Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Election Precinct 12, Orlando, Ward 1

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Sixteenth Census Population Schedule for Election Precinct 12, Orlando, Ward 1

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Census Population Schedule for Precinct 12, Orlando, Ward 1


Orlando (Fla.)
Census--United States
Population--United States


The Census population schedule for Precinct 12, Orlando, Ward 1 in 1940. Individuals are identified by name, titles and terms, gender, age, marital status, race, relationship to head of household, birthplace, birth year, the last place of residence, and occupation. A notable resident listed in this record was James Whitley (ca. 1924-1944), who appears on row 11. A native of Orange County, Florida, Whitely was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Whitley is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. He was born to John Whitely and Rachel Whitley sometime around the end of 1924. As an African-American, Whitley grew up in segregated Orange County. He was drafted into the Army on February 9, 1943, and was assigned to a segregated unit in the 4255th Quartermaster Truck Company. Whitley's unit transferred to Hampshire, England, on June 30, 1944, where they managed supplies for the invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. Whitley died during combat in France on September 12, 1944. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and a Purple Heart for his service.


Duckworth, William S.


Digital reproduction of original census record by William S. Duckworth, April 22, 1940.

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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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Orlando, Florida


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Originally created by William S. Duckworth and published by the Bureau of the Census.

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Barnes, Mark

External Reference

"James Whitley." FamilySearch.
"Pvt James Whitley." Find A Grave.
"James Whitley: United States World War II Army Enlistment Records." FamilySearch. (accessed October 20, 2015).
"James Whitley: United States Census, 1940." FamilySearch. (accessed October 20, 2015).
"World War II Army Enlistment Records." National Archives. Last modified September 30, 2002.,24995,24996,24998,24997,24993,24981,24983&q=James+Whitley&bc=sl,fd&sort=24996%20desc&rpp=50&pg=1&rid=4950307&rlst=5191388,5184322,177367,4950307,5213432,5081800,6251237,6257171,1101903,5671352 (accessed October 8, 2015).

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