Thursday, September 20, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 38

Robert Henry Hunsucker

Robert Henry Hunsucker was born on the 8th of April, 1879, in Medora, Jackson County, Indiana. He was the son of George Riley Hunsucker and Amanda Louisa Bowers.

He first appears in the 1880 Census taken in Flynn Township, Lawrence County, Indiana. He is there with his parents and his brother, Joel. His father is a farmer.

In the 1900 Census of Carr Township in Jackson County, Indiana, Robert is with the family of Ephraim Goss, and listed as a servant. Mr. Goss is a farmer, and Robert is 21 years old.

On July 19, 1907, Robert marries Carrie Jane Hughes in Lawrence County, Indiana. Together they have 7 children: Dorothy, Ruth, Ray A., Elmer H., Henry Samuel, Neal, and Dora.

In 1910, still in Carr Township, he and Carrie are listed in the census. They are renting and he is listed as labor. The household consists of he and Carrie, children Dora, Dorothy and George R. Robert is 31 years old.

By 1920 the census shows Robert in Pleasant Run Township, in Lawrence county, Indiana. He is 40 years old and listed as farm labor. The house has Carrie and children, Dorothy, Henry and Elmer.

In the 1930 census he and his family are in Medora, Indiana. This is in Jackson County, and they are in town on George Street. Robert is 50 years old and working at the brick plant. They do own their own home now. In the household is he and Carrie, Dorothy, Henry S., Elmer, Neal, Ruth and Roy A. 

The 1940 census was a pleasure to find. A Mr. Roy B. Poore printed every entry so neatly, which is very rate to find! Robert and Carrie are living in Medora still, on Poplar street, and they own their home. Robert is 60 and still working at the brick plant. Carrie has an X beside her indicating that the census taker talked to her. She is 50. Neal, 19, and Ray A., 12, are still at home.

Robert died on May 2, 1952 in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana. He was 73 years old. He and Carrie had been married 45 years.

Robert is my step-fathers grandfather.

Sources:
1880 Census. NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls. Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com
1900 Census. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T623, 1854 rolls. Ancestry.com
1910 Census. NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls. Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com
1920 Census. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com
1930 Census. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T626, 2,667 rolls. Ancestry.com
1940 Census. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T627, 4,643 rolls. Ancestry.com
Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., 1936-2007. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Ancestry.com.

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