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Edward Livingston Chatfield

Middlefield, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 Dec 1924 (aged 82)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 1, Lot 24, Grave 3
Memorial ID 8447053 · View Source
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Military: Civil War, Union Army, 113th Illinois Volunteer Army, Co. B, Private; prisoner of war at Andersville

Occupation: Farmer, rancher, horse breeder

Politics: Board of Directors Littleton Cemetery, Commadant of GAR in Littleton

Married: Feb 8, 1877, ANNA E. BATES, Hartford, Trumbull Co., Ohio

One child:
1. Edaline Anesta CHATFIELD
1883 - 1964

Edward was born on August 4, 1842, a time when John Tyler Jr. was President. Tyler was a Southern sectionalist who ascended to the Presidency after William Henry Harrison died on April 4, 1841. Tyler's emphasis on states' rights helped kindle the flames that eventually exploded in the Civil War. Edward grew up to be one of the soldiers who would fight, a young man of virtue and good conscience whose life fulfilled the wishes outlined in his encomium, one "…crowned with length of days." After three of his younger brothers had married and twelve years after the war, Edward married Anna E. Bates in Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio, on February 8, 1877. (Their union followed the marriage of Brother Newton and Lizzie by one week.) Shortly after their marriage, the newlyweds relocated to Littleton, Colorado. Six years later, on July 27, 1883, Edward and Anna welcomed their first and only baby, Edaline Anesta Chatfield. Edaline eventually married Bernard "Bernie" Landon Rhea, the son of the elected Jefferson County tax assessor, K. Shelby Rhea. The couple had no children. Because of this, upon her May 7, 1964, death, Edaline passed on her father's Civil War letters and artifacts to her cousin—Margaret Chatfield McCarty, the co-author of The Chatfield Story—The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Private Edward L. Chatfield of the 113th Illinois Volunteer.
Note: Edward died in Long Beach, California, on December 3, 1924, and his body was returned to Littleton for burial in the family plot.
Source: THE CHATFIELD STORY, Terry & Margaret "Peg" (Chatfield) McCarty, Georgetown, Texas,
Dec 11, 1924, Jefferson County Republican:
Former Resident Dies — Edward L. Chatfield, former resident of this county and active in Republican circles, died at the home of his daughter at Long Beach, Calif., last Thursday. The body was taken to the home of K.S. Rhea at Littleton, where the funeral was held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Chatfield, who was one of the old veterans of '61, made his home in the southern end of the county for many years. He was a prosperous farmer and an ardent Republican. He was well known all over the county and his many friends will regret the news of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Rhea, at whose home Mr. Chatfield died, accompanied the body to Littleton.
Source: THE CHATFIELD STORY, Terry & Margaret "Peg" (Chatfield) McCarty, Georgetown, Texas,

Gravesite Details Died: at age 82, at the home of his daughter in Long Beach




  • Maintained by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
  • Originally Created by: Digginrellies
  • Added: 27 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8447053
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Livingston Chatfield (4 Aug 1842–3 Dec 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8447053, citing Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Clemens Sevenau (contributor 47082189) .