NP56: Chute Family Notes 56-897 through 56-916

Note    N897          Index
Died young.


Note    N898         Index
Wife's name, Alice.


Note    N56-899         Back to Index        Back to F. Danahy Georger, Sr. and Bernice M. Chute Georger.
Notes on F. Danahy Georger, Sr. and Bernice M. Chute Georger:

According to GMC, the couple had 5 children, but so far I've only found record of one F. Danahy Georger, Jr., so more research needs to be done on this family. Census records indicate that the family originated in Germany, so the name was undoubtedly originally "Geörger".

Son F. Danahy Georger Jr. was quoted in a article about the resurrection of the Indian Motorcycle Company, in 2000:

"Indian Motorcycle Co. has been resurrected as a private company and is back in business in Gilroy, Calif., making motorcycles and lining up dealers to sell them. The Buffalo area's first Indian Motorcycle franchise -- one of 190 in the nation -- has been awarded to Dan Georger Mitsubishi, an Amherst automobile dealer at 7420 Transit Road. "Indian Motorcycle, which was introduced in 1901, is the oldest motorcycle brand name in the country and they are going after Harley," says F. Danahy Georger Jr., president of Dan Georger Motor Sales Inc. Georger owns and operates the auto dealership and Indian Motorcycle Williamsville, the new franchise."

Frank P. Georger, father of F. Danahy Georger, Sr., may have been the Frank Georger who was a trustee of the Buffalo Savings Bank sometime between 1893 and 1897.
Source: Illustrated History of the United Trades and Labor Council of Erie County, Published by the United Trades and Labor Council of Erie County, 1897. Page 183.


Note    N56-900         Back to Index        Back to Edward Van Daam and Janet M. Chute Van Daam.
Notes on Edward Van Daam and Janet M. Chute Van Daam:

According to GMC, this family had four children, of whom one is presently known. I'm not sure yet where GMC obtained the name "Joseph M." - "Joseph William" is listed on the 1930 - Census Record. The name "Albert" is confusing; James Chute and Anna Kerwin did have a son named James Albert Chute who would have been Joseph William's brother, and it may have been possible that "James Albert Chute" was James Chute's full name.

"My fiancee's father is Edward Peter Van Daam whose father was Edward Van Daam married to Janet Chute born circa 1916 in New York. You have his name as Vendaam so that could be changed. Her father you have as Joseph M. Chute I have as Joseph William Chute bom circa 1887 from an ancestry paper Peter did when he was 14. He was married to Lillian M. Haugh. His parents as I have it were Albert Chute and Anna Curwin. You have James Chute and Anna Kerwin. To compound the problem beyond Albert (James?) Chute there is a footnote that they were decended from Tuites. Irish folks who changed their name."

Source: Daemeon Pratt.

Note    N901         Index
Ancestry unknown at this time.


Note    N902         Index
Notes on Robert John Chute, Mary Heffernan Chute and Elizabeth Higgins Chute:

GMC: "Came to Canada from Ireland in 1862; lived in Strathroy, Middlesex County, Canada two years, then to Pennsylvania, and then to Cleveland, Ohio."

Notes from Susan Henrick Godley: "The 1870 Cleveland Directory shows Robert Chute residing at 10 Broadway Ext. and his occupation was a "cooper". Mrs. Elizabeth Chute is listed in the same directory with the profession of dressmaker at the 10 Broadway Ext. address. The 1880 census shows residence on Broadway & Robert as a "cooper", Elizabeth is "keeping house". The 1890 Cleveland Directory shows Robert Chute at 143 Broadway & he was retired, Elizabeth is "keeping house". Was living at 597 Scranton Ave when he died.

Robert's obituary reads "Monday, July 30 at 7pm Robert Chute aged 64 years. Funeral from residence No. 597 Scranton Ave (Cleveland) Wednesday August 1st at 3pm sun time. Titusville Pa. papers please copy. Robert was killed in a train accident. He lost both legs in the accident. Robert owned a cooperage in Pittsburgh Pa. that he sold to John D. Rockefeller. After the sale he moved back to Cleveland and managed a plant for J.D. Rockefeller."

Note that in the 1880 Census, it is almost certain that the birthplace for most of the children is wrong, as it is unlikely that the family moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania and then returned to Pennsylvania to have their children. Also, in all cases, there is a conflict between the birthplace for their father: his entry lists it as Ohio, while other entries list his birthplace as Ireland (along with it being named as the birthplace of his eldest daughter Margaret). If the family did emigrate in 1862, his birthplace would have been Ireland.

