Family: Chastain, Henry Neal / Crofoot, Eva Ruth (F23926)

m. 24 May 1930


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  • Chastain, Henry NealFather | Male
    Chastain, Henry Neal

    Born  27 Oct 1909  Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Oct 1993  Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  24 May 1930  [1, 2]   
    Father  Chastain, Homer Melvin | F23927 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Smith, Mary Lizzie | F23927 Group Sheet 

    Crofoot, Eva RuthMother | Female
    Crofoot, Eva Ruth

    Born  27 Apr 1911  Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Apr 1982   
    Buried    Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Crofoot, Eli Gideon | F23925 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Boyce, Eva Mary | F23925 Group Sheet 

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2322] Kansas, Wills and Probate Records, 1803-1987, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 9 May 2020.
      Name: Eli G Crofoot
      Probate Date: 14 Oct 1929
      Probate Place: Chase, Kansas, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1929
      Inferred Death Place: Kansas, USA
      Case Number: 221
      Item Description: Probate Court Case Files, 216-254

      The estate filing is on the behalf of Eva Ruth Crofoot, age 18, a minor heir, by her uncle, J.F. Crofoot. He was granted guardianship. Ray and E.C. Crofoot each put up $6,000 as bond.

      The papers indicate that J.F. Crofoot discharged is duties on 5 Jun 1930 and paid the balance of the estate to Eva Ruth Crofoot Chastain.


      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 9 May 2020.
      The Manhattan Mercury (Manhattan, Kansas), 19 Oct 1993, Page 2

      Henry Neal Chastain

      Henry Neal Chastain, 83, Manhattan, died Monday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community.

      Mr. Chastain was born Oct. 27, 1909 in Chanute. He attended Baker University. In the 1930s, he began a 38 year career with the Santa Fe Railway.

      He married Ruth Crofoot, May 24. 1930. She died April 20, 1982. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

      Survivors include a brother, E.M. "Buck" Chastain, Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Mary Lee Johnson, Chanute; two sons, Neal Chastain and Mel Chastain, both of Manhattan; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

      Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan with graveside services at the Elmwood-Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute at 2 p.m. Thursday. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

      The family requests contributions in care of the funeral home to the Henry Chastain Kappa Sigma Scholarship Fund at Baker University.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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