Obit: Chatterson, Washington (1840 – 1905)

Contact: Michelle Melcher

Surnames: Chatterson, Fisher, Bryan, Pettis, Campbell

----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 11/2/1905

Chatterson, Washington (3 OCT 1840 – 27 OCT 1905)

Washington Chatterson was born in Philadelphia, PA., Oct. 3, 1840. When a mere boy he moved to New York City with his parents, where his father worked at his trade as wood carver and architect. In 1855 the family emigrated to Wisconsin, soon after the state was admitted to the Union, and were early settlers in Dane county, near Madison, where they had their share of pioneer life.

In 1860 they moved to Sparta, Wis., and settled on a farm where his father and mother both died. He married and remained on the old homestead until 1882, when he moved to Eau Claire county, where he died Oct. 27, 1905, aged 65 years, at the home of his son Fred.

He was the youngest of a family of five children, all of whom have gone before. His only brother enlisted in the Civil War and never returned, leaving him to perpetuate the family name.

He leaves a wife and seven grown up children to mourn his loss.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior in 1870 and has labored as God gave him ability since that time, for the upbuilding of the Master’s Kingdom.

He will be missed by a large circle of friends by whom he was known as a good citizen, a kind friend and a loving father.

When a young man, he fell from a hay mow and struck his side on a buggy wheel, which caused derangement of the liver, which has always troubled him since. It was development of this that caused his death.

The funeral was held Sunday at 2 pm at the home of Fred L. Chatterson. Rev. Fisher of Augusta and Rev. Bryan of Fairchild officiated. Music was furnished by Mrs. Alva Pettis, Mrs. Lewis Pettis, Mrs. Ed Pettis, and Mr. Chas. Campbell, Jr. The body was taken to the Augusta cemetery.



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