Sunday, July 12, 2009

 

Ty Cobb in 1920 and 1930 Census

We found Hall of Fame baseball player, nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," Ty Cobb (age 43) in the 1930 Census with his wife, Charlotte "Charlie" M. (39), and children, Ty Jr. (20) and Shirley (18) living in Augusta, Georgia.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

 

Jean Harlow in the 1920 & 1930 Census

We found American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s, Jean Harlow (age 19), living with her mother, Jean (39), in Beverly Hills. In 1920, she was living in Kansas City, Missouri with her father, Montclair, whom her mother later divorced in 1922.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

 

Alexander Calder in 1910 Census

We found the American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile, Alexander Calder (age 11), in the 1910 Census living with his family Alexander Sr. (39), Nanette (35) and Margaret (14) in Cortlandt, New York.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

 

Clara Bow in 1920 and 1930 Census

We found Clara Bow (age 23), an American actress from the silent film era and noted sex symbol, in the 1930 Census living in Beverly Hills with her business manager, Daisy DeBoe. In 1920, she was living with her parents Robert and Sarah in Brooklyn,

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

 

Cyd Charisse in the 1930 Census

We found American dancer and actress celebrated for her on-screen pairings with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse (age 8) in the 1930 Census living with her family, Ernest (43), Lela (29), Ernest Jr. (9) and aunt Roberta (29) in Amarillo, Texas.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

 

Marlon Brando in the 1930 Census

We discovered Marlon Brando (age 5), Academy Award-winning American actor known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and Vito Corleone in The Godfather, in the 1930 Census living in Omaha, Nebraska with his family, Marlon Sr. (35), Dorothy (33), Jocelyn (10) and Frances (7).

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

 

Ray Bradbury in the 1930 Census

We found Ray Bradbury (age 9), American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer, in the 1930 Census living with his parents, Leonard S. (39) and Esther (41), along with brother Leonard, Jr. (13) in Waukegan, Illinois. Two other Bradbury families are listed on the same page: Minnie A. (59) and Bion S. (28) -- possible cousins!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

 

Betty Ford in 1920 and 1930 Census

We found Betty Ford (age 16), wife of former United States President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady from 1974 to 1977, in the 1930 Census, living with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Listed were her father, William S. (55), mother, Hortense (45), and siblings, William A. (19) and Robert K. (16). In 1920, they were living in Denver, Colorado.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

 

Clarence Birdseye in the 1920 & 1930 Census

We found the US inventor who pioneered food refrigeration processes, Clarence Birdseye (age 42), in the 1930 census living in Gloucester, Mass. with his wife Eleanor (41) and children Kellogg (13), Ruth (11), Eleanor (6 7/12) and Henry (5 1/2). In 1920, they were living in Yorktown, New York.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

 

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in 1910, 1920 & 1930 Census

We found legendary actor, Douglas Fairbanks, listed in the 1910 Census living with his grandparents. His household included the following members: Daniel J Sully 47, Emma F Sully 42, Gladys L Sully 17, Granville P Sully 8, Douglas E Fairbanks 27, Beth S Fairbanks 23, Douglas Fairbanks Jr 4/12, Delia Skehill 23, Mary Duffy 29, and Mollie McGere 29.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

 

Robert Ripley in 1900, 1910 & 1930 Census

We found cartoonist and curator of the bizarre, Robert Ripley, listed in the 1900 Census in Santa Rose, California -- the town where he was born. His household included the following members: Isaac D Ripley 45, Lillie D Ripley 3, Leroy Ripley 9, and Effie Ripley 7. He appears in the 1910 Census with his mother, and Douglas E Ripley 5 living in San Francisco. In 1930, he is living by himself in New York.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 

Jerry Stiller in 1930 Census

We found comedian and actor, Jerry Stiller, listed in the 1930 Census. His household included the following members: William Stiller 28, Bella Stiller 27, Jerry Stiller 3, Anald Stiller 1.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

 

Eve Arden in 1920 Census

We found actress Eve Arden, listed in the 1920 Census. Her household included the following members: Lucille Quedens 41, Eunice Quedens 10. Her parents divorced when she was a child.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

 

Ronald Reagan in 1920 Census

We found former U. S. President Ronald Reagan, listed in the 1920 Census. His household included the following members: John C Reagan 36, Rellie Reagan 36, John N Reagan 11, Ronald W Reagan 8.

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Friday, March 2, 2007

 

Doris Day in 1930 Census

We found actress Doris Day, listed in the 1930 Census. Her household included the following members: William J Roppalhoff 37, Alma Koppalhoff 34, Paul A Koppalhoff 10, Doris M Koppalhoff 7.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

 

Eddy Duchin in 1930 Census

We found Eddy Duchin, popular pianist and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, listed in the 1930 Census. His household included the following members: Frank Duchin 45, Tillie Duchin 45, Edward Duchin 21, Lillian Duchin 16. In the 1920 Census, he's listed as Edwin.

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Friday, February 2, 2007

 

Jack Benny in 1910 Census

We found Jack Benny listed in the 1910 Census. His household included the following members: Meyer Kubelsky 46, Emma Kubelsky 39, Bennie Kubelsky 16, Florence Kubelsky 9, Julia Miller 20. We also located his WWI draft card!

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Friday, January 26, 2007

 

Grace Abbott in 1920, 1930 Census

Social worker Grace Abbott was living alone in Chicago in 1920, and then with her niece, Charlotta, in Washington, D. C. in 1930. That makes sense because she was the head of the US Children's Bureau, in the Department of Labor, from 1921-34.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

 

Ansel Adams in the 1920 Census

We discovered photographer Ansel Adams and his family in the 1920 Census living in San Francisco, where he was born. In the household were the following: Charles H Adams 51, Olive B Adams 57, Ansel Adams 18, and Mary Bray 55.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

 

Ralph David Abernathy in 1930 Census

Finding civil rights activist Ralph David Abernathy in the census was a challenge, because it turns out his birth name was David, and was later called Ralph by family members. And it was quite a family, here are the members: Will Abernathy 49, Lore I Abernathy 41, Jack Abernathy 22, Ella L Abernathy 21, Minowa Abernathy 18, Kermit T Abernathy 17, Clarence Abernathy 13, Garland Abernathy 11, Louvenia Abernathy 9, William A Abernathy 7, Lula M Abernathy 5, David Abernathy 4, and Susie E Abernathy 6/12.

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

 

Roy Claxton Acuff in 1920, 1930 Census

We tracked down the images for Roy Claxton Acuff and his family in both the 1920 and 1930 census. Included in his household (as of 1920) were the following names: Niel Acuff 42, Ida F Acuff 40, Paul B Acuff 19, Nancy J Acuff 18, Roy C Acuff 16, Susy L Acuff 14, and Claude R Acuff 10.

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