Lon Chaney

Leonidas Frank Chaney (1883 - 1930)

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Leonidas Frank (Lon) Chaney
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.map
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Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Los Angeles, California, U.S.map
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1900 US Federal Census Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado

In 1900, Frank Chaney, a 48 year old barber b. April 1852 Ohio, lived in a place he owned with his wife Emma, 46 b. October 1854 Kansas, and three children b. Colorado: Carrie Chaney, 10 b. December 1879; Leonard, 17, a painter b. April 1883; and George, 7 b. June 1893. Pauline Roberts, a 22 year old cousin, a printer b. Colorado, was living with the family. Frank and Emma have been married for 23 years, and Emma has had 4 children, 3 of whom are living.[1][2]

Draft Registration

When he registered for the World War 1 Draft, Lon Frank Chaney said he address was 1605-1/2 N. Edgarmont in Hollywood, California. He was 33 years old, born on April 1, 1883. He said he was an actor and his nearest relative was Hazel Geneveyve Chaney of the same address.[3]

Death and Burial

Lon F. Chaney died in Los Angeles, California, on August 26, 1930, at the age of 47.[4] He is buried in an unmarked grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA: Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Meditation, C-6407.[5]


  1. 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Year: 1900; Census Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado; Roll: 124; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240124
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQMC-HXV : accessed 11 February 2018), Leonard Chaney in household of Frank Chaney, Canyon, Brookside, Chandler Precincts South Canyon city Ward 1-2, El Paso, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 27, sheet 16A, family 350, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,124.
  3. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm. Registration State: California; Registration County: Los Angeles; Roll: 1530902; Draft Board: 14
  4. California, Death Index, 1905-1939 [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records-Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.
  5. Find A Grave Memorial# 189; Maintained by: Find A Grave; Record added: Jan 01, 2001

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Lon by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lon:

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