1745. Dr. John Brannum HADEN was born in 1872 in Texas. He died on 19 July 1931 at the age of 59 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, vol. 9, compiled 1902; Google Books.
p. 168, New York in Spanish-American War
12th Regiment, Infantry
Assistant Surgeons included
John Brannum Haden, May 2 to Aug 29, 1898
p.241 John B. Haden, age 26, enrolled 2 May 1898 at New York City, to serve two years. Mustered in as 1st Lieutenant and assistant surgeon, May 6, 1898; discharged Aug 29, 1898; Commissioned Captain...(the rest isn't visible)
Annual Report, New York Adjutant's General's Office, 1901; Google Books
p.280 (for the Year 1900 - Report of the National Guard)
John Brannum Haden, Assistant Surgeon, 12th Regiment, March 1, 1900.
1900 Census: Galveston, Ward 9, Galveston, TX, Hh 228
John B. Haden, b. Aug 1871, age 28, married 4 years, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. LA, physician
Charlotte W., wife, b. Dec 1877, age 22, 2 children, b. TX, father b. SC, mother b. GA
Beatrice S. dau, b. Nov 1897, age 2, b. NY
Catherine, dau, b. Nov 1898, age 1, b. TX
Della Brown, servant, Black, b. Jun 1875, age 24, married 6 years, 1 child, b. TX, cook
One of these daughters would become Sara Haden, actress. An online database gives the older daughter's name as Beatrice Shelton Haden. The second daughter would become the actress Sara Haden - she is buried Old City Cemetery in Galveston. Date of birth on her stone is 17 Nov 1899; died 15 Sep 1981. An online article states that Sara was the second daughter, b. 17 Nov 1898.
Catalogue of the University of Texas, Texas State Printing Office, 1903; Google Books
Department of Medicine
John Brannum Haden, M.D., Lecturer on Ophthalmalogy
University of Pennsylvania, 1892. Licentiate University of New York.
Also listed as Chief of Ophthalmologial Clinic
1930 Census. U.S.Gov. Hospital #78, Hill Twp, Pulaski Co, AR
John B. Haden, age 57, Divorced. Was 26 when married. Born Texas, father b. MS, mother b. TX.
No occupation. Institution.
The Scroll, Phi Delta Theta, Vol. LVI, October 1931
John Brannum Haden, Sewanee '87- Pennsylvania, '91
Dr. John B. Haden, Sewanee, '87-Pennsylvania, '91, of Galveston, Texas, died July 19, 1931, in the U. S. Veterans' Hospital, North Little Rick, at the age of 60. He was formerly clinical professor of opthalamology at the University of Texas school of medicine and was a veteran of the Spanish-American and World Wars.
Articles from Wikipedia:
Sara Haden (November 17, 1899 - September 15, 1981) was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s through the 1950s.
She was born Sarah Haden on November 17, 1899 (some sources say 1897) in Galveston, Texas. Haden was the daughter of another character actress, Charlotte Walker, who was active in silent films and early talkies. An attractive woman, Haden however lacked the beauty of her mother, as she early on had the appeal of a lonely school marm and thus was always cast in character roles. Haden made her film debut in 1934 (one year after her mother's retirement) in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle Spitfire. Haden later became a MGM contract player in the late 1930s and had smallish roles in many of the studio's films, most notably in the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney, cast as the spinsterish Aunt Milly Forrest.
Haden made her last film in 1958 but was active on television up until a 1965 guest spot on Dr. Kildare. She was most notable for her stern, humorless characterisations such as a truant officer in Shirley Temple's Captain January (1936), but she also played the much-loved teacher Miss Pipps who is unjustly fired in the Our Gang comedy Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941).
Haden's other films include Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), and The Bishop's Wife (1947). Her television appearances include episodes of Climax!, Bourbon Street Beat, and Bonanza.
She was married to film actor Richard Abbott from 1921 to 1948. There may have been children.
