Beatrice V. Chattaway (1905-1953)

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Beatrice V. Chattaway
Hitchings, Beatrice and Charles hs.jpg
Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 1905 of Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 12 Nov 1953 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Percival Joseph Chattaway
Mother: Violet M. Murray
Siblings: Thurland P. Chattaway
Beatrice V. Chattaway
Doris Louise Chattaway
Arthur Merton Chattaway
Spouse: Charles Jackson Hitchings
Married: 15 Aug 1924 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Charles Jackson Hitchings, Jr.
Arthur John Hitchings
Reva Elizabeth Hitchings
Margaret Ellen Hitchings
Gerald Eland Hitchings
Constance Jean Hitchings
Christine Tinitte Hitchings


Petoskey Evening News and Northern Michigan Review, Thursday, November 12, 1953, page 4:

Mrs. Hitchings
Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Charles Hitchings, of 519 State-st, died unexpectedly shortly before noon Thursday at her home after a heart attack.

The body was taken to the Stone Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were to be made later today.

Mrs. Hitchings was the former Beatrice Chattaway, life-long resident of Petoskey.

Petoskey Evening News and Northern Michigan Review, Friday, November 13, 1953, page 4:

Mrs. Hitchings
Rites Saturday

Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Charles Hitchings, Sr., who died yesterday at her home, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Harold Jayne in charge at Stone's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

She was born here, June 5, 1905, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Chattaway, and was married to Charles Hitchings on August 15, 1924 in Petoskey. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Women's Society for Christian Service.

Mrs. Hitchings was a former associate in her father's grocery business, then she and her husband opened their own market in 1937 which they operated for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband, and children Charles Jr., of Petoskey; Arthur of Grand Rapids; Margaret of Mishawaka, Ind.; and Reva, of Petoskey, Gerald, Grand Rapids, and Constance and Christine at home; a sister Doris Chattaway; two brothers, Arthur Chattaway of Petoskey and Thurland, of Utica and six grandchildren.


  • Marriage: Emmet County Michigan Marriages
  1. 74
Groom: Charles Hitchings
Age: 24, white
Residence: Petoskey
Birth Place: Michigan
Occupation: Policeman
Father: James J. Hitchings
Mother: Augusta Melching
Date: 15 August 1924 at Petoskey
By: Rev. W. J. Dobson, Rector, Emmanuel Episc. Church
Bride: Beatrice Chattaway
Age: 19, white
Residence: Petoskey
Birth Place: Michigan
Occupation: Clerk
Father: Percy Chattaway
Mother: Violet Murry
Witnesses: Fred and Beulah Sifert of Petoskey
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
HITCHINGS, Charles & CHATTAWAY, Beatrice
Date: 8/15/1924
Liber: 4
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
HITCHINGS, Beatrice V.
Date of Death: 11/12/1953
Liber: 5
Folio: 494
Place of Death: Petoskey, Michigan
Hitchings, Beatrice V. (Chattaway)
Age: 48
Died: 11/12/1953
Burial: 11/14/1953
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Stone Funeral Home at Petoskey
Lot: H -163-4