My Black History Month: Grandpa Scott and Grandma Jessie

February 9th

My Great Parents Scott and Jessie Cox were farmers and according the 1940 census Grandpa Scott worked 52 weeks and Grandma Jessie worked 26 weeks in 1939. They brought home a combined income of $412.00, adjusted for inflation, $442.00 in 1939 is equal to $8,223.54 in 2021. Annual inflation over this period was 3.63%.

1940 U.S. Census


Year: 1940; Census Place: Bay Minette, Baldwin, Alabama; Roll: m-t0627-00002; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 2-5

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