NP72: Chute Family Notes: Notes 72-1116 through 72-1150

Note    N72-1116         Back to Index        Back to Alfred Lionel ("A. Lionel") Chute, Sr. and Yura Sophie Slapelis Chute.

Notes on Alfred Lionel ("A. Lionel") Chute, Sr. and Yura Sophie Slapelis Chute:

Obituary, Yura Sophie Slapelis Chute

October 03, 1927 - February 13, 2002

Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Resided In: Washington, NH

Yura S. Chute, 74, of 217 Half Moon Pond Road in Washington died peacefully on February 13, 2002 at her home after a bout with cancer.

Mrs. Chute was born on October 3, 1927 in Kaunas, Lithuania the daughter of the late Ignas and Laura (Karuza) Slapelis. Yura was an accomplished pianist, taking to the keyboard early in life. She gave her first recital in Kaunas, Lithuania at age six, followed by appearances on the children's hour on the radio. Yura entered the Kaunas Conservatory at age nine, completing her performance and theoretical requirements at thirteen. She soon appeared with the Kaunas and Vilnius Symphony Orchestras, both in Lithuania. During World War II, she appeared at a Bach Festival with the Kammermusic Orchestra in Austria. During that time she worked as an accompanist, and later gave recitals at the Red Cross Officer's Club in Germany. Upon emigrating to the United States, Yura studied with Rudolph Ganz at the Chicago Musical College and performed under his baton with the Symphony. Winning contests lead to concertizing all through the Midwest, and Yura became the student of Claudio Arrau following an appearance at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. She returned to Europe to appear at the Venice Festival with the Chamber Group and as a soloist. Later, in New York City, Yura's musical activities changed to teaching, vocal coaching and chamber work. Yura moved to New Hampshire in 1981, where she spent the past 20 years gardening, reading, writing, and teaching piano.

Family members include; one son, Lionel Chute Jr. of Washington, NH; three daughters, Yvette Yura Chute of Boston, MA, Celeste Audra Chute-Wright of Cranford, New Jersey and Laura Morgan of New York City, New York. She was predeceased by her husband, Lionel Chute Sr. in 1995. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

From Chute Family Worksheet, prepared by son A. Lionel Chute, Jr: "Education: Academics self-taught, studied piano with Rudolph Ganz and Claudio Arrau. Occupation: Concert pianist and child-prodigy. Performed in Lithuania, Austria, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Also worked as a piano teacher, accompanist and vocal coach in Chicago and New York City. Military Experience: Escaped from Lithuania during World War II. Lived as a refugee in Austria and Germany for several years before emigrating to the United States. Clubs, Affiliations: Belonged to the Music Teacher's Association.


Note    N1117          Index
Eleanor Elizabeth Chute: From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Benchteam" biographical sketch:

"Eleanor Chute has been a Post-Gazette reporter since 1993 and an education writer since 1997. She worked for The Pittsburgh Press from 1975 to 1992, including four years as an education writer. Chute, 46, is a 1975 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she majored in journalism and economics."



Note    N1118          Index
There are two Judith Fosters as daughters of Benjamin Foster, one born in 1726 and the other born in 1728. They may be the same "Judith", with conflicting birthdates. Birth locations are given as Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts and Timberlane, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.


Note    N72-1119         Back to Index        Back to Benjamin Foster and Sarah Woodward Foster.

Notes on Benjamin Foster and Sarah Woodward Foster:

149. BENJAMIN FOSTER (Jacob, Isaac, Reginald), bapt. Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 6, 1689; m. in Ipswich, Mass., Mar. 15, 1725, Sarah Woodward, dau. of Ezekiel Jr., and Abigail, b 1701, d., 1805 ae. 104. He was born in the old town of Ipswich, Mass., married there, went to Lebanon. Conn, and later to Rockingham county, N. H., probably soon after 1740. The children were all born in Mass., four of them married in N. H. at Hampstead. With two sons and two daughters and their families the parents moved to Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia in 1760. The day following their arrival the father died. The widow lived for 45 years afterward and died there at the advanced age of 104 years. She was a very quiet and industrious old lady, always spinning flax on her wheel and when she was tired and faint would make a little hasty pudding in the skillet over some coals on the hearth of the old fire place saying she "only wanted a few bites to content nature."

A. W. Savary, Judge of County Court, Annapolis, N. S., author of the Savary Genealogy and editor of Calnek's History of Annapolis, says: "No individual family (Foster) has done more than this in the planting of orchards and changing the wilderness landscapes of a century ago into objects of value and beauty. Monuments of their industry and intelligence are conspicuous in every township and hamlet of the county. " Their common ancestor was Benjamin Foster, of Hampstead, N. H., b. Oct. 6, 1689; supposed to be a great-grandson of Reginald, im. from Exeter to Ipswich. Mass., in 1038. He died either in New Hampshire or immediately after his arrival in Nova Scotia. In 1760, his widow Sarah, (dau. of Ezekiel Woodward.) with sons Isaac and Ezekiel, settled in Granville, N. S., where she died in 1805, aged 104. Jeremiah, another son who came later, returned to the old colonies, and is perhaps the ancestor of the Fosters of Machias, Me. Isaac and Ezekiel became permanent residents of Annapolis county, as did also their three sisters. He d. 1760. Res. Lebanon, Conn., Hampstead, N. H. and Granville, Nova Scotia.

425. i. JUDITH, b. 1726; m. Nov. 26, 1745, John Chute. He was son of Lionel (Jones, Jones, Lionel)* had 10 ch. They went to Nova Scotia in 1750 and resided in Granv1lle. He d. in Nov. 1791 ae, 72. She d 1808 ae. 83. Ch, 1. Samuel b. Feb. 16, 1746; m. Sarah Barnes. Res. G. 2. John, b Apr. 7, 1748; d. May 7. 1748. 3. Hannah, b. Sept. 16, 1749; d. Nov. 1, 1749. 4. John, b. Apr. 9, 1752; m. Mary Croker; was a captain of militia. Res. Digby, Joggins, N S. 5. Benjamin, b Sept. 27. 1754; m. Martha Foster dau. of Ezekiel and Mary (Roberts ). 6 Thomas, b. Mar. 13, 1757; m. Sybil Ma1shall and Sarah McKenzie. Res. G. 7. Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1758; m. Thomas Hicks. Res. Falmouth, N. S. 8. James, b. Jan. 22, 1762; m. Elizabeth Morse and Elizabeth Wright. 9. Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1764; m. Obadiah Morse. Res. Bridgetown, N. S. 10. Susan, b. Dec. 10, 1767; m. Rev. Thomas H. Chipman, Res. Granville, N. S.
426. ii. ISAAC b. Feb. 18, 1728: m. Mehitable Worthing.
427. iii. EZEKIEL. b. 1730: m. Mary Roberts and Ruth Farnsworth.
428. iv. ELIZABETH, b. 1733; m. 1761. Francis B. Le Cain. They had four ch. and lived in Annapolis Royal, N. S. where LeCain died 1806, aged 84. Le Cain's children were: Francis, b. 1762; m. Margaret, daughter of Andrew Ritchie. Benjamin, b. 1764; m. Mary, daughter of Nath Winchester. Nicholas, b. 1765; m. Catharine ____, William, b. 1767; m. Sarah Henshaw, d. 1830, Francis J., d. 1843.
429. v. SARAH, m. Hampstead, N. H., Apr. 26, 1764, Abel Wheelock. He was b. in Lancaster, Mass., June 29, 1739. Res. Granville, N. S. ;ch: 1. Benjamin, b. Jan. 26. 1765; m. Elizabeth Jacques. Res. G. 2. Joseph, b. July 7, 1767; d. young. 3. John, b. Apr., 1769; m. Mary Gilliott and Mittie Parker. Res. Tarbrook, N S. 4. Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1771; m. Thomas Wheeler Banks. 5. Samuel, b. Jan. 6, 1773; m. Mary W1lkins. Res. Tarbrook. 6. Elizabeth, b. 1775; m. Major Ezekiel Cleveland. 7. Abel. b. Apr. 23, 1777; m. Parney Parker. Res. Nictaux, N. S. 8. Abigail, b. 1779; m. Samuel Felch. 9. Oliver, b. 1782; d. young.
430. vi. JEREMIAH, b. 1740; m. Jemima Kent.

