In a letter to George M. Chute, Jr., dated 25 July 1954, Ralph and Ferne included a Cushman ancestry as well, which appears to have been incorrect: Ralph Elbridge9, Elbridge Samuel8, Elbridge Coombs7, Joshua6, Jotham5, Moses Jr.4, Moses Sr.3, Eleazer2 and Thomas1. "Moses Jr.", listed as married to a Mary Tilson, may have been Abner, who was married to Mary Tilson, or Moses Jr. had a wife by another name.
James Halstead Chute, known to his family as "Halstead", died when an air compresser exploded right beside him, severing an arm. His cousin Donald was right beside him when the accident occurred. Donald's son related the incident:
"Dad began working at a limestone rock quarry near our home. Soon after he began work there a serious accident occurred which had a devastating effect on him, as it did on the entire community. He was working an arms length distance from his cousin, Housted Chute, when a air compressor exploded resulting in Housted's death, he died two days after the explosion. One of Housted's arms was severed in the explosion and Dad was assigned the responsibility of taking care of the arm until proper legal arrangements were made. The arm was buried in a shallow pit near where the explosion occurred and when word came that Housted had died, Dad had to dig up the arm, keep it in his possession until the next day and then take it to the mortuary. The severed arm was stored in our smokehouse over night and it is true to say this effected the whole family. For three days Dad hardly said a word, only stared out of the window or if the radio was playing he stared toward it. Housted had been married to Lucille, they had four small children, Vernon, Gerald, James and Darlene."As I Remember It: MY FATHER - Donald Edward (1902 -1990), by Harold Glenn Chute
Many years later, after the death of his second wife, Donald married Lucille Estes Chute, who was his wife when he died.
He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Laud and Elsie Radcliffe Chute. He was a charter member of The Cornerstone Gospel Church in Vienna and retired from Eramet on Oct. 1,
2003, following 34 years of service, where he operated heavy equipment. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and gardening. Other interests included classic car shows,
NASCAR races, gospel music and attending gospel sings. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hofmann Chute of Parkersburg; daughter, Brooke Harris and husband, Mike, of Parkersburg;
sister, Mary Haber of Nitro, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Matt, Katie and Anthony Harris; two nieces; and one nephew. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home
This family resided in Fulton County, New York and may be connected with the Warsaw (NY) Chute family. There is confusion, even within the original source (Soule family genealogy), as to which (you'll excuse the expression) "Soule Sister" married Nathaniel Chute: Harriet A. Soule (page 1013) or Sarah M. Soule (page 1019). It may be that both sisters married the same man - although five of the six children listed are attributed to both sisters. The only exception is Allen Chute, who appears in Harriet's entry, but not in Sarah's.
There is also the comment, "Mr. Chute works in a lumber-yard."
Nothing further is known about this family at this time.
There appears to have been two David Burpee's, both born about 1808, who are sometimes confused with each other:
Chute Family Data Worksheet and Letter, Gerald Vincent Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 29 AUG 1956July 29th, 1956
I found your recent letter of great interest, especially the part about your great-grandfather living in Bear River.
All of our family has at one time lived in Bear River. I went to school there, as did my father before me.
My grandfather ran the Grand Central Hotel there for a number of years until his death. My father operated a taxi stand from the hotel until just before the war. Dad has since taken citizenship papers and is now an American citizen living in Dover, New Hampshire, as you can see, we are pretty well scattered around.
I have filled out the questionnaire and should you require anby further information do not hesitate to write me.Sincerely yours,
Your complete name, birth date and place of birth?
Gerald Vincent Chute, born September 3, 1928, Clementsport, N.S.
Your father's complete name, birth date and place of birth?
Waldo Norman Chute, born April 4, 1903, Bear River, N.S.
Your grandfather's complete name?
Wilfred David Chute
You married whom?
Loretta Dane in 1949.
Your childrens' complete names and birthdates?
Brothers or sisters?
Names of your father's brothers or sisters?
Mrs. Walter K. Bagley, nee Evelyn Chute, Middleton, N.S.
