Sylvia Hensley in the 1940 Census

Age 45, born abt 1895
Birthplace North Carolina
Gender Female
Race White
Home in 1940
Patton Avenue
Buncombe, North Carolina
Household Members   Age
Head Earl Shelton 28
Wife Frances Shelton 25
Son Earl Shelton Junior 6
Mother-in-law Sylvia Hensley 45
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