I am trying to figure out where my grandfather was around 1930. He would have already been married to my grandmother by then -- they married in 1925 and had their first son in 1928 -- but the 1930 census shows her living back at home with her parents, and my grandfather nowhere to be found on the census. (There are several Ernest Hopes in the census, but none that match up to my grandfather.) My father remembers his father working in the oil fields, probably in Smackover, Arkansas, but doesn't remember when specifically this would have been, just that it was before my dad was born in 1936.
Does anyone know of a listing of the men who worked in the oil fields in Smackover? I'm in the process of reading through the Union County, Arkansas, census in case he was overlooked by the indexer, but so far without success.