Monday, January 24, 2011
To find the answers, I started with Ancestry.com. The 1940 U.S. Federal Census would be the best place to find the answers, but that isn't available yet. Unfortunately, Ancestry.com was providing too many possibilies for directories in Boulder, Denver and other larger cities not much for Greeley. So I wandered over to the Weld County, Colorado Rootsweb site.
Guess what I found!! .. That's right - several directories, including the1940 directory, transcribed and indexed!!
Among the entries were "Workman Auto Works, Leslie Workman prop 1103 5 st Greeley" and "Workman Leslie (Mathilda) Prop Workman Auto Works r 1103 5 St Greeley" both in the 1940 Greeley City and Rural Route directory. (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents-dir.html)
So it appears the Blanche was likely visiting her oldest child Leslie in 1939. I know that Leslie and Mathilda had 4 children, though I don't have their birthdates. However, Leslie would have been about 35 at the time.
Is it possible that Blanche went to help care for a new grandbaby? I guess it's time to find some decendants of Leslie Workman and Mathilda Krosska.