Northlake Apartments

Northlake Apartment Building

View of the Northlake Apartments, 418 Northlake Avenue E

After gathering names in the city directory, I began searching the 1940 census for matches…it only took a 4 attempts before I found a match for Roy Layton, a carpenter b. 1909 in Kanawha County, WV, who had migrated to Seattle in the early years of the 1930’s.

Now married to Eunice, a native of England, with 2 kids, Roy worked as a carpenter, though in 1938, he only managed to make $350 working 22 weeks.