|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1882|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1970|
Spelling for Rhode sometimes found as Rhodes
Ella M. Rhodes married Seneca Burchard Chatfield 04 Dec 1907 East Troy, Walworth, WI - No issue - raised four foster children
Mrs. Ella Chatfield -- Services Planned For Wednesday
Mrs. Ella M. Chatfield, 87, of Route 2, East Troy, (Adams) passed away Sunday morning at Burlington Hospital after being admitted two days before.
Born at Mukwonago on Nov. 9, 1882, the daughter of Frederick and Amanda Rhode, she was raised in this area and after her graduation from East Troy High School in 1900 she taught school in this area several years. On Dec. 4, 1907, she was united in marriage to Seneca Chatfield at the Home Farmstead in East Troy Township. The couple farmed in the Adams area until his death in 1961.
She is survived by four foster children: Miss Pearl Barker at home; Mrs. Delberta Bigelow, of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Lorraine Schuman of Camp Douglas, Wis., and Harold Bellas of Wausau; one brother Earl Rhode of Route 2, Burlington, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Anderson Memorial Home with Rev. Richard Davis of LaGrange United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Adams Cemetery.
Mrs. Chatfield was a charter member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church.
Newspaper name omitted from this article; handwritten date is 1970.
The Chatfield's were an interesting and generous family. For years they hosted the Chatfield family reunions. Seneca dug the graves by hand for those whose families wished to bury their relatives in Adams Cemetery.
WISCONSIN STATE CENSUS 1895:
RESIDENCE: East Troy, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll: CSUSAWI1905_30
Fredrick Rhode 44 abt 1861 Germany Head
Amanda Rhode 41 abt 1864 Wisconsin Wife
Ella M Rhode 22 abt 1883 Wisconsin Dau
Clara A Rhode 19 abt 1886 Wisconsin Dau
Earl L Rhode 15 abt 1890 Wisconsin Son
Naomi R Rhode 1 abt 1904 Wisconsin Dau
From Whitewater Register, March 2010 Remember when…
A look back at the people and places of Whitewater
By Marilyn Kienbaum CONTRIBUTOR
While driving around the country take Highway 12 to J and 20 to Adams Road then turn left. You will find Adams Cemetery across from a school building and church. This property was a parcel from Seneca and Ella Chatfield's farm.
If you stop and walk around, you'll find the Chatfield's and their foster daughter, Pearl Barker's graves. There are also graves of neighbors and friends whose names you might recognize.
Seneca Burchard Chatfield (1875 - 1961)*
Maintained by: Cheryl Chatfield Thompso...
Originally Created by: Patty Cummings-Beran
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
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