24 June 2012

George M Draney Household - 1930 US Census

The 1930 Census for George Melvin Draney's family brings up a few items of interest.

At this point, the family has moved to 2538 ½ Wall Avenue which is just across the street from the Union Station (railroad). That is interesting because the Draney's now have a lodger, one Willie Johnson who is listed as a Cook for the Railroad Diner. This is also the first time I've come across "negro" for color or race. I want to research more about Willie and find out how he ended up in Utah from Arkansas.

Another item of note - Both Myrtle and George are listed as 10 years old. However, if you remember from the 1920 census, Myrtle is listed as 1 11/12 years old but there is no George listed ... so, they aren't twins. In order for them to both be 10 years old they would have to have been born within 12 months of each each other. Looking closely at the age listed for Myrtle, it appears the enumerator wrote over what was there with a 10. I believe it originally said 12.


Here's my reasoning:

  • If Myrtle was 1 11/12 on 20 Jan 1920, at the time of the 1920 census, that would mean she was born between 21 Jan - 20 Feb 1918. This would make her just over 12 years old on 14 Apr 1930, at the time of the 1930 census.
  • If George was 10 years old on 14 Apr 1930, at the time of the 1930 census, then he would have been born between 15 Apr 1919 and 14 Apr 1920. However, since he wasn't listed in the 1920 census, he would have to be born after 20 Jan 1920. So, he was born between 21 Jan 1920 and 14 Apr 1920.

I will have to search for birth certificates for all these children, but am particularly interested in what they will reveal for Myrtle and George.
Source: 1930 U.S. Census, Ogden City, population schedule, Ogden City, 1st Ward, enumeration district (ED) 29-16, sheet 13-B, dwelling 330, family 383, Geo M Draney Household; digital images, Family Search (familysearch.org : downloaded 23 June 2012); NARA.


Abstract:
Dwelling 330, Family 383
2538 ½ Wall Avenue

Line 85. Draney, Geo M. Head. Rented, $15/mo, radio, not a farm. Male, White, 38 years old, Married. No school in 1929, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English. Laborer, Laundry, worker. Employed. Not a veteran.

Line 86. -----, Josephine. Wife (H). Female, White, 41 years old, Married. No school in 1929, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Denmark. Mother POB: Denmark. Can speak English. No occupation.

Line 87. -----, Ruth. Daughter. Female, White, 14 years old, Single. Attended school in 1929, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English. No occupation.

Line 88. -----, Myrtle. Daughter. Female, White, 10 years old, Single. Attended school in 1929, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English. No occupation.

Line 89. -----, George. Son. Male, White, 10 years old, Single. Attended school in 1929, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English. No occupation.

Line 90. -----, Lee. Son. Male, White, 7 years old, Single. Attended school in 1929. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English. No occupation.

Line 91. Johnson, Willie. Lodger. Male, Negro, 39 years old, Single. No school in 1929, can read and write. POB: Arkansas. Father POB: Arkansas. Mother POB: Arkansas. Can speak English. Cook, Railroad Diner, worker. Employed. Veteran, World War. (meaning WWI)

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