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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John Rice Chaffin
Ellen Jane Murie
Marriage: 16 June 1880
Mary Ellen Chaffin
John Leonard Chaffin
Melvin Hunter Chaffin
Sarah Chaffin
Ornealo Hunter Chaffin
Carlyle Chaffin
Clio Chaffin
Leona Chaffin

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  • Marriage
    16 June 1880St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    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.

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    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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