Looking for any information on an Elizabeth Ferne Abrahams, Living in Los Angeles, CA in the 1940's...

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in Genealogy Help by Michelle Christina Westover G2G1 (1.1k points)

Elizabeth Abraham

in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Elizabeth Abraham
Respondent: Yes
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Syria
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Map of Home in 1940:
Street: Manitou
House Number: 3100
Inferred Residence in 1935: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Residence in 1935: Los Angeles
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Alien
Sheet Number: 12B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: None
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors:
Household Members Age Relationship
Joseph K Abraham 61 Head
Elizabeth Abraham 48 Wife
Nicholas Abraham 25 Son

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Elizabeth Abrahams

in the 1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Elizabeth Abrahams
Birth Year: abt 1878
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age in 1930: 52
Birthplace: Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Downey, Los Angeles, California, USA
Map of Home:
Street Address: Easy Street
House Number: 450
Dwelling Number: 128
Family Number: 119
Age at First Marriage: 25
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members Age Relationship
Edward Abrahams 60 Head
Elizabeth Abrahams 52 Wife
Edward Abrahams 13 Son
Neighbors:
That is a different person all together.... but thank you. :)

1 Answer

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You might try looking at the 1930 and 1940 censuses for California.

There are a number of Elizabeth Abrahams, but none with a middle initial F or middle name Ferne. Censuses are notorious of incorrect middle initials.

Perhaps the name was mis-entered as Abrams, Abrahamson, or some other permutation. Do you have other identifying information such year or place of birth?
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (350k points)
Hi George! Thank you for your speedy response.  I'll post more when my cousin gets the Divorce Decree from LA County. We just have so little to go on with her. The newspaper is calling her one name, she goes by something else, and then gets divorced and no one ever hears from her again!!

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