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Chatsworth Illinois Memories
 
 
  
 
 
This is a Genealogy and History site
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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 

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To navigate this site use the links at the top of this page or those listed below.
At the bottom of those main pages you will also find links to the sub-pages.


 LINKS TO OTHER IMPORTANT PAGES
  


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****JANUARY UPDATES****

GREAT NEWS !!!

THE CHATSWORTH PLAINDEALER CAN NOW BE READ ONLINE
GO TO THE BALTZ LIBRARY WEBSITE


NEW OBITS




 

Articles from the Urbana Daily Courier from the early 1900's.
Thomas Taylor weds Virgina Bell-1935
Story of the Hagaman sisters Wreck-1914
Story on "Jack" Moore, murderer's escape-1903
Mrs. Zimmerman (Chatsworth Wreck survivor) visits son in Champaign-1913
Tornado deaths in Campus-1912
Story on Citizen's Bank robbery-1910
Chatsworth Wreck survivor dies-Sarah Graves-1924
Click on file at the bottom of that page to read.


CHATSWORTH IN THE NEWS


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Do those DNA tests really work?

Published Dec. 1, 2017
DNA tests you can take with do-it-yourself kits sent right to your home are more popular than ever, but how well do they really work? TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen looks into it – with the help of identical triplet sisters!

Watch this.





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NEW PHOTOS





Christmas Postal Stamp from 1960


NEW OBITS








NEW ITEMS

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NEW BIOGRAPHIES




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I thought this was important to share! It's from the ISGS newsletter:

Free headstones for U.S. veterans The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides free headstones for any deceased U.S. veteran "in any cemetery across the globe." If a veteran already has a special veteran headstone and it is now badly deteriorated, illegible, stolen or vandalized, a new one can be placed. If a veteran's body was never recovered, ashes scattered or buried at sea, a special headstone "in memory of" can be placed in a recognized cemetery. Read more details at http//tinyurl.com/y9kw476p. Information can also be found on the government website at http://tinyurl.com/yblspbta (which includes a link to the form needed to request a headstone or marker.)

This is a project recently completed by the Prairie Central Geography Class
Great Job!!





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There are still Sesquicentennial History Books, Cookbooks, T-Shirts, Coins & Crocks for sale.

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Chatsworth proclaimed "Bluebird Capital of Illinois"

Posted by Paul Ritter on Facebook
Mayor Richard Runyon at far left, attends ceremony at Springfield.
Click on photo to view larger photo


Be sure to check the Links page for more Chatsworth connections.
   
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This site was established in 2002
Re-established here in 2009 
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY !
These pages are maintained by
Mary Runyon Hanshew
©2002-2018

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!!

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This website represents 15 years and more of research by me. I would appreciate that if you use the information I have provided here that you at least recognize my efforts by stating where it came from 
Thank You

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!!