In the 1930 census Leroy and Lucille lived at 1153 Utah Street with their son Johnie L. 2-5/12 years (29 months) old. In the 1940 census that address was in ED/Enumeration District 95-272 but they are not living there then.
Next I checked the 1940 Toledo city directory and they are at 1442 (rear) Jackson Avenue. In the 1940 census that address was in ED 95-79 and they are not there either.
Then I checked the 1939 Toledo city directory and they were at 2001 Genesee Street in ED 95-302 and guess what? They are not there either.
Not sure what the next step would be. It is next to impossible to find a birth for a male named Smith without at least a year.
I checked for an obit for Leroy in Kent Co. MI in 1950 but there is none listed at http://files.usgwarchives.net/mi/kent/index/http://files.usgwarchives.net/mi/kent/index/. There is one possibility but his obit was published in the "Grand Rapids Herald" on Dec. 31, 1943. A copy of this obit costs $5.
Is there something about this Robert D. Smith that would help me, like an illegitimate birth or an adoption? I don't give up easily but I do need some more info.