Elva Chantrill (Preator) (1914 - 2014)

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Place of Burial: Basin, WY, USA
Birthplace: Cowley, WY, USA
Death: Died in Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
Cause of death: Refusal to take medicine
Occupation: Elementary School Teacher
Managed by: James Arlan Chantrill
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About Elva Chantrill (Preator)

Elva has written several autobiographies and diaries but only in ink. I have tried to copy them with mixed success. She was born in her grandparents house in Cowley. Her early life was spent on her parents farm 5 miles north of Burlington, Wyoming. Her summers were spent on Carter Mountain north of Cody, Wyoming until she was six. During third grade her parents took her to Salt Lake City where she attended Washington Elementary School. Her senior year was spent in Murray, Utah where she graduated from Murray High School. After school she sorted beans and served as cook of a mining camp among other jobs. Her first fiancee was a Dickson who lived across the street from her Uncle Elmer Eyre in Cowley. Later she went to the Spanish American Mission where she met Claytor Chantrill in Laredo, Texas. After her mission among other choices she went to Ricks College where she served as a maid for an elderly woman and married Claytor. Eventually she graduated from San Jose State College and became a schoolteacher. After another mission to South Dakota, she and Claytor moved back to Burlington where she did genealogy extracting. After Claytor's death she started to become senile so was moved by her brother Arlan to the Beehive House in Cody where she lived for several years. She recently lived in the Bonnie Bluejacket Care Center near Basin, Wyoming where she died on March 13, 2014. She is greatly missed by all who know her here, but is gladly welcomed by friends and family who preceded her in death.

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Elva Chantrill's Timeline

April 13, 1914
Cowley, WY, USA
August 1920
- May 1928
Age 6
Burlington, Wyoming, United States
September 1922
- May 1923
Age 8
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
September 1931
- June 1932
Age 17
Murray, Utah, United States
September 1939
- May 1941
Age 25
Rexburg, Idaho, United States
June 1940
- January 1941
Age 26
Basin, Wyoming, United States
April 7, 1941
Age 26
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Claytor and Elva Chantrill were married in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 7, 1941. All four parents and Mom's Grandmother Preator were in attendance