Lavon Gossom in the 1940 Census

Age 10, born abt 1930
Birthplace Alabama
Gender Male
Race Negro
Home in 1940
Crenshaw Road
West Wetumpka,
Elmore, Alabama
Household Members   Age
Head Ed Austin 49
Wife Mary Austin 27
Son Harold Austin 13
Mother-in-law Mary Gossom 23
Nephew Lavon Gossom 10
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