Located the 1940 census record of the Russell Hawley household in Multnomah County, Oregon. Russell's wife, Mary Ellen, was my maternal 2nd cousin 4 times removed. Our common ancestors were James Alderman and Martha Cantell. Mary Ellen's parents were James William Anderson and Vashti Kimbro.
At the time of the enumeration, Russell and his wife were living in the city of Portland. The census states that Russell owned his home, and that the value was $2000. Russell was 50 years old and born in Illinois. His wife, Mary E., was also 50 years old and born in Illinois. In 1935, their residence was Bond County, Illinois.
The record shows that Russell had completed the 8th grade and that Mary had completed 2 years of college. Both Russell and Mary's occupation was listed as Porter in the hotel industry.
Also living in the household was son Donald, age 21, born in Wisconsin. He had completed 1 year of college and his occupation was listed as Dispensing Clerk in a restaurant.
If you have any additional information or are connected with this family, I'd love to hear from you.