"On New Year's Eve in 1912, Armstrong fired his stepfather's gun in the air during a New Year's Eve celebration and was arrested on the spot. He was then sent to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys. There, he received musical instruction on the cornet and fell in love with music."
Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901. He was one of two children born to Willie Armstrong, a turpentine worker, and Mary Ann Armstrong, whose grandparents had been slaves.
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 40
Income Other Sources: No
Louis Armstrong 39
Alpha B Armstrong 33
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2672; Page: 63A; Enumeration District: 31-1963.
Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.