Rushia Elizabeth Fields

11 October 1877–30 March 1955 (Age 77)
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rushia Elizabeth

Rushia Elizabeth Fields was born on 11 October 1877, in Russell, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Julia Ann. She married Meredith Thomas Chafin on 27 November 1897, in Russell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Castlewood, Russell, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Castlewood Magisterial District, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 30 March 1955, in Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Meredith Thomas Chafin
Rushia Elizabeth Fields
Marriage: 27 November 1897
Albert Dennis Chafin
William J. Chafin
Ebbie Everett Chafin
Ida Chafin
Davy Chafin
Rassie Kathleen Chafin
Dorothy Chaffin
John T Chafin
Meredith Chafin
Robert Lee Chafin
Attie Chafin

Spouse and Children

27 November 1897
Russell, Virginia, United States


    Albert Dennis Chafin



    Ebbie Everett Chafin


    Ida Chafin


    Davy Chafin


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Julia Ann




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 17

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English feldes, plural or possessive of feld ‘open country’. This name is also found as a translation of equivalent names in other languages, in particular French Deschamps , Duchamp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizebeth Chafin in household of Me*y Chafin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rushie Chafin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rushie Chaffin in household of Merida T Chaffin, "United States Census, 1920"

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