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 Margaret Prudentia <I>Herrick</I> Chatfield

Margaret Prudentia Herrick Chatfield

Worthington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Oct 1887 (aged 69)
Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Burial Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 2, Lot 17, Grave 6
Memorial ID 8444164 · View Source
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2nd of 9 known children of DAVID HERRICK & ZIPPORAH AVERY

Died: at age 69

Married: Aug 19, 1841, NATHAN STODDARD CHATFIELD, Geauga Co., Ohio

Seven children:
1. Edward Livingston CHATFIELD
1842 - 1924
2. David Avery CHATFIELD
1845 - 1864
3. William Stoddard CHATFIELD
1847 - 1925
4. Isaac Newton CHATFIELD
1849 - 1926
5. James Herrick CHATFIELD
1851 - 1919
6. Charles Henry CHATFIELD
1855 - 1891
7. Mary Margaret CHATFIELD
1859 - 1925

"Nathan had met Margaret Prudentia Herrick in nearby Twinsburg, her family having recently arrived from Worthington, Massachusetts. Smitten by her charm—a mixture of intellect, compassion, resilience, and beauty—Nathan asked David Herrick, Margaret's father, for her hand in matrimony. The couple exchanged vows in Middlefield's Episcopal Church on August 19, 1841, and began their wedded life together on farmland gifted by Isaac. Nathan was 25 and Margaret, 23."
"[Obituary, 1887] Mrs. Margaret P. Chatfield was born May 19th, 1818 at Worthington, Mass. Hers was a christian home and the scenes of the family altar were familiar from the earliest years. Like so many others the family left the old New England hive in her childhood and located in what was then known as the "West." At the age of 18 years she was brought under deep religious convictions with which she wrestled for something like a year. At length in a state bordering on despair she yielded full submission to the terms of Divine Mercy and salvation and gave her heart to God. From that time her christian life was ever steadfast and onward. In August 1841 she was married to Nathan G. Chatfield who died about two years since. In her husband, Mrs. Chatfield found a reliable and earnest follower of Christ with whom she could fully sympathize and together they reared a family of seven children, six of whom survive them. For the improvement of her health, the family moved to Colorado and located on a farm a few miles from Littleton. Here they made many friends by their kindness of heart and their exemplary walk and life. And here, after a long illness attended with much suffering, Mrs. Margaret P. Chatfield departed this life Oct. 10th, 1887, in the 70th year of her age. At her funeral her pastor, Rev Dr. Bliss preached from the text "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." The selection of such a text was fully justified by her long and faithful christian life. Those who were best acquainted with Mrs. Chatfield observed many marked qualities of christian character. She was a devoted wife, a faithful mother, and an earnest christian. We need say no more for "of such are the kingdom of heaven." It is such who train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. When they are gone, as in this instance, their children rise up and call them blessed. Her last words were "farewell all of you, I am going home to my rest." (Unidentified newspaper clipping in James Herrick Chatfield family Bible)"
Source: THE CHATFIELD STORY, Terry & Margaret "Peg" (Chatfield) McCarty, Georgetown, Texas,


Aged 69 ys, 4 ms. 21 ds.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8444164
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Prudentia Herrick Chatfield (19 May 1818–10 Oct 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8444164, citing Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .