"John Thomas (we always called him "Uncle Tom") parents were Harrison B. Shields (born Maryland, died Kentucky) and Mary Jane Shoemaker (born in London, England and died in Ohio). Tom was a half brother to my grandfather Willis Houston Hodge, born in Kentucky and died in Friendship, Ohio. They also had another half-brother named Alvin Monroe Shields and one named Charles Burlin Hodge ... also another named Joshua Albert Hodge."
Source: James Hodge, southern Ohio
Via e-mail, 05 MAY 2009
"... my father is Kenneth Harding Chute who was married to Joyce Catherine (Mulkerin) Chute and I have a brother Adam Michael Chute. My aunt Carolyn (Chute) Burke is listed but her boys are not listed. They are David F. Burke (I think he is the third but not positive), Gregory Chute Burke and Kenneth E. Chute [Note: she may have intended to identify him as Kenneth E. Burke]. Carolyn's husband David has also passed away, but I do not know the exact date at this time."
Source: Andrea Marie Chute
Via e-mail, 15 FEB 2004
Larry J. Chute 1939 - 2009 LEWISTON-- Known to many in the 12 Hour Club as "Larry C", Larry J. Chute died Dec. 8, at Central Maine Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was born in Freeport, July 2, 1939, the son of Roy Chute and Marguerite "Sennett" Chute. Educated in Sabattus, he joined the Army in 1955, where he served his country proudly for nine years. Upon his discharge, he located to Atlanta, Ga., until he came home to Maine in 1976.
He spent many years as an auto mechanic and service manager before an accident permanently impaired his ability to work. He was a simple but practical man in life who enjoyed lobster rolls, scallops, a good cup of coffee, NASCAR, the Red Sox and the Patriots.
Anyone who knew him from the 12 hour club years ago knew his passion for staying sober and to help others find their path by sharing his journey with them. Anyone who wanted the truth from him - got it whether they liked it or not.
He leaves behind the love of his life, Patricia "Hopkins" Chute, whom he married in 1988, "Patty" as he called her, became a true partner in his life and his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tamiko White and her husband, Brian, of Stockbridge, Ga.; a son, Barry Wayne Chute; his other daughter, Robin Denise Chute; three sisters, Silvia Levasseur of Sabattus, Josephine Sanford of Milo and Linda Rancourt of Lewiston; one grandson, Roger Blake White; Larry's adopted son, David Levasseur of Sabattus; his cousin, Robert Chute; three stepchildren, Jacqueline Smith of Topsham, David Marquis of Lewiston and Peter Marquis of Old Orchard Beach.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Allen.
"Larry C and Patty C" would like to extend special thanks to the Intensive Care Unit Emergency Department and 2nd floor Orthopedics of Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and all his doctors. These are amazing experienced professionals who never forgot that "dignity and respect" are as important a prescription for their patients in healing as in dying. To the staff at the ICU we want to thank-you all.
Source: Lewiston [Maine]Sun-Journal, Friday, December 11, 2009
" ...My grandma was Olive K. Chute the daughter of Abraham and Thepzilah Reed Chute. My grandfather doesn't know much besides a few of her siblings that have passed away around the Tyler County WV area where my great grandmother also passed away under the name Olive Barnhart. She is buried in the Pursley Cemetery in Tyler County WV. She was born in 1916 and passed away in 1993. She was married to my great grandfather Harvey Frank Barnhart and they had two children together. James Barnhart and Sylvia Barnhart."
Source: E-Mail. Author: "lacie2617", granddaughter of Olive Katherine Chute, 7/21/2016 10:28:14 P.M.
Obituary, Marion Eileen Chute Trott
"EASTPORT - Marion E. Trott, 77, went home to be with the Lord on February 4, 2014 with her family at her side. She not only met her maker, but is free of pain and suffering and joins her parents, Willis and Gladys Chute; her very dear twin sister, Marie Johnson and her other siblings; her daughter Geraldine Mary; as well as Wallace Trott, Sr., the father of their children, and a dear friend and companion, Buddy Allen. She will also be greeted with open arms of our "Grammie Ella" who was very special to her. Marion was born in St. Stephens, New Brunswick, Canada on September 17, 1936. Marion comes from a very large family. She holds a special place for all of us, but has a place very dear to heart for her sisters Ruth Morrison of Eastport and Georgia Baker of Ohio as well as her special nieces, Blanche and her family, Marion and her family, and Bonnie. She also holds dear to her heart Howard Johnson and his wife Linda and Roland Johnson and his wife Crystal. Her surviving family members that she leaves behind are her children, Ella Kowal and her husband Leo, and their children Sarah Trynor and her husband Mark and their children Mark Edward Earl Trynor and his expected sibling due in July; and Roseann Kowal; Wally Trott, Jr. and his wife Martha and their family members Christain, Tiffany, Natasha, Heidi, Jeremiah, Aaron, Hannah, and Gibeon; Elizabeth (Tizzy) Carson and her husband Timothy Carson and their son Nicholas Carson; Theodore (Ted) Trott and his wife Belinda Trott and their children Alfred Pulk, Jr. and Jessica Pulk; Marion Fenderson and her husband Malcom Fenderson and their children Melissa Trott and her companion Robert Wing and their children Lissa and Chase; Mark Trott and his son Cameren; and Max Trott; Lilli Bore and her husband Robert "Bob" Bore and their children Jessica Seeley and her husband James and their children Lilli, Lucy, and Laura, Rodney Perkins and his companion Ruby McPhail and their children C.J. and Ella; and J.R. Bore and his wife Crystal and their daughters Cassandra and Audrina; Judy Trott and her partner in life Michael "Mike" Phelps and their children Mike "Manny" Trott and his companion April Rose and their children Logan, Krystal, and Keeley; Derek Trott and his companion Bobbie Wentworth and children Jake, Alex, and Hillary; a special sister-in-law Mary Kowal; and special family and friends dear to Marion's heart are brother-in-law Howard "Jake" Johnson, Kay MacDonald, and Jane and Buck Suddy. Marion did not show any favoritism and loved us all and touched our lives in many ways. There are just so many friends and family abroad to mention all, but know she leaves remembering and loving us all. We remember her most for her strong faith in Jesus, her kind heart, and her compassion of others. Privileged and blessed are we to have her as our mom, friend, and confidant and to have been a part of her life. As her children we are gracious and thankful for the life she has given us and the opportunity to know the true meaning of family and to experience its strength. There are no regrets but memories of a loved one that has left us to go home to be with Jesus. We close this walk of life here on earth with the joy of being at peace because she is now truly "home".
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Mays Funeral Home '96 Flagg Chapel, 72 High St., Eastport. Burial will take place in the spring at Hillside Cemetery in Eastport.
"John Rice, who was born in Worcester, Mass., December 26, 1738, came here [to Annapolis County, Nova Scotia] unmarried. On his marriage, May 6, 1761, to Sarah, daughter of Zephaniah and Eunice Smith, he settled on the farm of Colonel Jonathan Hoar, who owned a grant of five hundred acres on the west side of Lequille River. There John Rice’s eight children were born. At Colonel Hoar’s death, he purchased part of the farm, of which he was succeeded in the possession by his youngest son, James, who from his birth in 1790, lived on it until his death, February 4, 1886, nearly ninety-six years. The family was descended from Edmund Rice, of Birkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, in 1627, who came to America in 1638, and settled in Sudbury, Mass; through Thomas, the latter’s fourth child; Gershom, eighth child of Thomas; and Matthias, the fifth child of Gershom – John being the eldest son of Matthias.
John Rice married (1st) May 6, 1761, Sarah, daughter of Zephaniah and Eunice Smith, (2nd) Mary, daughter of Joseph and Zebudah Potter, and had children:1. Silas, b. 1762
Source: Calnek, W. A., History of the County of Annapolis, William Briggs Co., Publisher, Toronto. 1897. Facsimile edition printed by Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, Ontario, Canada. 1980. Pages 570-571.
"Capt. John Rice (Matthias, Gershom, Thomas, Dea. Edmund), b. in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 26, 1738; went over to Annapolis, N. S., 1759; m. Sarah, daughter of Zephaniah and Eunice Smith, May 6, 1761. She d. April 29, 1784, aged 41; he m. 2d, Mary, daughter of Joseph and Zebudah (Hayden) Potter, April 21, 1785, and d. May 2, 1811; she m. 2d, Capt. Henry Harris (his 2d wife), 1821-2. He d. May 12, 1831, aged 74 ; she d. Dec. 3, 1858, aged nearly 93."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page cixix.
"Edmund Rice was living at Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, Eng., 1627; came to America about 1638, and settled in Sudbury, Mass. He brought with him from England his wife Thomazine, and 7 children. He was a selectman in 1644, and several years after; deacon of the church 1648, and after. His wife d. June 13, 1654; he m. 2d., “Mercia” Hurd, widow of Thomas Brigham of Cambridge, March 1, 1655, and d. at Marlboro, May 8, 1663, aged 69. She m. 3d, William, Hunt, an early settler in Concord (where he had children, 1640. and wife Elizabeth who d. there Dec. 27, 1661), who d. at Marlboro, Oct. 1667, and the old lady d. Dec. 28, 1693."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page cixviii.
"Before the Plantation of Sudbury was commenced, there passed through the southeasterly corner of its territory a memorable trail. This was a part of the "Old Connecticut Path." This highway extended from the sea-board settlements far into the interior. From Watertown it passed through what is now Waltham and Weston to that section of Sudbury now Wayland; from thence southwesterly to the north side of Cochituate Pond, and on through the wilderness towards Connecticut. It is, we believe, the road now traveled from Weston Corner, by the "Five Paths," Wayland, to Framingham. Mention is made of this way in the town records as early as 1643, and again in 1648. Where it passed through the town it was called "the road from Watertown to the Dunster Farm," a tract of six hundred acres granted in 1640 to President Dunster of Harvard College, bounded on the west by Cochituate Pond, and early leased by Edmund Rice of Sudbury. This trail was first made known to the English by some Nipnet Indians, who came to Boston bringing corn at a time when there was a scarcity of it in the colony. From this time for years it was the way travelled by the English in their journeyings to the Connecticut valley. In 1633 John Oldham and several others journeyed by it to the westward, in search of a settlement. In 1635 some inhabitants of Watertown took this way as they travelled to Wethersfield, Conn., where a large part of them settled. A year later the ministers Hooker and Stone, with about a hundred others and their families, took this path in their emigration to Hartford.
Edmund Rice was born in 1594, and came to this country from Barkhamstead, Hertfordshire, Eng. He was twice married. His first wife, Tamazine, died at Sudbury, where she was buried June 18, 1654. His second wife, whom he married March 1, 1655, was Mercie (Hurd) Brigham, widow of Thomas Brigham of Cambridge. He had twelve children, nine of whom were born in England, and the others in Sudbury: Henry (born 1616), Edward (born 1618). Edmund, Thomas, Mary, Lydia (born 1627), Matthew (born 1629), Daniel (born 1632), Samuel (born 1634), Joseph (born 1637), Benjamin (born 1640), Ruth (born 1659), and Ann (born 1661). Mr. Rice died May 3, 1663, at Marlboro, aged ahout sixty-nine, and was buried in Sudbury. His widow married William Hunt of Marlboro. Mr. Rice was a prominent man in the settlement. He early owned lands in and out of the town, some of which came by grant of the General Court. His first dwelling-place at Sudbury was on the old north street. Sept. 1, 1642, he sold this place to John Moore, and Sept. 13 of the same year leased, for six years, the Dunster Farm, which lay just east of Cochituate Pond. He bought of the widow Mary Axdell six acres of land and her dwelling-house, which were in the south part of the town, and some years afterwards he bought of Philemon Whale his house and nine acres of land near "the spring" and adjacent to the Axdell place; and these taken together, in part at least, formed the old Rice homestead, not far from the "Five Paths" (Wayland). This old homestead remained in the Rice family for generations. Edmund sold it to Edmund, his son, who passed it to his sons John and Edmund, and afterwards John transferred his share of it to his brother Edmund, by whom it passed to others of the family, who occupied it till within the last half century. On Sept. 26, 1647, Mr. Rice leased the "Glover Farm" for ten years, and April 8, 1657, he purchased the "Jennison Farm," which comprised two hundred acres, situated by the town's southerly boundary, and between the "Dunster Farm" and what is now Weston; and June 24, 1659, the "Dunster Farm" was purchased by Mr. Rice and his son. Mr. Rice was one of the substantial men of the Sudbury plantation. He was a freeman May 13, 1640, and was one of the committee appointed by the Colonial Court, Sept. 4, 1639, to apportion land to the inhabitants. He served as selectman from 1639 to 1644, and was deputy to the General Court several successive years. He was prominent in the settlement of Marlboro, for which he was a petitioner in 1656. The Rice family in Sudbury have been numerous, and the name has been frequently mentioned on the town books.
Henry Rice was the son of Edmund (see sketch of Edmund Rice), and was born in England, 1616. He was assigned a house-lot on the south street of the settlement, adjacent to that of John Maynard on the east, and his father, Edmund, on the west.
Source: The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts. 1638-1889, by Alfred Sereno Hudson, published by the Town of Sudbury, 1880. R.H. Blodgett Printers, 30 Bromfield St., Boston. Pages 41-42.
"EDMUND RICE came from Barkhamstead, in the county of Hertfordshire, in England, and settled in Sudbury, Mass, in 1638 or 9; as he shared in the three divisions of land in Sudbury, the first of which was made in 1639, he was no doubt residing there at that time.
No record has been found of his embarkation for this country, nor in what ship he came, or at what place he first arrived; there is not so much as tradition on the subject. The first we find of him is at Sudbury, with a wife and family of at least seven children that came over with him; that place, called “the plantation lying near unto Concord,” was incorporated in 1639 by the name of Sudbury. His residence was on the east side of Sudbury river, in the southerly part of what is now Wayland, and near the border of the extensive meadows through which that river flows in a northeasterly course to the Merrimac.
He was Selectman in 1644, and subsequent years; Dea. of the chh. 1648, and, in 1656, one of thirteen petitioners belonging to Sudbury, who besought the General Court for a new plantation, saying, “Whereas your petitioners have lived divers years in Sudbury, and God hath been pleased to increase our children, which are now, divers of them, grown to man’s estate, and wee, many of us grown into years, so as that wee should bee glad to see them settled before the Lord take us away from hence; as also God having given us some considerable quantity of cattle, so that wee are so straightened, that wee cannot so comfortably subsist as could be desired; and some of us having taken some pains to view the country, wee have found a place, which lieth Westward about eight miles from Sudbury, which wee conceive might bee comfortable for our subsistence,” &c.
Sudbury at that time contained less than seventy-five families, and in territory included what is now Wayland. One would naturally think they were “straightened” for the want of neighbors, rather than for want of room for themselves, or meadows wherefrom to procure subsistence for their cattle; and so they found it, even twenty years later, when the town, with an increased population, was broken up and nearly destroyed by the Indians. Their petition was granted, and the plantation laid to them was incorporated by the name of Marlborough in 1660; whereto he removed and had a house lot of fifty acres granted to him by the proprietors of that town, with the rights appertaining thereto in after divisions.
His wife “Tamazine” died at Sudbury, June 13, 1654; the record of her death is the only one wherein her name has been found.
His 2d wife was “ Mercie,” wid. of Thomas Brigham of Cambridge; whom he married, March 1, 1655. His house lot in Marlboro, on which he built and resided, was in the westerly part of the town, on the old county road leading from Marlboro to Northboro, and in the bend as it passes round the northerly side of the pond, a short distance northerly of the ancient “Williams tavern,” afterwards kept by Gates and since by Wetherby. He was intrusted with various important duties by the General Court, which he discharged with a fidelity that occasioned repeated calls for his services, while the records of Sudbury and Marlboro contain ample evidence of his vigilant and fatherly care in promoting the welfare of those infant settlements; the destruction of which by the Indians, occurring a few years after, he was not permitted to see by reason of death.
He died at Marlboro, May 3, 1663, and was buried at Sudbury. A deposition of his on the court files at Cambridge states his age, April 3, 1656, to be “about 62 years” — hence he was born about 1594, and about 69 years old when he died.
Inventory of Edmund Rice of Marlboro, taken May 15, 1663, by Thomas King, John Woods and John Stone, L566.0.0. House, & etc., £170.
Thomas King of Sud. was one of the petitioners for Marl.; John Woods was of Marl., and d. there 1678; John Stone was then of Sud. afterwards of Cambridge, and d. 1683. Inventory says, “due by bill from Mathew, Benjamin and Thomas Rice,” [they were sons of the deceased,] “from William Brown,” [he was of Sud., deacon and brother-in-law of deceased,] “from Benjamin Crane, John How,” (J. How was then of Marl., for which he was a petitioner, and d. 1689,] “from Robert Wilson,” [prob. of Cambridge,] “from Thomas Brigham,” [step-son of the deceased, and of Marl.,] “from Jonathan and Samuel Hide,” (Hyde) [they were of Newton, brothers, and (1. there; Dea. Samuel, b. 1610, d. 1689; Jonathan, b. 1626, d. 1711.]
By another paper in the Probate Ofliee, it appears that an inventory, amounting to £743.8.4, was taken of the estate of Edmund Rice, “who died intestate," by William Ward, Thomas Loring, John Woods and John Stone, May 15, 1663.
The two first of those are not named among those who took the first mentioned inventory, and one that is there named is omitted here. As both inventories bear the same date, and as he left property in Sudbury and Marlboro, it may be that of those who took them some of them inventoried what he left in Sud., the others what he left in Marl., and that their doings were consolidated in one return, and that their several original papers were left in the Probate Office. His widow Mercy, as admx., settled his estate.
William Ward and Thomas Loring were of Sudbury, 1656, and were petitioners for Marl. The former, b. about 1603, removed to Marl. 1660, was deacon of the church there, and d. 1687.
How the estate of Edmund Rice was distributed among the heirs does not appear; there is some evidence tending to show that he left a will; none has been found; it may have been imperfect and never lodged for probate. Proposals for a division of his estate, but crossed over, are contained on a paper, whereby the division was to consist of 12 parts, the widow to have 3. Another paper is found in which other proposals than those "crossed over” were made, for a division, by which the widow was to pay to the “eight eldest children,” viz., to the eldest, £40; to each of the others, £20 ; and to the two youngest, being children by the widow, £10 each.
His widow Mercy m. William Hunt of Marlboro, “Oct. or Nov.” 1664; an early settler in Concord, where he had children, 1640, and wife, Elizabeth, who d. there, Dec. 27, 1661. He d. at Marlboro, Oct. 1667, and his widow Mercy, Dec. 28, 1693; having survived her first husband, Thomas Brigham, 40 years, who was the progenitor of the New England Brighams. Tradition says her family name was Hunt.
Having no data for a guide in arranging the children of Edmund Rice, that came over with him, they perhaps are not named in the order of their births. They and their descendants here follow, preceded by their pilgrim ancestor and patriarch, standing No. 1, at the head of his race.
Towns and places herein mentioned, when not otherwise designated, are in Massachusetts.
Source: Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice Who Came from Berkhamstead, England and Settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1688 or 9", published by C. Benjamin Richardson, Boston, 1858. Pages 1-3.
"Thomas Rice, b. in England, 1622; came over with his parents about 1638; m. Mary _____, and lived at Sudbury, but removed to Marlboro about 1664, where he d. Nov. 16, 1681, aged 70. His children were Grace, Thomas, Mary, Peter, Nathaniel, Sarah, Ephraim, Gershom, James, Frances, Jonas, Grace and Elisha."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page cixviii.
"ll. THOMAS RICE [4.3], m. Mary, and resided at Sud. and Marl., to the latter of which he removed about 1664. The births of six chil. are recorded at Sud.,and those others, younger chil., at M., of which he was a proprietor. He there Nov. 16, 1681. The Boston Gazette, of Dec. 26, 1768, contains a communication on the subject of the longevity of his children, in which it is said he d. “at the age of 70 years;” consequently, born about 1611. That his “age was 70 years” is manifestly an error, as it makes him only 17 years younger than his father, and about 43 years old before he had a family, neither of which is probable. Further notice of the publication in the Gazette will be taken when we come to speak of his children under their respective family heads."
Source: Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice Who Came from Berkhamstead, England and Settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1688 or 9", published by C. Benjamin Richardson, Boston, 1858. Pages 6-7.
"Gershom Rice, b. at Marlboro, Mass. May 9, 1667, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Balcom) Haynes (who were m. at Charlestown, Aug, 12, 1646). She was b. Aug. 16. 1672, and they removed to Groton, Conn., about 1697, where their children, except the first, were born. They returned to Marlboro in 1713, where he and his brother Jonas commenced the 3d and permanent settlement of Worcester, two previous settlements being broken up by Indians. In 1715, he was there, and had 80 acres of land granted him in 1718. Mr. Rice d. Dec. 19, 1768, aged 101 years, 7 months, 10 days. Mrs. Rice d. 1752, aged 80. Their children were Gershom, Elizabeth, Abishai, Sarah, Matthias and Ruth. His father d. aged 70; his mother 84; had 14 children, of whom Peter lived to 97; Thomas, 94; Mary, 80; Nathaniel, 70; Ephraim, 71; James, 72; Sarah, 80; Fanny, 96; Jonas, 84; Grace, 94; and Elisha, 60 - Worcester paper, Dec. 19, 1768." [Note: according to Andrew Henshaw Ward's research, the "Worcester paper" may have been the Boston Gazette.]
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Pages cixviii - cixix.
"This day died here Mr. Gershom Rice, who completed the age of 101 years some time last May, besides retaining his reason and understanding in a very good degree to the last. He enjoyed a long and almost uninterrupted state of bodily health; was able, till very lately, to travel on foot a mile or two a day among his neighbors; eat his food with a good appetite, and slept quietly at night without any attendance. He was naturally of very pleasant disposition, very courteous in his behavior towards all, and withal grave and serious. Of late the decays of nature came on him fast; and he went away calmly and quietly at last, expressing his hope and trust in his Redeemer for admission to a better world."
Source: Boston Gazette, 26 December 1768
"GERSHOM RICE m. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1672, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Haynes) Balcom, who were m. at Charlestown, Aug. 12, 1666, by Lt. Edmund Goodnow, all of whom were afterwards of Sud. The marriage of Gershom Rice has not been found. He removed to Groton, Ct., probably before 1698, as the birth of his 2d child is recorded there, Oct. 28, 1698, and the births of four other chil. between that period and 1710.
Nehemiah Smith of Groton, Ct. conveyed, April 28, 1704, lands in that town to Gershom Rice of Groton and “Jonas Rice of Sudbury, Mid. Co., Mass.” Gershom and Jonas Rice convey lands there to said Smith and Daniel Lamb, May 19, 1709. Gershom Rice was residing at Groton, April 1, 1713, as appears by a letter of that date addressed to his wife, from “Elizabeth Balcom to her loving daughter, Elizabeth Rice, living in Groton.” A portion of that letter was for Gershom Rice, Jr., Elizabeth Rice and Matthias Rice, in which she subscribes herself their grandmother, Elizabeth Balcom.
He removed from Groton to Marlboro, Mass. before Oct. 13, 1713; a petition of that date, signed by Gershom and Jonas Rice of Marlboro, was presented to the General Court in behalf of themselves and others, expressing a desire to enter upon a new settlement of Worcester, from which they had been driven by the (Indian) war, and praying for encouragement by the court in their undertaking. Their request was granted, anti then commenced the third and permanent settlement of Worcester; two settlements of that place having been previously broken up by the Indians.
