Welcome to WikiTree, Joslyn. It does take a while to get to know your way around this site. You may want to start by reading the How to Use WikiTree page.
If you are just looking for information about your father and his family, you may want to look at records on the FamilySearch site. Here are a few census records that look like they could possibly be your family. The links will take you to the records on that (free) site.
1940 census record: Akron, Ohio
1930 census record: Akron, Ohio
Great post w/ link !!! I did not know about this page. :)
Posted to the TOP of Kitty's Library page 18:51 CST 29 June 2016. JPVIV
Howdy & Welcome Joslyn :) , This link is from our wikitree Help Index: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Getting_Started_With_Genealogy
Become a member versus a Guest here at wikitree.com, Read & sign the Honor Code = become a contributing member: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/How_to_use_WikiTree#Volunteering_and_signing_the_Honor_Code .
Please do ask more specific questions... we will gladly help you. Wikitree.com is a very different type of genealogical site & not at all like ancestry.com & other pay sites. Wikitree will always be free! :) JPVIV