusband144 Maine Street Left, Old TownProprietorGarage High School, 2nd year520
Katherine Carver1897RussiaMHead245 Center Street, Old TownBookkeeper sameElementary school, 7th grade00
Alta Cutler1890MassachusettsMWife245 Center Street, Old Town   High School, 3rd year00
James C. Shiro1919MaineSSon245 Center Street, Old Town   College, 3rd year  
Simon Sklar1921MaineSSon245 Center Street, Old Townfinishingleather fact. High School, 4th year26438
David Cutter1928MaineSSon245 Center Street, Old Town   Elementary school, 6th grade  
Barney Green1873Russia PolandMHead192 Brunswick Street, Old TownOwnerNovel. ShopsameElementary school, 6th grade52not recorded
Amorie Sklar1891Homal?MWife192 Brunswick Street, Old Town   Elementary school, 8th grade  
Gertrude Sklar1924MaineSDaughter192 Brunswick Street, Old Town   High School, 3rd year  
Dora E Goldsmith1892RussiaMWife192 Brunswick Street, Old TownHousewifehome Elementary school, 6th grade  
Eleanor Sklar1927MaineSDaughter192 Brunswick Street, Old Town   Elementary school, 8th grade  
Mildred E. Carver1930MaineSDaughter192 Brunswick Street, Old Town   Elementary school, 6th grade  
Bernard Ginzsburg1872VilnaMHead146 Maine Street Left, Old TownOwnerlunch roomsamenone520
Rose Ginzsburg1880VilnaMWife146 Maine Street Left, Old Town   none 0
Sara Green1882RussiaMWife146 Maine Street Left, Old TownOwnerNovel. Shop Elementary school, 7th grade52not recorded
Harold O. Hors1913Bangor, MESSon146 Maine Street Left, Old TownClerkGrocery store College, 2nd year52900
Jacob Hors1882RussiaMHead64, street not recorded, Old TownOwnerGrocery storesamenone522500
Rosa Hors1883RussiaMWife64, street not recorded, Old TownHousewifeat home none  
Michael Casper1875PolandMHeadSouth Main Street, Old TownJanitorPulp Millsamenonenot recordednot recorded
Anna Casper1879PolandMWifeSouth Main Street, Old TownHousewifehome none  
Matolia Goldsmith1923Bangor, MESDaughterSouth Main Street, Old Town   High School, 2nd year 

Last Updated : Dec 5. 2020