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  • Born 16 February 1925 - Epworth, Dubuque Co., Iowa, USA
  • Deceased 1 January 2018 - Belleville, St Clair Co., Illinois, USA, aged 92 years old
  • Buried 3 May 2018 - Arlington National Cmtry., Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia, USA
  • 33 year veteran USAF and Army Reserve


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Individual Note

Name Prefix: Col.
Iowa, County Births
Name: William Elvon Chatfield
Event Date: 16 Feb 1925
Event Place: Epworth, Dubuque, Iowa
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Donald Chatfield
Mother's Name: Eileen Daly
GS Film number: 1631566
Digital Folder Number: 004266278
Image Number: 00146
Birthplace of William Eldon Chatfield:
EPWORTH, IOWA: Located in the northeast corner of Taylor Township, the town was named after the birthplace of John Wesley, in England. Epworth was founded after Otis Briggs, Zephaniah Kidder, and Hezekiah Young gave up about 40 acres of their land for a town in 1855. On March 1, 1880, Epworth was incorporated during a period of rapid economic development. A Methodist seminary was built in 1857 by the residents; today it is known as Divine Word College. Epworth was known as "Little Jerusalem" or "Holy City" due to the residents' stand against liquor; 1933 saw the first purchase of alcohol in a local tavern. Epworth is home for an early childhood center and one of two high schools in the Western Dubuque County School District.
A funeral procession will leave from Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL at 9:30 am on Monday, January 8, 2018 for a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Belleville, IL. Interment will take place at a later date.
Find A Grave Memorial# 186299715

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment:
Name: William E Chatfield
Birth Year: 1925
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Iowa
State: Iowa
County or City: Dubuque
Enlistment Date: 29 Sep 1943
Enlistment State: Washington
Enlistment City: Spokane
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 1 year of college
Civil Occupation: Student Codes 0x, 2x, 4x and 6x as pertain to students will be converted, for machine records purposes, to the code number 992.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Family Note

Marriage with Shirley Mae Harriet Oswald:
His 1st mg.
1 _MEND Death of one spouse

Marriage with Edna Irene Davis:
His and her 2nd mg.

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Enos Beecher Beecher Chatfield 1828-1893   Mary Elizabeth Lib Seymour 1831-1898   John S Riddle   Catherine M Katy Hahn        


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Frederick Seymour Fred Chatfield 1853-1925   Frances Elizabeth Fannie Riddle 1872-1920   John Francis Daly 1873-1956   Anna Regina Regina Duggan 1874-1914


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Donald Lester Francis Ted Chatfield 1896-1957   Eileen Margaret Sally Daly 1905-1983

William Eldon Chatfield 1925-2018

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