Sixteenth Census Population for Richmond City, Queens County, New York, 1940


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Sixteenth Census Population for Richmond City, Queens County, New York, 1940

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Census, 1940


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Population--United States


The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Richmond City, New York, Queens Borough, New York, in 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm, other residents of same address, relation to head of house, attended school or college after March 1940, highest grade completed, state or foreign country of birth, employment status, hours of work per week, duration of employment, and wages. Supplemental questions include the father and mother's birthplace, language spoken in home during childhood, veteran status, father's veteran status, social security, usual occupation and industry, class of worker, if women have been married more than once, age at first marriage if so, and number of children born.

A notable resident in this record is John Marcel Andres (1926-1996). Andres was born in Paris, France, on August 9, 1926. After immigrating to Queens, New York with his parents, Andes enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of seventeen, with his parents’ permission. After his training, he received his assignment aboard the USS Beaverhead on January 3, 1945. The ship served in the Pacific until March 8, 1946. Initially starting as a Fireman Second Class (F2c), by the time of the ships decommissioning, Andres held the rank of Motor Machinist’s Mate Third Class (MOMM3). After the war, Andres returned to New York, marrying Joan Marguerite Keast having one son Jack and two daughters, Yvonne and Susette. He worked as an electrical engineer for Burroughs Corporation, one of the innovators in early computing technology. In 1988, he and his family moved from Elmont, New York, to New Port Richey, Florida. On May 12, 1996, Andres died at the age of sixty-nine. He is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Edwards, Beatrice B.


Digital reproduction of original census record by Beatrice B. Edwards, April 16, 1940.

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Originally created by Beatrice B. Edwards and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.


Edwards, Beatrice B. and United States Census Bureau, “Sixteenth Census Population for Richmond City, Queens County, New York, 1940,” RICHES, accessed June 21, 2024,