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 William Stoddard Chatfield

William Stoddard Chatfield

Middlefield, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Jan 1925 (aged 77)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot N1/220, Sec 7, Grave 7
Memorial ID 33848790 · View Source
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Military: Civil War, Union Army, Co. "F" of 156th Illinois Infantry

Occupation: Farmer, business owner (sold domestic appliances in Kankakee)

Died: at age 77; stomach cancer

Married (1): Jun 24, 1869, LAURA EMILY DOLE, Pilot Township, Kankakee Co., Illinois

Five children:
1. Frank Stoddard CHATFIELD
1872 - 1886
2. Bertha Laura CHATFIELD
1875 - 1934
3. William Nathan CHATFIELD
1879 - 1969
4. Royal Edward "Roy" CHATFIELD
1882 - 1950
5. Raymond Alfred CHATFIELD
1887 - 1902

Married (2): Mar 7, 1912, LOIS M. DOLE (a spinster), Kankakee Co., Illinois

No children

"At the age of 18, on February 28, 1865, William enlisted in the Army, to be mustered into Company "F" of the 156th Illinois infantry. His company was soon stationed in Memphis, where Edward (his brother) had been stationed earlier. By the middle of July, William had grown desperately ill, remaining in the hospital until discharged. William married Laura Emily Dole, the daughter of Abijah Dole and Sibyl Packard. Born in Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts, Laura had been living in La Salle, Illinois, 79 miles west of Kankakee. After living briefly in Littleton, William continued to hold property there while visiting from Kankakee. William and Laura had five children:
• Frank Stoddard Chatfield (1872 – 1886)
• Bertha Laura Chatfield (1875 – 1931)
• William Nathan Chatfield (1879 – 1969)
• Royal Edward "Roy" Chatfield (1882 – 1950)
• Raymond Alfred Chatfield (1887 – 1902)

Having purchased a small house in Littleton, Colorado, William had a place to stay while visiting family there, but his heart and home remained in Kankakee, where he farmed and served as a community leader and active participant in the G.A.R., until his death on January 26, 1925. Both he and his wife were buried in the family plot in Kankakee's Mound Grove Cemetery."
Source: THE CHATFIELD STORY, Terry & Margaret "Peg" (Chatfield) McCarty, Georgetown, Texas,

Gravesite Details Buried Feb 2, 1925




  • Created by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Added: 14 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33848790
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Stoddard Chatfield (28 Sep 1847–26 Jan 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33848790, citing Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .