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Earl S. Chafin
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1928
Williamson
Mingo County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 2003
Hemet
Riverside County
California, USA

Author and researcher. Earl Chafin was a leading researcher and prolific author of numerous self-published books in the field of Earpiana - the study of the life and times of Wyatt Earp, Old West peace officer and frontier legend. Following his service in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1949, Earl studied history and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1954. After retiring in 1997 from a successful career in electronics sales and marketing, he began his own publishing firm, The Earl Chafin Press, and published some 25 books on various aspect of Earp's life. In the often contentious world of Earp research and writing, he was a staunch defender of Wyatt's reputation as a peace officer and "good guy." He was widely respected for his work by authorities such as the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona State Archives.  
 
Burial:
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
 
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Feb 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8388996
Earl S. Chafin
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I met Earl at the Unitarian Church in Santa Monica. He was such a bright, energetic and fun guy. We were good friends. I was looking forward to finding him again and corresponding. I'm still here (Miss); although in ways he has done a lot more living than...(Read more)
- Adrian Zolkover
 Added: Nov. 6, 2013
Earl was my father. An eccentric man who lived many lives in one and left a broad track across America. He sold electronics for a long time and worked for Azonix for a bit of it. I'd love to hear from anyone that knows more of his story. He was loved ...(Read more)
- Clifford
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
Rest In Peace And God Bless
- Ginny Babb
 Added: Jun. 12, 2005
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