George Riley Chaffin

Male30 October 1864–29 September 1944

Brief Life History of George Riley

When George Riley Chaffin was born on 30 October 1864, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Darwin Epaphroditus Chaffin, was 22 and his mother, Victoria Elizabeth Wilson, was 19. He married Rose Mary Walker about 1884, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 29 September 1944, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Riley Chaffin
Rose Mary Walker
Marriage: about 1884
Dr George Lawrence Chaffin
Jennifer Modena Chaffin
William Darwin Chaffin
Anne Louise Chaffin
Russell Walker Chaffin
Lucille Chaffin

Sources (52)

  • G R Chaffin in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Geo Riley Chaffin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • G R Chaffin in entry for Augustus W Bartlett and Lucille Chaffin, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1884Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 5

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.


    Age 22

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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