05 September 2011

Census 1930 - Heber Lund Family - Farr West, Utah

I already posted this Census as part of my investigation into Lloyd Lund, but I thought I better post the transcription too.
1930 U.S. Census, Plain City Precinct, population schedule, Plain City Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 29-5 (SD) 1-Utah, sheet 4A, dwelling 67, family 67, Heber C. Lund Family; digital images, Ancestry (Ancestry.com : downloaded 19 June 2011); NARA.

Transcription:
1930 Census – Lund, Heber C and Alta
Utah, Weber Co., Farr West Precinct.
(ED) 29-5, sheet 4A
22 Apr. 1930

Line 4. Lund, Heber C. Head, owned valued at $1000, farm, M, W, 38, Mar. at 24 yo, no school in 1929, yes read and write, pob: Utah, father pob: Utah, mother pob: Utah, yes speak English, Farmer, General Farm, owner (code vvvv), at work, not veteran, Farm Schedule #45.
Line 5. -----, Alta. Wife, F, W, 39 , Mar. at 25 yo, no school in 1929, can read and write, pob: Utah, father pob: Utah, mother pob: Utah, yes speak English.
Line 6. -----, Ethel S. Daughter, F, W, 14 , S, yes school in 1929, can read and write, pob: Utah, father pob: Utah, mother pob: Utah, yes speak English.
Line 7. -----, Carl. Son, M, W, 11 , S, yes school in 1929, can read and write, pob: Utah, father pob: Utah, mother pob: Utah, yes speak English.
Line 8. Lund, Clide. Sister, F, W, 40, S, no school in 1929, can read and write, pob: Utah, father pob: Utah, mother pob: Utah, yes speak English, Clerk, Dept. Store (code 8390), worker, at work.
Line 8. -----, Sadie. Sister, F, W, 36, S, no school in 1929, can read and write, pob: Utah, father pob: Utah, mother pob: Utah, yes speak English, Clerk, Dept. Store (code 8390), worker, at work.

A few interesting things:

  • Heber's parents are listed as being born in Utah, but I know that his father Mathias was born in Denmark and his mother Pauline was born in Sweden. (they are also Sadie and Clide's parents) This is a good example of being cautious of information on any of these records.
  • According to DollarTimes, $1,000.00 in 1930 had the same buying power as $12,742.97 in 2011. (Annual inflation over this period was 3.19%). Not sure I believe that because even if Heber's farm property in Plain City was only 1 acre, it would be worth at least $50,000 but most likely up to about $100,000.
  • I wonder which department store the girls (Clide and Sadie) worked at. They must have gone into Ogden because there's no Department store in Plain City.

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