Arna Bontemps
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Arnaud Wendell Bontemps (1902 - 1973)

Arnaud Wendell (Arna) Bontemps
Born in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Aug 1926 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of , [private son (1920s - unknown)], , [private daughter (1930s - unknown)], [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile manager: Emily Murer private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Aug 2020
03:16: Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM posted a comment on the page for Arnaud Wendell Bontemps (1902-1973) [Thank Emma for this]
This page has been accessed 607 times.
US Black Heritage Project
Arna Bontemps is a part of African-American history.
Join: US Black Heritage Project
Discuss: African-American

Biography

Notables Project
Arna Bontemps is Notable.

Arna Bontemps was a poet, novelist, editor, and author of children's books. He was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Arna ended his remarkable career as a teacher and librarian at Fisk University, University of Illinois (Chicago Circle), and Yale.[1]

Arna was born in 1902 into a Louisiana Creole family. His birthplace in Alexandria is now the Arna Bontemps African American Museum.[2]

Arna died of a heart attack June 4, 1973.[3]

Sources

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 June 2018), memorial page for Arna Wendell Bontemps (13 Oct 1902–4 Jun 1973), Find A Grave: Memorial #7115834, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  2. Arna Bontemps African American Museum.
  3. "Arna Bontemps." Encyclopedia.com.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV2B-RJ7 : accessed 1 February 2018), Arna Boulenge in household of Paul B Bontungs, Los Angeles Assembly District 72, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 205, sheet 5B, family 159, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 82; FHL microfilm 1,374,095.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH73-WQG : accessed 8 February 2018), Arne W Bontings in household of Paul Bontings, Los Angeles Assembly District 73, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing ED 393, sheet 9A, line 26, family 481, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 114; FHL microfilm 1,820,114.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X764-BWL : accessed 8 February 2018), Arna Bontemp, Bronx (Districts 251-500), Bronx, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 497, sheet 15A, line 14, family 306, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1482; FHL microfilm 2,341,217.
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:242F-DJ3 : 12 March 2018), Arna Wendell Bontemps, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWTR-8TL : accessed 8 February 2018), Arna W Bontemps, Ward 4, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-220, sheet 3A, line 10, family 46, 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 928.


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Arna your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Arna's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments: 1

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Hi Emily, can you go to the privacy tab and click "add as Manager" for the US Black Heritage project? Thanks! Emma

Arna is 23 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 32 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.