Fifteenth Census Population for Aurora Township, Lawrence County, Missouri, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for Aurora Township, Lawrence County, Missouri, 1930

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Census, 1930


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The Fifteenth United States Census records for the Township of Aurora in Lawrence County, Missouri, for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is owned or rented, value of home or rent, whether home is a farm residence, and whether the home has a radio. It also records college attendance, literacy, birthplace and birthplace of parents, citizenship status, language spoken before coming to United States, year of immigration, occupation or business, class of worker, whether they worked the previous day, military status, and the war or expedition participated in.

A notable resident listed in the record is Elmer Farrow Hurst (1921-1988). Born on February 13, 1921, in Cabool, Missouri, Hurst joined the United States Army on August 5, 1942. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1962. His last dying wish was to be buried in the Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, Florida. Hurst died on May 29, 1988 and was granted his dying wish on June 1, 1988, when he was buried in Florida National Cemetery. Elmer Hurst was among the first veterans interred there.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Hall, Helen H.


Digital reproduction of original census record by Helen H. Hall, April 8, 1930.

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Originally created by Helen H. Hall and published by the United States Census Bureau.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.


Hall, Helen H. and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for Aurora Township, Lawrence County, Missouri, 1930,” RICHES, accessed April 16, 2024,