* This pedigree is not correct. Should be: Lionel, James, James, Lionel.

Source: Pierce, Frederick Clifton, Foster Genealogy: Being the Record of the Posterity of Reginald Foster, an Early Inhabitant of Ipswich, in New England, whose genealogy is traced back to Anacher, Great Forrester of Flanders, who died in 837 A. D. With Wills, Inventories, Biographical Sketches, etc, also the Record of all other American Fosters, in 2 Volumes, published by the Author. Printer: W. B. Conkey Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1899. Pages 152-153.

4. iv. Benjamin Foster (Jacob, Isaac, Reginald), b. in Topsfield, Mass., Oct., 1689; m. Sarah, daughter of Ezekiel Woodward, Jr., and Abigail, in Ipswich, March 15, 1725, and seems to have moved from Essex county, Mass., into Rockingham county, N. H., about 1740, when four of them married, as stated in the Hampstead town records; and in 1760, the old folks, with 2 sons and 2 daughters, moved to Granville, Annapolis county, N. S. Mr. Foster d. the day after landing, and the old lady � an honest, industrious, pious woman � after living 45 years a widow, d. in 1805, aged 104. She used to spin flax on the "little wheel," and when she got tired and faint would make a little hasty-pudding in the skillet, over some coals on the hearth of the old fireplace, saying she "only wanted a few bites to content natur."

i. Judith, b. 1726; m. John Chute. See No. 7.
5 ii. Isaac, b. 1728.
6 iii. Ezekiel, b. 1730.
iv. Elizabeth, b. 1733; m. Francis B. Lecain, 1761, and lived in Annapolis, where he d. 1806, aged 84. Children: (1) Francis, b. 1762; m. Margaret, daughter of Andrew Ritchie. (2) Benjamin, b. 1764 ; m. Mary, daughter of Nath. Winchester. (3) Nicholas, b. 1765 ; m. Catherine. (4) William, b. 1767; m. Sarah Henshaw, and d. 1830. Francis, Jr., d. 1843.
v. Sarah, b. 1737 ; m. Abel Wheelock. See Wheelock.
vi. Jeremiah, b. 1740; m. Jemima Kent, Jan. 5, 1768. He went to Nova Scotia some years after the older ones went; came back again, and is reported to have settled in Winthrop, Me.

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 liii-liv, Allied Families: Foster


Note    N72-1120         Back to Index        Back to Isaac Foster and Mary Jackson Foster, Hannah Downing Foster and Martha Hale Foster:

Notes on Isaac Foster, Mary Jackson Foster, Hannah Downing Foster and Martha Hale Foster:

"Isaac Foster, b. 1630; m. Mary Jackson, May 5, 1658; m. 2nd Nov 25, 1668, Hannah Downing, who d. Nov. 27, 1677; m. 3d, Martha Hale, March 16, 1679, who survived him. He lived in Ipswich, near Topsfield, at the east end of "Symond's Farm", the town line dividing the farm."

Source: 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, William Edward Chute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1894, p. lii.

With the town line actually dividing the property in two, disscussions have arisen as to whether he died in Ipswich or in Topsfield, which struck me as amounting to a discussion as to whether he died in the parlor or in the root cellar. There may be death records in both towns, which doesn't change his actual place of death: on his own property, straddling the line between Ipswich and Topsfield.


Note    N72-1121         Back to Index        Back to Reginald Foster, Judith Wignol Foster and Sarah (White) Martin Foster:

Notes on Reginald Foster, Judith Wignol Foster and Sarah (White) Martin Foster:

Reginald Foster is the "Lionel Chewte" of the Foster family - the first immigrant from which many United States Fosters claim descent. According to William Edward Chute: "Reginald Foster, b. about 1595; is reported to have come from Exeter, Devon, England with his wife Judith, 5 sons and 2 daughters, and settled in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, 1638. He lived near the "East Bridge", which stood where the stone bridge is now."

"Frederick Clifton Pierce of Chicago, in his genealogy of the American Fosters, states that Reginald Foster was born in Brunton (others say Exeter), England about 1595, and was a descendant of an ancient and respectable family of that section, which was identified with those families in the northern counties of England, which were known by the name of Forster, and had distinguished themselves in their successful achievements against the Scottish foes, and are mentioned in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel" and "Marmion." Source:

There is some discrepancy regarding the number of wives Reginald had: the birthdate of eldest daughter Mary (1618) would suggest a first wife (name unknown) who preceded Judith Wignol whom he married in Great Britain on 28 SEP 1619. Savage, in his coverage of Reginald Foster speculated that the last three Foster children, born to Sarah (White) Martin, may have actually been the children of Reginald's youngest son, also named Reginald, but then discounted his own theory. This is a puzzle we'll leave to the Fosters to solve.


Note    N1122          Index
Bridget Chute. Information was provided in an obituary of her son, William E. Organ:

William E. Organ, a contractor and builder of Everett, has always lived west of the Mississippi river. He was born Washington county, Minnesota, October 18, 1874, a son of Pierce Organ, a native of Ireland, who came to America in 1842 and cast in his lot with the pioneer settlers of Washington county, Minnesota, where he engaged in business as a lumberman and farmer, meeting with a fair measure of success. He there passed away in 1893 at the age of sixty-five years, having for two years survived his wife, who died in 1891 at the age of fifty-four. She bore the maiden name of Bridget Chute and was born in Quebec, Canada, representing an old family of that city of Irish descent.

