John Benz Chafin

1 January 1879–12 November 1960 (Age 81)
Nashville, Washington Township, Brown, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Benz

When John Benz Chafin was born on 1 January 1879, in Nashville, Washington Township, Brown, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Chafin, was 29 and his mother, Mary Catherine Woods, was 18. He married Katherine Wise on 15 September 1901, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 18, Fresno, California, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 15, Kern, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 November 1960, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Benz Chafin
1879–1960
Katherine Wise
1881–1963
Marriage: 15 September 1901
Leslie Dale Chafin
1903–1985
Paul Isaac Chafin
1904–1957
Mabel Edith Chafin
1906–1987
Clinton Vernal Chafin
1907–1953
Earl Chafin
1911–1982
Gaynell M Chafin
1912–1958
John Edwin Chafin
1916–1990
Fairy Chafin
1918–1999

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 September 1901
Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 12

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chaffin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Chafin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John B Chafin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John B Chafin, "United States Census, 1920"

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