FAMILY HISTORY: MADDEN

THE FAMILY OF MARIE MADDEN

CENSUS INFORMATION:

 

Marie Madden, aged 7 years, was living with her parents at the time of the 1910 Census but is not listed with her family in the 1920 Census, when she would have been about 17 or 18 years old. I did find an 18 year old Marie Madden living in nearby Cranberry Township, which I believe is William and Ella's daughter:

 

1920 CENSUS OF CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, VENANGO COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA:
NAME: RELATION: RACE: SEX: AGE: STATUS: OCCUPATION: BIRTHPLACE:
Marie Madden Boarder White F 18 Single House Work Pennsylvania
NOTES:
1: Living with and working for Curtis Erwin and family in Cranberry, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
2: The census schedule records that Marie could speak English, could read and write, and the both of her parents were born in Pennsylvania.
3: The above information is taken from scanned images at www.ancestry.co.uk.

 

I was unable to find Marie in the 1930 Census either as Marie Madden or Marie Greenfield, then my cousin Carole Madden informed me that Marie had been married twice and that her first husband's surname was Lineman. With that information, I soon found the family in 1930:

 

1930 CENSUS OF CHERRYTREE TOWNSHIP, VENANGO COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA:
NAME: RELATION: RACE: SEX: AGE: STATUS: OCCUPATION: BIRTHPLACE:
Martin J Lineman Head White M 30 Married Pumper, Oil Wells Pennsylvania
Marie Lineman Wife White F 26 Married None Pennsylvania
Sylvester W Lineman Son White M 7 Single None Pennsylvania
Ellsworth M Lineman Son White M 6 Single None Pennsylvania
Glenn M Lineman Son White M 5 Single None Pennsylvania
Elloise M Lineman Daughter White F 2 Single None Pennsylvania
NOTES:
1: Living on an unnamed road in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
2: The census schedule records that Martin and Marie could read and write, and Sylvester and Ellsworth were attending school.
3: Both of Martin's and Marie's parents were listed as born in Pennsylvania.
4: The exact age of Eloise, whose name was spelled incorrectly on the Census schedule, appears to have been written as "2 9/12", meaning 2 years and 9 months.
3: The above information is taken from scanned images at www.ancestry.co.uk.

 

1940 CENSUS OF GREENVILLE, MERCER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA:
NAME: RELATION: RACE: SEX: AGE: STATUS: OCCUPATION: BIRTHPLACE:
Marie Lineman Wife White F 37 Married - Pennsylvania
Sylvester Lineman Son White M 18 Single - Pennsylvania
Ellsworth Lineman Son White M 17 Single Mechanic, CCC Pennsylvania
Glen Lineman Son White M 14 Single - Pennsylvania
Eloise Lineman Daughter White F 13 Single - Pennsylvania
Gene Lineman Son White M 10 Single - Pennsylvania
Neal Lineman Son White M 5 Single - Pennsylvania
1: Living at 114 Second Street North, Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
2: Marie and her family were living in a rented house and paying $15 a month rent. Her future second husband, William Greenfield, was living a few houses along at number 107.
3: The 1940 census schedules recorded information differently than previous censuses. Instead of recording the birthplace of each persons' parents they chose to select certain individuals to record 'Supplementary Questions'. In this case, that was Neal Lineman, whose father were listed as born in Pennsylvania. However, the Census Enumerator did not fill the form in correctly and the space for the mother's birthplace contained "English", the answer to the next question, 'Language spoken in home in earliest childhood'.
4: Ellsworth Lineman was a government worker with the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). According to Wikipedia, the Civilian Conservation Corps was, "a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 1723".
5: The above information is taken from scanned images at http://1940census.archives.gov.

 


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