Mr. and Mrs. Organ had a family of eight children, of whom William E. was the sixth. At the usual age he entered the public schools of his native county and he remained upon the home farm until he reached the age of twelve, when he was apprenticed to learn the carpenter's and builder's trade. He showed mechanical skill and ingenuity in his work and for ten years was employed as a journeyman, entering the contracting and building business in Washington county, Minnesota, in 1903. His first contract was for the erection of a thirty-seven hundred dollar residence there. Believing that the west offered better opportunities, he made his way to Everett, Washington, arriving on the 10th of March, 1906, an entire stranger. He immediately entered the contracting and building business in that city and has since carried on operations along that line. That success has attended his labors from the beginning is indicated in the fact that he was erected over two hundred residences here and the consensus of public opinion names him as one of the leading contractors and builders of Everett. He is thoroughly conversant with every phase of the work and in construction is able to combine beauty and convenience with utility.

On the 7th of May, 1904, at Sacred Heart, Minnesota, Mr. Organ was united in marriage to Miss Anna Ballard, and they have two children: Edward, who was born in Washington county, Minnesota, July 30, 1905; and Katherine, born in Everett, Washington March 24, 1909.

At the time of the Civil War Mr. Organ enlisted for service but owing to illness did not join his regiment. He was for seven and a half years connected with Company K of the First Minnesota National Guard as a private. In politics he is independent and has never sought or filled office. His religious belief is that of the Roman Catholic church. His life has been one of diligence and determination and his well defined activity and enterprise have established him as a representative citizen and business man of Everett.

[Transcriber's note: obviously, William E. Organ could not have fought in the Civil War if he was born in 1874, so perhaps this is in fact a reference to his father.]

Submitted by: Jenny Tenlen, [email protected]


Note    N72-1123         Back to Index        Back to Austin Aubrey Chute and Hilda Kinsman Chute.
Notes on Austin Aubrey Chute and Hilda Kinsman Chute:

Arthur Chute McGill and uncle Austin Aubrey Chute were mentioned in The Lustre of Our Country, by John T. Noonan, Jr., published by the University of California Press. Born in Boston and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, Noonan spent this chapter outlining his own religious instruction while a youth. The reference to "Rivers" is the Rivers Country Day School in Brookline, Massachusetts:

"I had of course a number of Protestant and Jewish friends, none of them, so far as I could tell, particularly religious or interested in religion. As usual, an exception to such a generalization comes to mind: my Rivers classmate, Arthur Chute McGill, who later became a professor at Harvard Divinity School. But at Rivers I thought of Arthur as my chief academic rival, doubly formidable because his uncle, Austin Chute, was our Latin teacher."

CHUTE, Hilda Kinsman - 101, Wolfville Nursing Home, Wolfville, Kings Co., died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, peacefully in her sleep, in the home. Born in Centreville, Kings Co., August 16, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Lulu (Webster) Kinsman. She attended Centreville Lower School, Kentville High School and graduated from Acadia University, Wolfville, where she majored in music and violin. After attending the New England Conservatory of Music, she taught in Kentucky. Her husband, Austin Aubrey Chute, was a graduate of Acadia University and Harvard University and a Canadian Army First World War veteran. He was born in Wolfville, a son of Arthur Crawley Chute, a professor of religion at Acadia University and a minister of the First Baptist Church. He taught at Rivers Country Day School in Brookline, Mass. Hilda and Austin Chute lived in Newton Highlands, Mass., with their sons, Ronald Kinsman and Arthur Roderick and summered in Wolfville. After Austin's death in 1964, she moved to Kentville in 1967 and then to Wolfville. She will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother as well as a painter in oils and an avid golfer. Grit, loving care and a good laugh were her trademarks. She is survived by sons, Ronald and wife Nancy, Washington, Conn.; Roderick and wife Dolores, Vero Beach, Fla. and Park City, Utah; grandchildren, Stewart Kinsman Chute, Hampton, Conn.; Ann Chute Comer, Darien, Conn.; David Morrison Chute, Rowayton, Conn.; Edmond Austin Chute, San Francisco, Calif.; Robin Marie Chute, Waynesboro, Pa.; Lois Linda Chute Denham, Framingham, Mass.; five great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her brother, Dr. James Murray Kinsman (Louisville, Ky.). There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville, Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Massachusetts. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville.


Note    N1124          Index
Susan Bernice Potter: a database maintained by Dawn R. Banks has her named SUSAN EUNICE.

Note    N72-1125         Back to Index        Back to Charles Delbert Chute and Anna Roper Chute.
Notes on Charles Delbert Chute and Anna Roper Chute:

On February 20, 1959 The Heirs Research Bureau in Denver, Colorado sent an inquiry to Anna Roper Chute in Seattle, looking for either an "H. Gordon" or a "Gordon H." Chute, who was set to inherit some funds. Anna forwarded the letter to her sister-in-law, Olive Chute, married to Emil Ray McPheeters. On April 4, 1959, Olive forwarded it to George M. Chute, Jr., as someone had told her that he had the family records. She added, "My sister Dora Chute Riley died of cancer this year so I have moved to Tucson as my son lives here and brother H. Edward and I are the last of the family. He is here with me. Yours very truly, etc." On April 7th, George M. Chute, Jr. answered the letter with the name and last known address of Harold Gordon Chute, although he didn't say whether he answered the Heirs Research Bureau, or Olive Chute McPheeters. Olive's letter is filed in GP2395-0, the letter from the Heirs Research Bureau is filed under GP935-1.

James Couture's electronic database on contains the following detail on this family:

"Information from Christine Chute of Salem, Oregan. A paper written by Harold E. Chute, Jr. Old family bible entry Called Delbert. Lumberman. Was the first of his family to join his father in Minn arriving in Minn Sept 1885. The rest of the family came in 1889. Supposedly had $1000 saved by the time he was 21 yrs. old. Homesteaded along the Mississippi River a couple of miles downstream from his father's place. Donated land for a cemetery when his daughter Marcia died in 1905. Letter from Effie Pearl Chute: cemetery was located just up from just up river from the log house. Delbert loved ferns and when he went to get the cows would bring his wife a big bouquet of ferns. Obit notice Aitkin's weekly newspapers. Died age 36. Cause of death: peritonitis. Member of the White Pine Lodge Aitkin Camp of the M. W. A."


Note    N72-1126         Back to Index        Back to Dr. Harold LeRoy Chute, DVM and Marion B. Baker Chute.

Notes on Dr. Harold LeRoy Chute, DVM and Marion B. Baker Chute:

Article, Harold LeRoy Chute

"Masonry Medal Is Awarded To Dr. Chute"

The professor of animal pathology at the University of Maine, Dr. Harold L. Chute, Orono, was awarded a Simon Greenleaf Medal for distinguished service to Masonry Wednesday.

Dr. Chute, also animal pathologist at the university's Agricultural Experiment Station, has been general chairman of the Masonic Blood Bank in Maine since August, 1958. John M. Littlefield, Auburn, outgoing grand master of the Grand Lodge of Maine, made the presentation as the state's Masonic bodies neared the end of their five-day annual meetings here.

Dr. Chute, a native of Middleton, Nova Scotia, said that more than 4,000 pints of blood have been donated to Masons and their families in the six years of the Blood Bank's existence. The average is about 700 pints a year. He reports that it's more difficult to find donors in lodges where the membership is older. When this happens, blood is donated by lodges with younger memberships.

There's also difficulty sometimes in finding donors in rural areas away from large hospitals he finds.

Blood is available to Masons and their families who are visiting out-of-state through a transfer system operating all over the country, Dr. Chute said. "We just about balance out," he declared. "Our out-of state members and their families who need blood just about balance those Masons and their families from other states who need blood while in Maine."

An expert on poultry blood diseases, Dr. Chute is currently doing research in this field. He has doctorates in veterinary medicine and veterinary science from the University of Toronto and a master of science degree in pathology from Ohio State University.

Dr. Chute is a past master of Mechanics Lodge, Orono and is currently grand standard bearer in the Grand Lodge of Maine.

Portland Press Herald
May 5, 1960

Biography, Harold LeRoy Chute

Married: Marion B (Baker) Chute. He graduated from MacDonald High School, Middleton, N.S. in 1940, Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1944 where he later received an honorary degree as well as the Distinguished Alumnus Award,Ontario Veterinary College, University of Toronto with Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees in 1949. 1955-Professor at UMO in Department of Animal Pathology for 22 yrs. 1953-Masters degree in Veterinary Pathology at Ohio State University. 1955-Doctorate of Veterinary Science from the University of Toronto. 1998-Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University. Dr.Chute was at the forefront of poultry disease control. "Published two hundred scientific articles and contributed to many scientific books and professional journals in his field of expertise". 1969, then in 1977 was Director of Development of the UMO. 1977 he founded and served as President of Chute Chemical Company,an industrial specialty chemical company having products for use in agriculture,some of which were awarded patents. President of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association, Past President and life member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians where he received the coveted Pope Award. Life member and delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association and served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Maine Board of Veterinary Examiners. Member and Past President of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi honor societies. "Dr.Chute's activities has appeared in American Men of Science; Leaders in Science; 'Who's Who' in the East; 'Who's Who' in Finance and Industry; 'Who's Who' International and 'Who's Who' in the World". A lifelong member of the Masonic fraternity, he received numerous awards for distinguished service to Masonic charities. He was a member and Past Master of Mechanics Lodge #66, AF&AM, Orono, Dr. Harold L. Chute Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine, 1968-1970,coronated in 1971, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council Northern Jurisdiction. He was also a member of Scottish Rites Bodies, Valley of Bangor; Maine Consistory 32; Chapter Council and Commandery of the York Rite Bodies; Member and Past Potentate of Anah Shriners. Founder and first President of the Maine DeMolay and Pine Tree Youth Foundation providing student scholarships, Founder of Orono Assembly, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Elected to the Orono Town Council and served as its first mayor.President and Trustee of the Maine 4-H Foundation,Honorary Member of the University of Maine Foundation, served as Trustee and Deacon of his church. Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine, and of Key Bank, Maine Biological Labs and Northeast Laboratory Services. He successfully established and supported various charitable organizations,such as the Page Farm & Home Museum, Grand Lodge Charity Fund, Pine Tree 4-H Foundation, Eastern Maine Technical College, DeMolay and Pine Tree Youth Foundation, Order of the Eastern Star and his beloved Bangor Scottish Rite Masonic Children's Learning Center, providing assistance for dyslexic children. The Harold L. Chute DVM Center for Equine Research and Education was dedicated at the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center at the University of Maine.

Source: See Source Listing


Note    N72-1127          SIR WALTER CHUTE was no doubt an interesting character at the height of Elizabethan England. He caused trouble, sent his father into fits, toured Europe and otherwise hung out with John Dunne, raised a ruckus in Parliament and got himself tossed into the Tower of London, offended King James I (which wasn't as difficult as it sounds, really - the man was notoriously foul-tempered and irritable), almost lost his inheritance, went pirating with Sir Walter Raleigh, got into dramatic skirmish with the Spaniards, and helped provide financial backing for the first Virginia Colony in North America.

Sir Walter Raleigh was born around 1554 and was executed in 1618, probably without cause. Colonizing America was one of his greatest ambitions, second only perhaps to capturing the heart of the Virgin Queen Elizabeth, at which he succeeded brilliantly. His half-brother Humphrey Gilbert organized one of the ill-fated earlier voyages; though they didn't make it to North America, it may have whetted his interest.

"Raleigh obtained a patent for founding a North American colony in 1584 and immediately sent out a reconnaissance expedition under the command of Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe. This expedition explored an island, apparently called Windgandcon by the local Native Americans (present day Roanoke, North Carolina) and returned with a cargo of Tobacco and potatoes. Raleigh named the entire area Virginia, in honor of Queen Elizabeth. He subsequently became a favorite of the Queen and received many honors in return for his efforts, including a knighthood in 1585.

That year, Raleigh sent out an expedition under the command of Richard Grenville to establish a settlement on the site he had been permitted to colonize. Within a year the colony had failed and was evacuated by a force led by Sir Francis Drake. A skeleton force was left behind to guard the fort, but Algonquin Indians later wiped out the entire garrison.

This massive failure did nothing to dampen Raleigh's enthusiasm for colonization, however, and in 1587 he sponsored a large group of settlers who hoped to establish another colony, this time in the Chesapeake Bay area. Unfortunately, their pilot, due to a grievous navigational miscalculation, left the colonists at the site of the previous Roanoke colony. This second colony soon disappeared and to this date their fate is still left unknown.

Raleigh fell from the Queen's favor when he secretly wed one of her maids of honor and was imprisoned briefly in the Tower of London in 1592. After buying his release, he set off on an expedition to Guyana (South America) in 1595 and sailed up the Orinoco River looking for El Dorado, the legendary 'City of Gold'. Although he did find a good deal of gold in his travels, he never did find a mythical golden city. He then joined Robert Devereux on an expedition to the Azores in 1597."

This 1597 expedition was the one in which Walter Chute served under him as captain of one his vessels. Note the presence of Francis Vere - the "Vere" name connected to the Chutes in the person of Thomas Vere Chute. Also on this expedition was John Dunne, with whom Sir Walter spent a year traveling around Europe.

Sir Edward Coke, The Selected Writings and Speeches of Sir Edward Coke, ed. Steve Sheppard (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003). Vol. 1. Chapter: Walter Chute�s Case.

Walter Chute�s Case. (1614) Easter Term, 12 James I. In Conference in Serjeants� Inn. First Published in the Reports, volume 12, page 116.

Ed.: This is a note of an unusual judicial conference in which they considered the legality of the King�s creating a variety of offices, particularly one for Walter Chute to register aliens. The Judges held that it would be illegal for the King to create the office, because it would be more for private gain than for public benefit. This is an important limit imposed by Law on royal patronage and so on royal revenue.

