It’s Official the 1950 US Census Is Now Available

It has been 72 years of waiting, but the 1950 US Census has finally been released. I still have to wait another 12 years for the 1960 US Census to be released to be able to find my parents. But I have been able to locate all of my grandparents, my great grandmother, and most…

12 Days of My Family 2021 – Mattie Heck Hatchett

My great grandmother, Mattie Heck Hatchett, was born on February 23, 1878 in Arkansas to Louis and Nancy Heck. She was the wife of Evva Hatchett and the mother of 12 children. She lived in Jackson county Arkansas until her death on August 23, 1924. I remember a large photo of her hanging on the…

12 Days of My Family 2021 – Evva Hatchett

My great grandfather Evva Hatchett was born on March 29, 1874 to Peter and Evaline Hatchett in Jackson County, Arkansas. He married Mattie Heck in 1895. Evva was the father of 14 children. He moved to Chicago in 1947 where he worked as a carpenter. He lived in Chicago with his second wife, Mary ‘Lula’…