Henry Albert Chaffin

19 April 1839–22 November 1901 (Age 62)
La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Albert

When Henry Albert Chaffin was born on 19 April 1839, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Louis Rice Chaffin, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Maria Cossett, was 23. He married Harriet Katz about 1860. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 22 November 1901, in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Circleville Cemetery, Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Albert Chaffin
Leatha Jane Crow
Marriage: 17 January 1869
Mary Adelia Chaffin
Louis Henry Chaffin
John Walter Chaffin
William Oscar Chaffin
Leatha Elizabeth Chaffin
Minerva Ann Chaffin
Henry Lafayette Chaffin
Lilly May Chaffin
Florence Ellen Chaffin
Myrtle Chaffin
Edwin Rice Chaffin
Lamond Chaffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1869Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    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 9
    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 21
    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 (92)

    • Henry A Chaffin in household of L R Chaffin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Henry Albert Chaffin in entry for Leatha Jane Chaffin, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Henry Chaffin, "United States Census, 1880"

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