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Classification People
Object ID 2007-03-1223-13
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption John Edward Chalfant
Description John Edward Chalfant in Cloverdale in his later years.
John Chalfant was a native of Pennsylvania and came to California during the gold rush in 1850. Determining that he was not cut out to be a miner, he returned to San Francisco, where he had started out, and became a carpenter. One year later, he arrived in Mendocino to help build a sawmill. He was engaged in the lumber industry for nearly 25 years. Chalfant married Susan Hayes, sister of Martha Hayes Ford, another Mendocino pioneer family, and built a house next to the Ford's house on the Mendocino headlands. After his retirement, he moved to Cloverdale. Chalfant died in Cloverdale in 1905.
Date c.1900
Print size 10 cm x 11 cm
Credit line Kelley House Photographs
Subjects Men
People Chalfant, John Edward, 1825 - 1905