Tag Archives: Nellie Glendora Carr Palmer

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

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December 20, 1922

Wed 20   A nice clear moderate winter day   we arose at Sylvias aftr 8  slept well   I wrote to Roy Maude & Isabel & sent Christmas greetings 10,00 to Roy 6,00 to Isabel & 6,00 to Maude   I got Sylvia & Jap to change a 20,00 Bil   I have a poor appetite & feel poorly   I ate little dinner & less supper   we recd a pkg from Dave  will open it Christmas   I sent & got a tube of zink paste & mother doped my back this eve   my back in spots has burned & itched most of the day   I also put 2 one dollar bills in a letter Sylvia sent to Margaret Palmer   the Bills were for a Christmas greeting to Dear Nellies children

March 16, 1922

Thurs [March] 16   dark cloudy & looks like rain & not cold   we came before 7 at Isabels & packed our Napsax for Long Beach & started before 9 & got Maude with Roy’s at the Bus Station   we got to Nellies grave near Eleven & placed flowers on her grave & it rained a little   cold & gloomy  only stopt a few minutes   we saw a man struck by a heavy truck & badly injured   got to Hotel Diem at near Noon & took dinner at caffeteria   I pd 2,75 for 7   went to Delmar & engaged a room $2,00 a day   I pd Mrs. Sansifer $14,00   I went to PO [post office] & got 10 cards   3 to Maude & 5 to Isabel & they will write   I recd telegram from Dave  St Paul 15 Mar  he is free & expects to be Married 16 [March 16th]   visit the girls & be in Pomona Apr 1   it raind hard awhile & our children R. [Roy] Isa [Isabel] & Maud  left at 2-30   took supper at Delmar 30c  exp [expenses] today 3,05

March 15, 1922

Wednesday March 15, 1922   fine day   no frost this morning & mostly cloudy   arose before 7   I did not rest well last Nite   ate a good breakfast of pancakes   we 3 finished a letter & mail to Leslie in Clermont & I shaved & took a short walk   tis not quite so warm as yesterday   it cleared off after dinner & is real Nice & I took a walk & after supper   Isabel came & we all visited til 9 oclock   Mother & I came home to Pomona with Isabel & got to bed after 10 & we expect to all go to Long Beach tomorrow & we expect to stay there a week or two   I paid one dollar for a Doz carnations to put on Nellies Grave

February 5, 1922

Sun 5   A very fine cool day   we arose late   I slept only fair & ate a good breakfst of pancakes & my cold is No worse   Isabel has a bad cold & cant talk loud   I drest in my Sunday best   only Marjore & Ralph went to church   I ate a hearty dinner & am feeling much better & Now at 1-30 pm the thermometer stands at 59 & the sun shies warm & is a still beautiful day & we had a good dinner   Beef loaf good fruit salad & whipt cream  about 2 Roys [family] came & Max & Ottos [Otto Klockenteger’s family] & Warren & Nellies 2 children Lamont & Margaret & we had a realy good visit   Especially the young folks

December 31, 1919

Wed 31 a fine day both feel good & slept good arose at 8 & took breakfst in the diner $1,40 for both went to the observation Car & we crost the Colorado Riv into California & it got warmer past thru a long sandy dreary waste were at Colton at 4 Pm began to see Palms & other warm weath Plants at 4-30 we arrivd in Pamona Calif & Aron Palmer met us with his ford & were soon at his home & Dear Nellies Kids rant to meet us & Kindly Mrs Palmer gave us a good Supper & Warren came at 7 & after a good social visit to bed at 10 good bed

February 25, 1919

Tuesday February 25th 1919   A fine cool day   we took breakfst at Del Mar 50c for 3   Harriet ate none   we all went to the market   I bot Winesap apples 15c & Bellflowr 25c & 1 doz Oranges 15c   at 10-30 Mr Palmer took us all to his home & Warren took us to Whittier 25 miles   a beautiful drive thru orange & Lemon groves & little Lamont Dear Nellies youngest boy went with us & enjoyd it   we took dinner in Whittier   I pd 2,10 for 5 & mother & girls went to call on Mrs Snavely  Noras Aunt   we got auto fixt   I pd 60c   we lookd at a small nice park & then went & calld at Samsons Neighbors of our younger days   Mr S was not home but I had a pleasant call with Bell as we used to call her   we then found mother & girls at Snaveleys  a sister of Rev Adam Schwimley   a pleasant faced woman   we then drove to Mr Fredely nee Birdie Zimmerman   made a nice call   lookd over their home & made arrangmts for a visit & picnic next Sat & got Harriets Satchel from Fredeleys   went to Los angels & drove thru the city for miles when it seemed we couldnt get thru & at 7 eve arrived at Del Mar & I wanted Warren & Lamont to take supper with us but they went home   thus ends a busy & pleasant day   I got a room at our Hotel for Nora & Harriet   pay $8 for a week