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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 3,082 people named Gourley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Gourley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,708 people named Gourley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 114 were disabled
  • 53%, or 374 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 530 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • 209 were born in foreign countries