The 1940 census shows the family still living in San Patricio County. Joe was around 50 with Eulah at about 49. Along with Ollie Dell, who was then in high school, they had their last child Joyce (6 years old) living in the home. She was born in 1933. The record also includes their one-year-old granddaughter Bernice. This was Herbert's daughter, and I'm not sure as to why she was listed as a resident without her parents at this time. It might suggest that Herbert was serving in the military. But then, where's her mother Mary?
His death certificate shows that he passed at Brackenridge Hospital away on May 22, 1952 from complications related to congestive heart failure. His residence was on 1514 Alameda Dr. in Austin. Strangely, this certificate says he was divorced. I have no other evidence of this event.
Through researching his life, it's inevitable that I would feel a little closer to this man I've never personally met. And yet, I know so very little about him as a father, husband, friend. If you have any further details about his life and experiences, I would be thrilled to hear from you. Click on the "Get in Touch" tab at the top of the page! Thanks for reading.