Gershom Rice removed there in 1715, and had a grant of 80 acres of land there in 1718. He has been accounted the second settler of Wor., his brother Jonas having been the first. At the house of Gershom Rice the first meetings were held for religious worship, and his was the first orchard planted in that settlement. Gershom and Jonas Rice were chosen by the proprietors of Wor. “to take care that their petition to the Gen. Court for incorporation as a town he seasonably entered and moved.” For a long period they rendered important services to that infant settlement, were its guardians, and have ever been called the “FATHERS OF THAT TOWN.”
Gershom and Elizabeth Rice are said to have had seven children. No record or information has been obtained of more than six; nor has a record been found of the death of his wife. The births of his children, the eldest excepted, are on the records of Groton, Ct.
Source: Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice Who Came from Berkhamstead, England and Settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1688 or 9", published by C. Benjamin Richardson, Boston, 1858. Pages 26-27.
"Matthias Rice, b. Jan. 26, 1707; m. Mary ____, and lived several years at Worcester. He moved to Sudbury about 1747, and was enrolled on the alarm list, Sudbury company, 1756. Children: John, Bathsheba, Ithamar, Bathsheba, Josiah, Solomon, Matthias, Luke and Artemas."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page cixix.
"MATTHIAS RICE m. Mary ____ , and resided several years at Wor. Was a petitioner, March 2, 1743, to have part of Sutton annexed to Worcester. His father, for love and good will, gave him a deed of land and one half of a house in Wor., Jan. 13, 1729. He removed to Sud. between 1746 and ’49, and was enrolled on the alarm list, Sud. company, 1756. 5 chil. at Wor., 4 at Sud."
Source: Ward, Andrew Henshaw. A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice Who Came from Berkhamstead, England and Settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1688 or 9", published by C. Benjamin Richardson, Boston, 1858. Pages 70.
"Silas Rice (Capt. John, Matthias, Gershom, Thomas, Dea. Edmund), b. at Annapolis, N. S., 1762; m. Sarah Kniffin (George, George, George, George, of Stratford, Conn., 1666). Her mother was Sarah, daughter of Col. Jacob Baker, of Philadelphia before the Revolution. Silas Rice was a sturdy old farmer of Hillsburg, Digby county, N. S., and used to tell of the Dark Day of May 19, 1780. He d. in 1853, aged 91 ; she d. 1856, aged 90."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page clxix.
I am delighted that you are collecting data on the Chutes to follow the 1894 volume. I do not own this, but I think I can get it at Goodfeed's in Boston. I have never heard of it before now.
I had filled out the data blank on my own grandchildren, and have sent the other blank to my brother Oliver.
My sister Mary is Mrs. Samuel McMurtrie, of 379 Dexter Street, Denver, Colorado. She has 3 children: Samuel, who married Cornelia Hanna (no children); John Arthur, who married Heather Mayberry and who had a son born recently - I don't know his name; and Mary, who married E. Dickinson Griffinberg. They have 1 child, Mary.
Again, let me express my thanks and appreciation that you are collecting the Chute family genealogy.
Richard Chute, M.D.
C. Langdon White
On May 26, 1946, Eliot Grinnell Mears died at Middlebury, Vermont from a heart attack. At the time, he was on sabbatical leave form Stanford University and was engaged in writing a book The Economics of Geography, which was scheduled to be published in the Stanford Business Series.
Eliot Mears was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 1, 1889. After completing a preparatory course at Albany Academy, he entered Harvard College, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1910. He then entered the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, from which he was granted the degree of Master of Business administration in 1912. He remained at Harvard for the following four years, serving as secretary of the Business School and as instructor in public utility management.
In 1916 he entered the United States Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, where during the following four years he served successively as Chief of the Foreign Service Division, American Trade Commissioner in the Near East, and Commercial Attaché to the American High Commission in Turkey. During 1919, he was Economist to the Harbord Military Mission to Armenia and Transcaucasia. In 1921, he came to Stanford as a member of the faculty of the Department of Economics. Four years later he joined the staff of the newly organized Graduate School of Business as a professor of Geography and International Trade.
Eliot Mears devoted much time to writing and to travel. He visited many foreign countries, became the friend of their scholars and statesmen, lectured in their universities, ands received high honors at their hands. He was visiting professor during 1929-30, and lecturer during 1938, at the Institute Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, and Carnegie visiting professor during 1930 at the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Vienna, Istanbul, Athens, Palestine and Beirut. He delivered the Greek Centenary inauguration address at Athens in 1930, and was honored by being decorated an Officer of the Redeemer by the Greek Government. He was American delegate to the International Chamber of Commerce meeting in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1929, and an official delegate from the United States to the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History at Lima, Peru, in 1941. The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on him by Grinnell College in 1932.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Volume 36, 1946, Pages 253-254. Since 2016 renamed as Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Taylor and Francis, publishers
I'm sorry I took so long in answering your letter.
Enclosed you will find the information you requested.
We just experienced a sudden tragedy in the past week.
Ray Chute, Sr. passed away quite suddenly & unexpectedly (my father-in-law and Bob's dad). We were deeply saddened by this loss.
He underwent surgery last Friday and never came out of it.
This idea of yours - in bringing the Chute family record up to date sounds quite exciting - I wish you a good deal of luck and success.
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Obituaries and Biography, Mortimer Henry Chute, III
Mortimer Henry Chute III
Mortimer Henry Chute III passed away on April 10, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 30, 1935, the son of Dorothy Ketels Chute and Mortimer Henry Chute, Jr. He was a seventy-year resident of Garden City, NY. He was a graduate of Garden City High School and Princeton University, where he played on the football and basketball teams. After Princeton, he served as Chairman of the Princeton Alumni Council, Chairman of the Graduate Board of the Cap and Gown Club, Vice President of the Princeton Club of New York, and Chairman of the Alumni Schools Committee of Long Island.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and received the rank of Major. He was a trustee of Channel 21, Long Island; the Chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City and the U.S. Presiding Bishop's Fund. He was a trustee of Friends World College and Wilson College, and a board member of the Princeton Alumni Association of Nantucket.
Mr. Chute was a past president of the Garden City Community Fund and president of the Garden City International Student Exchange. At the time of his death, he was a trustee of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, Queens.
He was the former president of Bainbridge, Kimpton & Haupt, wholesalers of supplies, and president of the National Wholesalers Stationers Association. He served as vice president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF and senior vice president of Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Chute is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his four daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, Dorothy, and Margaret. his sons-in-law Hull Fulweiler, Peter Jankowski and Daniel Jamous; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospital for Children, 29-01 216 Street, Bayside, NY 11360. Services were private.
Garden City News Online, April 16, 2010
Mortimer Henry Chute, passed away on April 10, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 30, 1935, the son of Dorothy Ketels Chute and Mortimer Henry Chute, Jr. He was a seventy-year resident of Garden City, NY.
Mort was a former vice president of Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At the time of his death, he was a trustee of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, NY. A graduate of Garden City High School and Princeton University, he was a former chairman of the Princeton Alumni Council.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and received the rank of Major. He was a former trustee of Channel 21, Long Island; the Chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City; the U.S. Presiding Bishop's Fund; Friends World College and Wilson College. He served as vice president of the Princeton Club of New York. He was a former vice president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF and president of Bainbridge, Kimpton & Haupt, office supplies distributors.
Mort is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his four daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, Dorothy, and Margaret; his sons-in-law Hull Fulweiler, Peter Jankowski and Daniel Jamous; and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospital for Children, 29-01 216 Street, Bayside, NY 11360. Services will be private.
Published in the New York Times on April 11, 2010
Mort Chute was born on September 30, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Mortimer H. and Dorothy Ketel Chute. Before coming to Princeton, he attended Garden City High School where he was class president, newspaper editor, athletic association president, Glee Club member and member of the football, basketball and baseball teams.
