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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Family Time Line

Meredith Thomas Chafin
1870–
Rushia Elizabeth Fields
1877–1955
Marriage: 27 November 1897
Albert Dennis Chafin
1898–1918
William J. Chafin
1900–1964
Ebbie Everett Chafin
1905–1987
Ida Chafin
1905–
Davy Chafin
1907–
Rassie Kathleen Chafin
1909–1969
Dorothy Chaffin
1912–1957
John T Chafin
1913–1973
Meredith Chafin
1916–1967
Robert Lee Chafin
1918–1967
Attie Chafin
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 November 1897
Russell, Virginia, United States
children

(11)

    Albert Dennis Chafin

    Male1898–1918Male

    Male1900–1964Male

    Ebbie Everett Chafin

    Male1905–1987Male

    Ida Chafin

    Female1905–Female

    Davy Chafin

    Male1907–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Julia Ann

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

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.

Possible Related Names

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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