Looking for the 1940 US Census Data for Malcolm and Lucy Olthouse

+1 vote
I've checked familysearch.org and came up empty.  I believe their eldest son Malcolm Layman was born in New Brunswick, o I'm not sure if they were still living there in 1940. Ancestry sometimes has census records than familyearch doesn't.
WikiTree profile: Malcolm Olthouse
in Genealogy Help by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Have you tried searching with just the first names and location?  Sometimes I've had luck that way if the last name is so badly garbled that the search at FamilySearch doesn't pick up on it.  Not that helpful if it's John and Mary, but with Malcolm and Lucy it might work.

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+3 votes

I may have found them ... if so, the census taker did terrible things to their name:

Name: Malcolm Outhouse
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 3, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids City, Kent, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birthplace: Canada
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Last Place of Residence: Westport, Nova Scotia, Canada


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Malcolm Outhouse Head M 34 Canada
Lucy Outhouse Wife F 35 Kentucky
Alida Outhouse Daughter F 10 Canada
Malcolm Outhouse Son M 7 Canada
Blanch Heighey Sister-in-law F 18 Michigan

District: 86-132
Family Number: 44
Sheet Number and Letter: 2B
Line Number: 62
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 1901
Digital Folder Number: 005461853
Image Number: 00433

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH3W-C78 : 20 December 2019), Blanch Heighey in household of Malcolm Outhouse, Ward 3, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids City, Kent, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 86-132, sheet 2B, line 66, family 44, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1901.

by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (340k points)
My search parameters were

First name: Malcolm

Surname: *house

Spouse: Lucy

Location: United States

record type: census

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