At Princeton Mort became an Undergraduate Council member-at-large, a Campus Fund Drive dormitory captain, and a member of the Junior Prom Committee. He was also a player in freshman, junior varsity and varsity football and freshman and varsity basketball. Mort chose English for his major and wrote his thesis on "The Critic as Spokesman for the Twenties". A member of Cap and Gown Club, he played I.A.A football and basketball. He roomed with Jack Thompson, Herb Paschen and Bob Aldrich in 212 Cuyler.
Civil and Charitable activities:
Friends World College, Trustee, 1975-7982.
Garden City Community Fund (United Way), President, 1973.
Garden City International Student Exchange, President, 1970-1972.
Pro Arte Symphony (Long Island), Vice President, 1971.
Episcopal Church Foundation, Advisory Committee, 1974-1982.
Presiding Bishop's Fund for world relief, Trustee, 1981-1985.
Long Island Educational Television, WLIW, Trustee, 1981-1985.
Wilson College, Trustee, 2004-Present.
Honors and Awards :
Princeton University Class of 1956 Distinguished Classmate Award.
1973 Who's Who in the East.
Who's Who in finance and Industry.
UNICEF Citation of Honor, 1981.
Who's Who in the World, 1992.
National Office Products Association, Chairman, Wholesalers Committee Director, member of Executive Committee, 1976-1978.
Wholesale Stationers Association, Director, member of Executive Committee, 1970-1979, President, 1977-1979.
International Service Agencies, Federal, Director, member of Executive Committee, 1981.
National Cambodian Relief committee, Director, 1979-1981 United Against AIDS, Director, 1992.
Princeton Reach Out, 2008, http://reachout56-81.com/bio_MortimerHenryChute.html
"Jack (his family nickname) immigrated to Canada from Llandudno, Wales. While serving in the Canadian Army in WWI, he suffered lung damage from mustard gas. He met a nursing aide, Violet in the sanatorium where he was being treated for lung damage. She became his wife. Shortly before their son's 5th birthday, he contracted pneumonia but his weakened lungs couldn't fight it and he passed away.
Violet was raised in St. Thomas, Ontario. After the WWI related death of her husband, she raised her little boy John with the help of her sister Clara and Clara's husband, Charles Wooster. Sometime in the 1930's, Vi as she was known, met her future common law husband, Harry Edward Hensley."
Source: Nancy Lloyd Sheidell, only daughter of John Donald Lloyd.
"William was an awning maker in 1900, listed with Clara in Seattle, Kings County, WA in 1900. They had been married 1 year. Clara's father was born in Sweden and her mother in Germany. By 1920, he and Clara are in the Pasco Township, Franklin County, WA. He is listed as a merchant. His father is listed as from FRANCE! and speaking Irish. His mother is from Ireland and her mother tongue Irish.
In 1930, they are in Pasco, Franklin County, Washington. William F. is 61, Clara is 54. His parents born "Irish Free State/ Irish Free State", her parents born "Swe/Germ". He is a merchant of a cigar store. They rent, the value of their possessions is $35. They have a radio. Age at first marriage 30 and 23.
Source: Cindy Viator, 2006, Ancestry.com, "Cindy's New Tree". URL (http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v154t0642&id=I264) is non-functional.
Obituary, Signa/Signe Evelyn Smesmo Jacobson
Signe Jacobson, Age 87, of Little Falls, MN
"Jun 02, 2001
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, for Signe E. Jacobson, 87, who died Saturday at St. Otto's Care Center. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shelley Funeral Chapel, Little Falls, and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church in Hanska. American Legion Auxiliary will pray at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel in Little Falls followed by Women of the Moose at 7.
Signe Jacobson was born in Hanska to Thor and Ocie Ella (Chute) Smesmo. She married Edward Jacobson on Oct. 13, 1934, in Anoka. The couple farmed in southern Minnesota. After retiring, the couple moved to Little Falls to be with their daughter and grandchildren. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary 46, Little Falls, for 39 years and Women of the Moose 788 for 20 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Werkman of Little Falls; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; and a baby daughter, Christine."
Notes from Cemetery Records
"Marie married Alvin Chute who was a Widower with children. They married in St. Paul MN abt 1923. Marie became the Mother of Alvin's children. Alvin was the widower of Mae Kober Chute. Marie and Alvin had more children from their marriage union. Alvin preceded Marie in death. Marie is survived by many relatives in Minnesota and around the USA." See Sources.
Obituary, Ray Chester Chute
LOGAN: Ray C. Chute,95, of Logan, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 10, 1918, in Hocking County, Ohio, son of the late Charles Samuel and Martha (Herrold) Chute. Ray was married for 68 years to Audrey Lea (Harris) Chute, who survives.
He was self-employed in the oil business all of his life and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.
Ray is survived by his daughters, Marilyn (Tony) Lane of Aiken, South Carolina, Nancy (Phil) Landes of Logan, Ohio, and Lynn (Tim) Baumgardner of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Doug (Chris) Carmean, Tanya (David) Brooks, Amy (Scott) Brown, and Megan (Mike) Neberling; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn Sue Carmean; son-in-law, Davis Carmean; brothers, Eli and Hugh Chute; sisters, Grace Harden and Ruth Fisher; and grandson, Charles Ray Carmean.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 i the Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 East Second Street, Logan, Ohio, with the Rev. Caroyn Hoskinson officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
A special thank you to the Fisherr family for their care.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Ray C. Chute to Turkey Memonite Church, c/o Wayne Harrah,11995 Webb Summitt Road, Bremen, Ohio 43107 or FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Originally published in The Logan Daily News Friday, November 8, 2013
Obituary, Audrey Lea Harris Chute
"Daughter of the late Leonard D and Gladys Boatwright Harris. Wife of the late Ray C. Chute. Survived by daughters Marilyn Lane, Nancy Landes and Lynn Baumgardner, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, brothers Kenneth, James, Roger, Elwood Sr., and Dean Harris and sisters Jean Moore, Rose Hubbard, Katherine Vollmer, Sarah Eberts and Teresa Glenn. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn Sue Carmean, son-in-law David Carmean, grandson Charles Ray Carmean, sisters Phyllis Holcomb and Thelma Morgan and a brother Delmer Harris."
A quick review of his cemetery records shows only one other burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale with the last name of Chute: a Gertrude Clara Pace Chute (Nov. 13, 1901 - Oct. 3, 1980). There are no marriage records to indicate they were ever married, and their plots of burial are different as well. His is Memory Slope, Map F22, Lot 2290, Space 3, and hers is Court of Freedom, Lot 1072, Space 3. Until a marriage record can be found, we will not be assuming they were married, although it is a possibility.
Correction: Gertrude Clara PACE Chute is the wife of Louis Beveridge Chute, who had been recorded originally as Gertrude C. PEASE Chute. She is recorded under both surnames.
There are multiple military records indicating that Harry Samuel Chute, Jr. served as a Private First Class in World War II, and he is certainly buried in a National Cemetery, which is reserved for the military. The question remains: how was it possible that the military accepted him? We have two birth years for him: 1928 and 1930 (1930 being the most consistent), which would have made him either 12 or 14 years old in 1942, or 15/17 in 1945, when the war ended. As the minimum age for elistment was 18 years old, for the most part, we're not sure what his activities were in World War II.
"Daughter of Edward Abbott Chute of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts and Helen Laura Lapierre of Clare, Clare County, Michigan. Wife of Charles Henry Munn, Jr. of Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska; married on 11 October 1945 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona."
"Marilyn K. Munn, 75, of Glendale, an accountant, died August 16, 1999. She was born in Inglewood, California. Survivors: her daughter, Pamela A. Langely, sons Charles F., Keith H. and Jeffrey A.; sisters Dale Keating and Gayle Speckman; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 pm Thursday, Lundberg White Rose Chapel, 5310 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale. Contributions: Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-9297, or Arizona Humane Society, 9226 North 13th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021."
