"Three students from St. Bernard's High School have been named to Laurel Girls State this summer at the University of Connecticut. The annual event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Attending will be Barbara Lucy Chute, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Chute of 17 Pacific Street, who will be co-sponsored by St. Bernard's Guild; Marguerite Ann O'Donnell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. O'Donnell of 33 Walden Avenue, who will be sponsored by the Auxiliary to John Coleman Prince Post, American Legion, and Maureen Elaine O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. O'Brien of 11 Maxson Road, Groton, who will be co-sponsored by the school Student Council.
All honor students, Miss Chute is a member of the French and Latin Clubs, won first prize
in a chemistry contest and is piano accompaniest for the Glee Club. She took first prize in
the New England Music Festival last year and was chosen to accompany the Eastern Connecticut
Symphony in May ..."
Photo, right: Barbara Lucy Chute, newspaper photo, circa 1961. Photo submitted by George Beebe Chute.
"Mary Ellen Woods teaches school in Meridian, CT. She graduated from Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, where she met her husband." (Source: Lucy T. Massad Chute.)
Photo, left: Mary Ellen Chute, graduation, circa 1965. Photo submitted by George Beebe Chute.
A farmer in Nova Scotia, fruit-grower. His son David took over the farm when Robert retired. Was in the Army in 1945, and a member of the R.C. Legion.
"CHUTE, Robert Phillips - 82, South Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, September 18, 2005, in Valley Regional Hospital. Born July 2, 1923, Bob was the eldest son of the late Max and Gertrude (Owen) Chute (South Berwick). He attended South Berwick school, served in the Royal Canadian Regiment 1945-46, and farmed on the family farm for over 50 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 6, Kentville, a past member of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association, a member of the Apple Capital Museum, Berwick, the South Berwick Community Club and Kings Historical Society. In retirement, when he was not working on the family farm, he completed several volumes on the land history of the Berwick area and enjoyed weekly dances.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Weir) (Strong); daughter, Karen (Paul) Smith, Durham, Pictou Co.; son, David (Karen) Chute, South Berwick; stepchildren, Robert (Marilyn) Taylor, Kitchener, Ont.; Carla (Ted) Scott, Iroquois Falls, Ont.; Kathy Parkhurst, Kapuskasing, Ont.; Vincent (Shelly) Taylor, Mississauga, Ont.; Norma Jean (David) Hue, North Salem; Cheryl Strong, Toronto; grandchildren, Alana Smith, Halifax, and Todd Smith, Durham; sister, Doris (Bill) Skinner, South Berwick; sister-in-law, Nilda Chute; Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Betty (MacMahon) Chute; brother, Donald, and granddaughter, Toni Smith.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick (902-538-9900), where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 21, at 2 p.m., Rev. Donald MacPherson officiating. Interment in Berwick Cemetery followed by a reception in South Berwick Community Hall. Family flowers only by request, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Valley Regional Hospital Palliative Care Fund or a charity of one's choice."
"Reuben Bathrick served in the Revolutionary War, as private in Captain Samuel Flint's company, Col. Timothy Pickering Jr's
regiment, which marched on Lexington Alarm from Danvers 4/19/1775 - 2 days."
Source: http://www.berkshire.net/bathrick-l/msg00048.html. [Note: URL link no longer works.]
Reuben or Ruben Bathrick would have been 32 years old in 1775; his future son-in-law, George Washington Chute, was not yet born when this event took place, and while corroborating documentation is available for Reuben's father (Samuel Bathrick), we're still looking for corroborating records of Reuben's involvement in this regiment.
Americans tend to view Colonial military activities as an almost spontaneous outburst of patriotic sentiment - the truth is that these military units had already been organized and were actually quite prepared for the outbreak of hostilities. Paul Revere was one of several organizers of local militia, and while he alone is generally credited with racing around New England warning locals of the arrival of British troops, the "local news network" actually consisted of closer to sixty riders (including several women). Contrary to popular theory that local militia were nowhere as organized or disciplined as the British, they were in fact quite well organized, and operating with a high level of secrecy - which also enabled them to be as successful as they were.
