The 1920 U.S. Census for Wayne, Marion, Indiana, finds the family of R.C. Shoptaw. The record is as follows: R.C. Shoptaw, 37-year-old head of household, is white, married and born in Indiana. His father was born in Indiana; his mother was born in Ohio. His wife, E.M. Shoptaw, is 30 years old, born in Indiana. The children are listed as follows: E.E. Shoptaw, daughter, 10 years old; T.V. Shoptaw, daughter, 8 years old; R.H. Shoptaw, son, 6 years old; D.I. Shoptaw, daughter, 4 years old. All the children were born in Indiana.
The 1930 U.S. Census for Wayne, Marion, Indiana, records that Robert Shoptaw was the 47-year-old head of household. He is white, married, born in 1883 (est.) in Indiana, as was his father. His mother was born in Ohio. Also listed is his wife, Ellen Shoptaw, age 47, born in Indiana; Robert Shoptaw, Jr., son, age 16, born in Indiana; Dorothy Shoptaw, daughter, age 14, born in Indiana.
Dorothy married Francis Marion Faris.
The 1940 U.S. Census finds Marion Faris as the 26-year-old head of household. He is white, married, and living in the same place as at the previous census. His wife, Dorothy, is 24 years old, white, and born in Indiana around 1916.
Dorothy died on December 11, 1943, at the age of 28. She is buried in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
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