Eureka! I found ggg-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway on the 1940 US Census. The Placeway Family, on 12 April 1940 was living at 5015 S. Budlong Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
The above image is the current house at 5015 South Budlong Avenue in Los Angeles as at June 2011.
I entered all the pertinent family members and the associated information into my Clooz 3.0 database. The following is the United States Federal Census Population Schedule, 1940 report as provided through Clooz.
I do have a question – Who was ggg-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway’s son Jack’s mother? The search is on.