1940 Census Addie Ford (Fort) Family, Birmingham Alabama

October 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

1940 US Federal Census, Birmingham, Alabama


Adelona “Addie” Ford Family. Previous records note the last name as “FORT”. Wilbun is a misspelling, the correct name should be Wilburt/Wilbert Ford/Fort.

Addie  Ford/Fort was married to Pettus Fort/Ford. Also known as:  James Pettus, Petus, and Pettis. Pettus Ford/Fort worked for Ames Transfer Company, so this is likely the connection to Wilbur’s employment. Other family members worked for Ames Bag Company, am wondering if this is related.


The Fort family originated in Harrell’s (Dallas County) then moved to Mitchell’s (Dallas County, outside of Selma), Mobile then Birmingham.


Children of Addie and Pettus Fort/Ford: Wilbur/Wilbert (1911), Douglas (1912)  Herman (1921), and Katherine (1919), Catherine (1934-1934). A child named Pinkie is also recorded in the census, I am wondering if this was a nickname for Katherine.


If you have any information about this family, please leave a comment below. Thanks!


Name: Addie Ford
Respondent: Yes
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Gender: Female
Race: Negro (Black)
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: 23rd Street So
House Number: 217
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 3B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 88
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 7
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 3rd grade
Duration of Unemployment: 4
Weeks Worked in 1939: 50
Income: 300
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Addie Ford 46
Wilbun/Wilbur Ford 29, b. 1911, Laborer, Transfer Co.
Katherine Ford 21, b. 1919, Married, Maid Private Family





Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T627_93; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 68-111A.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.


Entry filed under: Ford, Fort. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

UK: New Adoption Rules Make it Easier to Trace Family Tree, Get Educational Entitlements 1930 Census Addie Ford (Fort) Family, Birmingham Alabama

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Enter your email address to follow "In Our Hearts" and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow In Our Hearts: A Family Tribute & Scrapbook on WordPress.com

%d bloggers like this: