Biography of Thomas I. Chatfield
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





THOMAS IVES CHATFIELD was born in Great Barrington, Mass., September 16, 1818, and when old enough was apprenticed to and learned the, baker's trade. In March 1839, he came to Owego and was employed as journeyman baker for a time but soon succeeded to the business formerly carried on by Mr. Worthington. He afterwards engaged in the grocery business, and was one of the leading mere hants of the village during the long period of his successful career. Mr. Chatfield died in Owego May 2, 1884. In politics he was an ardent republican and held a high position in the councils of the party in the county. In 1858 he was elected to the Assembly, and was a candidate for the state treasurership in 1869. He was village trustee four years and village supervisor three years. He represented this district in the state senate. He was connected with the county agricultural society for many years, and was its, treasurer. Above all these considerations was the general esteem in which he was held by his fellow men, and his death was regarded as a public loss to Owego. Mr. Chatfield was twice married. His first wife was Mary Bundy, with whom he married November 9, 1841, and by whom he had one child, who died at the age of seven years. His second wife was Lucy B. Goodrich, with whom he was married June 22, 1858. Of their two children, only one is living, Thomas Ives Chatfield, Jr. He was educated in the high school of Owego, Yale University and Columbia Law school, and is now practising law in New York city.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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