Ruth Gelfand in the 1940 Census

Age 36, born abt 1904
Birthplace Russia
Gender Female
Race White
Home in 1940
669 Stone Avenue
New York,
Kings, New York
Household Members   Age
Head Sam Gelfand 58
Wife Anna Gelfand 51
Brother Nathan Gelfand 46
Sister-in-law Ruth Gelfand 36
Niece Sylvia Gelfand 12
Nephew Harold Gelfand 3
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