|1940 United States Census, Warren Co., TN, Dist 15 sheet 2-B|
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sadness in the Census.
To the ordinary eye this may look like just a typical page from the 1940 United States Census. This page to a country music fan and a true crime fan is much more. Seven year old Dorthy Marsh in household 27 would grow up to be Dottie West. Dottie was physically and sexually abused by her father, Hollis Marsh(a crime for which he was sentenced to 40 yrs in prison). The Bratcher family in household 33 would be murdered by Billy Gibbs in 1955----a tragedy still talked about among the locals even to this day.