Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lester Glade in the Census

William Lester Glade was born on January 23, 1894, so he first shows up in the 1900 U.S. Census.

Lester was living with his parents, William John Glade and Annie Hamilton Glade, at 327 C Street (Fourth Ward), Salt Lake City, Utah. As mentioned in his biography, Lester was the oldest of twelve children. The other children alive at the time of this census were Mary and Beulah, and Annie was expecting Harvey.

The family lived right by Lester's grandmother Eliza Mary Litson Glade and his grandfather's plural wife Isabel Love Glade and various members of the extended family who lived together in the Glade family home.

This census page (and the following census) also shows John Timms, the brother of my husband's great-great grandmother Alice Timms Thiriot, and his family.

Lester next shows up in the 1910 census living with his family (William, Annie, Mary, Beulah, Harvey, Virginia, Elizabeth, Melissa, and James) at the same address on C Street, and the family was once again surrounded by their extended family including the two Glade grandmothers and many aunts and uncles and cousins.

Lester was 16 at the time, and the census shows him working as a clerk at a department store. 

When Lester returned from serving a mission and serving in World War I, he lived again at home with his parents and his ten surviving brothers and sisters. (Brother Edwin died in 1916.) It must have been quite a busy household! Here they are in the 1920 census, still living by the Glade grandmothers and extended family, including the Derrick family.

The last available census is the 1930 census, and by this time Lester had married Lucile Green and had two daughters, Beverly and Marjorie. They were living by this time in their life-long home at 1421 Sherman Avenue. The quality of this picture of the census is unfortunately poor, but it is decipherable.

The census shows Lester working as a salesman in wholesale hardware.

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