Sunday, December 11, 2011

1920 and 1930 Census for Thelma James

1920 United States Federal Census record for Thelma James

Name: Thelma James
Age: 10
Birth Year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: East Berlin, Worcester, Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Albert D James
Father's Birthplace: Oklahoma
Mother's Name: Lucinda J James
Mother's Birthplace: Oklahoma
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

They lived on a farm which they owned but there was a mortgage on it. Alfred lists his occupation as farmer. He was 43 and Lucinda was 39.

There were 7 children living in the household. Mom was in the middle with Calvin 17, Mildred 15, and Eileen 13, being older and Paul 8, Howard 6, and Albert Jr. 2 years 11 months.

Aunt Cherry (Cherokee) 21 and Aunt Opal 20 were no longer shown as living in the home.

So somewhere between 1910 and 1920 the family had moved to Maryland.

1930 Population Schedule Census Washington City (DC)

Eileen is line 22, Albert - Eileen's husband (Albert E. Price) is line 21, and Mom (Thelma) is line 23.
Eileen is my mother's sister and where I got my middle name.
They were renting a house or apartment for $40.00 a month at 1404 Park Road which must have been an apartment given the number of residences at this address.
Mom was 21 years old, Eileen was 24, and Albert was 32.
Eileen and Albert had been married for 6 years in 1930.
Albert was a golf pro, Eileen a salesgirl, and Mom a stenographer.
He served in the first World War.
Mom and Eileen listed themselves as white.
They did have a radio, could all read, and none of them had attended school since Sept. 1, 1929 and they were all working.

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