Willie Anna Chatman

Willie Anna Chatman

Female 1911 - 1981  (70 years)

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  • Name Willie Anna Chatman  [1
    Born 11 Feb 1911  Crowley, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jul 1981  Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 15 Jul 1981  Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I103  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Mother Josephine Johnson,   b. May 1875, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978  (Age ~ 102 years) 
    Documents
    Marriage Document for George and Josephine Johnson
    Marriage Document for George and Josephine Johnson
    This document shows that George and Josephine Johnson really were married:

    CHATMAN, GEORGE 13-Nov-1909 5768 JOHNSON, JOSEPHINE

    CHATMAN, GEORGE - JR 07529 LEBLANC, JEANETTE

    It appears that a Junior is listed here as well getting married. It's possible that George and Josephine officially married or simply renewed their vows.
    Marriage Document for George and Josephine Johnson
    Marriage Document for George and Josephine Johnson
    This document shows that George and Josephine Johnson really were married:

    CHATMAN, GEORGE 13-Nov-1909 5768 JOHNSON, JOSEPHINE

    CHATMAN, GEORGE - JR 07529 LEBLANC, JEANETTE

    It appears that a Junior is listed here as well getting married. It's possible that George and Josephine officially married or simply renewed their vows.
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Mary Frances Lasaine,   b. 30 Apr 1945, Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 2011, Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Photos
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
    This document was originally found here:
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONSThe 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…
    Documents
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONS
    This document was originally found here:
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND RACE RELATIONSThe 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…
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1911 - Crowley, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1981 - Atlanta, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 15 Jul 1981 - Atlanta, Georgia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Wille Anna (Chatman) LaSaine, abt 27
    Wille Anna (Chatman) LaSaine, abt 27
    Willie Anna Chatman. Outside of her home in Nashville about 1978.
    Willie Anna Chatman. Outside of her home in Nashville about 1978.
    This is my grandmother, Wille Anna Lasaine Chatman standing outside of her home in Nashville, Tennessee. - Reginbald V. Finley, Sr.
    Head Nurse Willie Anna Chatman Lasaine
    Head Nurse Willie Anna Chatman Lasaine
    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.
    Willie Anna cooking it up in the kitchen
    Willie Anna cooking it up in the kitchen
    Wille Anna (Chatman) LaSaine, abt 27
    Wille Anna (Chatman) LaSaine, abt 27
    Willie Anna Chatman. Outside of her home in Nashville about 1978.
    Willie Anna Chatman. Outside of her home in Nashville about 1978.
    This is my grandmother, Wille Anna Lasaine Chatman standing outside of her home in Nashville, Tennessee. - Reginbald V. Finley, Sr.
    Head Nurse Willie Anna Chatman Lasaine
    Head Nurse Willie Anna Chatman Lasaine
    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.
    Willie Anna cooking it up in the kitchen
    Willie Anna cooking it up in the kitchen

    Histories
    Mrs. Willie Anna LaSaine's Obituary
    Mrs. Willie Anna LaSaine's Obituary
    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…
    Mrs. Willie Anna LaSaine's Obituary
    Mrs. Willie Anna LaSaine's Obituary
    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…

  • Notes 
    • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] (Reliability: 2).
      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. [S3] http://www.familyoriginstree.com/custom_images/census_page2.jpg (Reliability: 3).
      Census Data for 1920 in Crowley City, Acadia County, Louisiana states that Willie Anna was 9 when census was taken.