In the 1910 US Federal Census for Eagle, Sebastian, Arkansas, 29-year-old Arkansas-born farmer Marvin C and his 27-year-old Arkansas-born wife Ada [Amos] Crossland have been married ten years. Ada has borne five children and all are living in their household. These Arkansas-born children are 9-year-old Lee, 8-year-old Alta, 5-year-old Ollie, 3-year-old Alton, and 8-month old Dollie. Lee and Alta have attended school in the past year. The adults are recorded as being able to speak English. Marvin, Ada, Lee and Alta can read and write. Marvin is doing "general farming" on rented land. Marvin's parents were born in the United States [sic]; Ada's parents were born in Alabama; the children's parents were born in Arkansas. 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.