Despite the divorce of his parents, and the impeding economic depression that would sweep the county, the McCurdy Family remained in Conneaut. The family survived on the child support awarded Evelyn by the Court in the divorce, Merle’s mother supplementing the family’s income worked as a seamstress.
Bureau of the US Census. (1930). Fifteenth Census of the United States, Population Schedule-Ohio-Conneaut. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.