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Estimated Birthdate Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Robert Chute Self M Male W 50 ~1830 Ohio Cooper, S.O. Co. Ireland Ireland
Elizabeth Chute Wife M Female W 38 ~1842 Ireland Ireland Ireland
Susan Chute Daughter S Female W 17 ~1863 Canada Ireland(?) Ireland
Elizabeth Chute Daughter S Female W 12 ~1868 Pennsylvania Ireland(?) Ireland
Alice Chute Daughter S Female W 10 ~1870 Ohio Ireland(?) Ireland
Mary A. Chute Daughter S Female W 6 ~1874 Pennsylvania Ireland(?) Ireland
Catharine Chute Daughter S Female W 4 ~1876 Pennsylvania Ireland(?) Ireland
Agnes Chute Daughter S Female W 2 ~1878 Pennsylvania Ireland(?) Ireland
Robert Chute Son S Male W 9M ~1879 Pennsylvania Ireland(?) Ireland

Census Source Information
Census Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Family History Library Film: 1255008
NA Film Number: T9-1008
Page Number: 92B


Note    N56-903         Back to Index        Back to Nelson Chute and Flora B. Aker Chute.

Notes on Nelson Chute and Flora B. Aker Chute:

William A. and Flora B. Aker (Chute) Sanford. Photo courtesy of the Johnson Family Tree on

The ancestry of the Nelson/Nelson Hardy Chute branch is not known at this time. The details collected by George M. Chute, Jr. appear to have been provided by Jack Sanford and written down on an index card, and not provided by the family directly, as Nelson Chute's wife Flora B. Aker Chute married William A. Sanford after their divorce in approximately 1914. Written on the index card:

Nelson Hardy, Jr. (in Tujunga, Calif., 1958, phone book), born March 26, 1912 in Lowell. 179 Hale, Lowell. Mar. Jan 24, 1931 to Beverly June Hill (wrote J. Sanford Nov. 6, 1963 from 10719 Seven Hills Drive, Jujunga, California), dau. Perley B. & Gladys Belinda (Alden) H. Children: Constance Carley, b. [Private]; Gladys Vivian, b. [Private]; Nelson Hardy III, b. [Private]; Carol Lee and Clyde Wayne (Twins),. b. [Private]. Father Nelson m. Flora B. Aker, div. about 1914. She mar. 2nd Wm. A. Sanford, d. 1955. Live in Tyngsboro. 7 children: Alfred H. (b. '17, d. '60), William (b. '20, d. '37), male stillborn (b. '21), Ella Jane and Edward (d. 1 yr.), Leona m. Alexa, Charlotte m. Kramer. Nelson & Flora also had Phyllis, b. Apr. 11, 1911. Married Harold Fred Wilkins. Children: Pearl, Ruth, Arnold and Patricia.

Another Family Genealogical Database, the Johnson Family Tree, identifies Flora's first husband as a "Shute". It is not yet known whether the branch legitimately originated as "Shute"s, or whether the spelling is incorrect.


Note    N904         Index
Moved to Philadelphia about 1870. Ancestor not known at this time.


Note    N905         Index
Date of birth is estimated.


Note    N906         Index
2 children.


Note    N907         Index
3 children.


Note    N56-908         Back to Index        Back to John Kennie and Arlene Ruth Chute Kennie.

Notes on John Kennie and Arlene Ruth Chute Kennie:

GMC regarding John Kennie: "His mother was a war bride; he came to Canada on the Queen Mary, aged 10 months."


Note    N909         Index
Died of typhoid fever.


Note    N910         Index
Died of typhoid fever.


Note    N911         Index
Died of typhoid fever.


Note    N912         Index
Birthdates are estimated.


Note    N913         Index
2 daughters.


Note    N914         Index
3 children.


Note    N915         Index
Located in Sandy, Utah.


Note    N916         Index
Thomas Sarns Bishop, Brevet Lieutenant General, Texas Army Guard and Major.Generl (Ret'd) Army of the United States.

General Bishop began his military service in 1934, when he enlisted in Company F. (later Company C), 141st Infantry in San Antonio, Texas. At the time, he was 15 years old. His youthful age proved no obstacle, however, as he rose steadily through the ranks to the grade of sergeant by November 1940.

