Friday, March 9, 2012

In 1940... (Part 1)

1940 Jackson (Michigan) City Directory
... my father's family really loved the letter J.

the1940census.comThey were largely in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan by 1940.  John G. Allen (Sr.) above is my great-great-grandfather.  Below him are his sons John S. and my great-grandfather, Jos(eph) J(ames).  John G. Allen, Jr. is actually John S.'s son.

When the 1940 US Census is released in a little over three weeks I'll be using the above to find them.  1124 Scott St. will be in ED 38-50 in Jackson's 8th Ward, block 80.  207 W South will be in either 38-25 or 38-33.  According to the map, it was a city limit boundary street in 1940.

Source:
US City Directories, Michigan, Jackson 1940, page 36, John G. Allen through Jos J Allen; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 07 March 2012); citing Polk's Jackson (Jackson County, Michigan) City Directory 1940. 1940. Detroit, Michigan: R.L. Polk & Co.

Disclosure:  See my previous most here to learn more about my relationship with the 1940 Blog Ambassador program.

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