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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 3,887 people named Elmer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Elmer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,077 people named Elmer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 182 were disabled
  • 1,189 were children
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 47%, or 500 people, lived in homes they rented

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As Elmer families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • The most common mother tongue was Swiss
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 319 were born in foreign countries
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940