Have a lot of info on Emeline Messamore (parents,grandparents etc). She was married to Jesse Childers in Union Co.Per Illinois marriage records a Jesse W Childers married on 2-15-1894 in Union Co, a widow, Mrs. Clementine Roby Canaan.
I checked the IL Statewide Death Index (1916-1950) and found no Chitty with either Alta or Minerva as name or initial.There are a number of Chitty deaths in Williamson Co, though.
I checked my personal info from the 1920 Union County, IL census and could not find the family.(Just a handful of the actual pages that contain info I was searching). Will be happy to share Messamore info with you.