In the 1920 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 48-year-old Missouri-born Olive R Whalen is head of a household which contains her Indiana-born children, 23-year-old Clinton, 17-year-old Roy, 14-year-old Lena, 11-year-old Elsie and 7-year-old Merle, and a roomer, 21-year-old Kentucky-born Claude Vail. This household is living at 416 East Street in a rented house. The only person with an occupation is Claude who is a welder. Olive's husband Lewis is missing although Olive is recorded a being married. Lena, Elsie and Merle have attended school in the past year. Everyone can read and write, except Merle who can read but not write. Olive's parents were born in the United States; the children's father was born in Indiana and their mother in Missouri; Claude's parents were born in Kentucky. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 33-year-old Indiana-born Clinton S and his 33-year-old Indiana-born wife Ester [sic] [Baker] Whalen were married when they were both 25-years old. They have in their household Clinton's Kansas-born [sic Missouri] mother, 58-year-old widowed Ollie R [Olive R McCarty] Whalen, and Clinton's 18-year-old Indiana-born brother, Roy O Whalen. This household is living in a rented house for which Clinton pays $14 a month in rent. Clinton is a salvage hauler and didn't work on the last regularly scheduled work day. Roy is a cutter for medical glass and did work on the last regularly scheduled work day. Neither has served in the military. Clinton and Roy's father was born in Indiana and their mother in Kansas [sic Missouri]; Esther's father was born in Illinois and her mother in Indiana; Olive's father was born in Ohio [sic Indiana] and her mother in Kansas [sic Indiana].