Barbara Hale was born in DeKalb, Illinois, as the second child of Willa (born Calvin) and Luther "Ezra" Hale, a landscape gardener. Planning to major in art and drawing at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, she began her career in modeling for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill" while working her way through school.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X39C-Y2T : accessed 28 January 2017), Barbara Hale in household of Luther Hales, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 30, sheet 2B, line 52, family 40, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 572; FHL microfilm 2,340,307.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWT4-HNZ : accessed 28 January 2017), Barbara Hale in household of Luther Ezra Hale, Ward 7, Rockford, Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 101-50, sheet 6A, line 1, family 109, 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 913.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Barbara by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Barbara: