Friday, July 28, 2006

1930 census

Here's a snippet from the 1930 census listing Walter, Selma, Joan and Stanley Ruby. A few interesting things to note here. On April 26, 1930, they were listed as living at 685 West End Ave. in Manhattan. According to our manuscript, Walter purchased the Long Beach home a year earlier. Also listed as residing with the family is Bertha Denkut, a servant. The census enumerator screwed up the ages of the Joan, Walter, and Bertha. Presumably, Joan was 11, Stanley 5, and Bertha 30 on the day of the census. Walter's occupation is listed as owner and his industry as jobber, or wholesaler.


  1. Dan,
    How do you have any idea of the correct age of Bertha Denkut, who we had never even heard of until tbnis discovery?

  2. The document shows Joan 30, Stan 11 and Bertha 5. Since Stan was actually 5 and Joan actually 11, I'm guessing that the 30 must apply to Bertha.


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