Saturday, May 5, 2012

San Tong Jue and Family-1940 Census

I have been able with the help of my father, Jack Jue Sr. to locate the census data on the San Tong Jue family in 1940. They lived in a 2 bedroom 1 bath house on 814 East 27th Street in Los Angeles.
The City Market where San Tong worked was on 9th and San Pedro not too far away .

Here is  photocopy of the  1940 Census data (Click on  picture to enlarge in a separate window) .

Here is a detailed zoomed and cropped picture of the San Tong Jue Family census data. San Tong's occupation is listed as merchant, wholesale fruits and vegetables. Under income he has zero under wages and salary as his income is from "other sources "- This is how the income of merchants, or farmers who  made their income from sales were listed under the census at the time .

Residents of the house are San Jue age 35, wife Ping age 22,  son Jack age 11, daughter Joan age 9, daughter Soo-Jan ("Sue Fan" on the census record ) age 1 and son Guy age 9 months. Looks like next door is a lodging house on 800 East 27th , and on 818 East 27th another Chinese family .
San Jue was renting the house with a monthly rental fee of  28 dollars.  
Here is a picture of the house as it is today.  It is still standing!

Here are details of the house  in the current market.
This is a Single-Family Home located at 814 East 27th Street, Los Angeles CA. 814 E 27th St has 2 beds, 1 bath, and approximately 1,083 square feet. The property was built in 1897. The average list price for similar homes for sale is $215,774 and the average sales price for similar recently sold homes is $236,583. 814 E 27th St is in the 90011 ZIP code in Los Angeles, CA. The average list price for ZIP code 90011 is $266,835

Here is a home movie shot by my grandfather at the 814 East 27th residence close to the time of the 1940 census . The baby is my Auntie Soo-Jan , the boy is my dad, Jack Sr., and the other girl pushing the stroller is my Auntie Joan. My dad  identifies the location while he is commenting on the movie.

1 comment:

  1. While we all carve out our own family memories in various locations and in various homes, it is nice to see where we all began!

    Thanks big brother, Ar