In 1930 they appear to be in St. Louis, MO.John A. ESTHES, age 38, Lulu L., age 38, Della M., age 16, Martha A., age 12, Garland W. age 10.They were all born in AR.
In 1940 they are in the same location.The two older girls are out of the house, the son old enough to be Garland W. is called John and a daughter named Loretta, age 14, who was not on the previous census.John is 46, Lula is 48, everyone but Loretta born in AR.She was born in MO.
In the 1920 census you mentioned they are in Poinett.John is listed as 35, Lula is 27 and b. in TN, Della is 5, daughter "Math" is 3 and there's a 15 yr old Thelma RIPPY living with them.
So we've seen ages for John with a range of 1885 to 1894.I am looking at a transcription of the 1920, not the actual image.I am wondering if his age of 35 is a mistranscription and it's really 25.That would fit in better with the ages he gives on the other censuses.
There's a WWI draft card for a John Alvin ESTES who was born 31-Jan-1894 in New Port, AR, registered in Poinsett.Under dependents he lists wife and two children.
On the 1900 census there's a John A. ESTES b. Jan 1894 living in Kilgore, Clay Co, AR.His parents are John W. age 32 and Willie Jane age 32, both b. MO, and siblings Ollie M, 13 and Joseph, 5.
In 1930, John W. ESTHES, age 62, b. AR, and wife Jane W., age 58, b. MO, are living in the same enumeration district of St. Louis as John A. & Lulu, though they are not on the same page.They were also in St. Louis in 1920, with son Joe.