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Elva Chantrill (Preator)

Birthplace: Cowley, WY, United States
Death: March 13, 2014 (99)
Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States (Refusal to take medicine)
Place of Burial: Burlington, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Eugene Preator and Gladys Elva Preator
Wife of Claytor Earl Chantrill
Mother of James Arlan Chantrill; Earl Preator Chantrill and Eugene Preston Chantrill
Sister of Lazell Eyre Preator; Eugene Eyre Preator; Julia Michaels; Stanley Eyre Preator; Private User and 1 other

Occupation: Elementary School Teacher
Managed by: James Arlan Chantrill
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About Elva Chantrill

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, United States
August 1920
- May 1928
Age 6
Burlington Elementary School, Burlington, Wyoming, United States
September 1922
- May 1923
Age 8
Washington Elementary School, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
September 1931
- June 1932
Age 17
Murray High School, Murray, Utah, United States
September 1939
- May 1941
Age 25
Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, United States
June 1940
- January 1941
Age 26
Basin, Wyoming, United States
January 31, 1946
Salt Lake City, UT, United States