Joseph Henry Chaffin

29 June 1897–September 1969 (Age 72)
Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Chaffin was born on 29 June 1897, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Edward Chaffin, was 24 and his mother, Mary Mamie Halstead, was 23. He lived in Breckenridge Township, Caldwell, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Breckenridge, Caldwell, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died in September 1969, in Livingston, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge, Caldwell, Missouri, United States.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 7
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 19
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (7)

  • Joseph H Choffin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Henry Chaffin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Joseph H Chaffin in household of Robert E Chaffin, "United States Census, 1910"

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