Source: See Sources.
Obituary, Chester William ("Chet") Couture
Chester William Couture
Born to Max and Blanche Couture on January 19, 1923 in a logging camp in Ceres - Lewis County, Washington passed away October 28, 2008 in his home in Lakemoor, IL. A former resident of Waukegan, IL moved to Lakemoor in 1992. following his retirement from OMC and Waukegan Public Schools.
He is survived by his wife, Veronica (Ronnie) Couture; three sons, William of California, James of Round Lake, IL and Paul of Cleveland, TN; stepchildren, Ken (Mary) Johnson of Lindenhurst, Ruth (Donald) Collins of Beach Park, IL and Daniel (Elaine) Johnson of Winthrop Harbor, IL; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Benjamin Harrison of Sammamish, WA; sister, Helen Shanks and Margaret Westmoreland, both of California.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jean-Thomas Couture; and stepdaughter, Tina Campbell.
Chester served in the US Navy aboard the USS Thomas E. Fraser where following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the end of the World War II he engineered his whaleboat from the Fraser which was making channel in Toyko Bay for the ships which were to follow. He piloted his boat into the Yokohama Naval base and was the first American to go ashore. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion along with several other community based organizations. He was directly responsible for the building of Pebble Beach in Wildwood, IL as part of his activities with the Wildwood Improvement Association. He also served as President of the Ports of Sullivan Lake Homeowners Association.
A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, November 22, 2008, 1:00pm at the Ports of Sullivan Lake Community House.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Monarch Foundation, 5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 304, McHenry, IL 60050 or the charity of your choice.
Source: Published in Lake County News Sun from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2008
Obituaries, Corporal John Elmer Lamb and Mary Elizabeth Chute Lamb
"LAMB, John Elmer
d. [11 Dec] 1975 42S 2A
CPL US Army World War I
“J.E. (Elmer) LAMB, buried here Monday. J.E. (Elmer) Lamb, 77, died suddenly, Thursday Dec. 11, at his home in Tillamook. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m., at First Christian church at Tillamook. Internment followed at 4 p.m. at the Jefferson Cemetery.
A grandson of J.A. and Caroline WIED, he made his home here with the WIED family in his early years, attending grade and high school here. Leaving Jefferson in 1925, he operated the Tillamook Floral from that time on.
He was married to Mary CHUTE in 1919. She survives, as do a daughter Rosemary STOLTENBERG, and two grandchildren, of Corvallis.
Mr. LAMB was a member of Tillamook Christian Church, and active in Masonic organizations.” JR, 18 Dec 1975, 2:3
“Mary E. Lamb, 78, of Corvallis, died Thursday in a local hospital.
She was born in Monmouth, and graduated from high school in Jefferson and from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth. In 1920 she married John E. LAMB in Newport and they lived in Tillamook most of their life. She lived in Corvallis the past two years.
She taught school in Tillamook from 1925 until 1938 when she opened her Tillamook Floral Company. In 1955 she again taught school until retirement in 1962.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Tillamook, 50-year member and past worthy matron of Silver Wave Chapter Order of Eastern Star, past grand chaplain for the State of Oregon (OES), past president of Toast Mistress Club of Tillamook, Nydia Temple I for Daughters of the Nile and Tillamook Pioneer Association.
Survivors include daughter, Mrs. Carl SLOTENBERG, Corvallis; two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Masonic Cemetery, Jefferson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, Tillamook. Arrangements are by McHenry Mortuary, Corvallis.
The family suggests donations be made to the OES Eastari Fund, sent to the Mortuary.” OS, 10 MAR 1978, 16A:1
Source: Williamette Valley, Oregon Death Records, 1838-2006
Obituaries, Mrs. Lora A. Blehm
CALDWELL — Services for Mrs. Lora Altig Blehm, 75, of Harrisburg, Ore., who died Thursday in Eugene, Ore., will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Caldwell by the Rev. Ernest Chamberlain. Entombment will be at Hillcrest Mausoleum under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel.
She was born April 9, 1898, at Mammoth, Ore. She attended Mammoth Normal School and taught school in Oregon. She was married to Homer Altig in Portland in June, 1920. The couple farmed in the Caldwell area and she taught school for 42 years. Mr. Altig died Sept. 12, 1965, at Caldwell.
She later was married to Ezra Blehm May 8, 1972, and has lived in Harrisburg, Ore., since that time. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors are her husband, Harrisburg; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Nelson, Caldwell; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lamb, Tillamook, Ore.; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Source: The Idaho Statesman, Sunday, May 27, 1973 Page 5-D
Obituaries, Monabelle Fremont Disbennet Chute
"She is survived by one daughter, Marica (Jim) Featheroff; grandchildren, Chad Hemsworth,Amy Hemsworth and Traci Church;; great-grandchildren, Alexia Hemsworth,Laquisha Cassells and Kiara Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Frank and Caroline Disbennett; husband, Charles C. Chute in September 1994; four brothers, Clarence Disbennett, Harry Disbennett, Richard "Dick" Disbennette and Elwood Disbennett; three sisters, Goldie Tuthill, Leota Klinger and Mildred Willison."
Obituary, June Arline Chute Smith
"June Arline Thulien was born July 19, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Charles Arthur Chute and Gena Bjorneberg Chute. She attended schools in Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and California.
After graduating from Shasta Union High School in Redding, she worked as a medical and dental assistant in California before moving to Swan Valley, Idaho in 1974, where she worked for Harry and Grace Traughber at the Swan Valley Commissary for 24 years.
June leaves behind three loving daughters: Jo Ann (Lee) McCain, of Casper, WY, Kerry Smith (Clay Knight), of San Luis Obispo, CA; and Laurel Smith (John Milton), of San Luis Obispo; three grandchildren: Charles McCain and Chris McCain, both of Casper, and Jessica Milton, of San Luis Obispo; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her older sister, Margaret Vivant, of Swan Valley, ID.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, a sister and a brother.
June passed away peacefully at home on September 13, 2011.
Thank you to the loving care she received at Life Care Center and the angels from Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
Private Family Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Frieze Cemetery in Potlatch, Idaho.
Obituary, Mary ("Maisie") Groh Chute
Mary "Maisie" Chute, age 85, of Old Greenwich, the loving wife of Joseph G. Chute for over sixty-three years, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Born in Greenwich to the late Henry and Mary Cunneen Groh, Maisie was a graduate of Greenwich High School, Class of 1948.
Maisie loved her family, her friends, fashion, and her flowers. She was always in motion whether gardening, shopping, volunteering, or enjoying a walk at Greenwich Point. Maisie and Joe used to love to dance and it was tough to get them off of the dance floor.
She inherited her green thumb from her father who was a professional florist. She took great joy in arranging flowers for special occasions for both friends and family and people marveled at her gardens which were a virtual showcase.
In addition to her husband, Maisie is survived by her devoted daughter, Deborah Chute, of Trumbull; her niece, Cynthia Briggs Tulloch, of Fairfield; her nephew, Alfred C. Briggs III, of Franklyn, Tennessee; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Henry Groh, Jr.; and her sister, Ann Groh Briggs.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clement of Rome Church, 535 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich.
Published in the Greenwich Time on December 14, 2015.
Obituary, Matthew Timothy "Tim" Chute
Matthew Timothy "Tim" Chute, 41, entered into rest on Saturday, March 28, 2009.
Mr. Chute, a native of Warner Robins, was born on June 28, 1967. He worked at Robins Air Force Base in civil service as a sheet metal mechanic. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, he loved fishing and music.
His memory will forever be treasured by his wife, Jessica Goulding Chute. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Leon and Florence Chute, Auburn, Washington; mother and step-father Donna and Bill Hale, Warner Robins; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Denise Chute, Williamston, South Carolina; Tony and Connie Chute, Hesperia, California; step-children, Kayla and Drew, Warner Robins; nephew, Amos Chute; nieces, Martika and Joelle Chute; his best friend, Cliff Adams, Savannah; and maternal grandmother, Sara Nantz, Tampa, Florida.
