Tag Archives: Harriet Eleanor Carr DeYoe

April 5,1930

There is no information about Margaret’s life in the intervening years until the 1930 census was taken. It showed Margaret as the head of her household. She owned her home, valued at $4,000.  It was located at 445 Main Street, Pomona, California.  Newer buildings have replaced the homes in Margaret’s neighborhood since then.

Living with Margaret was her widowed daughter, Harriet Carr DeYoe, and Margaret’s grandson, Paul Palmer DeYoe. Paul was adopted by Harriet and her husband, Willard, after Paul’s mother, Nellie Carr Palmer, died in 1919.

Other information on the census form stated that the family had not yet purchased a radio set. Radio broadcasting was still in its infancy. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) began in 1926; followed by the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in 1927. [1] Evidently, the government wanted to know how many people could receive radio news broadcasts as of 1930.

Margaret was 82 years old, Harriet was 51 years old, and Paul was 20 years old. None in the household worked. Paul was attending college, so they must have had sufficient resources to live on and provide Paul with a college education.

[1] Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_broadcasting


February 13, 1924

In the “Neighborhood News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated February 13, 1924, the following was printed:

Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa, arrived Thursday to visit his mother, Mrs. I. N. Carr, who has just returned from St. Francis, Kansas, where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. De Yoe.  They disposed of Mrs. Carr’s household goods and Mrs. Carr will return to the De Yoe home for an extended visit.

November 14, 1923

In the “Wellman News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated November 14, 1923, the following was printed:

Mrs. I. N. Carr has sold her house to Mr. Tom O’Flaherty, the consideration being $4,500. Mr. Flaherty is to take possession on March 1st.  Mrs. Carr and her son, Roy, will come here from California to transact some business after which Mrs. Carr will return to the west to make her home with her children, all of whom reside there with the exception of one son, Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa.

Note: Two of Margaret’s daughters were not living in California yet.  Harriet Carr DeYoe lived in St. Francis, Kansas. Harriet would later move to Pomona, California after the death of her husband, Rev. J. Willard DeYoe, in 1927.   Sylvia Carr Green lived in Grand Junction, Colorado, but later moved to Orange County, California.

December 16, 1922

Sat 16  Not So Cold  fine winter day  we arose at 7 & ate good pancakes  I read the morning lesson in Luke  we have a Nice fire in the grate  we wrote to Dave in Pomona and Sent him & Ruth a 5$ Bil for Christmas & we wrote to Nora in Escondido & sent $10,00 to her for her & the Boys  a Christmas greeting  after dinner I went to PO & maild Noras letter  got a 20,00 Bil changd  got Shaved & home at 3  we got mail at Noon  No letters  the jury in the Adams Shillar Murder Case was 6 for conviction & 6 against & were dischargd at 10 am  after Supper Willard & Harriet gave me a pair of Nice Brown gloves & we gave Harriet 10,00 Willard 5,00 & Paul 1,00 for Christmas  tis turning colder to Nite

December 15, 1922

Friday December 15 1922  At Harriets in St Francis [Kansas] Moderated mostly clear  Rising temporatur  we arose at 7  all able for Harriets good buckwheats  H & W [Harriet & Willard] are washing  a good day for it  Willard has a Nice fire in the grate  I read the scripture lesson  Luke 23  we got mail at Noon  letters from Nora in Escondido Calif & one from Maude & Fred K in Ontario [California]  Mother & Harriet went calling & Shopping til dark  we ate good Delicious apples & to bed after 9  I finished reading Brewsters Millions [1]

[1] Brewster’s Millions is a novel written by George Barr McCutcheon in 1902; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%27s_Millions


June 21, 1922

Wednesday June 21st 1922   A very fine still day & I am improving   I dug our first New potatos   they are small   a good rain is what they Need   I shaved   Mrs Lewis Gardner Called   I cut with Sickle in the alley   I got mail aftr dinner   letters from Leslie & Harriet   Ellsworth Palmer called PM & got Garag Key   his auto in our garage all winter   I took 3 books to the library & got 2   this is the second day of the State encampmt in Ioa City of gar & wrc   I don’t feel able  Nor have much desire to attend

March 20, 1922

Mon 20   A very fine warm day   we arose at 7 not feeling well   I took my old Brown suit to the cleaners & a shirt 4 collars & 1 tie to laundry   we took breakfst at Delmar 25c   Neither of us wanted any   I bot a paper  we walkd to Ocean park & thru it & sat & rested   came back by the chamber of Commerce & rested   decided we Neither want dinner  Amos Hull & wife called PM & Brot mothers hand bag from Isabels   a card from Isabell   letter from Ellen B & Nora   also card from Harriet   Willard improves slowly   I am uneasy about Willard   I sent a card to Harriet   I bot 2 big apples & we ate 1   we took supper at the Advent 67c