The 1930 census for Celina, Ohio showed that my grandfather Robert and his sister May were living at home with my great-grandparents, Charles and Anna Creeden. Charles' occupation was listed as Manager and the industry was Gas & Oil Station. This was a bit of a surprise, but fills in the gap between Charles' careers as County Sheriff in the 1920s and Postmaster starting in 1934.
An article in the Lima News from May 10, 1929 detailed a rash of robberies that hit local filling stations.Charles was one of the victims and the robbers got away with $75 from his safe.
- Year: 1930; Census Place: Celina, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1850; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 842.0; FHL microfilm: 2341584.Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
- Ancestry.com. Lima News (Lima, Ohio) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Lima News. Lima, OH, USA. Articles from June 7, 1933 and May 10, 1929.
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