Roby Gravely in the 1940 Census

Age 28, born abt 1912
Birthplace Virginia
Gender Female
Race Negro
Home in 1940
15 Gilmer Avenue
Roanoke City, Virginia
Household Members   Age
Head W Semor Gravely 40
Wife Margaret A Gravely 24
Mother Sallie B Gravely 69
Sister Rhodessa Gravely 30
Sister Roby Gravely 28
Nephew Waverley Milner 21
Lodger Isaac Baker 46
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