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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Unknown Gidleys in the 1940 US census

Do email me if you can help put these Gidleys on a family tree. Some are almost certainly not Gidleys, but I can't work out what their surnames should be.

John Gidley aged 18 of St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, stepson of Lloyd Lilly and his wife Annie. I believe this is John Albert Gidley, whose obituary in 2012 gives his date of birth as 26/05/1921. John later became the Fire Chief of St Petersburg. In the 1930 census his father's birthplace was given as West Virginia.
2015 update: a relative has explained that John Albert Gidley was the son of William Albert Gidley, so John Albert Gidley now fits on to the West Virginia tree.

Jean Gidley, a widow aged 62, of Lexington Ave, Chicago, born in Indiana. Her grandson Charles Willett aged 6 is with her.
October 2013 update: I think she must be the third wife of John Amos Gidley of the Massachusetts Gidley family. In 1930 she is enumerated as "Jona". John Amos Gidley died in 1937 in Cook county, Illinois.

Herbert Gidley aged 10, a state ward, living in Watertown and born in Brockton. He died in 1976 in Texas.

1) Milfred Gidley aged 36 and his wife Pauline of Detroit. I can't find any further references to these names and the initial letter of Gidley is suspect.
2) Adella B Gidley, divorced, nee Kimball, aged 30, living in Highland Park with her son James M Gidley aged 8. They are in her parents' home.
3) Laurain Gidley aged 22 and his wife Helen, living in Flint, Genesee county. Again, the initial letter of Gidley is suspect.

New York
1) A whole family whose race is given as black, living in Buffalo, headed by James Gidley aged 20. I can't find him, or his sister Pauline aged 17 in 1940, in the 1930 census.
2) John Gidley aged 26, a gasoline station attendant of Eastchester, living with his stepmother Nellie Riordan. In 1930 he is described as the son of Nellie Riordan.

Richard S Gidley, a barber, aged 30 of Goshen, Mahoning, Ohio, and his wife Sarah.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Gidleys in the 1940 US census Michigan - Wyoming

Continued from the previous post. Please read it first for the explanations.
Detroit (MI), Fremont (NE), Essex county (NJ), Schenectady (NY), Akron (OH), and Austin (TX) all had Gidleys from unrelated families living there.

Michigan in 1940: one of the most populous states for Gidleys. Note how there were representatives of 4 separate Gidley branches living in the immediate Detroit area.
Eaton, Gratiot, Saginaw, Lenawee, Wayne counties: Gidleys of Massachusetts.
Tuscola, Macomb, Wayne, Shiawassee, Oakland, Genesee, Barry, Washtenaw counties: Gidleys of Winkleigh.
Wayne county: Gidleys of Dean Prior.
Ingham, Charlevoix, Barry, Kent counties: Gidleys of Buckfastleigh.
Wayne, Oakland, Douglas: Gidleys of Cornwall.

Minnesota in 1940
St Louis county: a married couple from the Winkleigh family.

Missouri in 1940
All were from the former Guethle family, with the exception of Father Lawrence Gidley of the Benedictine Abbey in Jefferson county, who was descended from the Winkleigh Gidleys.

Montana in 1940
All were probably descended from the Gidleys of Winkleigh (I shall do a futher short post about this particular family at a later date).

Nebraska in 1940
Douglas, Dodge counties: Buckfastleigh.
Dodge county: Winkleigh.

Nevada in 1940
White Pine county: Cornwall (see post about William S Gidley).

New Jersey in 1940
Camden county: Dean Prior
Union, Essex counties: Winkleigh.
Essex county: Massachusetts.

New York in 1940
Schoharie, Schenectady, Columbia, Niagara, Montgomery, Onondaga, New York counties: Winkleigh.
Dutchess, Schenectady, Orange, Nassau counties: Massachusetts.

North Dakota in 1940
Renville county: Dean Prior.

Ohio in 1940:
Cuyahoga, Lake counties: Dean Prior.
Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Hamilton counties: West Virginia.
Seneca county: Winkleigh.
Summit county: Buckfastleigh.

Oregon in 1940
Lincoln county: probably formerly Guethle.
Hood River county: West Virginia.
Clackamas county: Buckfastleigh.

Pennsylvania in 1940
Philadelphia county: Dean Prior.
Fayette, Washington counties: West Virginia.
Delaware county: Winkleigh.

Rhode Island in 1940
Providence county: Buckfastleigh.

South Dakota in 1940
Pennington county: Buckfastleigh.
Potter county: Dean Prior.

Texas in 1940
Bell, Johnson, Atascosa, Travis, Caldwell, Midland, El Paso, Refugio, Harris, Ellis, Walker, Hunt counties: Buckfastleigh.
Travis, Dallas counties: Winkleigh.
Ochiltree, Tarrant counties: Massachusetts.

Utah in 1940
Summit county: Cornwall. All descendants of William S Gidley - see earlier post.

Washington state in 1940
Cowlitz, King, Pierce counties: Massachusetts.
Whitman county: Buckfastleigh.

West Virginia in 1940
All are from the West Virginia family.

Wisconsin in 1940
All are from the Gidleys of Cornwall, although there are some indications that their earliest direct ancestor (John, died in Cornwall in 1829) may have originated from Newton St Cyres in Devon. I'll post about this later.

Wyoming in 1940
Platte county: Buckfastleigh.
Natrona county: West Virginia.

I hope I haven't omitted any, but apologies if I have, also if I've made any errors. The next post will contain the names of those listed in 1940 whom I can't link to any trees.