A couple of years ago, I went to my local public library and explored both Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest in search of this family in 1930. I tried various searching tricks to see how they might have been mis-indexed, and sure enough, by searching for Elizabeth [no last name], born in 1897 (+/- 1 year), in Morris County, New Jersey, I had success. The individuals were indexed incorrectly, as Ryle, Charles McAlpin (head), McAlpin, Elizabeth (wife), and Ryle, Chaeles McAlpin (son).
|1930 U.S. Federal Census, Harding, Morris, New Jersey; Roll: 1373: Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 25; Ancestry.com image: 740.0. Record for Ryle Chaeles McAlpin [sic: Charles McAlpin Pyle].|
This photograph was made into a post card, and on the back of the post card is written:
Charles P- Jr. from his doting Grandmother
I recognize the handwriting as that of Frances Adelaide McAlpin Pyle (Charles Pyle Sr.'s mother) from several letters that she wrote during the 1920's and 1930's.
I know this is getting long, but one more photo of young Charlie:
|on the back reads: C McA. P Jr. 1928|