1920 Census, Richmond City, Chesterfield County
From studying the 1920 census of Uncle Volley’s household, I learned the following things:
- Volley's daughters were listed as born in Virginia. Therefore based on the age of the oldest daughter, I can assume that he was likely living in Virginia by 1898.
- Although the 1920 census did not list Uncle Volley's wife living in the household, the census did indicate that the mother of his two daughters was born in "Virginia."
- Uncle Volley's occupation was listed as "Agent" and the company name appears to be an insurance company, but the writing is difficult to understand. His descendants had told Cousin Jimmy that Uncle Volley was an insurance agent so the census confirms this claim.
- The 1920 census also indicates that Uncle Volley owned his home and also gives the address as 1716 Wall Street in Chesterfield County which was part of Richmond City in Virginia.
These clues from the census gave me a great start in the construction of the life of my Uncle Volley Bailey, The Insurance Man.
To Be Continued . . .