NP51: Chute Family Notes: Notes 51-800 through 51-815
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Note    N51-800         Back to Index        Back to Wallace G. Chute and Caroline Victoria (Chute) Chute.

Notes on Wallace G. Chute and Caroline Victoria (Chute) Chute:

"Born March 10, 1839; went to Elgin Co., Ont. at about twenty years of age; married Caroline Victoria, daughter of Charles and Tamer (McConnell) Chute (see No. 99) in Malahide, Feb 25, 1862; lived a few years there; then went to Hamilton, at the head of Lake Ontario, a manufacturer of a patent medicine; died Dec. 14, 1875."

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 166-167.



There is a discrepancy on Caroline's date of death: one record reflects a date of death of 21 SEP 1902 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her gravesite in Lakeview Cemetery, Lot 32, Concession 1, 52975 Nova Scotia Line, Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada reflects a date of death of "Sept. 21, 1901, in her 57th year". The birthdate as given would make her age 55 in 1901, and 56 in 1902. Need further records to clarify this issue.


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Note    N801         Index
Have 2 children.

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Note    N802         Index
Died young.

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Note    N51-803         Back to Index        Back to William Henry Chute and Alice L. Bowman Chute.

Notes on William Henry Chute and Alice L. Bowman Chute:

"Born in Townsend, Norfolk Co., Ont., Dec. 9, 1843; married Alice L., daughter of Jefferson Bowman, by Rev. D. C. Maybin, Nov. 12, 1866, and had two sons, one daughter. The elder son, Clarence, born about 1868; died 1888; a smart young man. The family lived on Bowman Street, St. Clair, Mich."

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 169.


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Note    N51-804         Back to Index        Back to Binea Chute and Caroline ("Carrie") Collins Chute.

Notes on Binea Chute and Caroline ("Carrie") Collins Chute:

"Born in Malahide, Ont., June 19, 1838; carried mail from Vienna to Simcoe several years; went to Michigan about 1865; married Carrie, daughter of Richard Collins, Aug. 11, 1869, and settled in Mitchie, Bay Co.; farmer and hotel-keeper; he has also held town offices."

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 170.


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Note    N51-805         Back to Index        Back to William Wallace Chute and Catharine Gumb Chute.

Notes on William Wallace Chute and Catharine Gumb Chute:

Born in Bayham, Ont. Aug. 19, 1842; brought up a farmer; went to Minnesota 1864; then to California; returned about 1867 and went to the Argentine Republic, S. A., for ten years; then he returned, married Catharine, daughter of Thomas Gumb, of Nissouri, Ont., Dec. 25, 1878; lived in Ekfrid, two years; then bought one hundred and fifty acres in Nissouri, and lived there (went on a visit to Florida 1888), but sold out in 1890, and moved to Compton, Los Angeles Co., Cal., spring of 1891; returned to Nissouri, Ont., 1893."

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 170.




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Note    N51-806         Back to Index        Back to James Albert Chute and Matilda Jane Robinson Chute.

Notes on James Albert Chute and Matilda Jane Robinson Chute:

There is some discrepancy among decendants on Matilda's name: Matilda Jane Robinson, or Matilde Jane. Another variation: Robenson.

"Born in Bayham, Ont., Oct. 3, 1850, married Matilda, daughter of Jacob Robenson, January 1874; and lived in Vienna several years. In 1885 or 1886 he moved to Houghton, Norfolk County, Ontario where his wife died March 27, 1890, aged thirty-nine. He married 2nd Rachael, daughter of John D. and Lovena McConnell, Nov 9 1890. Mr. Chute was brought up a farmer, but is also a good blacksmith."

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 173.



Grandson Clarence Arthur Chute, listing his aunts and uncles in his worksheet of 1958, listed: "Uncle Merton Isaac Chute, Aunt Mary in Vienna, Ontario, and Uncle Clarence Chute". Until given reason to think otherwise, we are assuming that Aunt Mary is Isaac Merton Chute's wife Mary Blundell Chute, and not an unrecorded "Mary Chute". The original worksheet is filed under Elmus Arthur Chute, GP#980-0.

