I am researching Herbert Alden for a friend of mine.His daughter, Elvere, is my friend's grandmother.According to my friend, Herbert was involved with Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA.He was hurt very badly by the stock market crash and depression of the 30's and that he took his life after a while.I have found nothing documenting this in any way so am still looking.As for when he committed suicide, it might be after 1934.My friend says that her mother, Elvere's daughter, remembers her grandfather and 1934 is when she was born.
I know that Herbert and his family were in Los Angeles County, CA in 1930, but don't know which city so don't have the actual census record.
According to all the census records I have found so far, his wife, Henrietta was born in Washington.I found a CA death record for a Henrietta Alden and I BELIEVE it is the same lady.Henrietta Alden b. 28 NOV 1887 Washington d. 20 FEB 1956 Santa Clara County, CA,Mother's maiden name Boyd, Father's last name Long.
According to the 1920 WA census, Elvere was born in Canada.I am not sure if that is accurate since that is the only time I have seen her place of birth.
Other than that, I have no further information.I will keep looking and see what I can find. If you have anything further, you can contact me and we can share what we have.