Charlotte Walker (December 29, 1876 (some sources say 1878) – March 23, 1958) was a Broadway theater actress from Galveston, Texas. She was the mother of character actress Sara Haden
Walker made her stage debut as a teen. At nineteen she performed in London in a comedy called The Mummy. She performed with Richard Mansfield and later returned to her native Texas.
Walker is most noted for her performance as June in Trail of the Lonesome Pine, in 1911. She would later reprise the role in Cecil B. DeMille's 1916 screen version. David Belasco noticed her in On Parole. He signed her for starring roles in plays The Warrens of Virginia, Just A Wife, and Call The Doctor. Each of the Belasco productions was staged prior to World War I.
She continued to act on the Broadway stage. In 1923 she played with Ethel Barrymore in The School For Scandal. It was produced by the Player's Club.
Walker's motion picture career began in 1915 with Kindling and Out of the Darkness. Sloth (1917) is a five-reeler which features Walker. In the third reel of this film she plays a youthful Dutch maid who is about sixteen years old. The setting is an old Dutch settlement on Staten Island, New York. The theme stresses the perils of indolence to a nation of people. It cautions against permitting luxury to replace the simplistic life led by America's forebears. In her later silent film work Walker can be seen in The Midnight Girl (1925) starring alongside a pre-Dracula Bela Lugosi. The Midnight Girl is one of Walker's few silents that survives and can be viewed on home video.
As a movie actress Walker continued to perform in films into the early 1930s. Her later screen performances include roles in Lightnin (1930), Millie (1931), Salvation Nell (1931), and Hotel Variety (1933).
Walker's first husband was physician Dr. John B. Haden. A daughter Sara Haden was born of this marriage and there may have been other children. After her divorce, she returned to the stage. Her second husband, Eugene Walter, was a playwright who adapted the novel The Trail of the Lonesome Pine for the Broadway stage. The second marriage also ended in divorce in 1930.
Charlotte Walker died in 1958 at a hospital in Kerrville, Texas at age 81. Her daughter Sara Haden became a well known character actress.
Janesville Daily Gazette, Monday, October 23, 1916, Page 6.
New York Times, "Charlotte Walker, Actress, Dies at 81; Star on Broadway in World War I Era".
Dr. John Brannum HADEN and Charlotte WALKER were married in 1896. Charlotte WALKER was born on 19 December 1876. She died on 23 March 1958 at the age of 81.
Before 1910, Charlotte had divorced Haden and married Eugene Walter. They were living in Manhattan:
1910 Census. Manhattan Ward 22, New York, Hh 65
Eugene Walter, age 35, married 1 time for 1 year, b. Ohio, father b. Michigan, mother b. England, Theatrical Actor
Charlotte, wife, age 31, married twice, has two children, both living [the girls were not with her in New York], b. TX, father b. SC, mother b. GA, Theatrical Actor
William Oisli, servant, age 29, b. Japan, immigrated 1895, alien status, Valet.
The New York Times
1 Aug 1908
DIVORCED TO WED HACKETT?
Chalotte Walker Obtains Decree Against Her Husband in Galveston
Galveston, Tex., July 31. The application of Charlotte Walker, the actress, for a divorce from her husband, Dr. John B. Haden, a physician of Galveston, and the custody of their two girls was today granted by the Tenth District Court without contest.
The plaintiff charged her husband with cruelty, negligence, and ill treatment. Aside from denial of these charges he did not contest the case.
Announcement of the divorce decree brought out the report that Charlotte Walker, which is her maiden name, was making preparations to become the wife of James K. Hackett, with whom she toured in a theatrical company.
She married Dr. Haden in Galveston twelve years ago, when she was known only amaateur theatricals. She entered the theatrical profession under protest from her husband and her relatives. Her father was a pioneer and wealthy ship agent here, and his widow now lives on a ranch in west Texas, where it is said Charlotte Walker is spending the Summer. She is a native of Galveston, and received her education in the Ursuline Academy here.
