Laura Elizabeth Chaffin

13 December 1850–22 January 1938 (Age 87)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Elizabeth

When Laura Elizabeth Chaffin was born on 13 December 1850, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, Louis Rice Chaffin, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 35. She married Rufus Chester Allen on 5 May 1886, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 22 January 1938, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Chester Allen
Laura Elizabeth Chaffin
Marriage: 5 May 1886

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1886St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 11
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 25
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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 (13)

    • Laura E Chaffin in household of Luis R Chaffin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Laura Elizabeth Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Luna Choffin in household of L R Choffin, "United States Census, 1860"

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