Oliver W. Chaffee

4 February 1836–
Vermont, United States

The Life of Oliver W.

When Oliver W. Chaffee was born on 4 February 1836, in Vermont, United States, his father, Joel Chaffee, was 25 and his mother, Abigail Flint, was 25. He married Malissa E Kinder on 7 February 1860, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1901.

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Oliver W. Chaffee
Malissa E Kinder
Marriage: 7 February 1860
James C. Chaffee

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7 February 1860
Wayne, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 28

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus). Compare Cave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver Chaffey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • O W Chaffee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oliver W Chaffee, "United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938"

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