Minotte Estes Chatfield

Minotte Estes Chatfield

Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Aug 1952 (aged 93)
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section: Lake Avenue, Plot: 1362, Grave: 4 
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Married (1): Sep 29, 1880, STELLA STOWE RUSSELL, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

Three children:
1. Russell Estes CHATFIELD
1884 – 1962
2. Sterling Russell CHATFIELD
1891 – 1973
3. Helen Russell CHATFIELD
1893 – 1988

Married (2): Jun 26, 1920, CHARLOTTE SNIDER, Connecticut

MINOTTE ESTES CHATFIELD, president and treasurer and principal owner of the Chatfield Paper Co., of New Haven, and prominent in business circles not only in that city, but throughout the State, is a representative of one of the old Colonial families of Connecticut.

Mr. Chatfield was born March 13, 1859, in Centerville, near New Haven, a son of George W. and Cornelia (Ford) Chatfield, and a descendant in the eighth generation from George Chatfield, who came from England in 1639, accompanied by his two brothers, Francis and Thomas, in the party led by Rev. Mr. Whitfield, to Guilford, Conn. George Chatfield married (first) Sarah, daughter of John Bishop. She died in 1657, and on March 19, 1659, he married (second) Isabel, daughter of Samuel Nettleton. In 1663 he removed to Killingworth, Conn., where his death occurred June 9, 1671.

Minotte Estes Chatfield received his preliminary education in the Hopkins Grammar School and the public schools of his native city, and at sixteen years of age entered the New Haven post office, as clerk under the veteran postmaster, Hon. N.D. Sperry, now a member of Congress from the New Haven District. He was thus engaged until 1882, when he entered a large paper and hardware establishment of the same city, continuing his services with same for seven years. On July 1, 1889, he purchased the paper and twine departments of that business house, the branches to which he had given his time and efforts, and for the following six years, as proprietor of the Chatfield Paper Co.. carried on an extensive and successful paper and twine business. In 1895 was incorporated the Chatfield Paper Co., of which he was made and has since been president and treasurer, and of which he is the principal stockholder. He is also connected with the New Haven Pulp Board Co., of which he is president and a leading stockholder; this company has built and is now operating a large plant at the foot of Green street, on Mill river. Mr. Chatfield is also a stockholder and director in the Evening Leader Co., publishers of the Evening Leader, a daily Republican newspaper of New Haven, and one of the leading papers of the State; he is also a director in other enterprises. He is a man of recognized business ability, energetic and industrious, and has been noted wherever placed as a faithful and conscientious worker. He has been especially active as a member of the New Haven Young Men's Republican Club, in which since its organization he has held several offices, and he is regarded as one of its faithful members and friends. He has most effectively served his fellow citizens as an alderman and also in the common council; is a trustee of the Old Town Farm, and a director and treasurer of the New Haven Free Public Library. Fraternally he is a member of Hiram Lodge, No. I, A.F. & A.M.

On Sept. 29, 1880, Mr. Chatfield was married to Miss Stella Stowe Russell, a daughter of Edwin Russell, of New Haven, formerly of Prospect, Conn., and three children have been bom of this union. Mrs. Chatfield is a direct descendant of Capt. Stephen and Freelove (Baldwin) Stowe, of Milford, Conn., the former of whom lost his life in caring for released Revolutionary soldiers from New York prisons. These soldiers were abandoned on Milford Point on account of having the plague, then epidemic in the prisons. Capt. Stowe took pity on them, and was the only one to house and care for them, his reward being his death from the disease.
Source: Chicago Beers (J.H.) & Co.. Commemorative biographical record of New Haven county, Connecticut, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families. Volume 1, pt.1

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  • Created by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Added: 11 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116942191
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