Mary Adelia Chaffin

27 December 1843–14 February 1921 (Age 77)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Adelia

When Mary Adelia Chaffin was born on 27 December 1843, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Louis Rice Chaffin, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 28. She married Joseph Weiler on 26 October 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 14 February 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Weiler
Mary Adelia Chaffin
Marriage: 26 October 1861
Joseph Louis Weiler
Mary Amelia Weiler
Anna Maria Weiler
Sarah Elizabeth Weiler
Edith Laura Weiler
Jacob Malin Weiler
Gerda Belle Weiler
Lydia Adelia Weiler
Darwin Leo Weiler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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 (46)

    • Mary A Chaffin in household of L R Chaffin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Chaffin in entry for Charles S Morris and Lydia A Brazier, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Annie M in entry for Annie Maria Weiler, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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