Notes for Edward M Criswell: The 1900 census reports Edward with his parents and siblings in the northern half of Prairie Township of Arkansas County, Arkansas.
1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 June 1900, Prairie Township, District 7, Page 11B, Hse #192, Family #195 William H Criswell Head W M Mar 1840 60 Alabama Alabama Alabama Martha A Criswell Wife W F Apr 1840 60 Alabama Georgia Georgia Edward M Criswell Son W M Jun 1886 13 Miss Alabama Alabama
Note that while the 1900 census erroneously reported both Edward's parents as born in Alabama, in 1910 and 1920 his parents' own enumeration correctly reports his father's birth in South Carolina. In 1900 and 1910 his mother was correctly reported as born in Alabama. But in Edward's enumeration in 1920, both his parents are reported as born in Mississippi as he was!
1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 April, Prairie Township, District 13, page 1A, Hse/Fam #7 Criswell, William H Head M W 69 Married 43 yrs SC SC SC Farmer Martha A Wife F W 59 Married 43 yrs AL TN GA
1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 January, Prairie Township, District 15, page 1A, Country Road, Hse/Fam #4 Criswell, William H Head Rents Farm M W 74 Widowed SC SC SC Farmer
The entry for Edward and his own family in the 1920 census gives an age which matches the birth date reported in the 1900 census.
1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 January, Prairie Township, District 15, page 2A, Country Road, Hse/Fam #19 Criswell, Edward Head Rents Farm M W 34 MS MS MS Farmer Criswell, Ella Wife F W 23 AR AR AR Criswell, John Son M W 4 Single AR MS AR Criswell, Velma Dau F W 2 Single AR MS AR Criswell, Lena Dau F W 3mos Single AR MS AR [born Sep-Oct 1919]
I incidentally found it interesting that from the 5th of January 1920, when William's household was enumerated, it too 4 days to get to Edward's house in the same district, just a few houses down the road, and 2 pages later in the census record, when Edward's family was listed on 9 January.
Here we find that Edward and Ella have been married about 5 years and have three children, John, Velma and Lena.