General Bishop was inducted into active federal service with the 36th Infantry Division on November 25, 1940. At that time, he was appointed Second Lieutenant of Infantry and assigned for duty in Company C, 141st Infantry. He served as Infantry Company Commander and Battalion S3 with units of the 141st Infantry. He served as Aide, Liaison Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and as the Operations Officer with Headquarters 99th Infantry Division. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, June 14, 1941; Captain, June 1942; Major, April 1944, and Lieutenant Colonel in January 1946.

On December 10, 1946, General Bishop returned to the Texas Army National Guard and was assigned, in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel, as Operations Officer, headquarters, 36th Infantry Division. He was later assigned as Chief of Staff, 36th Infantry Division and promoted to Colonel on March 7, 1953. General Bishop was appointed Assistant Adjutant General of Texas on September 1, 1960, and promoted to Brigadier General November 16, 1960. He was transferred to Assistant Division Commander, 36th Infantry Division on September 22, 1961. On January 1,1962, he was appointed Adjutant General of Texas by Governor Price Daniel. He served as Adjutant General of Texas during the administration of Governor John Connally and on March 12, 1969 he transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve.

General Bishop voluntarily reverted to the rank of Colonel, Infantary, and was appointed as Assistant Director, Research and Development, U.S. Continental Army Command.

On February 6, 1973, he was recalled as Adjutant General of Texas by Governor Dolph Briscoe and was reappointed as Major General and reconfirmed by the United States Senate on March 1,1973.

General Bishop was brevetted Lieutenant General and retired from the Texas Guard and from the Army of the United States January 12, 1979, after 44 and one-half years of military service. He is the only person to serve in this office under three different Texas governors. The Texas Guard All-Faiths Chapel at Camp Mabry, Austin, is named in his honor.

Awards and Decorations
U.S. Army's Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit Bronze Star with V/Device, Oak Leaf Cluster to Bronze Star, French Croix de Guerre with Star, Belgium Fourragere; Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commandation Medal; World War II Victory Medal: European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Three Service Stars; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with three Hour Glass Devices; Texas Service Medal; Texas Faithful Service Medal with Eight Cactus Leaves; Texas Meritorious Service Medal; Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal; Texas Outstanding Service Medal.

Veterans of Foreign Wars - Service Plaque
"In Appreciation for Dedicated and Devoted Service to His Nation."

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau - Eagle Award
"For Exemplary Service to His State and Nation Over a Period of Four Decades."

Guard of the Republic - Plaque
"For Your Assistance and Support in the Formation of This Unique and Historic Military Unit."

National Guard Association of Texas - Minute Man Award
"First President and Exceptional Leadership."

Military Order of World Wars Outstanding Member Award.
"Exemplary and Outstanding Service to the Nation During Peace and War."

National Guard Association of the United States - Distinguished Service Medal
"For Courageous and Steadfast leadership that Inspired the Rank and File of the Association to Strive to Render Greater Service to the Nation."

Selective Service System - Meritorious Service Award.
"In Recognition of Meritorious Service of Benefit to the Nation and the Selective Service System."

Civic Affiliations
Tarrytown Methodist Church; Masonic Order, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Association of the United States Army; National Guard Association of the United States (Life Member); National Guard Association of Texas (Life Member); Texas State Guard Association (Life Member); Military Order of the World wars; Retired Officers Association (Past Board Member); Texas Public Employees Association; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Travis County Grand Jury Association.

Civic Activities:
Foreman, Travis County Grand Jury, Fall Term 1979; Former Trustee and Treasurer, Texas Public Employees Political Action Committee; Former Retired Member, Legislative Committee, Texas Public Employees Association. Austin Chapter nominee 1979 Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award; Second Vice-President(Legislative Liaison) Texas Council, Retired Officers Association; President, Texas Military Forces Museum Board of Directors and substitute teacher, Men's Bible Class, TarrytownChurch.

High School, San Antonio, Texas, 1935; The Infantry School 1942; Command and General Staff College, 1943, U.S. Air Force Air Ground Operations, 1952; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1952; Army Management School, 1963; Army War College, 1973; Numerous short courses and seminars.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday at the Texas Guard All Faiths Chapel at Camp Mabry in Austin.

Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife, Betty Marie Bishop of Austin; daughters, Betsey Ann Bishop of Austin and Eva Ruth Bishop of Sandy, Utah; and sisters, Elizabeth Jones of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Florence Dornbluth of San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers. memorial contributions may be made to Texas Milltary Forces Museum or The Texas Guard All Faith Chapel Fund.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar.

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