The Lyman PIERCE household appears in the 1910, 1920 & 1930 census of Lafayette Twp., Madison Co., IN. Lyman was my maternal 2nd-great granduncle, the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE.
In the 1910 census, Lyman is a 39 year-old farmer, married for 8 years, born in Indiana with both parents born in Indiana. His wife, Lavina, was 37 years old, the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom were living. She also was born in Indiana with both parents from the Hoosier state. The children listed with the family were Sarah K., age 5; Glen B., age 2; and Marie, 1 month old, all born in Indiana.
In the 1920 census, Lyman owned his home with a mortgage, and he was listed as a 48 year-old farmer. Wife Lavina was aged 47 years old born in Indiana. The children in the household were Sarah C., aged 15; Glen B., aged 12; and Margaret M., aged 9; and all had attended school within the year.
In the 1930 census, Lyman rented his home, owned a radio, and was a 59 year old farmer who was aged 30 at his 1st marriage. Wife Lavina was aged 58 years old and aged 28 at the time of her 1st marriage. The children included Glen, aged 22 and a laborer at a tile factory, Marie, aged 19 who was single with no occupation; and daughter Sarah Shinabarager, aged 25, a school teacher.
Lyman PIERCE b. March 1871 Madison Co., IN, d. December 4, 1938 Anderson, Madison Co., IN., m. December 26, 1901 Delaware Co., IN to Lavina SUNDERLAND. Lavina b. ca.1873 Indiana, d. after 1930 census.
Known children of Lyman and Lavina (SUNDERLAND) PIERCE are as follows :
i. _______ PIERCE b. & d. between 1901-1905
ii. Sarah Katherine PIERCE b. ca. 1905 Madison Co., IN, m. Glen SHINABARGER
iii. Glen Byron PIERCE b. June 15, 1907 Alexandria, Madison Co., IN., d. October 4, 1995 Alexandria, Madison Co., IN., m. Mildred FRAZIER
iv. Margaret Marie PIERCE b. March 1910 Madison Co., IN., d. 1934