|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Caption||John Edward Chalfant|
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.
|Print size||10 cm x 11 cm|
|Credit line||Kelley House Photographs|
Chalfant, John Edward, 1825 - 1905