In the 1920 US Federal Census for Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, 35-year-old Texas-born James M and his 35-year-old Texas-born wife Willie C [Dyer] Gililland have in their household their Texas-born children, 12-year-old James M, 8-year-old Newton B, 5-year-old Jack W [sic William Jackson] and 3-year 11-month old L Estelle. The family is living in a house on 6th Street that James owns, free of mortgage. James Sr is an undertaker for a furniture store. James Jr and Newton have attended school in the past year. Everyone except Jack and Estelle can read, write and speak English. James Sr's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Texas. Everyone else's parents were born in Texas. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, 45-year-old Texas-bornMatt [sic James M] and his 40-year-old [sic] Texas-born wife Willie C [Dyer] Gililand [sic Gililland] were married when he was 22- and she was 21-years old. They have in their household their Texas-born children, 22-year-old Marlin [sic James M], 17-year-old Newton, 15-year-old Jack [sic William Jackson] and 14-year-old Estelle. The family is living in a house, valued at $3,000, on E 6th Street that James owns. He also owns a radio. Matt is an undertaker in a furniture store and Newton is a clerk in a drug store. Both have worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Matt has not served in the military. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Texas [sic].