Chatsworth Illinois Memories
This is a Genealogy and History site
It is said, "All good things must come to an end", but I say, "All great things should be remembered and archived !!"
Site Manager- Mary Runyon Hanshew 
This website is loaded with tons of information and I strongly suggest that you use the "Search this site" function at the top right corner if you are searching for info on someone in particular by putting the -SURNAME ONLY- in that box . Otherwise you will get too many unrelated results. There are over 250 pages on this site, not counting the photo albums. The search function will not find pictures that are in the photo albums, so be sure to check out the "Photos " page.  Otherwise, just browse the many pages and enjoy!!

For further research I suggest using "Family Search"
This is a free site with lots of info. There are old Chatsworth census , marriage records and death records from the past.


Chatsworth Streets and Homes

  Go Here to view all of the Photo Albums

This is one of the oldest photos of Chatsworth ever put on a post card.

To see a larger view click here.


The Chatsworth Sesquicentennial Coin is for sale. 
Every coin is numbered and there will be 5 drawings to win cash 
with the top prize of $1000. Two $500 and two $250.
The coins are $25 each and $5 extra for mailing.
The first drawing is this year during Chatsworth Patriots Day in September.
Make checks payable to the Sesquicentennial Committee
Sesquicentennial Committee
PO Box 151
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921



For anyone wanting to honor a family member or friend who served in the military, the banners are $200 each. Donations to the Citizens Advisory Board pays for the hardware to hang them. They have become great gifts for some families. Anyone wishing to purchase a banner may contact the Town Hall or Mayor Richard Runyon at 



 Pre-1950 Vintage USA Antiques And Tractor Museum

Open Every Saturday Thru August

10 am to 2 pm

Rt. 24 across from the Dollar General

For more information call-"Snooky"-815-848-3030 or "Red Eye"-815-848-3286

See photos of some of what you will see inside.

They will be adding more items in the coming year.


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Be sure to check the Links page for more Chatsworth connections.
This site started originally as one page on my family website in 2001 about the "Chatsworth Wreck", which has always been of interest to me,and a few pictures in my albums.
As I accumulated more and more information from books and online, it took so much storage space that I started
"Chatsworth Illinois Memories" as a site of it's own in 2002.

I hope you enjoy the site !!
Counter started Sep.22,2005

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Please sign my GUEST BOOK and leave me a note!
This site was established in 2002
Re-established here in 2009
These pages are maintained by
Mary Runyon-Hanshew
As of 2015 I was diagnosed with terminal cancer, so once the copyright ceases to change, you will know that I have left this world to be with all those who have gone before me. In the meantime, I will continue to add new information each month, as I have in the past, with hopes that you may find your ancestor here and learn a little more about them.
Everyday is a new beginning!!

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