John Rice Chaffin

17 July 1849–3 October 1929 (Age 80)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John Rice

When John Rice Chaffin was born on 17 July 1849, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Louis Rice Chaffin, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 34. He married Ellen Jane Murie on 16 June 1880, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880 and Lincoln, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 3 October 1929, in Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rice Chaffin
1849–1929
Ellen Jane Murie
1855–1943
Marriage: 16 June 1880
Mary Ellen Chaffin
1881–1883
John Leonard Chaffin
1883–1905
Melvin Hunter Chaffin
1886–1936
Sarah Chaffin
1889–1973
Ornealo Hunter Chaffin
1892–1978
Carlyle Chaffin
1894–1980
Clio Chaffin
1896–1896
Leona Chaffin
1899–1978

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1880St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860
    Age 11
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset and Somerset, of Norman origin): nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French chauf ‘bald(-headed)’ (from Latin calvus).History: All present-day English bearers of the name Chaffin are descended from John Chaffin (died 1658), a blacksmith of Bruton, Somerset.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Chaffey
    Chafin
    Chaffins

    Sources (50)

    • John R. Chaffin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John R. Chaffin in entry for Wesley Marion Prestwick and Sarah Chaffin Woffinden, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John R Chaffin in entry for John Leonard Chaffin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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