In the 1920 US Federal Census for Eagle, Sebastian, Arkansas, 39-year-old Arkansas-born farmer Marvin C and his 37-year-old Arkansas-born wife Ada [Amos] Crossland have in their household most of their Arkansas-born children, 18-year-old Alta, 15-year-old Ollie, 12-year-old Alton, 9-year-old Dollie, 7-year-old Freda, and 3-year-old Ray. [Lee is missing] Ollie, Alton, Dollie and Freda have attended school in the past year. Everyone can read, write and speak English, except the two youngest children, Freda and Ray. Marvin is farming land he owns, free of mortgage. Marvin's father was born in Tennessee and his mother in Alabama; Ada's parents were born in Alabama; the children's parents were born in Arkansas. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Eagle, Sebastian, Arkansas, 48-year-old Arkansas-born farmer C Marvin [sic] and his 47-year-old Arkansas-born wife Ada [Amos] Crossland were married when he was 20- and she was 18-years old. They have in their household their younger Arkansas-born children, 20-year-old Dollie, 18-year-old Freda, 13-year-old Ray and one-year 10-month old Edward. Ray has attended school in the past year. Everyone except baby Edward can read, write and speak English. Marvine is doing "general farming" and has worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Marvin's father was born in Mississippi and his mother in the United States [sic]; Ada's parents were born in Alabama; the children's parents were born in Arkansas. The 1940 US Federal Census for Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas records 27-year-old, Arkansas-born widow Freda McCaslin and her Arkansa-botn sons, 7-year-old Dennis, 6-year-old Bobby Jean [sic Robert Eugene] and 2-year-old Harold as lodgers in the residence of Lee ida Preston. They were living in Fort Smith in 1935. Freda has completed the first year of high school, thre is no record for Dennis who has not attended school in the past year. Bobby has attended school and has completed firts grad. Harold has not attended school. Freda is working for the PWA (govrnment work), has worked 40 weeks, earning $420. She has no outside source of income.