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1940 US Federal Census Data Gardiner County

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 household occupationindustryresidence in 1935 Highest Gradeweeks worked in 1939income
Edward Bailler1881RussiaMHead182 Brannswick Street, GardinerOwnerFruit StoresameElementary School, 5th grade520
Fanny Bailler1891RussiaMWife182 Brannswick Street, GardinerAssistantFruit Store none520
Abraham Goldberg1895MaineMHead85 Highland Ave, GardinerJunk DealerJunksameCollege, 1st year520
Gertrude Goldberg1897MassachusettsMWife85 Highland Ave, GardinerHousewifeHome College, 2nd year 0
Max Levine1875RussiaWidowedHead11 Robinson Street, Gardiner  samenone00
Lewis B. Slosberg1880RussiaMHead71 Church St, GardinerProprietor-ClothingRetail clothingsameElementary School, 8th grade500
Sophia Slosberg1882RussiaMWife71 Church St, Gardiner   High School, 1st year00
Lillian Levine1905MassachusettsMWife30 Church Street, Gardiner  Boston, Suffolk, MassachusettsHigh School, 4th year  
Hayden Goldberg1929MaineSSon85 Highland Ave, Gardiner   Elementary School, 1st-6th grades  
Max Goldberg1868RussiaDivorcedFather85 Highland Ave, GardinerJunk DealerJunkFramingham, Kennebec, Mainenone520
Lillian Shapiro1902MassachusettsMWife25 Elm Street, Gardiner   Elementary School, 8th grade00
Anne Canter1875LatviaWidowedHead264 Water Street, GardinerProprietorRetail MillinerysameHigh School, 4th year520
Louis A. Levine1888RussiaMHead30 Church Street, GardinerProprietor-JunkRetail JunksameElementary School, 8th grade300
Frank Naiman1892MaineSSon, GardinerProprietorWS & Retail Fruit & Produce College, 1st year521000
Ida Naiman1872RussiaMWife, Gardiner   none  
Milton Canter1901MaineSSon264 Water Street, GardinerSalesmanRetail Millinery High School, 4th year501394
Samuel Naiman1870PolandMHead , GardinerSalesmanWS & Retail Fruit & Producesamenone521200
Harold Shapiro1932MassachusettsSSon25 Elm Street, Gardiner   Elementary School, 1st grade  
Harry Naiman1890MaineSSon, GardinerSalesmanWS & Retail Fruit & Produce High School, 4th year521000
Louis Naiman1913MaineSSon, GardinerLawyerLaw Office College, 2nd year521000
Joseph Shapiro1898RussiaMHead25 Elm Street, GardinerForeman-CuttingShoe FactorysameElementary School, 7th grade522080
Lester Shapiro1928MassachusettsSSon25 Elm Street, Gardiner   Elementary School, 4th grade  
Mary Webber1909MaineMDaughter11 Robinson Street, Gardiner   College, 4th year00
Ralph H Webber1913MaineMSon-in-law11 Robinson Street, GardinerPullerShoe Factory Elementary School, 8th grade43850
Robert C. Webber1939MaineSGrandson11 Robinson Street, Gardiner      
Fay Carol Goldberg1935MaineSDaughter85 Highland Ave, Gardiner   Elementary School, 1st grade  
Joan Goldberg1924MaineSDaughter85 Highland Ave, Gardiner   High School, 3rd year  
Arnold Klein1904MassachusettsSBrother-in-law25 Elm Street, GardinerWaiterRestaurant Shoe Factory High School, 2ndyear52936
Louis Adkins1893LithuaniaMHead77 Highland Ave, Gardinershoe workershoe shopsameCollege, 3rd year451127
Rhoda Adkins1897LithuaniaMWife77 Highland Ave, GardinerHousewifeHome High School, 4th year 0
Donald Adkins1930MassachusettsSSon77 Highland Ave, Gardiner   Elementary School, 5th grade  
Henry Adkins1933MaineSSon77 Highland Ave, Gardiner   Elementary School, 1st/2nd grade  
Gussie Freidman1885LatviaWidowedHead15 Robinson Street, Gardiner  sameElementary School, 6th grade00
Laura L. Freidman1914MaineSDaughter15 Robinson Street, GardinerFloor LadyShoe Factory High School, 4th year46525
Elwin Freidman1925MaineSSon15 Robinson Street, Gardiner   High School, 3rd year  
Morris Glazier1883RussiaMHead181 Brunswick Ave, GardinerProprietorClothingsameHigh School, 4th year520
Agnes Glazier1892RussiaMWife181 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner   College, 4th year00
[FirstNameNotKnown] Glazer1915RussiaMWife50 Brunswick, GardinerOffice ManagerShoe FactoryLowell, MassachusettsHigh School, 4th year521500
Simon Glazier1906MaineMHead210 Central, GardinerPartnerRetail clothingsameHigh School, 4th year520
Minnie Glazier1913MassachusettsMWife210 Central, Gardiner  Boston, Suffolk, MassachusettsHigh School, 4th year  
Harry Flever1878RussiaMHead78 Winster Street, GardinerStore KeeperRetail clothing storesameHigh School, 4th year521500
Maurice H. Dantzker1903RussiaMHead121 Dresden Avenue, GardinerForemanShoe FactoryLewiston, MaineElementary School, 4th grade523700
Bessie Dantzker1907RussiaMWife121 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner  Lewiston, MaineHigh School, 4th year00
Roseland Dantzker1937MassachusettsSDaughter121 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner      
Paul Barman1888PolandMHead78 Winstar Street, GardinerCutterShoe ShopHallowell, Kennebec, MaineHigh School, 4th year30900
Rose Barman1886PolandMWife78 Winstar Street, Gardiner   High School, 4th year  
Albert Dubeck1875PolandWidowedHead17 Dennis Street, Gardiner  sameElementary School, 5th  
Abraham Ross1880RussiaWidowedHead65 Dresden Avenue, GardinerOwnerBottling CompanysameElementary School, 6th grade520
Benjamin A. Ross1904RussiaSSon65 Dresden Avenue, GardinerSalesmanHome Equipment College, 1st year52700
Maurice B. Ross1906RussiaMSon65 Dresden Avenue, GardinerCollector AgentHome Equipment High School, 4th year52560
Marion Ross1908MassachusettsMDaughter-in-law65 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner   College, 2nd year00
Thomas G. Ross1933MaineSGrandson65 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner   Elementary School, 1st grade  
Alan B. Ross1939MaineSGrandson65 Dresden Avenue, Gardiner      
William P Masseck1913MassachusettsSBrother-in-law121 Dresden Avenue, GardinerFancy StitcherShoe FactoryLymon, MassachusettsHigh School, 4th year32385

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