Fifteenth Census Population for Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1930

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Census, 1930


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Boston (Ma.)


The Fifteenth United States census records for Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, for 1930. The Census divides the population by categories of
Name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is owned or rented, value of home or rent, whether home is a farm residence, whether the home has a radio, college attendance, literacy, birthplace and birthplace of parents, citizenship status, language spoken before coming to United States, year of immigration, occupation or business, class of worker, whether worked the previous day, military status, and war or expedition participated in.

A notable resident listed in this record is Lester George Magrath (1921 – 1996). This is the first census in which Magrath appears. Magrath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 6, 1921, to Louise and Clifton Magrath. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp. Magrath married his wife, Hazel, in Hillsborough County, Florida, in 1943. Magrath served in the Air Corp until 1972, achieving the rank of Master Sargent. After his service, Magrath retired to Valrico, Florida, where he died on July 18, 1996. Lester Magrath is memorialized in 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.


O'Connell, Charles I.


Digital reproduction of original census record by Charles I. O'Connell, April 16, 1930.

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Originally created by Charles I. O'Connell and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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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.


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O'Connell, Charles I. and United States Census Bureau. “Fifteenth Census Population for Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1930.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed February 1, 2023,



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