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2017 - 15 YEARS ON THE WEB!!
 
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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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!!

If you wish to have updates on everything new added to this site, go the my blog,
and sign up for the email updates which will be sent directly to your inbox.

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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 
"Chatsworth Illinois Memories" 
Thank You
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  Go Here to view all of the Photo Albums

 IMPORTANT
PICASA  HAS CHANGED TO GOOGLE PHOTOS
 ALL ALBUM AND PICTURE LINKS HAVE CHANGED AND I AM IN THE PROCESS OF ADDING THE NEW LINKS.
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
 PLEASE KEEP CHECKING  BACK FOR THE NEW LINKS
WILL BE COMPLETED SOON BUT I HAVE OVER 300 PAGES TO EDIT!!

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****AUGUST UPDATES****

IN MEMORY OF THOSE THAT PASSED 

AND THOSE THAT ENDURED THIS TRAGEDY


August 10-11. 2017
130th Anniversary of the Great Chatsworth Train Wreck

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NEW INFO



TRANSCRIBED FROM FAMILY SEARCH
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NEW PHOTOS

Peter Smith
Louis & Emma Baker Smith Family
In the Hornickel Family Album


FOUND NEWS TREASURES

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****JULY UPDATES****

Check out WGCY Radio's coverage of the celebration on Saturday here.

Be sure to check out the two albums from the Sesquicentennial uploaded last month. 

New Photos

2 new photos added the the Hornickel Family Album
4 Generation  added.
Community Club 1968 added

New Albums



New Additions



Found News Treasures

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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.
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Be sure to check the Links page for more Chatsworth connections.
   
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Counter started Sep.22,2005
 
 


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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
©2002-2017
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!!