Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Queens Borough, New York, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Queens Borough, New York, 1930

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Census, 1930


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Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States Census records for Queens Borough, New York City, New York, for 1930. The census divides the population into 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, and whether the home has a radio. It also records 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 they worked the previous day, military status, and the war or expedition participated in.

A notable resident listed is Edwin Selig Kesney (1917-2004). Born on January 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, Kesney grew up in Queens, New York, living with his parents until his enlistment. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic University, where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1940, Kesney was working in a machine shop as a draftsmen. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1941. Kesney began his training at the United States Army Signal Corps Officer Training School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. After leaving the Army on February 3, 1946, as a Captain, Kesney continued working in radio technology through the Institute of Radio Engineers. Prior to moving to Florida in 1997, the Kesneys lived in Stamford, Connecticut, where Edwin worked for Ray Proof Corporation, a leading manufacturer of medical X-ray shielding. Kesney and his wife moved to Vero Beach, Florida in 2002. He was memorialized in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, on July 15, 2004.

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.


Maler, Elsie M.


Digital reproduction of original census record by Elsie M. Maler, April 5, 1930.

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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.


Maler, Elsie M. and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for New York City, Queens Borough, New York, 1930,” RICHES, accessed March 2, 2024,