A few months earlier - in February of 1775 - the British had already performed a successful raid on Colonial stores of gunpowder, at the Salem Forge. Fearful that they were being systematically cut off from any source of ammunition, the network of "Correspondents" kept each other appraised of British troop movements by raising "Alarms" when the British were suspected of making another attempt at a munitions raid. The "Lexington Alarm" - one of several such alarms - is generally credited with being the location of the opening outbreak of hostilities of the American Revolution.
Reuben would have become involved when one of those "correspondents" in Paul Revere's network arrived in Danvers, Massachusetts on the night of April 18th, to warn the local militia that British troops were believed to be headed towards Lexington and Concord. Reuben would have already trained on a regular basis with the Danvers militia, and was probably already prepared to and expecting to depart on short notice.
A more detailed description of the Lexington Alarm from the Danvers, Massachusetts point of view follows:
"Danvers Alarm List Battle in Lexington, Ma. at Russell's yard"
On the morning of April 19, 1775, a post rider arrived in Danvers to announce that the Regulars had marched from Boston the previous night, headed for Concord to seize arms, munitions and any rebel leaders that might have taken refuge outside Boston proper. Alarm guns and church bells soon began to sound, signaling that all men should gather at their assigned meeting places to await further orders. Those companies that could march on their Captain's orders (not having to receive marching orders from the Essex County Regiment's commander, Col. Timothy Pickering) wasted no time and started off towards Concord hoping to intercept the Crown's forces before they returned to the safety of Boston.
The men from Danvers marched off through Lynn, Saugus, Revere, Malden and Medford, changing their direction each time they received news and intelligence as to the Regulars movements. By 2:00 PM they had reached the homestead of Jason Russell in the town of Menotomy (Arlington). In just about four hours the men from Danvers had journeyed sixteen miles. It was here that the Danvers men, along with other militia companies, decided to wait for the British troops, as they returned from Concord on the Boston Post Road, and engage them from the perceived safety of stone walls and stacks of shingles in Russell's yard. Due to the lack of military training and experience of the Colonist's officers, the Danvers, Medford and Menotomy companies were caught in a pincer maneuver by the Redcoats as they fought their way back to Boston. The British Light Infantry having been sent out as flankers, came up behind the Colonists in the Russell yard. The fighting became quite vicious as the troops on both sides closed to hand-to-hand combat. Jason Russell himself was killed on his doorstep, being bayoneted by each British soldier entering the house to ferret out the rebels. By the time the British had regrouped their troops and marched on, the Danvers men had suffered casualties of seven men killed, two wounded and one captured. Save for Lexington, which lost eight men killed that day, Danvers lost the second highest number of men killed in the fighting during the Lexington Alarm. A list of those casualties follows:Killed in action or wounded:
Samuel Cook, Jr
Benjamin Dealand, Jr.
Henry Jacobs, Jr.
George Southwick, Jr
** Captured: Joseph Bell
Danvers men also held the distinction of traveling the furthest distance of a community engaging in the fighting on April 19th . The men from Danvers stayed in Menotomy until the next day when they loaded their dead onto a cart and returned them to their families. Although the majority of men from Danvers did participate in the following Siege of Boston, many later returned to town for the remainder of the war, A number of men enlisted to serve in State and Continental Line Regiments."
This family's surname has been spelled as "Pevear" and "Peaver" within various documents obtained from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, and as "Prevear" in the Chute Genealogies. Until more documentation is located, please assume that their surname is not spelled accurately.
"... "I have a bit of information on Jeremiah M. Chute, late of Casco, which may help you sort out his branch of the Chute family.
