|The Parents - Gene & Virginia Allen - Newlyweds in 1950|
As for my dad's family, they lived in Neosho, Missouri. In the 1930 census, my then 2 yr old father was living with his mother and stepfather. For some inexplicable reason, he was listed as Gene Wilson instead of Gene Allen. This mistake by the enumerator caused me no end of grief trying to find him until it occurred to me to look for my grandmother instead. Bingo. By 1940 Dad was living with his maternal grandparents who later adopted him. Since Dad is thankfully still with us at age almost 84, I took a chance and asked him if he remembered the address. He did. 316 Wheeler St. Easy peasy. Except Dad's grandparents were living on Jefferson St. in 1930. The ED for that address was 73-13. Hopefully that will get me in the ball park.
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