6/22/1900 Grant Twp, Decatur Co, KS. The census listed Elmer at age 33, married 11 years to Josephine, also 33. She had never had any children. Elmer was a farmer.
5/8/1910 Grant Twp (misindexed as Grand), Decatur Co, KS. Elmer and Josephine were both 43 years old at census time. They had been married 21 years, she never had children. He was general farmer.
1/29/1920 Grant Twp, Decatur Co, KS. That year Elmer and Josephine were both 53 years old at census time. They lived alone. Elmer's occupation was farmer on his own farm. Down the road was his mother with sister Leah Wickham and brothers Frank and Ira were farther down.