I have ignored the Ancestry Member Tree hints for now and will concentrate on the records.
One of the databases is U.S., FindAGrave Index, which leads to his memorial page.
|Name:||Chesley F. LeMaster|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana, USA|
|Spouse:||Clara L. LeMaster|
|Children:||Dale W. LeMaster|
Looks like his memorial page needs some updating and biographical information submitted.
In the 1940 census of Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, Chesley, age 47, was renting a farm for $8 per month. The household consisted of his wife Clara, age 45 born Indiana; son Ralph, age 17 born Indiana; son Dale, age 12 born Indiana; and daughter Patty Lou age 7 born Indiana. Two older children were not in the household, daughter Doris was married in 1935 and son Donald was married in 1932.
|1940 US census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Madison Township, enumeration district (ED) 38-8, SD 5, sheet 5B, dwelling 179, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 August 2015); National Archives, Washington D.C..|
In the 1930 census of Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, he was enumerated as "Chessley Leamaster", age 39, renting a farm. The household consisted of Clara, age 35 born Indiana; son Donald, age 16 born Indiana; daughter Dora, age 15 born Indiana; son Ralph, age 7 born Indiana; and son Dale, age 2 born in Indiana.
I was surprised that I didn't already have these census records in my RootsMagic database. I've since updated his file.
Another hint that was provided listed the exact date of his birth (which I already had), and provided the location of his birth record with the Jay County Health Department.
|Ancestry.com. Indiana Births, 1880-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.|
Original data: Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
If you are related or have any additional information, I would love to hear from you.