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Elmer Ellsworth "Chatty" Chatfield
Birth: Jun. 12, 1863
Fremont County
Colorado, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1962
Washakie County
Wyoming, USA


Occupation: Cattle/sheep rancher, horse dealer, farmer

Died: at age 99; head shingles
Note: 2nd possible birth date, Jun 8, 1863

Married: Sep 18, 1892, DELLA CHATFIELD (his 1st cousin), Ogden, Weber Co., Utah

Five daughters:
1. Helen Layle CHATFIELD
1894 - 1975
2. Marion Hortense CHATFIELD
1896 - 1980
3. Sevilla Maude "Shirley" CHATFIELD
1899 - 1981
4. Audrey Ella CHATFIELD
1900 - 2000
5. Constance Cordelia "Babe" CHATFIELD
1905 - 1990

1903, Progressive Men of Wyoming:
Elmer E. Chatfield, one of the prosperous and progressive stockmen and farmers of Bighorn county, is a native of Colorado, where he was born on June 8, 1863. His parents were Isaac W. and Eliza Harrington Chatfield, the former a native of Illinois, and the latter of Missouri. When but a small boy he sold papers in Denver, working eagerly and industriously, cherishing always the expectation of some day being a man of consequence and standing in his community, ever bending his energies to that result.

Meanwhile, his father was rising into prominence as a cattleman, and he now occupies a leading place in the great cattle industry, having his headquarters at Denver. He has also been prominent in other lines, having served as the mayor of Aspen, Colo., and later as a member of the State Senate. In all the lines of his activity he has exhibited superior capacity and borne himself in a masterly manner.

This characteristic his son inherits, being equal to every emergency that confronts him, making the best of his situation all the time. He came to Wyoming in 1894, bought the ranch on which he now lives, and at once engaged earnestly in the stock business. His ranch comprises 520 acres of fine land, it is well-improved as to buildings, complete in equipment for its purposes, skillfully cultivated in such parts as are put into crops. He owns 400 Shorthorn cattle of superior quality and a band of fine graded horses. Notwithstanding his exacting and extensive duties on the ranch and in his cattle business, Mr. Chatfield finds time to aid in the development of the community and in securing the conveniences of modern life for its people. He was one of the projectors of the telephone line into Tensleep, being now the treasurer of the local company.

He was united in marriage with Miss Della Chatfield, a native of Nebraska, the nuptials being solemnized at Ogden, Utah, on September 18, 1892. They have four children. Helen, Marian, Savilla and Andrew (Audrey), whose father is a wide-awake, enterprising citizen, whose influence has always been given on the side of progress and improvement in his community, and whose life has ever been an example and an incitement to others. He is modest in assumption, but tenacious of conviction, possessing a clearness of vision, firmness of purpose, generosity of feeling and a commendable public spirit.

Source: Progressive Men of the State of Wyoming, A.W. Bowen & Co., Chicago, 1903 (pgs 777 & 778)
Sep 2, 1962, Northern Wyoming Daily News:
Funeral service for prominent area livestock man Elmer E. Chatfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Viele Chapel in Worland, with the Rev. R.F. Goff officiating.

Chatfield died Thursday at the Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. He was born July [sic] 8, 1863, the son of Isaac W and Eliza H Chatfield in Florence, Colo. and grew up in and around Denver. In 1892 he married Della Chatfield and in 1893 moved to Spring creek area. One of the Big Horns basin's real old time livestock men, he worked in the cattle business in the area until his retirement in the 1940's In 1883 and 1884, he worked with trail heard crews moving cattle from Abilene, Tex. to Dodge City, Kan. and shortly before coming to Wyoming he worked in and around the Colorado mining boom towns.

Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. R.O. Hornburg, Refugio, Tex., Mrs. Marian Tarter, Angwin, Calif., Mrs. Fred Sproul of Anaheim,Calif., Mrs. Joe Bodan, Lander, Mrs. Forest Rosenberry, Almagordo, N.M. 12 Grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Isaac Willard Chatfield (1836 - 1921)
  Eliza Ann Harrington Chatfield (1839 - 1911)
  Della Chatfield (1872 - 1919)
  Helen Layle Chatfield Hornburg (1894 - 1975)*
  Marion Hortense Chatfield Tarter (1896 - 1980)*
  Sevilla Maude Chatfield Sproul (1899 - 1981)*
  Audrey Ella Chatfield Bodan (1900 - 2000)*
  Constance Cordelia Chatfield Rosenberry (1905 - 1990)*
  Ella Clara Chatfield Small (1859 - 1948)*
  Clark Willard Charles Chatfield (1861 - 1861)*
  Elmer Ellsworth Chatfield (1863 - 1962)
  Phil Van Wert Chatfield (1865 - 1883)*
  Jacquelin Chatfield Adams (1867 - 1963)*
  Charles Henry Chatfield (1870 - 1942)*
  Myrtle Lovina Chatfield (1873 - 1877)*
  Grace Chatfield (1874 - 1874)*
  Calla Mabel Chatfield Joslin (1878 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried: Sep 24, 1962
Riverview Memorial Gardens
Washakie County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Block 021, Lot OOE, Grave 5
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Record added: Dec 29, 2008
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May you rest in peace.
- Barry Sharpe
 Added: Feb. 21, 2013

- Mary
 Added: Jan. 28, 2013
RIP Elmer. You are my 10th cousin, 3 times removed.
- Kellie Jensen Walton
 Added: Aug. 1, 2011
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