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Leo Willard Chatfield

  • Birth 23 Oct 1897 Ten Sleep, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
  • Death 20 Jul 1956 Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
  • Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Plot V, 824
  • Memorial ID 32456681

2nd of 10 children of CHARLES HENRY CHATFIELD & NELLIE BELLE CHAMBERLIN

Military: 1914/15; Company I, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA; sent to Mexican border
1916: WWI, Private U.S. Army, Co I, 1st Republic Regiment, American Expeditionary Force; served in England (the ship he was on was bombed off the Irish coast by a German U-Boat; confined to a military hospital in England)

Occupation: Rice rancher, miner, forest service ranger, Cal-Ida Lumber Co. log scaler

Affiliation: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Died: at age 59; heart attack

Married: abt 1933, ETHEL/ETHYL HELEN (STIREWALT) ZORNES

No children

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Oct 24, 1956, Chico newspaper obituary:
LEO W. CHATFIELD
Funeral services were held yesterday morning in the Camptonville (Yuba County) Catholic Church for Leo W. Chatfield, 58, a former Chico resident. Burial was held today in the Golden Gate Cemetery in San Bruno.

Mr. Chatfield was born Oct. 23, 1897, in Ten Sleep, Wyo. He was a veteran of World War I, and had lived in Chico for two years after the war. He was a forest ranger at Camptonville, and had been a lumber company worker there until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel, of Camptonville; three brothers, Roy and Arden, of Chico, and Charles, of South San Francisco; and three sisters, Mrs. Verda Day, of Chico, Mrs. Ina Fouch, of Yuba City, and Mr. Noreen Haynee, of San Jose.
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Gravesite Details Buried Jul 25, 1956