A lodger in New York

In 1940, census takers find Henry Hecksher, already using his assumed name, as a lodger in an apartment in New York.

The 29-year-old future CIA officer was living in the New University Court Apartments in Manhattan, staying with 70-year-old widow Emily Wilson, her son and another lodger from Norway. The census date of record was April 1.

The 1940 census finds Hecksher living in New York. Image: FamilySearch


“United States Census, 1940,” via FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9MB-9FXM?cc=2000219&wc=QZXR-XWD%3A790105101%2C804828501%2C805114401%2C805131201, accessed April 3, 2021, citing Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012.

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