By the early 1930s, Mr. Lockwood left L.S. Ayres & Company and worked as a poultry and egg salesman. The family's backyard abutted the Butler University football field so they could easily get a view of the excitement of various sporting events by just walking out the backdoor. The 1930 Federal Census reveals that the house was worth $3,000. The Lockwoods dwelled in the home throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Sadly, Mrs. Lockwood passed away in 1943 leaving Mr. Lockwood a widower for many years. He eventually sold the Irvington house and moved back to Cicero, Indiana by 1950 where he ran a hardware store.
|The Lockwood Family in 1919: Top--William, Lester, Leroy; Bottom--Martha, Juanita, James, and Albert|
|Martha Johnson Lockwood of 5326 Burgess Avenue c1938|
|Grandchildren come for a visit: Robert and Joseph Lockwood posed with the family dog at 5326 Burgess Avenue in 1927. Sadly, little Joseph would be killed by a car at age nine in in 1934.|
The historic images are courtesy of the descendants of the James and Martha Johnson Lockwood family via Ancestry.com