"Born in Hampton, N.S., Aug. 22, 1843; married Mary Ann, daughter of William Brown (George, William, from England before the Revolution), Feb. 11, 1866; he sailed on the Atlantic Ocean, and became a captain; was drowned May 24, 1871; she married 2nd, Harris Foster, Esq., Hampton, N.S. Oct. 1884."
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 177.
"Born near Hampton, N.S., Dec. 10, 1855; went to Woburn, Mass. in 1879, and is doing well in the firm of Cummings & Chute, feed and produce merchants; he married Dec. 3, 1883, Susan Cummings, one of twelve in the family of Ebenezer and Sarah Wilson (Haven) Cummings of Woburn. Mrs. S.W. Cummings was a daughter of Jonas Haven and Abigail Simonds."
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 177-178.
"Born Apr. 2, 1860 at Eastport, Me., went to Boston 1881; married Maria Eliza, daughter of Stathern Bailey, son of Rev. Jacob Bailey (1741-1808), a refugee from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia, Nov. 22, 1882, in Cambridge, Mass.; went to South Boston, 1886; a cooper; to Cambridge again and to Somerville, 1891."
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 179.
Moved to New London, Connecticut with his parents in 1880.
I received your letter and was pleased to hear from another Chute.
My Uncle Roll who lived in Vancouver, British Columbia traced the Chute history back to to the time of Henry VIII of England and had it printed up in book form before he died. I have this book but it needs to be brought up to date.
Uncle Noble, Aunt Goldie and Aunt Nell are the only older Chutes now living.
I am farming here at Somme, Saskatchewan, have been here 34 years this spring. My wife had an operation on her hip about 2 months ago and is not home yet, but is coming along okay.Sincerely,
We'd be interested to know if anyone out there has a copy of the book compiled by Roland Arthur Chute and mentioned by his nephew, Donald Zenas Chute.
William Edward Chute listed her as "Ella Orie", which is not confirmed by any subsequent records. However, two sources mention her having a twin brother, Edgar Orie Chute, which is no doubt the source of the confusion. Official records of his birth or death dates have not yet been located.
According to George Maynard Chute, Jr., "One son, Archie Pearl Chute, was raised by her father, Arthur Wellington Chute." Archie Pearl Chute was never known as "Smesmo", so his paternity is uncertain.Obituary, Ocie Ella Chute Smesmo
NEW ULM DAILY JOURNAL May 9, 1945
Mrs. Smesmo of Hanska Died at Her Home Sunday
Mrs. Ella Smesmo passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:15 at her home. Death was due to cancer of the lung and throat. Mrs. Smesmo became seriously ill Friday, so was confined to her bed only about 3 days. She had been in failing health for a few years.
Ocie Ella Chute was born April 6, 1884, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chute in Lake Hanska township.
She was united in marriage Oct. 16, 1909 at New Ulm to Thor Smesmo.
The family has resided in LaSalle and Hanska. She was operating the restaurant known as Ella's Eat Shop.
She leaves 4 children, Archie Chute of St. Paul; Alice, (Mrs. Gordon Spence) of Lombard, Ill.; Signa, (Mrs. Ed Jacobson), of Hanska; and Arnie of the U.S. Army, stationed in Louisiana. There is also one sister , Mrs. Nels Nelssen of California and five brothers, namely Charles of Richmond, Calif., Stanley of Plentywood, Mont., Alvin of St. Paul, Roy of Sherburn,and Edgar of Hanska. There are 16 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:20 p.m. Thursday at the Ed. Jacobson home in Hanska, and at 2 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. V. F. Larson will officiate.
Paul, a teacher and a member of the Kinsman Club, taught school for 34 years, and farmed "as a hobby" during that time. His interests include antiques, music, family history, and he recently completed a family genealogy book.
Shirley has been the local Aylmer, Ontario "Avon Lady" for thirty years, and enjoys painting.
Source: Paul Chute Brackenbury, 2002
George M. Chute, Jr. commented that he "died young.". His burial records state that he died in a "railroad accident".
"Wilfred was a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer. Joan was a dress designer, a graduate of School of Design, Toronto; lived (1956) at 3790 Rockwell Avenue, Windsor, Ontario. Three children." (Montross)
Sudden Death: Coraki Amateur Boxer"
"Lawrence Edward Chute (18), second son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Chute, well-known residents of Coraki, collapsed and died in hospital three hours after a boxing contest with another young man at the Coraki stadium on Saturday night.
Lawrence Chute gained a victory over another boxer named G. Thomas and after a shower bath returned to the stadium to witness the completion of the programme. He complained of feeling ill and soon after admission to the Campbell hospital became unconscious.
Chute was born in Brisbane and was a popular official at the Coraki Post Office, where he was employed for about four years. He was secretary of the Coraki branch of the Hibernian Society, nmembers of which will attend his funeral this morning in regalia. An inquest will be held at Coraki on Wednesday."
Source: Coraki newspaper photo item, name and date unknown. Photo of clipping provided by John William Chute.
This does not match family records, which have his age at death as 20, and not 18. Family records also have him born in Bundarra and not Brisbane.
Around the time of the American Revolution, William Shute changed the family name from Shute to Chute. As "Shute" was a fairly common spelling of the family name, we are still seeking to connect this family to the earlier Chute-Chewte line. According to "The History of Casco, Maine", he changed the name from Shute to Chute around 1775. However, military records contradict this; he was still "Shute" when discharged from the military, after fighting the Revolutionary War:
"Shute, William, Scarborough. Capt. Abram Tyler's co., Col. Edmund Phinney's regt.; roll dated Scarborough, Oct. 25, 1777, showing men entitled to allowance for travel to headquarters at Cambridge and billeting before marching during Dec., 1775, and subsequent to Jan. 1, 1776; enlisted Jan 1776; said Shute credited with 120 miles travel and 10 days billeting; also, there is a Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted [p.189] Jan. 22, 1776; also, a Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Larrabe's co., Col. Mitchel's regt.; marched July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 days; company marched on Penobscot expedition."
On Saturday, January 31, 2004, an e-mail was received concerning this family:Subj: Lucy Bryant Shute third great grandmother
I was so happy to find your Chute Family web site this am. I feel my ggg gm must go there someplace. Hoping.
d/o William & Hanna Shute (Lucy had several brothers and sisters)Lucy Bryant Shute
This suggests a connection between John Alder Chute, with wife Ellen Bryant, and the William Chute/Shute and Hannah Carter Chute family that deserves further research.