Chester Frederick Sartwell worked as a farmer in Michigan most of his life. In his later years he removed to the outskirts of Washington, DC, living in Tacoma Park, Maryland near his eldest son, James. In Tacoma Park, Chester worked as a butcher. He had divorced from his wife Alta about 1949. He remarried to Marie (?) in Maryland. Marie died about 1985 and Chester died 28 Dec 1984 at Tacoma Park. His body was flown back to Howell, Michigan, and buried in the Lake View Cemetery.
01.) Birth found in vital records of Livingston Co., MI.
02.) Marriage found in vital records of Livingston Co., MI, book 5, page 65, married by Rev. L. S. Brooke.
03.) The 1930 Federal Census of Unadilla Township, Livingston County, Michigan, page 263b, line 71:
Chester F. Sartwell, age 26, b. MI, farmer
Alta A., wife, age 21, b. MI
James F., son, age 1 3/12, b. MI
Mildred E. Reed, sister in-law, age 13, b. MI
Physical description: About 5'8", 180 lbs, dark brown hair that turned gray at a young age. Wore glasses most of his life.
Personality and Interest: Quiet and very kind hearted person. He never had anything bad to say about anybody. He loved animals and a country life style. His biggest pleasure was listening to baseball games.