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Charles Henry “Charlie” Chatfield

Birth
Florence, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Death 23 Jul 1942 (aged 71)
Oroville, Butte County, California, USA
Burial Chico, Butte County, California, USA
Plot Sec 23, F, Lot 246, Sp 1
Memorial ID 32439050 · View Source
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6th of 9 children of ISAAC WILLARD "I.W." CHATFIELD & ELIZA ANN HARRINGTON

Occupation: Cattle rancher, stock raiser, farmer, butcher, rice farm foreman, Diamond Match Company, carpenter

Died: at age 71; cardiac failure, senility, malnutrition

Married: Dec 26, 1894, NELLIE BELLE CHAMBERLIN, Fruita, Mesa Co., Colorado

Ten children:
1. Charles Joseph "Charlie" CHATFIELD
1895 - 1986
2. Leo Willard CHATFIELD
1897 - 1956
3. Howard Francis CHATFIELD
1899 - 1953
4. Roy Elmer CHATFIELD
1901 - 1978
5. Nellie Mary "Nella May" CHATFIELD
1903 - 1983
6. Gordon Gregory CHATFIELD
1905 - 1948
7. Verda Agnes CHATFIELD
1908 - 1978
8. Arden Sherman CHATFIELD
1910 - 1981
9. Jacqueline "Ina" CHATFIELD
1913 - 1993
10. Noreen Ellen "Babe" CHATFIELD
1915 - 1968


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Charles Henry Chatfield passed away in 1942. During the funeral procession the only thing his wife had to say was, "Serves the drunken old fool right." Unwilling to pardon him for gambling away the family fortune some thirty years before, she had him buried in the non-Catholic section of the cemetery (away from the family plots) at the back corner of the cemetery tool shed.

In July of 2003 my brother Gordon Clemens and I bought our grandfather a headstone. There was room on the plaque, so we added "Son of Isaac W. Chatfield" as a nice touch. We knew full well that adding "Beloved Husband of Nellie" would have our grandmother roll over in her grave, but we thought it a fine idea.
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Gravesite Details Buried: Jul 25, 1942

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  • Created by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Added: 27 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32439050
  • Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry “Charlie” Chatfield (21 Sep 1870–23 Jul 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32439050, citing Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .