Sophronia Eleanor Chaffee

Brief Life History of Sophronia Eleanor

When Sophronia Eleanor Chaffee was born on 17 March 1858, in Turkey Creek, Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, her father, Charles Henry Chaffee, was 19 and her mother, Amanda Conklin, was 19. She married Robert Millman DeFord on 17 March 1878, in Livingston, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Green Township, Livingston, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Olympia Election Precinct 22, Thurston, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 14 November 1951, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States.

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Robert Millman DeFord
Sophronia Eleanor Chaffee
Marriage: 17 March 1878
Floyd Edward DeFord
Claud Allman DeFord
Herbert Harrison DeFord
Louise Naomi DeFord
Minnie H DeFord
Robert Ray DeFord
Emmerson Farrol DeFord
Eva Amanda DeFord

Sources (31)

  • S E Diford in household of R M Diford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sophrona E. Chaffee, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Sophronia Eleanor Chaffee DeFord, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

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

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

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