Sixteenth Census Population for Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1940

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Sixteenth Census Population for Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1940

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Census, 1940


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Population--United States


The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Plymouth County, Hingham, Massachusetts for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm, other residents of same address, relation to head of house, attended school or college after March 1940, highest grade completed, state or foreign country of birth, employment status, hours of work per week, duration of employment, and wages. Supplemental questions include the father and mother's birthplace, language spoken in home during childhood, veteran status, father's veteran status, social security, usual occupation and industry, class of worker, if women have been married more than once, age at first marriage if so, and number of children born. A notable resident listed in this record is Henry Francis Cavicchi (1896-1991).

Born on September 4, 1896 in Quincey, Massachusetts, Cavicchi was a first generation Italian-American. His father moved from Italy to the United States in the 1880s, where he married a Canadian immigrant and settled in New York. Shortly after Henry’s birth, the family moved to Massachusetts. After working for the family business, Cavicchi Polishing Machine Co., Henry briefly joined the United States Navy in June 1918, where he served during the First World War. When he left the Navy in 1919, Cavicchi returned to Massachusetts, where he married his wife, Emily A. Essex, in 1922. He continued working at Cavicchi Polishing Machine Co. with his father and brothers until his retirement in the 1980s. Cavicchi died on July 30, 1991, and is buried in the Florida National Cemetery.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. 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.


Donahue, William H


Digital reproduction of original census record by William H. Donahue, May 10, 1940.

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Originally created by William H. Donahue and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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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.


Donahue, William H and United States Census Bureau, “Sixteenth Census Population for Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1940,” RICHES, accessed July 25, 2024,