My grandfather's sister, Lillie Vashti Lanier, was married at least four times. In 1910, she lived in Atlanta, Georgia with husband #1, Jesse Walls. After Jesse, Lillie married Jack Young and someone named Roberts but I don't know in what order. Her last name was Roberts in 1926 at the time of her mother's death (based on the obituary) but there are no clues about Mr. Roberts' first name. I haven't found her in the 1920 or 1930 census as a Walls, Roberts or Young.
I was optimistic about finding Lillie in the 1940 census since she married husband #4, James Henry Dixon, on 2 Mar 1935 (somewhere). Lillie lived most of her adult life in Atlanta but a second cousin remembers that she lived in New Orleans and ran a dress shop at some point. She just doesn't remember a time frame.
When Ancestry announced last Friday that their version of the 1940 census index for Georgia was ready, I knew Aunt Lillie would be my first search.
And I found her!
It seems Lillie shaved a few years off her age. She was born in Alabama but 43 years old is questionable to say the least. She was eight years old (born in Nov 1891) in the 1900 census with her parents and her birth year on her death certificate (provided by her grandniece) is 1893. I will give her that in the picture above she looked several years younger than James even if she was probably slightly older.
But the BIG news here is that they lived in New Orleans in 1935! Since that is the year they were married, maybe that explains why I haven't found a marriage record in Georgia. As usual, answers just create more to do list items but that is progress.