Wow, it's been 9 years since my posting. Thank you for replying!
The 1940 Tarrant Co., Texas census lists Herman, age 31 b. TX, and Ada, age 31 b. MS with children Eula M., age 6 b. AL, Luther age 1 b. MS, Levie age 1 b. MS. Also living in the household was Ada's brother, Allen Ledford, age 28 b. AL, Allen's wife, Pearl age 19 b. TX, and Allen & Pearl's son, Bobby A., age 1 month b. TX.
In 1935 Herman, Ada and Eula were living in Wine Dot, Isockland Co., Michigan. Also in 1935 Allen Ledford lived in Dell, Mississippi Co., Oklahoma and Pearl lived in Aubrey, Denton Co., Texas.
Just after the 1940 census was released earlier this year I remember looking Herman up because when I just now looked him up again after I read your posting I specifically remembered that he lived in Wine Dot in 1935. I'll have to find my notes, though I don't remember finding too much more about his family.
My mother and my older siblings have very fond memories of Herman. He is buried in Emerald Hills Cemetery in Kennedale, Texas (just outside of Ft. Worth) next to my grandmother, Sylvia, and beside them is Sylvia's sister and brother in law.
Both Herman and Sylvia were blind, her as a child, and I believe his came about when he was quite older. I think Herman was, at one point prior to marrying Sylvia, a country singer and traveled a lot. In their later years they would sit and sing outside Leonard's Department Store in Ft. Worth selling miscellaneous items such as paper and pencils. They are said to be the inspiration behind Willie Nelson's song Pretty Paper. Herman died when I was very young, however years later I can vividly remember Sylvia still selling pencils.
Here is a painting of Herman and Sylvia in the Leonard's museum in Ft. Worth and the description beside it. I think I have one or two more pics of Herman.
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