Evidently, there has been some confusion regarding her birth date. Roy Edson Chute appears as a single, unmarried son in his father's census record of 1910; and next appears in the 1920 census, married to Bertha K. Johnson, with an 11-year old daughter Florence in his household. The possibilities are that her birth records are wrong, or that he is her father but that she was conceived and born before her parents' marriage, or that her father was someone else, and Roy accepted her into his household as an adopted daughter, or step-daughter. She has been recorded both as Florence Johnson and as Florence Chute.
The memorial note attached to her "Find-A-Grave" record reads as follows: "Mother: Bertha Johnson Chute. Father: Roy Edison Chute. Roy Married Bertha after Florence was born. Florence was raised by Bertha and Roy Chute. All Records except 1920 Census refer to Florence as Florence Johnson. Florence was referred to as Roy's daughter and as Florence Chute in 1920 Census). Spouse: Clarence Joseph Leko. Siblings: (known): Rosella Beatrice Chute Leko, Leo Raymond Chute, Leonard Ralph Chute, Izair Eugene Chute. Father and Mother In Law: Joseph Frank Leko, Minnie S. Peterson Leko. Supporting records: U.S. Social Security Death Index: Florence J. Leko, dob: April 14, 1909, dod: June 24, 1995; U.S. SSN Application & Claims: Florence Johnson Leko, dob: April 14, 1909, born in Hanska MN, Mothers Maiden Name: Bertha Johnson, Death June 24, 1995; Minnesota Death Index: Certificate 017511, Florence Leko, dob: April 14, 1909, dod: June 24, 1995, passed away in Ramsey Co. MN, Mothers Maiden Name: Johnson.
"Florence's Mother Bertha Johnson married Roy Edison Chute after Florence was born in 1914- 1916 at the Hanska Lutheran Church in Hanska Brown Co. MN. Evangelical Lutheran Church Records site. Sept. 12 1916, other records site 1914. Roy was listed as 28 yrs old and Bertha listed as 30 yrs old. Roy Chute served our Country in the U. S. Military. Bertha became Bertha Johnson Chute after she married. Brother in Law Harry Leko's Spouse was Rosella Chute. Rosella Chute Leko's Mothers maiden name was Bertha Johnson. Rosella is Florence's Sister. This is the same Bertha Johnson. Roy Edison Chute, Rosella's Father, married Bertha K. Johnson. The Chutes in this family initially lived in Hanska MN. Roy grew up in Hanska MN. Roy and Bertha raised their children in Hanska Brown Co. MN per 1920 Census and later by 1930 Census in Riverdale Watonwan MN. Florence was older by 1930, abt age 21 and living elsewhere. No records found so far cite Florence's father, except for one census, only her Mothers name has been found. The 1920 Federal Census for Bertha Chute and Roy Chute site Florence as Florence Chute. Unknown if Roy was Florence's biological Father, Step Father or Adopted Father. Roy was Florence's Step Father, possibly adopted or biological. Florence grew up living with her Parents Bertha, Roy and her siblings. Research in progress.
To note: Florence Margaret Anderson married Alfred W. Chute. Her Mothers maiden name Swanson. She became Florence Chute. They are buried at Fort Snelling. Many of Florences Relatives, including her Parents Bertha and Roy Chute are buried at Fort Snelling in Mpls MN. Many of Florence's Relatives served our Country in the U.S. Military and were Military Veterans.
Brothers Leo and Leonard: Leo Raymond Chute dob abt 1919 Married Lorraine Mork Lived in St. Paul at one time no further info known. Brother Leonard Ralph Chute: dob abt 1922 Enlisted in the Military via MN. Married Barbara Nekrasoff lived in Alaska at one time. no more info known. to note: some records refer to spelling of Shute vs. Chute. More Family History, Written Memorial Tributes, Photos, Memorial Links Welcome."
Source: Memorial Notes. See: Source.
Obituary, Joseph Fredrick Chute
Joseph Fredrick Chute (November 17, 1922 - May 8, 2014)
"U.S. Veteran Joseph "Bud" Fredrick Chute, was born November 17, 1922 in Pawtucket, RI and died May 8, 2014 in Wahoo, NE, at the age of 92 years. After graduating from high school, Joe enlisted in the Air Force. On April 11, 1953 he was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Gallup in Oakland. While in the Air Force, Joe and Barbara lived in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Japan, Hawaii, and Minnesota. Joe served in the European Theater during WWII and retired as a Tech Sergeant after serving his country for 28 years. After retiring, they moved to Oakland, where Joe worked as an electrician at the Oakland Packing Plant. After retiring from the plant, Joe worked for P.R. Enterprises and the Oakland Country Club. Joe continued to live in Oakland after Barbara died in March 2006, until several years ago when he moved to Wahoo, NE.
Joe was an avid golfer, and built and repaired golf clubs. He enjoyed doing woodwork, photography, and being outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; his parents, Thomas and Irene Chute; his sister Erma Sena; and his brother Tommy Chute. He is survived by his daughter Linda Kaspar of Prague, NE; his granddaughters, Jennifer Vasa and husband T.W. of Weston, NE and Kaleigh Kaspar of Iowa City, IA; and his great granddaughter Harper Vasa. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service for Joe will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Rieken Vieth Funeral Home in Oakland. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery. Rieken Vieth Funeral Home in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary, Barbara Jean Gallup Chute
"Barbara Jean Chute, 76, of Oakland, passed away March 25, 2006, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Joseph, of Oakland; her daughter, Linda Kaspar and her husband, Mark, of Prague, Neb.; her granddaughters, Jennifer Kaspar of Lincoln, Neb. and Kaleigh Kaspar of Prague, Neb. Open visitation will be held at the Rieken Viet Funeral Home in Oakland. The family will be present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Oakland."
Original source unknown. Transcribed on Cited Source.
Obituary, Frank B Chute
Death of Frank B. Chute
By the death of Frank B. Chute Osage lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens. Here, before the advent of the railroad and while the country was a semi-wilderness, he cast his lot and helped to build the town,coming to Osage a half century ago and enduring many hardships during those early days.
F. B. Chute was born in Saco, Maine, December 21, 1831, and died November 30, 1905. If he had lived until the first of this month he would have been 75 years of age. He came to Osage in the year '56 and has lived here continously for nearly 50 years.
On July 9, 1854 he was married to Eliza A. Been of Conway, New Hampshire, and to them three daughters were born, two of them being taken from them by death when mere babes and one daughter Lillian, living to be ten years of age when she joined the others in their heavenly home. On March 12, 1869, his wife was called home.
October 15, 1871, Mr. Chute was married to Emma Flint, his present wife, who survives him. Two daughters were born to them, one daughter Mrs. Lulu Atherton, died November 9, 1897, the younger daughter, Mrs. Bessie Gutches is left to mourn a kind and loving father.
He is also survived by one sister, living in Saco, Maine, she being the last one of three sisters and two brothers. Two grandchildren are left. Pauline Atherton and William Gutches, both the pride of his heart.
Mr. Chute was a pioneer of the west, coming here in land sale time. He was closely identified with Mitchell county in many respects. As a man and citizen he was characterized by uprightness, sterling integrity, great kindness of heart and that charity which "thinketh no evil". To do a kindness, to lighten a burden, to assuage a grief, seemed to yield him a genuine pleasure.
He was kindly disposed toward all men and lived at peace with the world. He was a good man, strong in his personal friendships and a kind, true friend and neighbor. Many of the brick buildings of Osage show his handiwork as he followed the business of stone mason all the earlier years of this residence here. Among the prominent buidings are the masonic block, the Seminary and the old Congregational church, which has been razed to the ground. His old home built by him nearly fifty years ago, still stands on Walnut street. During the later years of his life, owing to the infirmities of age and poor health he retired from active business. The deceased was a man of genial and kind hearted disposition that made many friends whom he always greeted in a cheery manner. Mr. Chute did not care for prominence and attended strictly to his own affairs, but when he saw a fellow being in need he would promptly and gladly extend a helping hand.
