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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 30 people named Gowdie in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 57% less people named Gowdie in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13 people named Gowdie were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 7 and the oldest was 74
  • 67%, or 2 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 11 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 54% were female, the most common name for males was Ralph

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

  • 11 were born in foreign countries
  • 37% were born in foreign countries
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • 4 were first-generation Americans