1920 Census -- Fourteenth Census of the United States


1920 - Population
State: District of Columbia, Name of Incorporated Place: Washington
Supervisors District #40, Enumeration District #304, sheet #9B
Enumerated: 12th day of January, 1920, Walter B. Clark, Enumerator

1211 Harvard St., NW, dwelling #11, family #163

Hay, Oliver, Head, Own home, Free of Mortgage, Male, White, age 73, Married, Yes-able to read and write, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, Yes-speak English, Occupation: Paleontologist, industry: Carnegie Institute, Worker
---, Mary, Wife, Female, White, age 70, Married, Yes-able to read and write, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, Yes-speak English, occupation:none
---, Frances, Daughter, Female, White, age 43, Single, Yes-able to read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Illinois, Yes-speak English, occupation: Teacher, industry: Public Schools, worker

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Notes: This is O.P.’s last move, to 12th and Harvard Streets. I was surprised at how mobile families were—no planes and limited cars/vans. In their first 30 years of marriage, Mary Emily and Oliver Perry moved at least 11 times!! Although Oliver Perry apparently shunned formal religion, a large transformation for someone who had studied to be in the ministry, probably due to the demands at Butler College that he not teach evolution. Nonetheless, he apparently became friends with Reverend Ulysses Pierce of the nearby (16th and Harvard built in 1923) liberal All Souls Unitarian Church of Washington (where President Taft worshipped); Rev. Pierce presided over Oliver Perry’s funeral service at home. The church sponsored many community cultural programs: Sunday evening Motion Picture Hour starting in 1925 (Dr. Pierce was an avid movie enthusiast! - the movies were silent ones until 1933) and “radical” plays.

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