New erected office void. Walter Chute Sewer to the King, did exhibite a Petition to the King, that for the safety of the Realm, and the security of strangers within the Realm, that the King would vouchsafe to erect a new Office of Registering of all strangers within the Realm, except Merchant-strangers, to be kept at London, and to grant the said Office to the Petitioner, with a reasonable Fee, or without a Fee: And that all strangers, except Merchant-strangers, might depart the Realm within a certain convenient time, if they do not repair to the said Register, and take a Billet under the Registers hand: Which Petition the Lords of the Councel did refer to me, by their honourable Letters of the 13. ofNovem. 1613, that I calling to me Counsel learned in the Law, should consider what the Law is in that behalf, and how it may stand with conveniency and policy of State, to put the same in execution, and by whom it ought to be performed: And upon conference had with the Justices of the Common Pleas, and the other Justices and Barons of Serjeants Inne Fleetstreet; It was resolved, that the erections of such new Offices, for the benefit of a private man was against all Law, of what nature soever: And therefore where one Captain Lee did make suit to the King to have a new office to make Inventory of Goods of those who died testate or intestate; It was resolved by the Lord Chancellor and my self, that such Grant shall be utterly void, although no certain person hath it, and that this was against Common Law, and the Statute of 21 Hen. 8. In like manner, another sued |[117] to have the Registering of Birth-dates, and the time of the death of each person within the Realm, and that it might be on Record and authenticall: So Mich. 19 Jac. To make a new Office in the upper Bench, for the only making of all Latitats at the suit of the Lord Daubigny, and after him of the Lord John Hungerford, and others, was resolved to be void. So Littletons suit, to name an Officer to be a generall Register, or rather Tabler or Indexer of all Judgements, for Debts and Damages, Recognizances, Bils, Obligations to the King, Deeds inrolled, Fines upon Offenders in the Star Chamber, and other Courts whatsoever: and this was pretended to be for the benefit of the Purchaser, and the ready finding of Records; and to such purpose was made the Statute of the 27 Eliz. for inrolling of Statutes; but the Suit was rejected by the two chief Justices and others: for every Court shall choose Officers either by Law or Prescription: the Law or Custom may not be changed without a Parliament; and so it was resolved Hil. 12 Jac. Regis; and divers other such inventions were resolved to be against Law and Record.>/P>

As to the second, in the case of Sir Walter Chute, concerning the conveniency or inconveniency of it, it was resolved, that it was inconvenient for divers causes. 1. For a private man to have private ends. 2. The numbring of Strangers by a private man would infer a Terror, and the King and Princes of other Countries will take offence at it, and will do the like to the Kings Subjects. 3. It is to be considered what breach it will be to former Treaties.

As to the third, in the case of Sir Walter Chute, that may be performed without any inconvenience; and so it was devised by the Lord Burleigh, and other Lords of the Councel: An. 37 Eliz. viz. To write Letters to the Mayors, Bayliffs, or other head Officers of every City, Borough, or Town, where any strangers are resident, to certifie how many strangers, and of what quality are in their Cities, &c. the which they are to know in respect of their Inhabitants, and Contributions to the poor, and other charges, and this may be done without any writing.

Which Suit being made to the Lords, was well approved by them, and the Suit utterly disallowed the 3. Dec. An. 3 Hen. 8. Commission granted to divers, to certifie the number of Strangers, Artificers, with the number of their Servants within London, and the Suburbs thereof, &c. according to the Statutes. See Candishs Case, 29 El. for making of all Writs of Supersedeas in the Kings Bench.

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Note    N1128          Index
Notes on Joane DUSSING vs. Joane ENSING: "I found the following reference on an Ensing site. I wonder if there is simply a spelling difference here and that Ensing and Dussing are the same person - perhaps an imperfect original document?? Too many coincidences:
Joan ENSING, da. of Thomas of Winchelsea
Joane DUSSING, da. of Thomas of Winchelsea

Thomas ENSING - b. say 1571, Sussex; bur. Feb. 2, 1631/2, Hove, Sussex. His will, dated Dec. 14, 1631, was proved Mar. 27, 1632 in Prerogative Court, Canterbury: Though one or more generations are missing, it is likely that Thomas was a descendant of Thomas ENSING of Winchelsea, Sussex, and of John ENSING, who lived in 1478 at Robertsbridge, Salehurst, Sussex. Thomas ENSING of Winchelsea was mayor there several times between 1519 and1538, and a Member of Parliament in 1529. He was the father of Joan ENSING, who married first Peter MASTER, and second Philip CHUTE."


Note from Visitation of Kent, 1530: "1st wiffe Joane daughter of Thomas Ensynge of Wynchelsey co., Sussex, gentylman." Page 5. I'm not sure where WEC obtained the name "Dussing". - Jackie Chute


Note    N1129          Index
Desmond was close friend of Eric Gill (the sculptor and founder of the famous Ditchling Community in Sussex, of which Desmond was a noted member). Desmond eventually became a priest in Italy. He lived out the remainder of his life at Rapallo, in Villa San Raffaele. He was a passionate musician and often held soirees at his home, accompanying the likes of Ezra Pound's mistress, Olga Rudge, on the piano. Desmond was kept hidden from the 'Fascisti' throughout the war by the local people and died there in 1962.


Note    N72-1130         Back to Index        Back to Sir Robert Parker, 1st Bart. of Ratton and Dame Sarah Chute Parker.
Notes on Sir Robert Parker, 1st Bart. of Ratton and Dame Sarah Chute Parker:

Parker versus Thornhill: 18 March 1696

Upon reading the Petition of Sir George Parker Baronet, and Philadelphia Parker, Robert, Thomas, and William Parker, Children of Dame Sarah Parker, Daughter of George Chute the Elder, Esquire, deceased; shewing, "That they have an Appeal depending in this House, against Jeremiah Thornhill and others, the Creditors and Legatees of George Chute the Younger, Esquire, deceased, upon which the House directed an Issue to be tried at Law; which Issue hath been tried, and a special Verdict found thereupon; but, the same being undetermined, to avoid all further Expences, the Creditors and Legatees and the Petitioners are come to an Agreement touching the Payment and Satisfaction of the said Debts and Legacies, (fn. *) and by an Order of the Court of Chancery of the Ninth Instant, by Consent of Counsel for the Petitioners and the said Creditors and Legatees; and praying (by their Guardian), that they may be at Liberty to withdraw their Appeal, as by Order of the Court of Chancery they are obliged to do:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have hereby Leave given them to withdraw their Appeal, as desired."

Source: From: House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 18 March 1696, Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15: 1691-1696 (1771), pp. 709-10.
URL: Date accessed: 17 March 2006.