[From Chute. See sources]:"He was brought up a farmer, but was also a good blacksmith and thresher. He married Matilda Jane (born 1851), daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Jackson) Robinson from Cork, Ireland, in January 1874. They lived for several years in Vienna in what was known as the Old Belfry House. In 1885 or 1886 they moved to Houghton where his wife died March 27, 1890, aged 39 years. He married second Rachael, daughter of John D. and Lovenna McConnell, Nov 9, 1890. Rachael died and he married third Flora Pegg. He was buried at Glen Meyer cemetery beside his first wife Matilda Jane who was born September 27, 1850 and died March 23, 1890, age 39 years six months."


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Note    N51-807         Back to Index        Back to Abram or Abraham Lincoln Chute and Maggie Conner Chute.

Notes on Abram or Abraham Lincoln Chute and Maggie Conner Chute:

"Born in Jo Davies, Fairbault Co., Minn., Sept. 22, 1863; went with his parents to Missouri and Ontario; learned the blacksmith trade of his cousin, James A. Chute, in Vienna; then went to McPherson Co., S. D., in 1883, and took up a quarter section of prairie, broke up forty or fifty acres and put in crops, but three or four severe droughts following each other induced him to "pull up stakes" and emigrate to near Yorkton, Assa Co., N. W. T., west of Manitoba, in 1891; he married Maggie, daughter of William Conner, Dec. 4, 1888, in South Dakota."

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 174.



His grandson Ray Dean Chute wrote in 1974: "Abraham Lincoln Chute, born September 22, 1863 in Jo Davies, Fairbault County, Minnesota, moved several times and ended up in South Dakota."

With respect to the additional children: "My aunt, Mrs. Lora Altig, has since passed away, there is another aunt living in Tallamook, Oregon, Mrs. Mary Lamb. To the best of my knowledge, she is the last living child of Abram Lincoln Chute. He had another son, John Lincoln Chute, a major in the U.S. Army, killed in World War II in Australia."

Ray Dean Chute, Letter to George M. Chute, 19 OCT 1974


"Abraham Lincoln Chute – Although comparatively a new comer in Monmouth, Mr. Chute is well-known and wherever known is respected. Great interest in all of the local enterprises is maintained by him, and he does all within his power to promote the general prosperity of his adopted city. The birth of Mr. Chute occurred in Faribault County, Minn., September 22, 1863, and his parents were William E. and Mary Ann (Hill) Chute, both of Canadian birth. Shortly before the birth of the son the parents had left their home in Canada and settled on a quarter section of land in Faribault county, Minn., which from that time until 1901 continued to be the family house. In the year last mentioned, however, the father retired from active cares and made his home with his son, who in the meantime had removed to Chicago, Ill., and there the father’s death occurred in 1902, at sixty-five years of age. The maternal grandfather, Walter Hill, was also a Canadian by birth, and upon emigrating to the United States located on a farm near Eagle Lake, Minn., where the remainder of his life was spent.

Of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. William E. Chute, four sons and one daughter, Abraham L. was the oldest son and second child. Hs education was received in the excellent schools for which Canada is famous, and in getting a good education he worked with the same energy that has characterized all his efforts in life, doing with a will and determination whatever he set his hand or mind to do. At twenty years of age he felt himself sufficiently equipped to take up the affairs of life on his own account, and forthwith took from the government a grant of land in South Dakota which he improved and cultivated for seven years, but in 1890 he sold the land and went to the Northwest Territory, where he also filed on a piece of land and engaged in farming. It was in the year 1894 that he cast in his lot with the citizens of Oregon, and at once became identified with her immense lumber interests. One winter at this, however, sufficed to prove that it was not a line he cared to continue permanently, and in June, 1895, took up his abode in Monmouth, Polk county, and here he expects to make his home continuously.

It is said nothing which we learn in life can be wasted, but on the other hand can always be turned to good account, and so it has proved in the case of Mr. Chute. It was while he was in Canada that he learned the blacksmith’s trade, and ever since his identification with the city of Monmouth he has followed the latter calling, for which he seems to have a special aptitude, and is meeting with gratifying returns from a monetary standpoint. His faith in the city of Monmouth as a desirable place of residency has been further implicated by the fact that in the southeastern part of the city he has erected a fine residence, which is not only a credit to the owner, but to the city as well. In addition to this property, he also owns nine acres of land within the city limits.

