Ezra James Chaffee

16 November 1836–15 April 1920 (Age 83)
Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Ezra James

When Ezra James Chaffee was born on 16 November 1836, in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Luther Chaffee, was 24 and his mother, Ursula Selenda Janes, was 19. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Marcella Yaw Whitney. He died on 15 April 1920, in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Ezra James Chaffee
Marcella Yaw Whitney
Emma Jane Chaffee
Carl Ezra Chaffee

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    Emma Jane Chaffee



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World Events (7)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 28

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus). Compare Cave .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ezra I Chafee in household of Samuel S Chafee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezra J Chapfre, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ezra Chaffee in household of Samuel Chaffee, "United States Census, 1860"

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