who was Walter Fredrick LaValley,b,1926,d.1990.who where his parent.HELP

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He took his wife and 2 oldest children to oklahoma,and introduced them to a chippawa woman as his mother.But oldest son recently took dna test and it shows no indian or french blood.trying to help my friends out for they are at a loss.

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US Social Security Applications and Claims, Ancestry.com:

Fred Lavalley, 19 Feb 1926 Oklahoma City, OK - 20 Jun 1990.

Father Walter F Lavalley

Mother Meikle B France

Notes:  "Dec 1941: Name listed as FRED LAVALLEY; Jan 1942: Name listed as WALTER FREDERICK LAVALLEY JR; 16 Dec 1982: Name listed as WALTER FREDERICK LAVALLEY; 28 Jun 1990: Name listed as WALTER F LAVALLEY"

"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3P9-2J9 : 19 May 2014), Walter F Lavalley, 20 Jun 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Gives last place of residence Aiken, SC; signed up in California.

This might be them in California.  On the image, mother's name could be 'Mekel' rather than 'Mebel.'

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K97M-719 : accessed 15 July 2018), Walter La Valley, Judicial Township 3, Kern, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-47, sheet 66B, line 57, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 213.

In Oklahoma, 1930:

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC4S-YTQ : accessed 15 July 2018), Walter Lavally, Fairfax, Osage, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 17, sheet 6B, line 88, family 129, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1922; FHL microfilm 2,341,656.

Mother's school enrollment, Oklahoma 1915:

"Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q22Z-PTTV : 17 March 2018), Mickel France, 1915; citing School enrollment, Foyil, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States, various County Clerk offices, Oklahoma school district offices, Oklahoma; FHL microfilm 2,443,843.

Marriage license:

"Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29M-HMWG : 4 November 2017), W F La Valley and Meikle France, 1925.

Census 1910 and 1920.  Father Alfred F France matches AF France on school record.  They must have moved from Tennessee to Oklahoma as soon as Meikle was born.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNBR-F6M : accessed 15 July 2018), Meikle France in household of Alfred F France, Tiger, Creek, Oklahoma, United States; citing ED 53, sheet 20B, line 53, family 389, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1460; FHL microfilm 1,821,460.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML7R-NH6 : accessed 15 July 2018), Meikle France in household of Alfred F France, Township 3, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 172, sheet 5A, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1273; FHL microfilm 1,375,286.

Birth record.  The image shows her name as Meikle Bee France.

"Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2HP-RWGX : 17 March 2018), France, 1909.

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