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Post Leslyn in 1930
Leslyn MacDonald doesn't show up in the indexes to the 1930 census as hosted by ancestry.com or heritagequest.com, so I've never found her listed in the censuses until now.

As of 4 Apr 1930, she was living in the household of Chester (age 25) and Marion (age 24) Beard, and their kids Alice (4-1/2), and William (3-1/2). Leslyn's (age 25) status in the household was listed as "cousin". They lived at 6205 Oakcrest Way (if you enter 6204 Oak Crest Way, Los Angeles CA into Google Maps, you can get a "street view" of the house -- tax assessor says it was built in 1924. Ignore the part of the picture that says "6204 Oak Crest" -- the label is wrong, and that house is across the street. Leslyn lived in the yellow 1311 sq ft house that you are looking at.)

Census says that her occupation was teacher at a public school.

I believe Marion was the mother of Colin Hubbard, who provided much information to Robert James for his article "Regarding Leslyn".

Is Robert James still in the Heinlein Business? The last few times I've emailed him I got no response.


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Post Re: Leslyn in 1930
And while on the subject of Leslyn, is a letter she had published in Nebula (a British mag) in 1957, with a few biographical tidbits.


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Absolutely fascinating that she makes no reference to either of her more famous names or their connections.

(For those not up on the details, Leslyn Macdonald Heinlein remarried ca. 1953 to a Jules Moccabee and lived out her life in their [restaurant? general store? inn?] in Stockton, California. She never lost her vituperation for RAH.)

Fabulous find, Bill.

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Marion Beard was not Colin's mother; she was one of Leslyn's best friends.

Keith Hubbard was Colin's mother, who was Leslyn's sister.

Great find on the 1930 census -- I had never heard her claim to be a public school teacher. She probably didn't do it for very long, since she was at Columbia from 1930-1932. Between that, the time at Pasadena Playhouse, and the college degrees, it isn't hard to see why RAH fell for her. Until her alcoholism and attendant mental issues arose, she was every bit as much a "Heinlein Woman" as Ginny ever was.

Different fields, of course.

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RJ, outstanding to see you here.

Note that the main web site is a live-authoring platform. There's a place to write and post into the general mix "articles" of any length and content - more permanent and formal than here in the forum, and less hassle than on static sites where someone else has to turn your ms into a web page.

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Good to "see" you too, Jim.

I love what you're doing here.

Keep up the great work!

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Iirc, the Beards took in the kids briefly after Keith's death.

As for all the other info you've found, pass it along to my email address and I'll forward to Colin.

Mr. Mullins, if I haven't said it before, you're amazing in your ability to dig up all this stuff!

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