Willie Anna Chatman

Willie Anna Chatman[1, 2]

Female 1911 - 1981  (70 years)

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  • Name Willie Anna Chatman  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Born 11 Feb 1911  Crowley, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17
    Gender Female 
    Residence Fulton Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1920  Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1930  Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1930  Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1939  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1941  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 14
    Residence 1942  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1944  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 14
    Residence 1946  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1949  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1949  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1958  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1959  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 14
    Residence 1965  Nashville, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Age: 20 
    Died 12 Jul 1981  Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 15 Jul 1981  Cremated Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935-1993  Nashville, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID P22  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 

    Father George W. Chatman,   b. June 1866, St. Landry, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1920, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Josephine Johnson,   b. May 1875, St. Landry, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age ~ 102 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Nov 1909  Acadia, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 unknown unknown,   b. Texas? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [20
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Alonzo LaSaine, Jr,   b. 28 Feb 1909, Weldon, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1972, Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1939  Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Register - Davidson County Tennessee
    Marriage Register - Davidson County Tennessee
    Children 
     1. Mary Frances Lasaine,   b. 30 Apr 1945, Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 2011, Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 unknown unknown,   b. Texas? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [20
    Children 
     1. Unknown Unknown,   b. 1930?, Beaumont, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1911 - Crowley, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Aug 1939 - Nashville, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1981 - Atlanta, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

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    Willie Anna Chatman
    Willie Anna Chatman

  • Notes 
    • Willie Anna Chatman confesses to her daughter Mary Frances LaSaine, then about 20, that she gave birth to a child but later gave it up. Mary thinks that she said the child was a boy. Child would be about 80 today if she gave birth to child at around 16 years of age. The only lead I have so far:
      Anna Jean Garrett, b. 24 Jan 1931 in Harris county Texas. Parents: William Garrett and Willie Chapman. Source - Texas Birth records. However, Willie Anna was already in Kentucky by then at nursing school. - R. Finley Sr.
    • Title: AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
      This document was originally found here:
      AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
      The image below was cut out from that list. It shows here that the LaSaines benefitted, at least partly, from a grant (probably a Rockafeller Grant) that alloted them opportunities in the medical field
    • According to my mother, her mother, Willie Anna said she moved from Crowley, LA to live with various relatives for about 15 or so years. She believed she was the black sheep of the family and wasn't treated very well by Josephine. Rumor has it that she may have gotten pregnant but lost the baby. She primarily did cleaning for private families and families she lived with most of her life.

      Tired of feeling that her life was going no where, she decided it was time for a change. She wanted to prove to herself and family that she could be a wonderful, productive person. Willie Anna moved to Kansas City, Missouri to attend Medical School in 1930... she later left and went to Nashville to go to Medical school there. She later met Professor Thomas A. LaSaine Jr while she was attending MeHarry Medical as a student. They married and produced Mary F. LaSaine. She later became Head Nurse at Meharry Medical, proving that she could be someone special and important. - R. Finley Sr. 08-12-2007
      Full Transcription of Obituary:
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      Services Today For Mrs, LaSaine

      Services for Mrs. Willie Anna LaSaine of Atlanta, former director of nursing at Meharry Medical College, will be at 7:30 pm. today at Mount Nebo Baptist Church.

      The body will be cremated.

      MRS. LaSaine died Sunday in an Atlanta hospital.
      During her career at Meharry's George W. Hubbard Hospital, she served as an administrator, educator and practicing nurse. Her administrative posts there included director of outpatient nursing services, nursing service for the Comprehensive Health Center and director of nursing services for the emergency room.

      MRS. LaSaine was a member of the Meharry Alumni Society and the board of directors of the South Street Comunity Center where she served as the secretary and interim executive director. She was a member of the North Central Tennessee League of Nursing and the American Vocational Association.

      Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances Finley, Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Senegal, Mrs. Mamie Bellard, both of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Rosa Gober, Beaumont, Texas; two brothers, Marshall Chatman and John Chatman, both of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.

      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Willie Anna LaSaine Scholarship fund, in care of Mrs. Pauline James; Nursing Services, George W. Hubbard Hospital.
      This is my grandmother, Wille Anna Lasaine Chatman standing outside of her home in Nashville, Tennessee. - Reginbald V. Finley, Sr.
      This is how I remember my grandma. Man she could cook! She's the reason I am hooked on Mac & Cheese today. I miss you grandma. I'm talking to my daughter Ryan right now and telling her about her great grandma. :snif: - Reggie Vaughn Finley, Sr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2134050181] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).
      Willie Anna is found on the census for Beaumont Texas and Kansas City Hospital, only a few days apart. She must have left shortly after the census and got counter in Kansas City as well. View the 1930 Census

    2. [S-2144004508] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=8662431&pid=22

    3. [S-2137537691] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States), Year: 1920; Census Place: Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana; Roll: T625_603; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 660.
      Birth date: abt 1911 Birth place: Louisiana Residence date: 1920 Residence place: Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana

    4. [S-2138647777] Georgia Deaths, 1919-98, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.Original data - State of Georgia. Indexes of Vital Records for Georgia: Deaths, 1919-1998. Gerogia, USA: Georgia Heatlh Department, Office of Vital Records, 1998.Original data: State ), Certificate number: 022648.
      Birth date: abt 1911 Birth place: Death date: 12 Jul 1981 Death place: Fulton, Georgia Residence date: Residence place: Fulton

    5. [S-2138647634] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: 1194; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 644.0.
      Birth date: abt 1911 Birth place: Louisiana Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri

    6. [S-1794724546] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl).
      Residence date: 1949 Residence place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    7. [S-2138647634] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Birth date: abt 1912 Birth place: Louisiana Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas

    8. [S-1794724546] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl).
      Residence date: 1958 Residence place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    9. [S-1794724546] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl).
      Residence date: 1959 Residence place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    10. [S-1794724546] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl).
      Residence date: 1941 Residence place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    11. [S-1794724546] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory titl).
      Residence date: 1944 Residence place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    12. [S-2115444315] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public ).
      Birth date: 22 Feb 1911 Birth place: Residence date: 1935-1993 Residence place: Nashville, TN

    13. [S-1880279151] U.S. School Yearbooks Index, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Various school yearbooks from across the United States.Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.).

    14. [S-1699899783] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    15. [S-1880279151] U.S. School Yearbooks Index, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Various school yearbooks from across the United States.Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.), "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; Yearbook Title: Ayeni; Year: 1939.

    16. [S-2134050168] Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com), http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page2.jpg.
      Census Data for 1920 in Crowley City, Acadia County, Louisiana states that Willie Anna was 9 when census was taken.

    17. .
      Birthdate was already known via the family however: the 1920 census data of Crowley Louisian confirms it. Census Data for 1920 in Crowley City, Acadia County, Louisiana states that Willie Anna was 9 when census was taken. Which matches her known D.O.B. perfectly. This census also confirms that there were other missing family members from the Obituary for Willie Anna. They are now all added to the tree. http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page2.jpg

    18. [S-2134050168] Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com), http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page_1900.jpg.
      Census data from May 1900 in St. Landry County report that George and Josephine were married for 5 years. The marriage document I found confuses this new info. Perhaps they renewed vows or officially got married later. Still researching. - R. Finley Sr.

    19. [S-1787833180] Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - Compiled from a variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are a).
      Marriage date: 5 Feb 1887 Marriage place: St. Landry
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=lamarriages_ga&h=95418&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    20. .
      End Marriage: Never Married