Winter Shots (William Chatfield Collection) - From HPL Local History & Archives

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William Albert Chatfield was born in April of 1904 to William A. and Adeline Kate (Taylor) Chatfield. The family first appears in the Hamilton City Directory in 1917 living at 9 Ellis Street. In 1919 William was a shoemaker at the S.C. Hunt store and shortly after this Adeline begins being listed as a widow. In 1922 the son, William, is listed as working as a press operator for American Can and he and the family live at 14 Keith Street. The other member of the family was a younger sister, Florence A. Chatfield born July 1907. By 1934 William is listed as a winder at the Hamilton Cotton Company and he and his mother live at 10 Picton Street East. They live there until Adeline Chatfield's death in 1953 and William lives there alone until his death in 1957. The photographs in this collection were taken by William Chatfield and he signed the back of each image which is printed on commercial postcard stock. Quite often he also dated and identified the image. (Images © Hamilton Public Library )

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