Fifteenth Census Population for North Braddock Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for North Braddock Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1930

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Census, 1930


Census--United States

Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States Census records for North Braddock, Pennsylvania, 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, 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 in this record is Leroy Joseph Zavada (1926-2009). Born on November 27, 1926, in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his parents, Joseph and Mary Zavada, were Czech immigrants who came to the United States in 1910. Zavada enlisted in the United States Army at the age of eighteen, just before the end of World War II. In 1945, he enrolled in the Army Air Force Training Command’s basic airplane and engine mechanics course at Keesler Field, Mississippi. In June of 1949, Zavada graduated from the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in Philadelphia, and worked as an optometrist for most of his life. Leroy J. Zavada died in Leesburg, Florida, in 2009, and was buried at 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.


Digital reproduction of original census record, April 15, 1930.

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North Braddock, Pennsylvania

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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.


United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for North Braddock Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1930,” RICHES, accessed March 3, 2024,