1918 Mattoon, Lafayette Twp, Coles Co, IL. As Albert Dailey, he was listed among the county's farmers. He was a tenent farmer of 298 acres in S8 owned by B F Bell and had been a county resident since his birth. Names of his wife and children were also listed.
9/12/1918 RFD#7, Mattoon was the address he gave when registering for the draft. He was a self employed farmer and gave wife Nino as his nearest kin. He was described by the registrar as medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and dark hair and no reason for deferment.
1920 Same place. The census taker found him and "Nino" living next door to George & Opal Arthur. They had children: Edith, 18; Dorothy, 8; Mary, 3; and John, 1, as well as brother Alonzo, 40, and Elmer Banks, 37, servant living there. Albert's property value = $1000.
1930 Still there. In the census that year Albert was a 50 year old general farmer, Ninno was 46. Children at home were: Edith, 18; Dorothy, 8; Mary K, 3; John L, 1. Albert's brother, Alonzo, 40, was living with them as a farm laborer and Elmer Banks, 37, was a servant. Their property value was still $1000.