about 1969 or 1970
at Helen Parker's house
My great-aunt on my father's side Mary Agnes "Mae" Killeen was married to Clifton Maynard Holland. For awhile they lived with her mother Mary Theresa Walsh, but by 1930 Mae and Cliff had their own home just a couple streets away.
And that’s where they still were in 1940: 2016 Richmond Avenue in Portsmouth, Virginia, a home valued at $3500.
|2016 Richmond Avenue|
from Google Maps
Cliff (age 42) had only a 6th grade education. Mae (age 41) completed one year of high school. Their son John (age 23) likewise had completed one year of high school while daughter Jean (age 14) had completed six years of school.
Cliff was a salesman for an automobile garage. He worked all of 1939 earning only $720. He worked 60 hours the last week of March 1940. Good grief! That sounds like a lot of work for little pay. Thank goodness their son John was still at home earning a good living as a welder for the Navy shipyard; he made $1100 in 1939.
|John as a baby probably 1918 or 1919|
Their other daughter Mary Evelyn “Ebbie” was no longer living there, so I’m guessing she had married and moved away by then. As of today, I have not found her in the 1940 census, so it is possible she moved to a state that has not yet been indexed.
|Mae and Ebbie 1920|
But it’s also possible the enumerator’s handwriting was misread resulting in the indexer recording the name wrong. On Ancestry, my Holland family is indexed as “Halland.” Thankfully, on FamilySearch the names are correct.
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