Darwin Epaphroditus Chaffin

6 May 1842–4 November 1910 (Age 68)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Darwin Epaphroditus

When Darwin Epaphroditus Chaffin was born on 6 May 1842, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Louis Rice Chaffin, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 26. He married Victoria Elizabeth Wilson on 23 October 1861, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 4 November 1910, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Darwin Epaphroditus Chaffin
Victoria Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage: 23 October 1861
Rosella Chaffin
George Riley Chaffin
Romina Elizabeth Chaffin
Lewis Rice Chaffin
Lottie Chaffin
Darwin Edward Chaffin
Maryetta Chaffin
Joseph Frederick Chaffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1861Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (47)

    • Darwin E Chaffin in entry for Joseph Fredrick Chaffin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Damien E Chaffin in household of L R Chaffin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Darwin E. Chaffin in entry for Lottie C. James, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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