Valada was born in Vanderburgh Co., IN. Her parents were Odes/Otis Shuecraft and Lula or Lela Land. In the 1910 census her mother is listed as Lula and in the marriage record she is listed as Lena. By the 1920 census Odes/Otis is married to Nola Bateman.
Otis Schuecraft married 4 Oct 1903 Vanderburgh Co., IN Lela Land
Valada's siblings were: Olin b.about 1904 (twin) Mary b.about 1904 (twin) Irene B. b.about 1905 Leroy b.1909 Oma C.-b.11 Sep 1912 Livingston Co., KY Vivian A.-b.4 Feb 1914 Crittenden Co., KY Ruedell K.-b.7 Sep 1915 Livingston Co., KY/d.2 Jun 1999 Crittenden Co., KY Odell b.about 1915 (twin) Marvin D.-b.1920/d.25 Jun 1991 Livingston Co., KY Thelma V.-b.9 Mar 1921 Livingston Co., KY Odes/Otis-born and died 22 Sep 1924 Livingston Co., KY Allie J.-b.7 Feb 1926 Livingston Co., KY Junior L.-b.22 Apr 1928 Livingston Co., KY/d.1 Dec 1972 Livingston Co., KY Sylvia M.-b.3 Dec 1930 Livingston Co., KY