Coleman Caldwell Hatfield [09448] Details

Coleman Caldwell Hatfield [A1693][A1932] b.1926 25 Sep - WV d.2008 14 Jan - ----- Parents ----- Coleman Anderson "Cole" Hatfield [A1687][A1926] Bertha Marie "Mossie" Caldwell [A1688][A1927] ----- Siblings ----- Elizabeth Aileen Hatfield [A1689][A1928] Christine A Hatfield [A1691][A1930] Elinor Hatfield [A1692][A1931] Coleman Caldwell Hatfield [A1693][A1932] Annabel Hatfield [A1694][A1933]
Appalachian and Logan Couny historian, the late Dr. Coleman C. Hatfield, grandson of Cap Hatfield, was raised on raucous and spine-tingling stories of Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield and the Hatfield and McCoy feud.   From the time he was three or four years old, he said he heard vivid stories about his famous great-grandpa, Devil Anse, wrestling black bears and successfully tracking whitetail deer..., panthers and `coons through the most primitive regions of mountain country by horseback.   "When a young 'un didn't want to go to bed he could ask the adults to tell him a story and he'd get to stay up a little longer," Coleman once told a West Virginia reporter. As he explained, the colorful and action-packed stories were never disappointing. ------------------------------------- Name: Coleman C Hatfield Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Logan Magisterial District, Logan, West Virginia, United States Gender: Male Age: 13 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Relationship to Head of Household: Son Birthplace: West Virginia Birth Year (Estimated): 1927 Last Place of Residence: Same House Household Role Gender Age Birthplace Colman A Hatfield Head M 51 West Virginia Mossie C Hatfield Wife F 54 West Virginia Elizabeth Aileen Hatfield Daughter F 31 West Virginia Coleman C Hatfield Son M 13 West Virginia Annabel Hatfield Daughter F 11 West Virginia Christine Lilly Daughter F 24 West Virginia Leslie E Lilly Son-in-law M 26 West Virginia Thomas E Lilly Grandson M 1 West Virginia Nellie B Caldwell Sister-in-law F 46 West Virginia District: 23-10A , Family Number: 17 , Sheet Number and Letter: 1B , Line Number: 63 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 4419 , Digital Folder Number: 005462146 , Image Number: 00230 Citing this Record "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 April 2015), Coleman C Hatfield in household of Colman A Hatfield, Logan Magisterial District, Logan, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 23-10A, sheet 1B, family 17, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4419 ------------------------------------------- Name: Coleman Caldwell Hatfield Event Type: Burial Event Date: 2008 Event Place: Athens, Mercer, West Virginia, United States of America Birth Date: 25 Sep 1926 Death Date: 14 Jan 2008 Affiliate Record Identifier: 23996130 Cemetery: Athens Cemetery Citing this Record "Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 April 2015), Coleman Caldwell Hatfield, 2008; Burial, Athens, Mercer, West Virginia, United States of America, Athens Cemetery; citing record ID 23996130, Find a Grave, ------------------------------------------- COLEMAN CALDWELL HATFIELD was born in Logan, WV on September 25, 1926, the son of the late Coleman Alderson and Bertha Moss Caldwell Hatfield. He passed away on January 14, 2008 at Charleston General Hospital after a short illness.   Coleman was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Arthelia Bird Hatfield and his second wife of four years, Virginia Hall Brand Hatfield. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Aileen Hatfield and Christine Hatfield Lilly.   Coleman Hatfield graduated from Logan High School, Concord University and Illinois College of Optometry. At Illinois College of Optometry he was a professor and chairman of the vision therapy and childrens clinic. He was the author of the vision therapy book The Joy of Optometry. Coleman was a member of several state and regional health committees. He was chairman of the Logan County Board of Health and the West Virginia State Board of Health. He served as councilman for the City of Logan in the early 60s and the in the late 70s. He served as president of the West Virginia Optometric Association. He was a member of the examination board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development which is the certifying body in vision development. Coleman was named West Virginia author of the year for his book The Tale of the Devil about his great grandfather Anderson Devil Anse Hatfield. Coleman was active in the First Christian Church of Logan and the Hometown Christian Church in Chicago. He was a high school Sunday school teacher and youth leader with his wife, Arthelia. He taught the Mens Bible class in his later years. He also served as an Elder and Trustee. He practiced optometry in Chicago and Logan with his daughter Dr. Arabel E. Hatfield and his son Dr. R. Mark Hatfield until his retirement.   Coleman is survived by two daughters, Dr. Arabel Hatfield of Logan and Nancy Simpson of Park Forest, Illinois, one son, Dr. R. Mark Hatfield (Monica) Hatfield of Charleston, one sister, Annabel (Claude) Goode of Pittsburgh, PA, three step-children, Ann Brand and Frank (Judy) Brand, Jr. of Prattville, Alabama and Michael (Sharon) Brand of Jacksonville, FL, five grandchildren, Meghan (Ed) Hatfield Yanacek of Baltimore, MD, Mary and Makenzie Hatfield of Charleston, Jared Simpson of DeKalb, Illinois, and Chad Simpson of Normal, Illinois, four step-grandchildren, Wesley (Kimberly) Brand of Birmingham, Alabama, Nicole Brand, Jason Roberts, and Heather (Rob) Roberts Fox of Jacksonville, Florida, four step-great-grandchildren, two adopted grandsons, Andres Vega of Ecuador and Bernardo Castellanos of Mexico, several special nieces and nephews, and Stephen Browning who was like a son to Coleman.   Funeral services will be held on January 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the First Christian Church in Logan with Dr. Charles M. Wood officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM at the Athens Cemetery in Athens, WV. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 from 6:00-9:00 at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan and one hour prior to services at the church.

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