Another article from "Footlight Notes" has a bit more about her family.:
Her great-grandmother was a Pinckney and one of the belles of Charleston, S.C., before the Civil War. Her grandfather, Pinckney Walker, was British Consul at several Southern cities during the rebellion. Miss Walker had appeared in several amateur performances before her professional début, which was made in the chorus of a musical play soon after the Galveston flood, in which she lost her home. Before the end of the year she was playing the leading woman's part. Her career began in earnest in 1895, when she was one of Richard Mansfield's company. In 1896 she appeared at the Comedy Theatre in London with Charles Hawtrey's company. On her return to America in 1897, she was engaged by James K. Hackett to create the rôle of Virginia Carvel in The Crisis, and for the next four years she was his leading woman.
Charlotte is buried Old City Cemetery, Galveston, as is her famous daughter.
Possible father: The only problem is that databases online show this Charlotte as having been married to Aaron Franklin Conaway and had several children.... gives her date of birth as 29 Dec 1878 and death as 24 Mar 1958, Los Angeles... very close to the same dates - yet the actress Charlotte Walker is said to have died back in her native Texas.
1880 Census, Galveston
Edwin Walker, age 29, b. SC, parents born England
Lisa, 23, wife, b. GA, father b. GA, mother b. NY
Charlotte, 2, dau
Josephine Lane, 12, servant, b. GA
Dr. John Brannum HADEN and Charlotte WALKER had the following children:
|Beatrice S. HADEN died on 15 September 1881. She was born in November 1897 in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas.|
|Katherine "Sara" HADEN was born on 17 November 1898 in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. |
Her birth is given as 17 Nov 1899 on FindAGrave, quoted as Nov 1898 in an article, and was Nov 1898 in the 1900 census. She is buried Old City Cemetery in Gavleston, TX.
Movie Star Biographies
Sara Haden – Charlotte Walker’s Daughter and Andy Hardy’s Aunt Milly
DECEMBER 17, 2012 BY CLIFF ALIPERTI
Character actress Sara Haden was born Katherine Haden in Galveston, Texas, November 17, 1898. She was the second child of Dr. John Brannum Haden and actress Charlotte Walker. Katherine’s sister Beatrice was born a year ahead of her in New York.
...The Hadens divorced in 1902 and daughters Beatrice and Katherine would grow up splitting time between Galveston and the northern cities that their mother toured. In the north Katherine is said to have made her stage debut as a child in one of Walker’s shows at the Belasco Theatre in Washington
...Haden debuted as Aunt Milly Forrest in A Family Affair (1937), the first of her fourteen appearances in MGM’s series of Hardy family films.
...Sara Haden died of an undisclosed illness September 15, 1981 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. She had been married to actor Richard Abbott from 1921 through 1948 but the couple never had any children.
New York Times
SARA HADEN, ACTRESS PLAYED CRABBY ROLES IN LONG FILM CAREER
Published: September 22, 1981
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21— Sara Haden, who played crotchety characters during her Hollywood career, died last Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She was 82 years old.
Miss Haden played the grouch through 15 roles in a two-year period in the 30's. She was born in Galveston, Tex., the daughter of Charlotte Walker, a silent-screen actress, an d began her career in 1934, playing an office girl in ''Spitfire,'' the first of her 70 movies.
One of her roles was Mickey Rooney's spinster Aunt Milly in the Andy Hardy series. She was in all but two Hardy films, and her last role was in ''Andy Hardy Comes Home'' in 1958.
Miss Haden once complained that children, having seen the Shirley Temple's ''Captain January,'' shunned her because her character was so crabby to the child performer.
''Even my own nephew looks at me with baleful eyes,'' she said. Among her other credits were ''Music in the Air,'' ''Poor Little Rich Girl,'' ''Boom Town'' and ''A Lion Is in the Streets.''
Actor Richard Abbott was born as Simon Vandenberg, 22 May 1899 in Antwerp, Belgium; died Jun 1986 in New York City. He is buried in the Actors' Fund Section of Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester Co., NY.