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Roy Elmer Chatfield
Birth: Mar. 20, 1901
Garfield County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1978
Butte County
California, USA


Occupation: Diamond Match Co./mill worker, Chico Ice & Cold Storage/driver, Grey Eagle Lumber

Affiliation: 50-year member of the Modern Woodmen of America

Died: at age 77; heart failure

Married: Aug 1, 1956, JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH "JO" CHAMBERS, Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada (Roy age 54, Jo age 55)

Children: none

Headstones, Hearsay and a Little History:
Roy was shy around everyone except his sweetheart, Jo Chambers. Jo worked with his sisters at Diamond Match and was like family. Roy and Jo were best of friends, more like brother and sister. On Saturday nights they drove to Paradise to dance to the Charleston, Shag, and Swing to the Big Bands.

He proposed to Jo when he was eighteen and she nineteen, but he'd promised his mother Nellie he would stay home and not marry until she died. In return, Nellie promised Roy she'd leave him the house for as long as he lived. Jo had also promised her mother she wouldn't marry until her mother died, and although her mother had passed away some years before, Jo understood Roy's promise. He lived with Nellie until her death in 1956, respectfully waiting six months to marry his beloved. Roy was 55 and Jo, 56. They spent the next twenty-three years of married life in the Boucher Street house until Roy, at the age of 77, died of heart failure. He left the shingle and clapboard Chatfield house to his beloved.
Family links: 
  Charles Henry Chatfield (1870 - 1942)
  Nellie Belle Chamberlin Chatfield (1873 - 1956)
  Josephine Elizabeth Chambers Chatfield (1900 - 1982)*
  Charles Joseph Chatfield (1895 - 1986)*
  Leo Willard Chatfield (1897 - 1956)*
  Howard Francis Chatfield (1899 - 1953)*
  Roy Elmer Chatfield (1901 - 1978)
  Nellie Mary Chatfield McElhiney (1903 - 1983)*
  Gordon Gregory Chatfield (1905 - 1948)*
  Verda Agnes Chatfield Day (1908 - 1978)*
  Arden Sherman Chatfield (1910 - 1981)*
  Ina Jacqueline Chatfield Fouch (1913 - 1993)*
  Noreen Ellen Chatfield Clemens (1915 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried Jul 14, 1978, in the Garden of Holy Cross
Glen Oaks Memorial Park
Butte County
California, USA
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32457550
Roy Elmer Chatfield
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Roy Elmer Chatfield
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Roy Elmer Chatfield
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
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