It has been way too long since I have posted on this blog, but thought this would be a good time to get started again. What better way than to post family members as I find them on the 1940 census, starting with myself. Yes, my first name is Frances although I have never used it, always have been Jan or Janet to family and friends. I was named after two great grandmothers, Mary Janett Barwis Carroll and Sarah Frances Chiles Crow. They both died a few years before I was born. My grandfather is at the bottom of the first page. Right above him is Mary Davenport, the widow of one of my husband's ancestors living in the house where I was born in 1939! . Harold had never been to Oklahoma except to drive though until we married in 1987.
I can hardly tear myself away from the computer this week, I am either indexing these wonderful records or looking for family members. What sweet memories this census is bringing back.I remember most of the people on this page as a child growing up in Ada, Oklahoma.
The picture of me was taken five months before the 1940 census at the 321 W. 15th, the address in the census.