Ruth Vilven in the 1940 Census

Age 5, born abt 1935
Birthplace Illinois
Gender Female
Race White
Home in 1940
7815 Lake Street
River Forest,
Cook, Illinois
Household Members   Age
Head Thomas Vilven 49
Wife Anne Vilven 41
Daughter Katherine Vilven 11
Daughter Mary Vilven 6
Daughter Ruth Vilven 5
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