The confusion surrounding the Bethersden Chutes continued in this family as well. This record reflects the pedigree outlined in Francis Chute's Family Tree #2, Descent from Philip (page 127), and is based on the assumptions and theories outlined here by Steve Chute, necessitating the move of Sarah Chute from daughter of "Irish George" to the daughter of son George Chute, Jr and Sarah Style. Steve indicates where the departure from William Edward Chute's pedigree occurs:

Photo left: Unsigned oil onto panel of a young woman in a gilt frame, paper label to back reads 'Philadelphia Parker, Daughter of Sir Robert Parker of Ratton, Sussex, born 1665', various paper labels to back, 29cm x 23cm."

The confusion appears in part because of the location of George, Jr. in both Stockwell, Surrey and Bristo Causeway, Surrey.

"Robert Parker, esq. of Ratton, who was created a Baronet 22 May 1674 ... m. Sarah, the only daughter of George Chute, Esq. of Bristo Causeway in Surrey, and had issue, George..."

Now, Robert's father George Parker was b. 1620 and died 1673 at age 53. Robert could have been born ~1640** (about the same time as Sarah might have been, as she was the youngest of the three aforementioned children. But was [WEC] #16 or "Irish George" now from Bristo Causeway instead of Stockwell??? Or had he not yet purchased Stockwell?

[**Note: The Parker family has supplied a birthdate of ~1654.]

I'm presently assuming that Sarah belongs to [WEC] #16 or "Irish George" as WEC suggests. NOW WATCH OUT HERE COMES THE DEPARTURE. I read WEC to say that George Jr. is the one to marry Joane St. John and that they have a daughter Joane who marries Sir Peter Soames. Now, it is further recorded by Burke that "Sir Peter Soames ... who m. Joane, daughter and heir of George Chute, Esq. of Stockwell, in Surrey, and had issue Peter, his heir, Susan, Anne, Jane ..."

This Sir Peter died of smallpox in 1709 so his son must have been born before that BUT not by much because it is further recorded that his son lived until 7 Sep 1798 making him at the very least 89 a very ripe old age. Logic would seem to say that it's unlikely that Joane's Sir Peter would have been born much before say 1670'ish. [WEC] #16 or "Irish George" would have been 100'ish at this time and unlikely to have sired a Joane of a suitable age to marry a Baronet! Rather, George Jr. at an age of 20-30 years marries Joane St. John ca 1650-70.

So in short for this Chute twig I have: Philip of Appledore m. Culpepper & Ensing (George plus 4 others); George m. to Gage (George, Walter, Elizabeth, Edward); George m. Evans & Barnham (Daniel, Margaret, George, Sarah); George m. Joane St John (Joane); Joane m. Sir Peter Soames. This lineage expires according to Francis about 1700 which would fit in with the passing of George Jr."

Comments are welcome.

Note    N72-1131         Back to Index        Back to Joseph Arthur Chute and Frances Margaret ("Peggy") Harvey Chute.

Notes on Joseph Arthur Chute and Frances Margaret ("Peggy") Harvey Chute:

The Joseph Arthur Chute family has placed its records, both of a personal nature and pertaining to Lytton, in the Lytton Museum and Archives. The Museum's descrption of the collection reads as follows:

Display - British Columbia Archival Union List (BCAUL)
Provenance: Chute (family)
Title: Chute family fonds
Dates: 1884-1998
Physical desc.: 2.5 cm of textual records and other material

Bio/Admin History: Mr. Joseph A. Chute was born in 1926 in Vancouver, B.C. He came to Lytton as a teacher in 1950. Joe taught and was also principal in both the Lytton Elementary School and the Kumsheen Secondary School until he retired in 1985. In 1956, he married Frances (Peggy) Chute and they had 5 children: Lynn, Heather, Harvey, Ross and Roger. When Mr. Chute retired in 1985 he ran for Mayor of Lytton and served in that capacity from 1985 to 1999. He is a dedicated volunteer and has been involved in many organizations and committees. He is a charter member of the Lytton Lion's Club. Frances (Peggy) Harvey was born on Aug. 26, 1937, in Abbotsford. She became a teacher and moved to Lytton in 1955, where she taught in Lytton Elementary School for three years. Peggy and Joe were married in 1956 and had 5 children. Peggy is also a dedicated volunteer and has been a member of, and worked hard for, many organizations and committees. She is presently (1999) involved in tourism and manages the Travel Info Centre and Business Centre for the Chamber of Commerce.

Scope/Content: The fonds consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, business licences, photographs, sound recordings and ephemera of Mr. and Mrs. Chute. Includes correspondence regarding purchase of museum building (restricted), museum opening (1995), legal documents, photographs including a series of 28 photos of the Royal visit in 1959, ephemera and one SF for Miss Tebbutt's correspondence (Miss Tebbutt became Peggy's mother). Also includes a copy of an Earlscourt apple box logo and sound recordings: including Preservation of Photographs (CBC, Feb. 22, 1989), CBC history program on Thomas Spence, NDP political party meting in Lytton, Indian music of Pacific North West, George clutesi, Indian stories by Mike Brown and Lena Dunstan, and Ordering of the Diaconate-A.W. Harding. Also includes 12 reel-to-reel tapes of recordings of Indian Education classes at Lytton Elementary School, and eleven photographs of the 1998 emergency food lift to Boston Bar. Includes swimming pool being rebuilt, CN swinging bridge across Thompson River, and two photographs of a mud-flood down Lytton's main street. Also group of men at a hospital function. Five slides of Niakia River rafting and one of Jade Springs from the air. Also 4 maps: one is a sketch of the homes on the westside of the Fraser from Lytton to Lillooet, one is a weather map (1954), and one is a 1952 survey map showing all rivers, creeks, mountains, reserves from Pavilion to Kamloops and from Douglas Lake to Keefers.

Title source: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Physical desc. note: Includes: 150 photographs, 5 slides, 7 audio cassette tapes, and 12 reel-to-reel tapes.
Finding aids: Series level descriptions available. Item level descriptions also available.
Record No.: MS 14
Repository: Lytton Museum and Archives
Other names: Chute, Joseph A., 1926- ; Chute, Frances (Peggy), 1937-
Names: Chute, Joseph A., 1926- ; Chute, Frances (Peggy), 1937- ; Chute (family)

"Marriages. Joseph Arthur Chute to Frances (Peggy) Margaret Harvey, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Harvey and Stanley Francis Harvey, Dec. 29, 1956 at Abbottsford, B.C. Her stepfather was Joseph Alwyn Harvey."

Source: Chute, Roland Arthur. Record of Our Branch of the Chute Family in America 1580-1958, Including the Rice and Potter Records. Compiled and printed by Roland Arthur Chute, Vancouver, B.C., 1958


Note    N72-1132         Back to Index        Back to Edward Thomas Chute and Anne E. Burden Chute.
Notes on Edward Thomas Chute and Anne E. Burden Chute:

Obituary, Edward Thomas Chute

"Edward Chute, 76, father of New Milford Man
Edward Thomas Chute, 76, of Greenwich died at Danbury Hospital Dec. 7.
He was born Jan. 21, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of Greenwich. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 1939 and the University of Notre Dame in 1947.

