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 Chester Cornelius “Ted” O'Neill, Jr

Chester Cornelius “Ted” O'Neill, Jr

Birth
Angels Camp, Calaveras County, California, USA
Death Oct 1967 (aged 80)
Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Burial Rail Road Flat, Calaveras County, California, USA
Memorial ID 131656836 · View Source
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Chester is second generation born to Irish immigrants in California, who married at 22 to Frances Sieffert 3/16/1910. She died 9/24/1910 from typhoid fever. While in gold country he took up the family enterprise of mining, in particular quartz.

During the 1920's this descendant of California pioneers took up residence in Stockton, San Joaquin County California, as a carpenter. His first born and only son, Arnold Edgar FitzGerald (alias William Clark) was born April 9, 1922, at French Camp County Hospital, now in Stockton. The mother, Alice S.Gallego, also was present with Chester through 1930 and up to 1940 in Stockton.

Chester took in children by Alice from prior marriages, gave up his only son to adoption over medical concerns, and had one daughter, Laverne, name sake of his mother, Laverne Hunting. Alice and Chester divorced after 1940, whereafter Chester returned to Railroad Flat to reside with his widowed mother at the family home. While residing there in 1944 he was acquitted of murder over the death of Willard Deavers.

Chester reunited with his son leading up to WWII, when the son needed family connections to join the Army. Chester had registered both for WWI and WWII. In the 50's Chester became a Ranger of forests in CA, likewise did his son in the 40's before his son committed to a military career. His son introduced his family to Chester.

Chester died in 1967 knowing his only son was well after birth defects, he had a grandson and four granddaughters. His son did not carry the family name of O'Neill and his grandson became the last to carry his DNA.


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  • Maintained by: Michele
  • Originally Created by: Goldrush
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131656836
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chester Cornelius “Ted” O'Neill, Jr (11 Jun 1887–Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131656836, citing Independence Cemetery, Rail Road Flat, Calaveras County, California, USA ; Maintained by Michele (contributor 48131163) .