Obituary, Gerald Vincent ChuteCHUTE, Gerald Vincent
CHUTE, Gerald Vincent - 75, Dartmouth, died July 23, 2004, at home. Born in Clementsport, he was a son of the late Waldo and Vera (Barteaux) Chute. He was a letter carrier with Canada Post, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a long-time active member of St. John's Anglican Church, Westphal, where he was very proud of his involvement as a founding member of the food bank at St. John's. He was a member of the Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years. He loved animals and his garden. He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie Weldrick; daughter, Nancy (George) Blake, Boutiliers Point; son, Christopher (Lisa), Winnipeg; grandchildren, Taylor, Brittani, Matthew, Amanda and Timothy. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Clayton Hirtle. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Anglican Church, No. 7 Highway, Westphal, Rev, Pam Bishop officiating. Burial in church cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to St. John's Church. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, 466-2360.The Halifax Herald Limited. Monday, July 26, 2004
CHUTE, Wayne E. - 51, Calgary, Alta., formerly of Digby, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2004, at home. He was a son of Eva (Dennison) and the late Charles Chute. After graduating from Digby Regional High School, he attended Acadia University and the University of Toronto majoring in Physics. He worked with the Coast Guard of Saint John, N.B. He was a Certified Accountant and a computer technician. Wayne had a passion for life, his family and his friends. He had an amazing knack for making everyone feel special and always saw the good in people. Wayne had many treasured lifelong family and friends who loved him dearly. Surviving are son, Chad Chute; grandson, Alexander; sister, Pamela Boone and Tanya Forrest; brothers, Michael, Mark and James; nieces and nephews, Tony and Adam Boone, Adam Chute, Ryan and Emily Forrest and Kaitlyn Chute; several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by infant sister, Cheryl; maternal grandparents, Victor and Elizabeth Dennison; paternal grandparents, Minard and Leah (Barry) Chute. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.Obituary, Chronicle-Herald/Mail Star, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 20, 2004
Daughter Cheryl died in infancy.
Family records record Estella as "Estella June", Nokomis Cemetery Records (or the transcription of those records) records her as "Estella Jane".
The last teacher was Mrs. Ada Birtles. The school closed in 1940, then the children went to Richfarms School."Source:
Noble and Estella were married in 1916, so it appears that the teacher who roomed with them, Ethel Powell, may have been living with them at the time of the birth of their eldest son, Lloyd Graham Chute.
Obituary, Noble Brown Chute
CHUTE - Noble Brown. Funeral services were held July 21st, 1969 from United Church, Nokomis for Noble Brown Chute, pioneer of Kutawagan District. The service was in charge [of] Mr. Chester Hamilton of Winnipeg. Noreen Chute presided at the organ. Mr. Tom Patterson of Craven officiated at the graveside. Honorary Pallbearers were: Messrs. Stuart and Ross Downey, Les Hards, Jim Smith, Lester Potter and Mic Hobman. Active bearers were Ray Hards, Alf Denniss, Bob Downey, Ross Meikle, Archie Meikle and George Meikle. Born at Kentville, Nova Scotia on June 2, 1885, he traveled west, and took up a homestead in the Kutawagan district in 1909. On Sept 27, 1916, he married Estelle Jane Graham, and this union ws blessed with three sons and one daughter. In 1960 he and his wife moved to Nokomis, where he spent his retired years, working ardently at landscaping and gardening. His two properties in town were proof of his great love of nature's beauty. A calm and gentle man, who lived his deep faith, he will be sadly missed by his wife Estelle, his daughter Hazel of Winnipeg; sons, Lloyd of Somme, Ralph of Niagara and Robert of Nokomis; 2 sisters, Mrs. Goldie Porter, Kentville, N.S., Mrs. Nellie Hanson of Emo, Ontario; 11 grand-children, 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Source: Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Nokomis Obituaries - Nokomis, Saskatchewan.
Was employed by the United States Navy; died in San Francisco, California.
"Charles was a welder for the Central Pipe Line, Ltd. Mildred attended the University of Western Ontario, the Doon School of Fine Arts in Galt, Ontario, and the Paine School of Fine Arts in Toronto, Ontario. She taught painting in private classes and under community programs sponsored by the Ontario Department of Education. In 1956, she presented to St. Paul's United Church in Aylmer a life-size painting depicting Jesus delivering the Sermon on the Mount. She and Charles lived (1956) at 12 Clarence Street, Aylmer."