It was while in South Dakota that Mr. Chute and Miss Maggie Connor, a native of Canada, were united in marriage. Three children were born to them and all are still at home, their names being as follows: Ray William, Blanch Victoria and Stella May. Mrs. Maggie Chute died May 1, 1896, at Monmouth, and in 1897 Mr. Chute was married to Annie Henson, a native of Missouri, and three children have been born to them, Lora Anna, Mary Elizabeth and John Lincoln, all being at home with their parents.

Private interests have not consumed the entire attention and time of Mr. Chute, as his two terms of valuable service as a member of the city council will testify, and in behalf of the Prohibition party he has done all that has been possible within his power to further the cause of the party. Fraternally, he is a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Fraternal Union of America. The family are members of the Evangelical Church, liberally assisting in its support.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of the Williamette Valley, Oregon Containing Original Sketches of Many Well Known Citizens of the Past and Present, Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1903. Pages 748-749


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Note    N51-808         Back to Index        Back to George Maynard Chute, Sr. and Gracelia Belle Hamilton Chute.

Notes on George Maynard Chute, Sr. and Gracelia Belle Hamilton Chute:

"Born in Bayham, Ont., Sept. 21, 1857; received a good education in his youth, so he taught school the winter after he was eighteen; in 1881 he went into the employ of the Michigan Southern and Lake Shore R. R., at Buffalo, as clerk in the live stock department, where he remained about ten years. In 1888 he moved to Toledo, 0hio, and became a partner with Hugh Thompson, in a soap manufactory, and in 1892 was elected president and general manager of the firm. He married Grace B., daughter of William H. and Susan (McConnell) Hamilton, Aug 20, 1889."

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 175.




George Maynard Chute, Sr. continued his uncle's genealogy work by penciling additions or corrections in very small print in the pages of the book itself. The book was passed to his son, George Maynard Chute, Jr. who incorporated these notes into his own when he published his addendum to the book, Chute Family in America in the 20th Century in 1967. The book was passed to his son, George Maynard Chute, III, and then to me.



A very rare Snow & Silver soap wrapper card issued for the Benjamin Harrison v. Grover Cleveland 1892 presidential campaign. Snow & Silver Soaps were manufactured by Thompson & Chute of Toledo, Ohio, the "Chute" half being George Maynard Chute, Sr. Photo courtesy of the Mike Chasar Blog Spot.

The poem on the card at right is as follows:


Victory

Election day is near at hand,
To choose the President of our land —
One of honor, strength and hope,
Who uses SNOW and SILVER soap.

In every place, from every mouth,
From east to west, from north to south,
The people's voice will sure attest,
That SNOW and SILVER are the best.

The wrappers, too, will bring a treasure,
Which gives unbounded joy and pleasure.
Mail twenty in to our address,
A gift most rare you will possess.

Thanks to blogger Mike Chasar of the Mike Chasar Blog Spot for both the picture and the transcription of the "Victory" poem. Mike was amused to later discover that the Chute-Thompson Mfg Co. took no chances of offending any of their customers: this side of the card is the Benjamin Harrison side. The other side of the card was the same poem with a picture of Grover Cleveland. Mike's wry commentary comparing the Harrison - Cleveland compaigns with both the Al Gore - George W. Bush, as well as the Barack Obama - John McCain campaigns can be found in the Archive section of his blog.


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Note    N51-809         Back to Index        Back to Asa Watson Chute and Mary Melissa Nichols Chute.

Notes on Asa Watson Chute and Mary Melissa Nichols Chute:

"Born in Clements, N.S., July 26, 1843; taken to Ontario with his parents 1848; drove stage several years in Essex and Kent co's; married Mary, daughter of John Nichols of Essex Co, Ont., May 24, 1872; had four children, two died in infancy. Mr. Chute moved to Leamington, Ont."

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 175.

In 1895, moved to Hemlock, Jackson, Michigan.


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Note    N809         Index
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Note    N810         Index
2 other children died in infancy.

