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William Julius Diers 1891-1950 - 1940 Census Mystery

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William Julius Diers 1891-1950 - 1940 Census Mystery

Posted: 1372884909000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Diers, Moran

Looking for information on William Julius Diers who in 1900 is in Jackson, Edwards, Kansas, the son Herman and (Anna) Christina Diers both born in Germany

1919 (July 7) Mabel Moran married W.J. Diers in Bethany, MO

In 1920 Mabel (Maybelle/Mabelle) are living in Kansas City, Missouri.
In 1923, Mabelle Moran Diers dies @ the home of her mother 2209 Troost, Kansas City, MO but death cert says the were living in 1701 Sacramento St., St. Joseph, MO . In addition to William Diers, she left behind 2 young children,
Anna Christina Diers b. 1920 MO
Roger William Diers b. 1922 MO

By1930, William has remarried to Ruby Jane Miller and they are Blue, Jackson Co, Missouri

In 1935 and 1939 per an Albuquerque directory they are living at 316 Mesa and William is working as a salesman for Remington Rand typewriters.

Then something strange happens in the 1940 Census,

1940 family of William J. Diers is not found in census OR there is a botched or erroneous census report.. However, Actual census image does not lead to conclusion of transcription error as information is clearly written and printed

1940 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico 316 So Mesa
Residence 1935: Louisville KY
W J Diers 52 b. 1888 in TN Married House:: Owned Occ: Salesman – Insurance
Elizabeth Diers 47 KY 1893
Son Dich K Diers 16 KY 1924
Dau Mary Helen Diers 14 KY 1926
Son W J Junior Diers 10 KY 1930
Son Milton B Diers 5 KY 1935

Who is Elizabeth ?
Who are these Children?
Children with Maybell (Mabel) Moran don’t seem to be here though they are grown by now. In 1940, Christine would be age 20 and Roger William would age 17
(Note that in 1939 directory, Christina is listed as a student living @ 316 Mesa)
Details re: this W.J. Diers are different. (Age, place of birth, occupation)

Possible 1939 Directory was information really taken in 1938 and things might have changed.
Could William have remarried an Elizabeth with children Dich K, Mary Helen, W J Junior and Milton B -- now knows as “Diers” . ??
But what about W.J. Diers Junior born 1930 ???

There are no other “DIERS” listed in Albuquerque in the 1935 or the 1939 directories,

In 1950 (October 17), William Julius Diers died in Albuquerque, NM.
No mention of Ruby in his obituary and no children with her mentioned.
He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico

In 1956 (September 17) Ruby Jane Diers died in Alameda, NM. Age 52 [1904] Resident of Alameda for 22 years (1934) .
With Survivors , son Roger oand dau Christina.
She is buried at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Albuquerque as well,

And in 1973 (October 25) son Roger William Diers. 51 (1923) dies and buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery also, He is Survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth and children Deborah Elaine, Du Anne , Roger William Diers. Jr. and a sister, Christine

Anybody have any theories on the 1940 census aberration or info of this family?

Mabel Moran Diers who died in 1923 was my Great Aunt.

Many Thanks!
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