Francis Bell Chettleburgh was born in London, England on January 7, 1884. His mother was Rosa Chettleburgh. He moved to British Columbia in the early 1900s and worked as a mining engineer. Chettleburgh married Grace Helen Day, born December 6, 1885 in Norwich, England, on October 31st, 1913, at Christ Church in Vancouver, BC. Their first son, Desmond Francis Chettleburgh, was born on July 11, 1914, in Telkwa, BC. They had a second son, Terrence Robins Chettleburge born in 1915. Raymond John Chettleburgh was born June 28, 1917, but passed away shortly after on July 1, 1917. Circa 1920, Chettleburgh moved the family to Prince George to work as head of Rattenbury Lands Ltd.
Desmond passed away at the age of 23 on January 23, 1938. Grace Helen passed away at the age of 72 on February 7, 1958. Chettleburgh remarried to Edith Catherine Weir, born in Carlo, Ireland on May 6, 1889. Chettleburgh passed away in April 4th, 1963 in Victoria, BC. Edith Catherine passed away May 12, 1975 in Vancouver, BC.
Willard Tompson bought the papers of Francis Bell Chettleburgh at an estate sale. Since, these records are not related to Tompson or his work, they have been separated and arranged under their own fonds (see: PF9 for Willard Tompson fonds).
Scope and Content
Records were create and collected in the course of Chettleburgh’s work as a mining engineer. Records include reports and maps of mining claims.
No original order exists, and record are artificially arranged.
Willard D. Tompson fonds (PF9)
A family photo of the Chettleburghs exists in the Dirk Septer collection (C3).