George Edwin Chaffin

3 September 1845–18 April 1899 (Age 53)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Edwin

When George Edwin Chaffin was born on 3 September 1845, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Louis Rice Chaffin, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 30. He married Mary Jane Wade on 25 August 1872, in Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1850 and Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 18 April 1899, in Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Teasdale, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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George Edwin Chaffin
Mary Jane Wade
Marriage: 25 August 1872
Louis Moses Chaffin
Mary Maria Chaffin
George Henry Chaffin
Elinor Jane Chaffin
Arthur Lafayette Chaffin
Edith May Chaffin
Lula Chaffin
Charles Wade Chaffin
William Peele Chaffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1872Beaver, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 3
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    Age 15
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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 (29)

    • George Chaffin, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Geo Chaffin in entry for Robert E Lynch and Eleanor Sheppard, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • George Chaffin in entry for William Peal Chaffin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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