In the marriage returns of York County, Maine, there is record of a Jeremiah M. Chute and Amanda M. Howe, both of Biddeford, marrying 22 MAR 1858 in Biddeford (the record is not found in published Biddeford VRs, but date and place are confirmed by their divorce record). Records of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, held in Oxford County, August term, 1863 show that Jeremiah M. Chute of Lowell, Mass., filed for divorce from Amanda, she having "on divers occasions" committed adultery, and having deserted him in December of 1858. They had one child, a son Boardman Chute, aged about four years. The divorce was granted, and custody of the child was given to the father.
Amanda Margaret Howe was the daughter of Ira and Deborah Howe of Greenwood, Oxford Co., Maine, born 2 Jan. 1836 in Greenwood, d. 22 Feb. 1902 in Portland, Maine. She and son Boardman lived in Greenwood in 1860 and 1870. She married second Cornelius York, married third Alpheus Shaw Cole, both of Greenwood. After the death of her third husband, she "kept house" for his brother, James, and at her death was called his widow (I have not found a marriage record for the couple).
This at least establishes a first marriage for Jeremiah M. Chute, and shows that he is the same who lived both in southern Maine and in Lowell, Mass. It was not unusual at that time for people from Maine to move south to Lowell to work in the mills. I have found no record of Boardman Chute after 1870..."Chris Dunham
History of Casco, Maine: "Jeremiah McLucas Chute went out west to Eden, Minnesota and married Violette Parmenter, who was half Native American. After her death, he returned to Casco and bought the farm that his daughter later lived on, believed to have been a "Staples" home. He owned land on both sides of the road where his grandchildren later lived. He was a soldier in the Civil War, discharged in 1863." [See Note on this, below.]
Unless this is a reference to an as yet unknown Native American tribe from Merry Old England - this piece of information is not correct. Violetta is the daughter of Caleb Parmenter and Hannah Bragg, both of well documented (and decidedly European in origin) families, and it is not certain if he married her in Maine, Wisconsin or Minnesota.
Of Violetta's father Caleb, Christine Carr Reese gave the following description: "Caleb PARMETER b. 1814 & Hannah BRAGG. They lived on Abraham Burill's farm at the foot of Parmenter Hill and later in China Village. After their two eldest sons were married, he and his family went west to Stephen Point, Wisconsin and later to Ashland, Wisconsin. Because of his size, it is said that it took six of his sons to lift his casket."Christine Carr Reese, "The Allied Bragg Families of New England", 2003
"Born in Windham, May 15, 1783; married Martha, daughter of William and Rebecca (Bodge) Mayberry, June 2, 1805; and moved to Otisfield, 1806. He was a good Christian man, of the old Orthodox church, a lieutenant colonel of militia in the War of 1812, collector and town treasurer 1815 to 1821, selectman 1819, 1823, 124 nd 1835; and died May 29, 1853; his widow died Sept. 1, 1854, aged seventy years and six months."
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 69-80.
"He was born in Windham and married in June 1805 Martha, dau. of William and Rebecca (Bodge) Mayberry and lived on the lot, north of Lot 126 in Otisfield. He died May 29, 1853, leaving a wife who was infirm and bereft of her reason. She died August 31, 1854, aged 70 yy. 5m. He bought of Johnson Knight, Mar 25, 1805, for $250 the west half of Lot 126, divided crossways."
Source: Spurr, William Samuel. A History of Otisfield, Cumberland County, Maine, from the Original Grant to the Close of the Year 1944. Otisfield, Maine, 1944. Second Edition. Reprinted by the Town of Otisfield. 2nd Edition.
There is a one-day discrepancy between the two sources on the date of death for Martha Mayberry Chute.
