Last night I searched the census records for the entire city of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky and the surrounding areas looking for my paternal grandparents. I am still looking for Elbert Tracey “Shorty” Vincent (my grandfather). I was able to find Louise Rose (my grandmother)!
In 1940 Louise and her family were living just outside of Madisonville in Hopkins County.
Louise and Shorty didn’t marry until December of 1940. So, when the census was enumerated she was living with her father Silas and her siblings: Carlos, Avanell, Rosalie, Maybelle and JT (I hope I got those names spelled correctly!)
Today I will go through the rest of Hopkins County, then start searching Muhlenberg County (yesterday I searched the civil district of Muhlenberg County where the family lived in 1930, but no luck) and McLean County (yesterday I also searched Sacramento, McLean County, Kentucky since my understanding is that at some point Lucy, Shorty’s mother, may have lived on a farm owned by her sister Drusie). I have asked several people if they know about where Shorty may have lived at the time, but no one knows.
The search continues!