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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 304 people named Gurnee in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Gurnee in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 322 people named Gurnee were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 159 females, Ethel was the most common name
  • 28% were children
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 24% of adults were unmarried

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

  • 17% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • Most fathers originated from New York