This is the correct family.Betty Lou Chaney was my husband's mother.We belive we have found Ila's parents to be Nicholas Mitchum and Sarah E. (possible Childress??).Ila had an aunt (the sister of her mother) named Carrie Pearl Mitchum marry a Bray.She is also deceased now, and we do not know who her descendants were so we don't have anyone else we can ask.
Still, even having her parents names now, I have not been able to find out anything else about them; and we still have nothing on her father, Charles Beasley.
One issue is that there are likely no census records with Charles Beasley and Sallie Mitchum together.We suspect they married after 1900 and died before 1910.We know that: 1. they died young; 2. Ila was born in 1907 and was an only child; 3. She was orphaned at a very young age, maybe by age 3, and went to live with a grandmother.
Therefore, they probably died before the 1910 census.
Because we knew Sallie's sister's name (Carrie) we were able to locate a census record of her parents.However, we know nothing of Charles Beasley.
Any additional assistance anyone can provide would be most appreciated.