"Harlan Eugene Chute: Religious affiliation: Baptist. Attended Meredosia High School and Tennessee Temple College for 2 and 1/2 years. Raised in a godly Christian home. Parents took us to church faithfully. Developed a talent for singing. Attended Tennessee Temple College and took 2 1/2 years of voice and music courses. Went into full-time church work in Oklahoma City, as full-time music director in 1968. Stayed there for 8 1/2 years until God called me to preach the gospel. Pastored churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma; El Reno, Oklahoma; Sperry, Oklahoma and Sterling, Colorado. 7 years, Air Force Reserve. (Contributed by Harlan Eugene Chute)
As I Remember It: MY BROTHER - Harlan Eugene (August 19, 1936 - ) (Written by Harold Glenn Chute, brother of Harlan Eugene Chute)
Harlan's birth on August 19, 1936 "at home" on "the farm near Cooperstown" will account for all six of us boys being born on "The Promised Land", as Dorothy has coined it. She says I have exalted it to the highest and must be renamed. I admit I do have fond memories of our poor but happy lives there on "The Promised Land".
We continued to live on the farm near Cooperstown until Harlan was 11 years old. Harlan was the last born of six boys and was four years younger than Marion. The time space between all us other boys was two years. Harlan is the only brother I have that I remember as a baby, he was a good child and gave Mom and Dad little trouble.
Harlan was quiet and was easily entertained. I remember that after supper each evening, Grandpa would take him to the living room, rock and sing to him. I remember watching Harlan learn to use a spoon and fork, he was the center of attention at the table. Grandpa would, at the dismay of Mom, feed Harlan coffee with a spoon. Mom scolded Grandpa but I don't think she really cared just felt it was her duty as a mother to object. There was little conflict between Harlan and the rest of us, probably because of the age difference. While I remember him more vividly as a baby, I remember little about his early childhood. I never went to school with him. I was in high school by the time he was old enough to go to elementary school. He attended grade school at the Cooperstown Grade School the 1st through the 4th grades. His 5th grade was his first year in the Chambersburg Grade School.
As I remember, Harlan assumed his share of the farm chores when he was old enough and he participated in the farming operation at a very early age. At the age of eleven, he was driving a tractor, doing some of the lighter field-work. I remember, when returning to the field after lunch one day, I witnessed him having a scary situation. Harlan was driving our old Case tractor and had attempted to drive between a disk and the fence at the corner of the field. The tractor wheel ran up the corner post brace and the tractor rolled over, made a complete revolution and landed back on the wheels. When the tractor came to a stop, Harlan was still on the seat, holding the steering wheel. The seat was mounted low between the wheels, which prevented him from being crushed. The muffler was knocked off and the steering shaft was bent, but within about an hour, we had made the repairs and Harlan was again pulling a harrow across the field. Harlan became one of the vital farm hands, with increasing responsibilities. He was soon doing more of the more difficult tasks, like planting and operating the corn picker and combine.
In Harlan's early years he was sickly at times, with a cold and sore throat. He didn't feel well a lot of the time and he didn't eat well. Mom doctored him with some success, but in the spring of 1948, his tonsils were removed and he was no longer sickly. His appetite improved greatly, he began eating well and gaining weight. By the time he was twelve years old he was considered large for his age. Mom always felt the tonsillectomy affected him in some way to cause such rapid weight-gain, which continues to be a problem for him.
By the time Harlan graduated from grade school, there was no longer a high school in Chambersburg, so the Chambersburg students were bused to Meredosia. Harlan was a good student, made good grades and caused no one any trouble. I don't know how active he was in other school activities, but I do know he played football. I believe he played center but don't know if he played offense or defense, he may have played both; it seems like he received some special recognition. While I don't know for sure, he probably was in the glee club or some other singing activity because singing was something he was good at.
I don't know just when Harlan accepted the Lord, but I know it was at an early age. In 1948 the family transferred our church membership from Meredosia to Jacksonville, Harlan immediately became active in the youth organization and excelled in the music program, and was the leading person in the youth music program.
Harlan attended Tennessee Temple College in 1956 through 1958. He had met Frances (Francie) Kerley at church in Jacksonville; they began dating and were married on November 8, 1958. He returned to Tennessee Temple in the fall of 1961 and in November 1961 his Illinois National Guard Unit was activated and he was called into active duty and served a tour of duty in Germany until July, 1962.
