Florida State Population Census for Pinellas County, 1945


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Florida State Population Census for Pinellas County, 1945

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Census, 1945


Census--United States
Population--United States


The Population of the United States Census of Florida records for Dade County, Miami, Florida, for 1945. The census divides the population by name, address, sex, race, age, degree of education, birthplace, and occupation or business.

A notable person listed is Ben Davis (1895-1947). Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Davis moved to Clearwater, Florida, where he worked as a laborer for H.K. Cheney. On August 1, 1918, the United States Army inducted Davis into military service. Davis trained and served at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, for the entirety of his time in the military. Initially with the 151st Depot Brigade, he joined the 443rd Reserve Labor Battalion on November 1, 1918. On May 30, 1919, Davis received an honorable discharge from the Army, holding the rank of Private First Class. After the war, Davis returned to Clearwater, where he continued to work as a laborer. On October 20, 1944, Davis married Annie R. Leach, a native of Gainesville, Florida. Davis died on December 28, 1947, and is buried in the Bay Pines National Cemetery in Saint Petersburg, Florida in Section 6, Row 3, Site 16. 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, 1945.

Date Created

ca. 1945




750 KB


1 census record






Clearwater, Florida

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Originally created and published by the Florida Department of State.

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Stoddard, James

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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. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.


Florida Department of State, “Florida State Population Census for Pinellas County, 1945,” RICHES, accessed May 21, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10675.