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Note    N51-811         Back to Index        Back to Frank Spurgeon Chute and Esther Jane Lounsbury Chute.

Notes on Frank Spurgeon Chute and Esther Jane Lounsbury Chute:

"Born in Malahide, Ont., April 2, 1861; married Jane Lonsberry in Essex Co., Jan. 1886, and lived with his mother in the old home; died of la grippe Feb. 4, 1890."

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 175.

Note: "La grippe" meant influenza, and in 1890 this probably meant the "Asiatic Flu", a global pandemic that struck between 1889-1890. According to reports, the Asiatic flu "was first reported in May of 1889 in Bukhara, Russia. By October, it had reached Tomsk and the Caucasus. It rapidly spread west and hit North America in December 1889, South America in February-April 1890, India in February-March 1890, and Australia in March-April 1890. It was purportedly caused by the H2N8 type of flu virus and had a very high attack and mortality rate."

Source: http://www.pandemicinfosite.com/pandemic.htm


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Note    N51-812         Back to Index        Back to Handley Chipman Chute and Prudence Jane Sanford Chute.

Notes on Handley Chipman Chute and Prudence Jane Sanford Chute:

"Born in Clements, N.S., Aug 25, 1850; married Prudence, daughter of Richard H. and Rebecca (Potter) Sanford, Jan. 15, 1874; and lived with his mother on the old farm; died Feb. 16, 1877."

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 175.


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Note    N813         Index
Notes on Edward B. Riley and Zilla Louise Chute:

According to her sister, Grace Viola Chute, Edward and Zilla Chute had at least 8 children, 7 of whom were living in 1966. In 1966, "She lives as a widow with all her living (7) children, summer in Massachusetts, winter in Los Angeles, California."

Grace Viola Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 26 Nov 1966
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Note    N90-814         Back to Index        Back to James Potter Chute and Ella Ann Simpson Chute.

Notes on James Potter Chute and Ella Ann Simpson Chute:

"Born in Clements, N.S., Aug 4, 1857; married Ella A., daughter of Alexander Simpson, May 28, 1884; lived in East Boston several years, but now in Everett, Mass.; a machinist."

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, p. 176.



"Lived in East Boston and Everett, Massachusetts. Obtained citizenship in Boston, Mass 23 October 1888. Learned his trade in St. John, New Brunswick: refitting sailing ships with engines. He lost the third finger of his left hand at the middle knuckle at the age of 18 in an accident while an apprentice machinist. He used the stump as a "poker" to chastise Stanley as a boy. Moved to Boston Navy Yard and did the same thing. He was Damage Control superintendent for the Olympia after the Battle of Manila Bay when it returned to Boston. It is now birthed permanently in Philadelphia. Moved to Brooklyn where he was Superintendent of "indoor work" for Morse Iron Work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (pottery making, casing and machining of ships parts). He made many of his own tools which are labeled with his initials, now in a munitions chest from the Olympia.

Was very quiet, introspective man, from my - Nancy Chute Harang's - point of view as a child. My father says he would sit for an hour or two in a rocking chair; Ella would say to him, "Jim, do something." -- then he'd get up and draw some sort of plan or other. He was also Superintendent of Charlestown Indoor works of the Charlestown Navy Yard until he moved to 11th St. in Brooklyn. Lived at 763 36th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Fla. from about 1924 to 1939; lived at 11th St., Brooklyn in 1901. I, as a child, remember being fascinated with the stump of his finger which was pulled together in a "pouch" type stitch. Have his wedding gloves in which the empty finger is stuffed."

Source: Chute-Harang Family Records, prepared and contributed by Nancy Elsa Chute Harang.

Note: The 1900 Federal Census records that he emigrated from Nova Scotia to Boston in 1881; had been in the United States 19 years at the time the Census was taken. He would have then obtained citizenship 9 years after arriving in Boston.


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Note    N90-815         Back to Index        Back to Frank Augustus Chute and Agnes Cameron Chute.

Notes on Frank Augustus Chute and Agnes Cameron Chute:

"Born in Clements, N.S., Aug 23, 1865; to Ontario with his parents 1872; to Grand Rapids, Mich., and married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Cameron, and have three or four children."

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, p. 177.








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