Previously, I posted about the Ranson family in the 1940 census…when the parents (Joe and Vilate) were empty-nesters.
Now, moving back in time to the 1930 census we find a son, Robert – age 15, living at home with them.
1930 US Census
Utah, Weber County, Ogden City, Precinct 52, 5th Ward
ED 29-56, SD 1, Sheet 1A
3 April 1930
Lines 25-27. Gramercy Avenue 2765
Household 29, Family 29
Own, $3500, radio, not a farm.
Line 25. Ranson, Joseph H. Head, Male, White, 44, Married, 19 years old when married. Didn’t attend school this year, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: England. Mother POB: England. Can speak English. Electrician, Railroad Shops, worker. Employed, not a veteran.
Line 26. —–, Valate E. Wife, Female, White, 46, Married, 21 years old when married. Didn’t attend school this year, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Illinois. Mother POB: New York. Can speak English, not employed.
Line 27. —–, Robert. Son, Male, White, 15, Single. Attended school this year, can read and write. POB: Utah. Father POB: Utah. Mother POB: Utah. Can speak English, not employed.
The family is still living at the same home that they were living in in 1940. Interestingly, while the property value is listed as $3500 in this census, it was listed for $3000 10 years later in the 1940 census. I guess that speaks to the effect the Great Depression had on housing values.