By 1930, the Tillotsons are prospering — with a radio set!

By Ronald Ahrens

On April 4, 1930, the census-taker knocked at the Tillotsons’ door at 624 N. 41 St., in Omaha, and found them prospering.

Charles H. Tillotson, 51, was head of household and gave his occupation as superintendent in construction. Census code 73X1 supports this. It appears he was an employee.

Rose Tillotson, 52, was home. The age given here corroborates my belief that Rose’s age, given as 38 in 1920, was incorrect.

Charles was 23 and Rose 24 when they were wed.

Son Joseph, 23, was employed as a salesman in the wholesale grocery business, as census code 4590 supports. Son Reginald, 21, as well as daughter Mary, 19, also lived in the home.

The Tillotsons owned their home, which was valued at $3500. And they cooperated in supplying an extra bit of data: they had a radio set.

By 1935, Reginald would be the father of Charles J. Tillotson, the first of six children with Margaret Irene McDunn Tillotson. The grandson would barely know his grandfather: Charles H. would die in June 1938 at Concordia, Kansas.

2 comments on “By 1930, the Tillotsons are prospering — with a radio set!

  1. […] By 1930, the Tillotsons are prospering – with a radio set! (ourgrandfathersgrainelevators.com) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like5 bloggers like this post. This entry was posted in Reginald Oscar Tillotson, Their Work, Tillotson Construction Company and tagged Anheuser-Busch, architecture, grain elevator, Omaha Nebraska, Romanesque, Tillotson Construction Company. […]

  2. […] in elevator construction. Kristen Cart’s research has found the Tillotsons listed in the 1930 census. They lived at 624 N. […]

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