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Mt. Avon Cemetery, Rochester, MI - look-up
Posted by: Bill Powers (ID *****4873) Date: July 17, 2006 at 11:20:26
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Is there a kind soul out there who could tell me if there is an Alonzo Chatfield, died between 1870 and 1880, buried in the Mount Avon Cemetery in Rochester, MI? Iím looking for any information that his gravestone might give, assuming that he has one and assuming that he is buried in Mt. Avon. Would also like any data available on his wife Mary if she is buried there and has a marked grave.
I believe that this might be the same Alonzo Chatfield that abandoned his wife and children in 1855 in Vermont, but canít prove it Ė yet!!!
All the information I have on this Alonzo, can be found below.

Thanks for any help.

Bill Powers

Alonzo Chatfield was born about 1814 in Vermont. In 1860, he was a 46 year old laborer married to 22 year old Mary ______ who was born in New Jersey in March 1837. They were living in Troy Township, post office address of Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan. In 1870, Alonzo was a 40 [sic] year old laborer living in the town of Avon, but still had a post office address of Rochester, Michigan. He and wife Mary, now 30 [sic], were sharing a duplex with 56 year old Eleanor Fellows from New York. Also residing with Alonzo and Mary were their three children. Sometime before 1880, Alonzo died. In 1880, his widow, Mary, now 43, was still living in Rochester, Michigan with her three children. The family was still together living in Rochester Village in Avon Township in 1900. At this time, Mary, a 63 year old widow, owned her own home. Children:

i.       Benjamin, b. May 1863 in MI. At home in 1870 & 1880. Working in a paper mill in 1880. A papermaker living at home in 1900. The 1900 census says he was born in New Jersey. In 1910, Ben was still single. He was a 45 year old paper mill worker boarding in house rented by Jack
Williams and family at 22607 Jefferson Avenue, W. in Ward 18, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

ii.       William, b. Mar 1866 in MI. At home in 1870 & 1880. Working in a paper mill in 1880. A papermaker living at home in 1900. Around 1901, William married Addie ______ who was born in New York about 1869. She had been previously married and had two teenage daughters. In 1910, they were all living in a rented house on Petoskey Avenue in Charlevoix City, Charlevoix County Michigan where William worked as a laborer in a mill. By 1920, William, now 53, had relocated back to Rochester Village, Avon Township, Oakland County, Michigan. He had apparently remarried to Hattie ______ who was born in New York about 1887. They lived on Walnut Street in Rochester.

iii.       Rosa, b. Dec 1869 in MI. At home in 1870, 1880, and 1900.

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