He will be much missed by the elder people of the community for he always enjoyed meeting his friends and giving them a hearty handshake and greetings.
He joined the Masonic lodge in 1859, being a member of the brotherhood for 47 years.
The funeral was held at his late home Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Allen of the Congregational church. The Masonic brothers attended in a body and accompanied the remains to the cemetery where the Masonic burial service was observed, interment being in the family lot.
Source: Osage News, Dec. 12, 1906
Obituary, Emma Flint Chute
MRS. CHUTE, 91, SERVICES HELD
Woman Moved to Osage in 1871; Died in Home at Bettendorf
Osage – Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Champion funeral home in charge of the Rev. Stiles Lessly of the Osage Congregational church for Mr. F. B. Chute, 91, who died Monday at the Eastern Star home at Bettendorf.
Born September 17, 1848 in Vermont, she moved as a young girl to Stroughton, Wis. In 1871 she came to Osage where she was married.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Roy Gutches; three grandchildren, Mrs. Harold Levers, Osage; William Gutches of Onawa; Maurice Gutches of Banning, Cal.; five great grandchildren.
Burial was in the Osage Cemetery.
Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, Wednesday, December 6, 1939
Obituary, Thomas M. Atherton
OSAGE RESIDENT DIES AT HOME
THOMAS M. ATHERTON, 58, Former Postmaster to Be Buried
Osage, Oct 16 -- Thomas M. Atherton died at noon Tuesday, October 15 from cancer of the throat. He was born January 3, 1871 in Osage and has lived here ever since.
He was educated in the public schools and the Seminary and learned the newspaper business from practical experience as he had been associated with his father, the late T. M. Atherton, Sr., in the editing and publishing of the Mitchell County Press. When his father died October 23, 1891, he took full charge.
Mr. Atherton served under his brother, Frank Atherton, now of Clear Lake, as assistant postmaster and later as postmaster. It was thru his good offices that the Osage postoffice was made a second class office; and this office did more business, according to the site of the town, that any other town in the United States.
Mr. Atherton was married in September 1894 to Miss Lula Chute and to this union was born one daughter, Pauline (Mrs. Harold Lewis). Mrs. Atherton died in 1897.
Mr. Atherton was married November 29, 1902 to Miss Mabel Jennison and their daughter, Mercedes, is Mrs. Roy Patterson. Mrs. Mabel Atherton died March 4, 1919.
Surviving him are the present Mrs. Atherton (nee Margaret Culler) to whom he was married in January 1922, with his two daughters, survive, also a brother and sister, Frank Atherton and Mrs. Mary Long.
Mr. Atherton was a republican; a devoted member of the Congregational church and a member of three Masonic Lodges, having served as commander of the Knight Templars. He was also a member of the Consistory at Des Moines and the El Kahir Mystic Shrine in Cedar Rapids. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, Wednesday October 16, 1929
Obituary, Lula/Lulu Chute Atherton
OBITUARY: Death of Mrs. T. M. Atherton
The people of Osage were not prepared for the announcement on Tuesday that Mrs. T. M. Atherton was dead. It was known that she was not well. Few of her intimate friends knew that her condition was critical. The announcement of her death was therefore a shock to the whole community. Experssions of genuine sorrow were heard on every hand. A very wide circle of friends feel that in her loss they have suffered a personal bereavement.
Mrs. Lulu Chute Atherton was born in Osage, Iowa, Nov. 26th, 1872 and died Nov. 9, 1897. Here she passed her happy girlhood, here she grew to womanhood, here she was married, and here she lived to cheer and gladden the lives of others. She passed through all the grades of our public schools and graduated in the class of 1890. It is only seven years since as a light-hearted girl she received her diploma from high school and saw life in the roseate hues of happy youth.
In former years she was a faithful member of the Endeavor Society and in September of 1892 she united with the Congregational church of this place on confession of faith. She was the first one thus received in the present pastorate. On the 27 of September, 1894, standing in the same place where she had taken upon herself the vows of the church,she took upon herself the marriage vow and promised to be faithful to her husband so long as life should last. How many experiences came to her in those three years. The happy bride, the loving wife, the devoted mother, the affectionate daughter, the sympathetic sister,the kind and considerate friend-all these she was. Her circle of friends was as wide as the circle of her acqaintances. Her warm affectionate, unselfish nature won for her the truest friends. She brought sunshine and gladness into her own home and into other homes as well. Her memory is a blessed heritage.
Her husband, Mr. T. M. Atherton of the Press, a beautiful little girl two years old, her parents, a sister, a wide circle of other relatives and friends mourn her untimely death.
The funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. W. W. Gist. The attendance was very large, including her old classmates, her friends in the church and society, and scores of those who had learned to admire and love her rare beauty of character. Her pastor gaave a short address from the text, "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever." He spoke on the uncertainty of life and paid a warm tribute to Mrs. Atherton's true nobility of character, saying that beauty of character is the only beauty that never dies. He exorted her old associates to mak
e the most of life by seeking to make each other happy.
Source: Osage News November 17, 1897
Memorial Notes, Harry Lloyd Chute
Note: These were notes included in Harry Lloyd Chute's "Find-A Grave" Record. See Source.Minnesota Death Index
Data for the Chute Family sometimes spelled incorrectly as Schute, Shute, other variations. Scott Thomas Chute info needed to verify Parents Names. Harry and Elizabeth Chute's Children appear to include Dawn Chute and Scott Thomas Chute. Harry and Elizabeth resided many years in St. Paul MN area. Research to verify Scott's Parent done and data not found. Need to confirm before request to link.
Dawn Chute Minnesota Birth Index sites Parents names,dob, more data. for privacy, this not posted.
Scott Thomas Chute 1956- 1957 Memorial 146854088
Scott Thomas Chute appears to be Harry and Elizabeth Chutes infant son. No birth records or death records with Parents names located. Research has been done with no results to confirm so we can link Memorials.
To note: Cemetery Records at the Union Cemetery in Maplewood MN list Elizabeth Chute as infant. Scott Thomas Chutes next of Kin. Scott passed away at possibly a home at 264 Kent St.Paul MN address was not listed as a hospital on records.
Minnesota Death Index for Scott Thomas Chute dob: Nov. 22, 1956 dod: Jan. 30, 1957 Ramsey Co. MN Certificate: 027895 Parents names not sited on record viewed.
If records indicate Harry and Elizabeth Chute lived on Kent St. St. Paul,MN that would be helpful. If Cemetery info is correct.
1948 U.S. City Directory Harry L. Chute living in St. Paul MN occupation: Roller specific address listed on Fauquler St. St. Paul MN
1955 U.S. City Directory Harry L. Chute living in St. Paul MN no specific address listed.
Spouse Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Chute possible maiden name Thurmes or Thurmer possible dob Oct. 7, 1928 MN possible dod Nov. 1986 not known. Mothers maiden name possibly Wilmes Per Census reports, if the same Elizabeth, Parents names possibly George and Amelia Thurmer or Thurmes. Elizabeth Possibly lived in Oakdale, Washington Co. MN as a child per Census reports. burial info. not known. being researched. No Memorial located at this time.
George Thurmes is buried at the Guardian Angels Cemetery in Oakdale MN. He has a headstone.
1930 Federal Census LaSallie , Watonwan Co. MN Harry L. Schute name spelled wrong Harry was living with his Parents and two siblings. Schute should be Chute. Archie married to Viola head of household. all last names "Schute" Archie 26 yrs old Viola A. 22 yrs old Harry L. 4 yrs old Violet P. 2 yrs old Arthur W. 1 yr old All born in Minnesota. bio in progress. Family History, written Memorial Tributes, Memorial links, photos welcome for Harry's Memorial.