Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sentimental Sunday: Where Were August S. and Emma Pape Childs in 1940?

August Solomon Childs holding daughter Mary Jane, about 1920
Still looking for the elusive Emma Genevieve Pape Childs (born May 1884, I think) and her equally enigmatic husband, August Solomon Childs (born April 29, 1882).

The only things I know for certain about Emma date from her marriage to August in 1911, through the births of their seven children, up to the 1930 census.  I'm not sure of the month or year of her birth (or even who her mother is), nor of her date of death.  Other relatives say she died in 1937 in Wisconsin, but I have found no proof of that.

I've got August pretty well tracked from his birth in Ohio, the 1900-1930 censuses, his World War I and World War II draft registrations, various church records, and the birth records of his children.  However, I don't have a date of death.

I DO know, however, that he was alive in 1942, and living in the house next door to where he lived in 1930.  Therefore, Stephen P. Morse's 1930/1940 ED Converter utility should make it easy to determine his ED (enumeration district) for 1940.

In 1930, 503 and 507 Oakdale in Glencoe, Illinois, was in ED 16-2207.  Using the converter, it's either 16-310 or 16-311 in 1940.  However, mapping these addresses and checking the ED descriptions at via Morse's Unified 1940 Census ED Finder, I'm going to look for August Solomon Childs (and hopefully wife Emma) at 503 or 507 Oakdale in Glencoe in ED 16-311 - that part of Glencoe Village bounded by South Avenue on the north, Lake Michigan on the east, the village limits to the east and south, and Vernon Avenue to the west.

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1 comment:

  1. I am going to start calling you Nancy Drew!!! You find the most awesome stuff! Love the pic.