A gaggle of Gaffins in 1940s Brooklyn

1940 Gaffin census image

The New York Public Library has posted a semi-digitized version of the 1940 Brooklyn phone book and linked it to a database of census districts for that year, which, with a bit of hunting, lets you find Benjamin Gaffin at 605 Powell St. (phone number: DIckens 6-9529) and then the census info for him and his clan: Benjamin and Anna, Benjamin's brother Meyer, Benjamin and Anna's children Seth, Richard, Harold and Ruth, Richard's wife Anna and their children, Dudley, Roberta and Eileen.

To see all the details, click to the census record page. Click on the thing that looks like a photocopy of an old document, select full-screen, then scroll to Image 8.