1930 Census -- Fifteenth Census of the United States

Schedule 1 - 1930 Population
State: D.C., Township: Township: Part of Tract #15, Block #2853, Tract #30, 10th Precinct
Supervisors District #1, Enumeration District #288, sheet #8B
Enumerated: April 9, 1930, James A. Peyton, Enumerator (as of 4/1/1930)

Dwelling #136, Family #136 -- 1211 Harvard Street, NW

Hay, Oliver P., Head, Own home, valued at $11,500, have Radio, do Not live on a farm, Male, White, age 84, Married, age 24 at marriage, No-do not attend school, Yes-can read and write, born in Indiana, parents born in Indiana, Yes-speak English, Occupation: writer, Industry: Palientology [sic], Owner (not worker), Yes-employed, Not a veteran
---, Mary E., wife-Head, (check-not a farm), Female, White, age 81, Married, age 21 at marriage, No-do not attend school, Yes-can read and write, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, Yes-speak English, occupation: None
---, Frances S., Daughter, (check-not a farm), Female, White, age 54, Single, No-do not attend school, Yes-can read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Illinois, Yes-speak English, occupation: Teacher, Industry: Public Schools, worker, Yes-employed.

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Notes: The homes on this page were valued at $10,500-$12,000, with rents at $47.50-85. Life is to change dramatically for Fannie. Oliver Perry dies in November, and Mary Emily in January. At age 54 Fannie sells the home they have lived in together for almost 20 years and moves into an apartment alone. Oliver Perry is still active in Paleontology—Fannie’s May 22, 1930 diary entry was “Papa’s 84th birthday. He went to the Museum as usual…” Oliver Perry and Mary Emily’s 60th wedding anniversary is upcoming in two months (June 30th); it will be announced on the radio; daughter-in-law Alma’s sister Anna Bischoff will hear it and sent flowers!

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