Mr. Chute served in the 8th Air Force Division of the U.S. Air Corps B-17 bomber group in Europe in World War II. He worked as a claims manager for the General Accident Insurance Co. for over 40 years.

Mr. Chute is survived by eight children, Edward Thomas Chute of New Milford; Mary Anne Lynch and Paul Michael Chute of West Hartford; Bridget Kerry Nicholas of Glen Cove, N.Y.; Dennis Joseph Chute of Baltimore, Md.; Mary Elizabeth and Anne Ellen Chute of New Fairfield; and John Patrick Chute of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, Mary VanGordon of Stuart, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren. He was recently predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Anne Burden Chute.

The Gallagher Funeral Home in Greenwich was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to a memorial fund at the University of Notre Dame, c/o Carol Hennion, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556."

Source: New Milford Spectrum, 11 DEC 1998


Note    N1133          Index
Sarah Foster and William Story had six children. He died 1702 at the age of 79. WEC: "He was the ancestor of Dr. Story of Boston and the late Judge Story."

Note    N1134          Index
WEC: "William married Mary, the daughter of William and Joanna Jackson; moved to and lived in Rowley, and was a man of wealth and influence there and in Boxford, Haverhill (where his son David moved to in 1705) and elsewhere, besides a Christian gentleman. Children: Mary, Judith, Hannah, Jonathan, William, Timothy, David, Samuel and Joseph."

Note    N1135          Index
WEC: "Jacob Foster was deacon of the first Church in Ipswich and died "July ye 9th in ye 75 yr of his age."

Note    N1136          Index
WEC: "Jonathan Foster died young."

Note    N1137          Index
WEC reference in notes is marriage of Mary Ann (Marian) to an "M. Thaha". The response of Marian's great-grandaughter, Anna Lucyea Foster Green. "Richard Chute. Wife was Hon. Rose de Moleyns, daughter of Thomas Townsend Aremberg Mullins, 3rd Baron Ventry. He changed the 'Mullins' to 'de Moleyns': 'by royal license, 16 February 1841, he took the name of de Moleyns in lieu of that of Mullins for himself and other descendants of his grandfather' (source: Complete Peerage, 1959). His grandfather would have been the first Baron Ventry. My great grandmother's name was spelt as Marian in Debrett's (though pronounced Mary Ann, as I said). Marian definitely married Miltem (or Milhem) Shakoor - perhaps Thaha was another family name. I have photographs of them both, though separately: she astride a donkey, presumably in Egypt (he was in the Egyptian army or worked for the government). I also have a portrait of him. He has a very dashing moustache! My mother's maiden name was Shakoor."


Note    N72-1138         Back to Index        Back to William Jeremiah Bunfill and Helen Olivia ("Nellie") Chute Bunfill.

Notes on William Jeremiah Bunfill and Helen Olivia ("Nellie") Chute Bunfill:

Biography of William Jeremiah Bunfill

Operated a sawmill and steam-threshing outfit. Later on, he did mostly farming. Religious Affiliation: Baptist. Cause of death was Raynaud Disease.

William Jeremiah Bunfill was born in Greene County, IL and attended schools there. It was in Greene County, IL that the Bunfill and Chute families met and were W.J. and Nellie married. Their first three children were born there. They came to Brown County about 1890 or 1891 and settled near Cooperstown where the remaining five children came to bless their home. The children received their education in the schools of Brown County, mostly in Cooperstown Township. They attended the Richland Baptist Church just across Crooked Creek in Schuyler County (above Star Bridge), but when the Cooperstown Baptist church was organized in 1920, they became members there.

They lived at the Bunfill homestead, a small farm located about 1-� miles north and east of Cooperstown where disaster struck their home when it burned to the ground. With courage they rebuilt on the same spot. (This house also burned about 1939 or 1940 although there was no one living in it at that time.) They moved to the "Big Prairie" where they lived in a large house on the bank of the Illinois River at the former location of Reich's Ferry. This house was destroyed in the flood of 1943. They moved to the LeSeured farm in the early 1930's close to Ferndale School, district 65. It was here that after fifty-four years of life together it came to a close with the death of Nellie on May 1, 1939.

After the death of his wife, W.J. gave up farming, had an auction and went to live in a small house on his son, Frank's, farm about a mile east of the Le Seured farm. Later he broke up housekeeping and lived with his children until he passed away in May, 1951. One interested fact about this family was that when Nellie's mother passed away, her father married W.J.'s widowed mother. Thus, W.J. and Nellie were also step brother and sister.

>P>Besides their own large family, their home was always open to many relatives and friends and anyone in need of food and lodging. The Bunfill home was a refuge to man and the scene of family gatherings especially at Christmas when a huge cedar tree was always cut, brought into the house, decorated and loaded with gifts, many of which were homemade. There was always an individual gift for everyone, the oldest to the very youngest son, daughter, grandchild or great grandchild or friend and although they may not have been costly pennywise they were priceless in sentimental value. (This information was taken from what I believe to be a book about the inhabitants of the Township or County)."

Biography of Biography of Helen Olivia ("Nellie") Chute Bunfill

This is her obituary. I don't know the paper or date. Helen Olivia Chute, daughter of Alfred E. Chute and Olivia Minor Chute, was born February 28, 1863, near Strathroy, Canada and departed this life May 1, 1939, being at the time of her death 76 years, 2 months and 3 days of age. In the year 1865, her father brought his family into the United States, settling at Blue Earth, Minnesota and a few years later moved to Illinois. On December 4, 1884, she was united in marriage to William J. Bunfill. To this union were born eight children, namely, Margaret Kennedy of Rushville, Frank Bunfill of Cooperstown, Grace Smith of Beardstown, Rosa Lisenbee of Cooperstown, Hattie Colclasure of Cooperstown, Fred Bunfill of Rushville, Mabel Sorrels of Cooperstown and Ray Bunfill of Cooperstown, all of whom survive, with the husband. Also left to mourn are 31 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, all of who are living. Three brothers and one sister survive, namely Mrs. Hattie Landrith of Mt. Sterling, Edward Chute of Cooperstown and Hervey Chute of Cooperstown. She was converted to the faith in the Baptist church at Cooperstown about 44 years ago. She was a very active member of her church. Although ill health in the last two years prohibited her from taking an active part physically, she was active spiritually to the end. She lived a life of self-denial placing the wants of her family and friends, of which there were many, before her own. It seems that the best eulogy was given by the children and husband when they said that she was an excellent mother and wife. She will be greatly missed by her friends and neighbors, who are many because to know her was to love her. Funeral services were held in the Cooperstown Baptist church Wednesday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m. in charge of the pastor, Rev. Spencer. Six grandsons, Virgil Smith, Darrel Kennedy, Ronald Sorrels, Rollie Colclasure, Glenn Bunfill and Bernard Bunfill acted as pallbearers. The flowers were cared for by Miss Amy Pruden, Kathryn Volk, Virginia Snyder and Margaret Nelson. Music was furnished by Mr. And Mrs. Whitfield Barclift, Mrs. Richard Woods and Donald Chute. Mrs. Russell Mohrman was the accompanist. Burial was made in the Langford cemetery in Schuyler County under the direction of the Rounds funeral directors.

