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Harold Leonard Chatfield
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1901
Eagle County
Colorado, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1909
Eagle County
Colorado, USA


Died: at age 7; diphtheria

Dec 21, 1901: Basalt Journal, Basalt, Eagle County, Colorado (pg 1):
A son was born to Mrs. Clark S. Chatfield, Jr., last Sunday night. Mother and child doing well.

Mar 4, 1909: Eagle County Blade, Red Cliff, Eagle County, Colorado (pg 1):
Christian Scientists Claim the Chatfield Children had Medical Attendance

We are in receipt of a letter from the Christian Science Committee on Publication relative to the death of the Chatfield children at Basalt last week. While the BLADE does not admit publishing any misstatements in that connection, still in a spirit of fairness we publish the letter, which is as follows:

To the Editor of Red Cliff Blade:
In your issue of Feb 27th you publish a misstatement of facts which does great injustice to Mrs. Shehi, of Aspen, and to Christian Science. The facts in the case are as follows: Two children not three, of Clark Chatfield of Basalt were taken ill on Saturday, the 19th. The children were placed under the medical care of Dr. Kennedy, the health officer of Basalt. Dr. Kennedy pronounced their disease tonsillitis. Under medical treatment they grew no better, and, when Dr. Kennedy was taken ill on Monday, Mrs. Chatfield requested Mrs. Shehi of Aspen to come to Basalt and give Christian Science treatment. She arrived Monday evening and then gave the present treatments no absent treatments were given. Under Christian Science treatment the boys showed marked improvement. The next morning the boys were dressed and about the house with the family as usual. In the evening when Mr. Chatfield returned from his railroad trip he employed Dr. Thompson. Consequently Mrs. Shehi discontinued treatment. She went direct to her home in Aspen. She was not arrested when she stepped off the train nor was she taken to the office of County Physician Loof. After she learned that the disease was diphtheria, not tonsillitis as was diagnosed by the first doctor, she took a medical immunity bath at her home and had her house and clothes fumigated. Mrs. Shehi is regarded very highly in Aspen and Basalt and the people were not aroused over the matter. The children died under the doctor's care. Mrs. Shehi is not in any way responsible in any particular, not should the physician be condemned, for he undoubtedly did the best he knew how to save the children.
Gray Montgomery,
Denver, Colo., March 2, 1909

Family links: 
  Clark Samuel Chatfield (1876 - 1944)
  Ida Emeline Hyatt Chatfield (1881 - 1908)
  Ray Chatfield (1900 - 1900)*
  Harold Leonard Chatfield (1901 - 1909)
  Clinton Chatfield (1903 - 1903)*
  Charlotte Mary Chatfield Putnam (1904 - 1987)*
  Norman G Chatfield (1906 - 1909)*
  Lillian Chatfield Erickson (1912 - 1980)**
  Lola Chatfield Fabris (1914 - 2005)**
  Norma Madge Chatfield Forcier (1921 - 2003)**
  Aura May Chatfield Edwards (1923 - 2014)**
  Clark Samuel Chatfield (1931 - 2003)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: no headstone or memorial marker
Fairview Cemetery
Eagle County
Colorado, USA
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Record added: Jul 18, 2009
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Harold Leonard Chatfield
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- Mimi
 Added: Jan. 6, 2015

- Mary
 Added: Jan. 28, 2013
RIP Harold. You are my 11th cousin, twice removed.
- Kellie Walton
 Added: Sep. 21, 2011
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