Located the 1940 census record of the Homer H. Beals household in Hamilton County, Indiana. Homer is my maternal 3rd cousin 4 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Beals and Mary Carter. He is also my 7th cousin 4 times removed (3 times!) through William Clayton and Prudence Lanckford. Homer's parents were Thomas Elwood Beals and Eliza Matilda Hodgin.
At the time of the enumeration, Homer and his wife were living in Ward 2 of the city of Noblesville. The census states that Homer owned his home and that the value was $5000 and it was not on a farm. Homer was 65 years old and born in Indiana. His wife, Mabel, was aged 60 and also born in Indiana. In 1935, their residence was the same place.
The record shows that Homer had completed the 8th grade and that Mabel had completed 4 years of college. Neither Homer or Mabel had an occupation listed at the time of the census.
Also living in the household was their son, Lyndon, age 29, born in Indiana who had completed 1 year of college. His occupation was listed as cashier for the newspaper.
If you have any additional information or are connected to this family, I'd love to hear from you.