Located the 1940 census record of the Albert Barker household in Lake County, Indiana. Albert was Piper's paternal 3rd great grandfather, his wife was the former Iva Lavonna Deckman.
At the time of the enumeration, Albert and his wife were living in Schererville. The census states that Albert was renting his home and that the monthly rent was $10. Albert was 31 years old and born in Indiana. His wife, Iva, was 30 years old and also born in Indiana. In 1935 their residence was the same place.
The record shows that Albert had completed the 7th grade and that Iva had completed the 8th grade. Albert's occupation was listed as a trackman for a steam railroad and Iva's occupation was listed as a mail carrier for the government.
Also listed in the household was their son, Willard, age 11, born in Indiana, who had completed the 4th grade.
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