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Jonathan Allen "John" Chattaway
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1865
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: May 9, 1946
Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Rites for J. A. Chattaway, Pioneer Vamp

Roosevelt..Jonathan A. Chattaway, 80-year-old ex-fireman and one of the pioneer comissioners in Roosevelt, who died last Thursday in Fort Worth, Florida, was buried this morning in Greenfield Cemetery.

He was born October 1865 to George Thurland Chattaway and Mary Ann Brown in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He married Ann Amelia Roberts, 1868-1921, in 1888. They had four daughters: Emma J., Isabella, Myrtle and Sadie A. His second wife was Catherine "Kate" 1872-1942.

A regular Florida winter vacationist, Chattaway succumbed suddenly to an attack of ptomaine poisoning. His body arrived here Sunday morning and funeral services were held last night in the James J. Seery parlors, 150 Nassau Rd. The Rev. Arthur J. Pennell officiated.

Special Services were conducted by the Roosevelt Fire Dept. in conjunction with the religious rites. Chattaway was an honorary member of the department. He was also one of the first members of Roosevelt Hook and Ladder.

Born in Brooklyn, the veteran fire fighter belonged to the Brooklyn Fire Dept. before it was incorporated into New York City's department. He was one of the organizers of the New York City Fire Department band.

A Roosevelt resident since 1914, Chattaway made his home at 64 Debevoise Avenue. He had been a summer resident of the village many years before he settled here to establish the first auto repair shop. Later his firm became an agency for Chevrolet cars. He retired in 1925.

Besides his activities in the Fire Department, he was a member of the Freeport Elks Club and a director of the Roosevelt bank.

Married twice, Chattaway had four daughters by his first wife. All Roosevelt residents, they are Mrs. Raymond T. Smith, Mrs. Morton McKay, Mrs. Edward Barr and Mrs. James Egan. He is also survived by a brother, Roland, of Brooklyn; a sister Mrs Fred West; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

45 Chattaway Kin At Family Reunion; Roosevelt Oldtimers

A reunion of the "Chattaway" Sisters, daughters of the late Jonathan and Anne Chattaway, oldtime residents of Roosevelt, was held Thanksgiving Day in the Freeport Elks clubhouse. The only absentee of the group of 46 members was Richard Abrams who is in the U.S. service stationed in Alabama.

Present were Raymond Smith, Sr., and his wife, the former Emily Chattaway; Morton McKay, and his wife the former Isabel Chattaway; Edward Barr, whose wife is the former Sadie Chattaway, and James Egan, husband of the former Myrtle Chattaway, with their children and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Smith with their children, Allen Smith, Jr., and Marjorie; Mr. and Mrs Robert Thornton, their children, Virginia, Ann, Jane, Helen, and Douglas; Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Smith, Jr., with Susan and David, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Zienka with Theodore, Jr., Thomas and Karen; Mr. and Mrs. Thurland Abrams with Judith, Donald, John, and Thurland, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Abrams with Sandra and Valerie; Mr. and Mrs. Gunther Ackerman with Marjorie, Janet and Ruth and the Egan children, Elizabeth, James, and Patricia.

Family links: 
  George Thurland Chattaway (1842 - 1889)
  Mary Ann Brown Chattaway (1847 - 1925)
  Ann Amelia Roberts Chattaway (1868 - 1921)
  Catharine Chattaway (1872 - 1942)
  Edwin P. Chattaway (1863 - 1915)*
  Jonathan Allen Chattaway (1865 - 1946)
  Sarah Ida Chattaway Taylor (1868 - 1899)*
  William Edward Chattaway (1870 - 1930)*
  George Thomas Chattaway (1873 - 1941)*
  Roland Ewer Chattaway (1878 - 1947)*
  Martha W. Chattaway West (1879 - 1960)*
  Florence Chattaway (1888 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenfield Cemetery
Nassau County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jul 02, 2013
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Jonathan Allen John Chattaway
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Jonathan Allen John Chattaway
Added by: Shirley Amberman Guenette
Jonathan Allen John Chattaway
Added by: Shirley Amberman Guenette
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