His Guard Unit was activated due to Russia having built the Berlin Wall. When Harlan was discharged he and Francie lived in Jacksonville, Illinois and he worked in partnership with a contractor. Harlan was called to preach and went into the ministry in 1968. He spent most of his years in the ministry in Oklahoma. He retired as a pastor and began a guttering company with his son Derek. In 1998 Harlan and Francie felt they were being called to start a church in Sterling, Colorado. This effort resulted in success but his health became a factor and it was necessary for him to resign. He and Francie moved to southern Texas, their son Andy pastors a church there and Harlan plans to help in the church. Harlan and Francie have four sons, Derek, Darin, Allen and Andy.
Harlan has had more heath problems than some of us, he developed diabetes in the mid 1980's, had a couple strokes in the early 90's, which resulted in his retirement from the pulpit. After his re-entering the ministry with the move to Sterling, Colorado, he had another stroke and a heart attack. This prompted him again to retire from full time service in the pulpit.
I moved away from home in 1949 and have lived away from the family most of the next 50 years, consequently, my remembrance of Harlan is rather sketchy.
Obituary, Reverend Harlan Eugene Chute
Reverend Harlan Eugene Chute was born August 19, 1936, in Cooperstown, Illinois, to Donald Edward and Cecil Eugenia Chute. He went to be with his Lord and Savior may 22, 2012, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 75 years. Harlan was reared and educated in Meredosia, Illinois, and graduated with the Meredosia, High School Class of 1954. He was saved and called into the ministry at age 17 while attending a revival in his home church in Jacksonville, Illinois. In January of 1956, he enrolled and attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, majoring in music and voice. He was married November 8, 1958, in Jacksonville, to Frances Kerley. After six weeks of returning to school with his wife, Bro. Harlan's unit was activated in the Air National Guard. He left for Germany during the Berlin Wall Crisis, where he spent nine months before his honorable discharge on October 27, 1962. Upon his return, he was encouraged by other pastors and ministers to pursue full time ministry. After considering offers from several churches, he accepted the music director position at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, where he served nine years.
In the fall of 1977, the Chute's started Grace Baptist Church in Sperry, Oklahoma where he pastored until the summer of 1985. He left to pastor Bible Baptist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma, where he pastored seven years. In 1992, he returned to Grace Baptist Church pastoring until 1999. He pastored one more year in Sterling, Colorado, at which time Bro. Harlan's health suffered another blow with complications from diabetes. God gave him a part time ministry opportunity working with the seniors in his son's church in Vidor, Texas, up until 2005. Bro. Harlan was loved by all and God used him in many ways to be a blessing to many. Praise God!
Loving family members include His wife of over 53 years, Frances, of the home; Four sons, Derek Chute and his wife Shelly, of Owasso, OK, Allen Chute and his wife Sherry, of Harrah, OK, Darin Chute and his wife Kim, of Owasso, OK,Andrew Chute and his wife Misty, of Tomball, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Michael Haddock and her husband Cody, Zachary Chute, Brittany Turner and her husband Patrick, Courtney Chute, Nicholas Chute, Taylar Chute, Sabrina Chute, Dallas Chute, Shelby Chute, Madison Chute, Braedy Chute, Morgan Chute; Great grandson Zane Haddock; Three brothers Lavern Chute and his wife Maxine,Calvin Chute, Harold Chute and his wife Dorothy.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Chute and Gale Chute.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24. 2012, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral services will be held 10: a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at Friendship Baptist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma, with Pastor Andrew Chute, Pastor Linzy Slayden, and Pastor Loran McAllister serving as officiating ministers. Honoring him as casket bearers will be Zachary Chute, Dallas Chute, Nicholas Chute, Braedy Chute, and Cody Haddock. Honorary casket bearer will be Gerald Imel, L.V. Morris, Bob Neidhart, and Estil Phelps. Committal services and interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in rural Owasso. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6600 South Yale Avenue, Suite 1310, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74136-3346. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.