Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ancestors in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Part 7

April 1st was Census Day for the 1930 U.S. Federal Census. In honor of that census day, throughout the month of April I am posting lists of my known direct ancestors and where they were residing during that census. I'll also list who's missing; for us family historians, missing individuals on census records can be the most frustrating and intriguing challenges of genealogy!

I have already mentioned one of my paternal great-grandmothers, Marie LEWIS here, and in this post we will take a look at her parents, George Emmett LEWIS and Mary J. WILKINSON. They had a large family of 13 children, eleven of whom survived infancy. Their eldest son, George R. LEWIS was killed as a young man in a motorcycle accident in 1913 (read about it here). So in 1930, George, Sr. and Mary had ten living children and were living in a rented home at 1320 Sixth Street in Ward 1 of Muskegon Heights, Muskegon Co., Michigan.

(The census image has been removed)

Although they had 10 children, only three were living at home (Donald, Bertha, and James). Four of their children were living as adults in their own homes: Harrison, my great-grandmother Marie, Percy, and Leslie. Three of their children I've not been able to find in this census: Horace, David, and Bonnie (who was married to a William SMITH at this time, making things just a bit tricky when it comes to searching for her!).

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12)

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