Asking for a friend. Does anyone have in their tree, or know of, a Lloyd Clarence Childs born probably no later than 1900, most likely in New York (info from census, showing children's father b. NY). Married Lena (possibly Hauth/Haut/Haupt) from New Haven CT. Had 5 daughters, Vivian b. abt. 1918, Wuanita (census spelling) [Juanita] b. abt. 1920, both born in Connecticut; Florence b. abt. 1924 (my friend's mother), Joyce b. abt. 1926, and Hope b. abt. 1928, these three born New York, possibly Manhattan. The mother and daughters were living in Manhattan for the 1930 census, but Lloyd had left by this time, whereabouts unknown from that time on.
Lena's mother might have been Martha Hauth/Haut/Haupt, b. Germany. She had another child, W. Henry, b. abt. 1908, about 10 years younger than Lena. Martha had a brother, William Herman Blemer (b. CT). Their parents were Herman and Christina Bleiner, Blemmer or Blemer, depending on which census is viewed, but on William's WW I draft registration, the name is spelled Blemer. They lived in New Haven, CT. Martha changed her surname to Cook by the 1930 census.
Have tried all census records but NONE of the family shows up anywhere in the 1920 indexes - not even those who might be Lena's parents and brother. I've tried every combination of spelling I can think of (within reason of course - I'm not searching thousands of names due to the poor search abilities of Ancestry's search engine). But it makes me wonder if these families lived in the same building (they were renters in every other census), and if it just wasn't indexed by transcribers (or if they were just missed by census takers). Or if the page is possibly black on the microfilm - I've seen that in my own family searches, but usually at least part of the page has been readable. Rambling, sorry.
At any rate, none of these Childs family members are indexed, anywhere (in the US), for the 1920 census (I haven't tried LDS films, only internet sources). My friend said no one in her mother's family knew whatever became of her grandfather Lloyd Clarence Childs. (I didn't mention the possibility of foul play etc. to her.) Thanks in advance for any possible clues.