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1908 Paul arrived in New York on October 17, 1908, sailing on the ship La Savoie from Le Havre on October 10, 1908, on the same ship with Elihu, Emma, and Milca L'Eplattenier. [Ellis Island Passenger Records and ship manifest]
When he first came to Alton, Paul was a baker and worked at the Stratford Hotel. Later, at Easter time, he baked a wonderful cake with twelve egg yokes called sunshine cake. [Note from conversation with Irma Chevalley Niedernhofer, August 2005]
1917 WWI Draft Registration 5 June: Paul L. Chevalley, 2519 Sanford Ave, Alton, Illinois, age 26, born 7 Apr 1891 Yverdon, Vaud, Switzerland, citizenship declared intention, occupation clerk employed by E. L'Eplattenier, tall, medium build, brown eyes, black hair, has wife and 2 children ages 3 and 6 solely dependent on him for support, claims exemption on grounds of dependence.
1965 Obituary from the Alton, Illinois newspaper:
Paul L. Chevalley, 74, retired Alton businessman died Thursday [8 July] at 11 p.m. at Manchester, Conn., where he and his wife had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. Harry Niedernhofer, en route home from a two months visit in Europe. They arrived in the United States the middle of June. Mr. Chevalley suffered a paralytic stroke two weeks ago and had been hospitalized at Manchester Memorial Hospital. A son, Robert of Alton, flew to Connecticut after his father was stricken ill, and later returned to Alton.
A native of Switzerland, Mr. Chevalley was born April 7, 1891, at Yverdon. He came to Alton in 1908 and during his early life was associated with Elihu L'Eplattenier in the produce business. He had been in various enterprises in Alton and at one time operated a grocery store on Central Avenue. Later he became a part in the Chevalley-Dixon Distributing Co, from which he retired in 1959.
Mr. Chevalley had made several trips to Europe where a sister and brother lived. He was married in Alton in 1912 to the former Milca L'Eplattenier, who survives. They observed their golden anniversary in 1962. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Chevalley lived at 824 McKinley Boulevard. Four years ago they moved to an apartment at 218 E. Sixth St. Mr. Chevalley was a member of First Congregational Church, Alton, and belonged to the Elks Lodge.
Surviving beside his widow and son, Robert, and daughter Mrs. Niedernhofer, are a son Louis, Akron, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Amicy Fontaine, Auxerre, France; a brother, Maurice, Switzerland, and six grandchildren. A brother, Armand, preceded him in death.
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