Searching For Information On Mrs. Anna Laura Walters
| A part of Mrs. Anna Laura Washington Walters' obituary, 1947.|
The handwriting on this piece of paper is a question.
It appears to have been Anna's granddaughter, Sarah Belle (Lankford) Johnson.
I've been on the journey to find more info on my Great Grandmother Anna Laura (WASHINGTON) (ALLEN) WALTERS' parents. Anna was the daughter of John / William WASHINGTON and Susan (LEACH)WASHINGTON. Here's what I've discovered.
I've been searching cities directories for William / John Washington and Susan Washington. There were many Washingtons listed in St. Joseph, Missouri. I believe some were related to William and Susan.
I haven't located Susan Leach or Susan Washington on the city directories. However, there were at least two or three William Washingtons at times and one Wiley. How confusing.
I've been narrowing the Williams down by addresses and occupations. I think that Anna Walters' father was named John William Washington. Through searching the censuses and obituaries, I have come across other information.
Anna's father was listed as William J. Washington, J. William Washington, Geo W. Washington, W. Geo Washington, etc.. Through researching, I came across a son of William Washington. His name was John W. or William Washington.
This John W. or William Washington lived with his father, William and his step mother, Mahala and his step sister Ella Lewis in 1910. Also, William Jr. may have went by Wiley Washington. William Jr. was married. His wife passed before 1910. Also, Wiley had a son named Charles Ernest Washington.
On Mrs. Anna Laura Walters' obituary:
List of her survivors . The son in law was Leo Lankford / Lankfard.
Siblings Of Laura (Washington) Allen Walters
James A. Washington
Virginia F. Washington
Birth 1879 in St Joseph, Missouri,
Death in Missouri.
John / William Washington's son
William Washington Jr.
Birth about 1859 ?
Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley