1920 Census -- Fourteenth Census of the United States

Schedule 1- Inhabitants in County of Alexandria
State: Virginia, County: Alexandria*, Township: Washington Magisterial District
Supervisors District #8, Enumeration District #15, sheet #20B
Enumerated: 29th day of January, 1920, C. W. Potterton, Enumerator

5 Linden Avenue, dwelling #447, family #457

Hay, Robert H., Head, Rent, Male, White, age 36, Married, Yes-able to read and write, born in Indiana, parents born in U. S., Yes speak English, Occupation: Mfg & Retailer, Industry: Rubber Stamps, Employer (not worker)
---, Alma E., Wife, Female, White, age 34, Married, Yes-able to read and write, born in DC, parents born in Germany and spoke German, Yes speak English, Occupation: none
---, Donald A., Son, Male, White, age 7, Single, Yes in school, born in DC, father born in Indiana, mother born in D.C., Yes speak English, Occupation: none
---, Perry I., Son, Male, White, age 4 8/12, Single, born in DC, father born in Indiana, mother born in D.C., Yes speak English, Occupation: none

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Notes: This is filed under “Alexandria” county and NOT “Arlington” - this was the land originally part of Fairfax that was ceded in 1789 to become part of Washington, D. C., and it was returned in 1846. It was first called Alexandria, and was renamed in 1920. This specific area (community) was called “Cherrydale”. Alma’s family (parents and siblings) live close by in Cherrydale; Robert’s parents have moved to Harvard Street. Robert started his rubber stamp company in 1915, and commutes downtown. In 1915, when Perry was born, the family lived on Irving Street (Don used to tease Perry that he was lucky they didn’t live on Quackenbos Street!). Don went to first and second grades in Cherrydale; the Hay's moved here by at least Sep 1818, as Robert's WWI draft registration is for Cherrydale.

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