|Birth: ||Apr. 16, 1906|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1909|
5th of 5 children of CLARK SAMUEL CHATFIELD, JR. & IDA EMELINE HYATT
Died: at age 2 yrs, 10 mo; diphtheria
Apr 26, 1906, Eagle County Blade, Red Cliff, Eagle Co., Colorado, (pg 1):
Sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Mitchell and to Mr. and Mrs. Clark Chatfield, of Basalt, on April 16, according to the Journal of that place.
Feb 25, 1909, Eagle County Blade, Red Cliff, Eagle Co., Colorado (pg 1):
MALIGNANT DISEASE UNDER CONTROL
The Diptheria Epidemic at Basalt is now under Control
Two Children die
The Town of Basalt was held in a state of terror last week through the Diptheria epidemic. The forepart of last week the three children of Clark S. Chatfield, a fireman on the Midland, were taken ill. But instead of medical attendence being summoned they were placed under the treatment of a Mrs. Sheehi, of Aspen, who gave them absent treatment from that place. Tuesday evening the two youngest children were seen to be in a critical condition and Mrs. Sheehi, who teaches Christian Science Faith came down to Basalt.
The children grew gradually worse and when death was imminent a doctor was summoned but in spite of everything death claimed two of the young children, Harold and Robert age 2 and 7 years.
Mrs. Sheehi took the first train to Aspen as soon as the doctor was summoned but was arrested when she stepped off the train at that place, through instructions from the marshall at Basalt. She was taken to the office of county Physician Loof where she was given an antiseptic bath, to prevent the spreading of the contagion.
The people of Basalt are very much aroused over the matter and threaten to commence criminal proceedings against Mrs. Sheehi. Superintendent of Schools Troendly was up from Basalt Saturday and makes the following statement in regard to preventing the disease from spreading to schools:
"We are doing everything in our power to check the disease and believe we have it under control. The school children are carrying individual drinking cups and must report the slightest case of sore throat to the physician.
Note: Harold Leonard Chatfield
Born: Dec 16, 1901, Basalt, Colorado
Died: Feb 17, 1909 (age 7); diphtheria
Norman G. Chatfield (noted as Robert, age 7, in article)
Born: Apr 16, 1906, Basalt, Colorado
Died: Feb 17, 1909 (age 2 yrs, 10 mo); diphtheria
Their sister Charlotte Mary Chatfield (a month shy of age 5) recovers
Clark Samuel Chatfield (1876 - 1944)
Ida Emeline Hyatt Chatfield (1881 - 1908)
Note: no headstone or memorial marker
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
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