5/12/1910 Bear Grove, Dist 54, Fayette Co, IL. Samuel V was listed at 36 years old, married 3 years to Beatrice, 25. Living with the couple was Samuel's 34 year old brother William. Samuel was a ticket agent at the depot while William was a railroad laborer.
1/8/1920 Same place. At census time Samuel, 45, worked as a railroad station agent, Beatrice was 35, and living with them was nephew Mack Kelly, 15.
4/4/1930 Greenup, Cumberland Co, IL. The census recorded Samuel V at 56 years of age, Beatrice at 46. They had married for the first time at ages 28 and 23 respectively. Samuel was a railroad station agent and they lived in a rented house valued at $8.50 but they did have a radio.