Notes courtesy of Mary Ann Bunfill Adams


Note    N1140          Index
"My father, Alfred Lionel Chute, permanently changed his name to A. Lionel Chute in the 1950�s and was known as �Lionel� for the rest of his life.

He married twice � Elizabeth �Coxy� Greene was his first wife, with whom he had one daughter named Camilla. My father never knew Camilla, however - he and Coxy divorced on bad terms when Cynthia was just an infant and Coxy forbade my father to ever see his daughter. This was back in the 1950�s, before my father met and married my mother. My father never had any contact with Coxy again, and he never knew Camilla nor even met her before his death in 1995.

Occupation: Businessman and inventor. Owned and operated Parallel Manufacturing Corporation in New York City, a business specializing in glass and plastic mirrored objects and ornaments including the mirrored or "disco" ball.

Was a Navy pilot in World War II - flew a PBY Catalina in the South Pacific for Air/Sea Rescue operations. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and was a member of the Hasty Pudding Club while at Harvard.

His marriage ceremony with Yura was conducted by Arthur Bradley (Minister and cousin).



Note    N1141          Index
"Audrey Nina Smith: A graduate from the University of Minnesota, she majored in botany. Her occupation, however, was as a "dedicated social worker." From A. Lionel Chute: "Charles had 3 children � Eloise, my father A. (born �Alfred�) Lionel, and Francis (who died as a toddler of �sleeping sickness� in Mountain Lakes, NJ).


Note    N1142          Index
"William J. Henrick, II: 1900 census - lived at 123 Sibley Ave in Cleveland. Wm Henrick was sick from 1/12/1902 until his death 8/5/1902. Cause of death listed on Cuy. County death records is myocarditis (length of illness 7 mos), died at his residence Gates Mills, 123 Sibley, Ward 12. Occupation listed as "contractor". From an invoice from Dr. John G. Spenzer, 516 Rose Building in Cleveland, total charges for this period amounted to $310.00. Buried Calvary Cemetery.


Note    N1143          Index
"Notes for Mary Heffernan: Mary Heffernan appears to be the 1st wife of Robert John Chute....On Margaret Chute's death certificate she is listed as Mother. Robert Chute then married Elizabeth Higgins. It is unknown at this time which of the other ten children listed under Elizabeth Higgins and Robert Chute are also Mary's although notes from Heather Johnson WFT 1181 state Elizabeth came to America with "2" children". In Elizabeth Higgins obit, Margaret "Henrick" Chute is listed as daughter so Margaret must have been very young when her mother Mary died." Notes courtesy of Susan Henrick Godley.


Note    N72-1144         Back to Index        Back to William J. Henrick II and Margaret ("Maggie") Chute Henrick.

Notes on William J. Henrick II and Margaret ("Maggie") Chute Henrick:

"Notes for William J Henrick II: 1900 census - lived at 123 Sibley Ave in Cleveland. Wm Henrick was sick from 1/12/1902 until his death 8/5/1902. Cause of death listed on Cuy. County death records is myocarditis (length of illness 7 mos), died at his residence Gates Mills, 123 Sibley, Ward 12. Occupation listed as "contractor". From an invoice from Dr. John G. Spenzer, 516 Rose Building in Cleveland, total charges for this period amounted to $310.00. Buried Calvary Cemetery. Notes courtesy of Susan Henrick Godley.

Notes for Margaret "Maggie" Chute: 1900 Census states 8 children 7 living, don't know the name of the last one. August 22, 1938 Obit reads: "Mrs. Margaret (nee Chute), age ? beloved wife of the late William and mother of Mrs. MC Levin (mispells Levi) Mrs. William Walsh, Mrs. TJ Burke, Margaret and William J. Residence 8111 Whitehorn Ave., Funeral August 23 at 9am St. Agnes Church." Death certificate states cause of death as myocardial insufficiency and senility. One headstone at Calvary Cemetery contains the names of William, Margaret, Helen and Irene. Infant Henrick (Edna's stillborn child) is also buried there but the baby's name does not appear on the headstone." Notes courtesy of Susan Henrick Godley.


Note    N1146          Index
"Notes for William J Henrick III: A business card from the Arco Company (Toronto) lists W.J. Henrick as Maintenance Sales Manager. Date of card unknown. Other employment (dates unk) include Sales at Tropical Paint Company in Cleveland. Died of lung cancer which metastisized to liver and spine. Was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.


Note    N1147          Index
"Notes for Edna Rose Schmenk: A Cleveland City Hall directory dated 8/5/1916 lists Edna's name at Station 127 in Room number 205. This is the Chief Clerk HA Davis' Office, Municipal Light Division. She wrote her name and address, 10100 Flora Avenue on the front. In 1954, was employed at Grider Advertising and appeared in many print ads. Ad photos have been found as late as 1966.


Note    N1148          Index
"Notes for William Henrick: Avid Stamp collector, primarily WWII Germany and Hitler related. Pancreatic cancer diganosed June of 1990, died 12/9/1990. At that time he was General Counsel with GenCorp (formerly General Tire and Rubber) Akron, OH. At the time of his death, he resided at 204 N. Highland Ave in Akron Ohio (Highland Square).


Note    N1149          Index
"Notes for Mary Joan "Joan" Smith: Disliked the name Mary and went by Joan or Joanie all her life. 1975-76 - ran for and won seat as Northampton Township Trustee. Was an antique enthusiast and for a short time, ran a small antique shop out of her home at 220 W. Steels Corners Road, now Cuyahoga Falls OH. Resided at Greystone Condos on Stansberry Circle off Smith Road, Akron, after the passing of Bill.



Note    N72-1150         Back to Index        Back to Reverend Arthur Crawley Chute and Ella Maud Hunt Chute.

Notes on Reverend Arthur Crawley Chute and Ella Maud Hunt Chute:

Born at Digby, N.S., Apr. 10, 1853; in his youth a jeweler, pursued a course of study at Horton Academy, and in September 1877, went into Acadia College at Wolfville, and graduated with the degree of B.A. in June, 1881; he was licensed to preach July, 1880, in Great Village, N.S., and in September 1881, entered Theological Seminary, Morgan Park, Illinois, and graduated B.D., May 1884, having taken the second year's study at Newton Theological Institution in Massachusetts. He was ordained to the gospel ministry at Stillman Valley, Illinois, December 23, 1884. After serving the Baptist church there faithfully nearly five years, came to Austin, near Chicago, in September 1889 and in the fall of of 1892 to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He married at Stillman Valley, Ill., Ella Maud, daughter of Rev. Abram Spurr Hunt (Elijah, Benjamin), Aug. 11, 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 139-140.

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