Carlyle Chaffin

26 May 1894–13 February 1980 (Age 85)
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Carlyle

When Carlyle Chaffin was born on 26 May 1894, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, John Rice Chaffin, was 44 and his mother, Ellen Jane Murie, was 38. He married Erma Olivia Waldram on 26 May 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Lincoln Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 13 February 1980, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Carlyle? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Carlyle Chaffin
Erma Olivia Waldram
Marriage: 26 May 1917
Maxine Chaffin
Gayle Carlyle Chaffin
Clarice Chaffin
Faye Maurine Chaffin
Larry Melvin Chaffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 May 1917Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1899 · Hague Peace Convention
    Age 5
    The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
    Age 23
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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


    Sources (62)

    • Carlyle Chaffin in household of John R. Chaffin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Carlyle Chaffin in entry for John William Duckworth and Maxine Chaffin, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Carlyle Chaffin in entry for Gayle Carlyle Chaffin, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.