These census forms enumerate some to-be-famous people when they were still knee high to a demographic:
Fess Parker, born in Fort Worth in 1924, was five in Tom Green County in 1930.
Another Parker, Bonnie, was nine in Cement City, Dallas County in 1920.
Clyde Barrow was one in Ellis County in 1910.
Bonnie and Clyde would grow up to be ambushed and killed on this date in 1934.
James Robert “Bob” Wills was five in Leon County in 1910.
Bob Wills would die in Fort Worth on May 13, 1975.
Willie Hugh Nelson was six in Hill County in 1940.
Charles Hardin Holley, known to the world as “Buddy Holly,” was three in Lubbock in 1940.
Herman Webster Mudgett (serial killer Dr. Henry Howard Holmes) was nine in New Hampshire in 1870. Twenty-three years later he would come to Fort Worth.
Dwight David Eisenhower was nine in Abilene, Kansas in 1900.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone was two in Brooklyn in 1900. By 1940 he was in Miami, where he listed his residence in 1935 as prison in California (Alcatraz).
Tom Landry was five in Hidalgo County in 1930.
John F. Kennedy was two and a half in Massachusetts in 1920.
Lee Harvey Oswald was five months in New Orleans in 1940.
John Wilkes Booth was twelve when attending school (probably Milton Boarding School for Boys) in Baltimore County in 1850. His middle initial was incorrectly listed as M.
Amelia Earhart was twelve in Des Moines, Iowa in 1910.
Amelia Earhart. (Photo from Wikipedia.)
Howard Hughes was four in Harris County in 1910.
Howard Hughes in 1912. (Photo from Wikipedia.)
Lyndon Baines Johnson was one in Gillespie County in 1910.
LBJ at age seven. (Photo from Wikipedia.)
Thomas Alva Edison (enumerated as “Alana”) was three in Milan township, Ohio in 1850.
Young Thomas Edison. (Photo from Wikipedia.)
Theodore Roosevelt was three in New York City in 1860. He would visit Fort Worth in 1905.
Teddy Roosevelt at eleven. (Photo from Wikipedia.)
Elvis Presley was five in Lee County, Mississippi in 1940.
Star-Telegram writer Elston Brooks, at age twenty-six, was already a veteran journalist in April 1956 when Elvis performed at North Side Coliseum and got Cowtown all shook up.
Two years later, while training at Fort Hood, Elvis was shake, rattle, and rolling again: Highway patrolman B. G. Adams gave Private Presley a speeding ticket in south Tarrant County.
Private Presley at two: ain’t nothin’ but a hound pup.