Harlon Earl Chaffee

30 May 1912–18 January 2009 (Age 96)
Hewitt, Todd, Minnesota

The Life of Harlon Earl

When Harlon Earl Chaffee was born on 30 May 1912, his father, Orr Henry Chaffee, was 32 and his mother, Emma Rosetta Silbaugh, was 33. He married Betty Louise Hoover on 22 November 1943, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 18 January 2009, at the age of 96, and was buried in Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Harlon Earl Chaffee
Betty Louise Hoover
Marriage: 22 November 1943
Dennis W Chaffee
Dennis Chaffee

Spouse and Children

22 November 1943
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States



    Dennis Chaffee


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 29

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Harlon E Chaffee in household of James W Green, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harlon Green in household of James Green, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harlon Chaffee in entry for Mamie P Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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