Norma Jean Sowell in the 1940 Census

Age 8, born abt 1932
Birthplace Mississippi
Gender Female
Race White
Home in 1940
Bella Street
Shelby, Tennessee
Household Members   Age
Head Raymond Sowell 39
Wife Jessie Sowell 34
Daughter Mary Alice Sowell 10
Daughter Norma Jean Sowell 8
Daughter Edith Mae Sowell 5
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