m. 24 May 1930
||27 Oct 1909
||Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, USA
||18 Oct 1993
||Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, USA
||Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, USA
||24 May 1930 [1, 2]
||Chastain, Homer Melvin | F23927 Group Sheet
||Smith, Mary Lizzie | F23927 Group Sheet
- [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
- [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