Fifteenth Census Population for Poca, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1930

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Fifteenth Census Population for Poca, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1930

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Census, 1930


Census--United States
Population--United States


The Fifteenth United States Census records for Poca, Kanawha, West Virginia, 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, 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 Richard Clifton Jones (1921-1995). Born on April 25, 1921, Jones lived and worked on the family farm in Poca, West Virginia. On July 24, 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served until October 17, 1948, and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married Erna Kapziowiski, with whom he had two sons: Richard and Carl. The family moved to Spring Hill, Florida, in 1987, where Jones worked as an electrician. He passed away on May 31, 1995, and is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

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.


Higginbotham, S.P.


Digital reproduction of original census record by S.P. Higginbotham, April 21, 1930.

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Originally created by S.P. Higginbotham 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.


Higginbotham, S.P. and United States Census Bureau, “Fifteenth Census Population for Poca, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1930,” RICHES, accessed May 26, 2024,