The 1940 census finds Dudley (64) living with Opal (wife, 49), Raymond (son, 19), Elbert (son, 15 - real name Delbert), Kenneth (son, 13), Roberta (daughter, 9), Robert Newby (grandson, 5), and Richard Newby (grandson, 4). The census shows that everyone in the household was born in Kansas and had lived in Topeka, Kansas in 1935.
Dudley rented the house pictured above for $18 a month. Dudley worked as the store manager of a grocery store in Hutchinson. He only worked 6 weeks in 1939 and shows in income of zero dollars. His sons, Raymond and Delbert also worked in the grocery store. Raymond was in the meat department and Delbert worked as a clerk. Raymond work for 40 weeks in 1939 and had an income of $350. Delbert only worked 14 weeks and made an income of $112. I believe that Delbert only worked 14 weeks since he was also in school.
My grandmother has always told us that she grew up without much money. This census enumeration documents that there were 8 people in the household living off of $462. Times were not easy. Most of the families on other pages in Hutchinson had an average of 4 people in the household and were making $800-1000 a year.
I found Loretta Mitchell Cogzill living nearby with her new husband, Grant Cogzill, at his parent's house. Loretta is the mother of Robert and Richard.