1940 Census Addie Ford (Fort) Family, Birmingham Alabama
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!
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1894|
|Relation to Head of House:||Head|
|Home in 1940:||Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama|
|Map of Home in 1940:||View Map|
|Street:||23rd Street So|
|Inferred Residence in 1935:||Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama|
|Residence in 1935:||Same Place|
|Resident on farm in 1935:||No|
|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 Other Sources:||Yes|
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T627_93; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 68-111A.
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: 1940 Census, Addie Ford, Addie Fort, Adelona Ford, African American Families of Alabama, african-american genealogy, Ford Family, Ford Family Birmingham Alabama, Genealogy Jefferson County Alabama, Katharine Fort, Pettus Alabama, Pettus Ford, Pettus Fort, Wilbun Ford, Wilbur Ford, Wilbur Fort.