"Betty studied nursing; Ray was an accountant for Jaeger Machine Works, Ltd., St. Thomas, Ontario, resided (1956) at 3790 Rockwell Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, three children." (Montross).
"Helen was a stenographer before her marriage. Robert was a service man with the Central Pipe Line Ltd." (Montross).
There is a conflict between Charles Kenneth Chute's Family Data Worksheet and the Montross Family Records regarding the eldest daughter of this family: Charles Kenneth Chute recorded her as "Julie Ann Berdan", while the Montross Records have her as "Judy Ann." A conflict also exists between the Chute version and Montross version of Helen's middle name. The penmanship of the Charles Kenneth Chute worksheet does appear to be "Terlene"; Montross records record her as "Lerlene". Until this is further confirmed, we are using "Lerlene", as it seems a more reasonable choice for a middle name.
"Wilfred was a railroad-bridge painter and lived in Vienna. Enid was organist in the United Church there. Their three children were all born in Tillsonburg, Ontario Province, Canada." (Montross)
There is a conflict between Charles Kenneth Chute's Family Data Worksheet and the Montross Family Records regarding Wilfred's birthdate and the names of the children: Charles Kenneth recorded the birthdate as September 13, 1906, while the Montross family records the date as September 15, 1907. Charles Kenneth Chute wrote Janice's middle name as "Maryland". The Montross family records record her as "Marilyn", which seems more likely. Sharon Mae Anne of the Montross Records is recorded as Sharon May Ann by her uncle. Clarification of these discrepancies is needed.
Florence is the daughter of Addie Sophronia Chute.Kenmore, New York
John Young, Virginia's husband, died about four years ago. John Ferguson died two years ago last November and my Ernie died March 29, 1948. We had no children.
After John Ferguson died the girls sold [the] North Park Avenue house as it was pretty big ... the girls and I answered all the questions for the genealogy and Virginia typed them for me. I was born July 27, 1885, Irene April 7, 1880.
So you George are the one appointed to continue on with the Chute genealogy. It is kind of interesting but a lot of work. The girls here with their families think they are quite far removed but I suppose it goes on and on. On three sides of me there is a genealogy, the Chutes, the Dakins and my grandmother Simpson, the Stevens, which date back to 1622. One of those fought in the battle of Bunker Hill, which makes me eligible to the D.A.R.
It is hard for me to realize you folks are getting older. While Ernie lived I never thought of age. Now that is all I seem to think about with my great niece and great nephews around me, Boy, oh boy, and are they wild. Guess I am getting old.
Hope this will help you with the genealogy - and remember me to all your folks.Your cousin, Florence A. Kuehn
The history and genealogy of this family is presently being reconstructed by descendants of Joseph Sander Pino who emigrated from Sneek, Friesland, Holland to the United States via the Port of New York sometime around 1825. The oral tradition of this branch of the Pino family relates that they were originally Spanish, and forced to move to Holland during the Spanish Diaspora. Relations of (cousins of) this branch would include Moses Pino, a rabbi and cantor in Sneek, Friesland, Holland, who, along with most other family members, was forcibly deported and murdered in Auschwitz and Sobibor. The Jewish faith was lost at some time prior to or following the emigration process, for most succeeding generations of this branch of the Pinos who settled in the United States have been Protestants.
"My immigrant ancestor. He was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in Kent Co., MI on 21 June, 1855. His ancestors were Jewish, but he left the faith. [Joseph Sander Pino] and Hannah Roxanna Pease were divorced. Wife #2 was Mrs. Cordelia Emily Rodgers Hill. She had a son by Joseph, Joseph, b. 15 Oct 1871 in Brushy Prairie, Indiana. Arthur [Moses Arthur Pino] died in San Francisco, CA; in the U.S. Army. He never married."
Source: Katheryn Eugenie Pino Seestedt, via Family Data Worksheet, 28APR2010.
The QVSOB women's team have held the Tamanivalu Trophy since 1996, the year they broke away from Marist. Indeed, in the five years since their formation, the women have lost only one match - a 24-19 defeat by the visiting World Cup finalists US Eagles, who needed a late try from their 'borrowed' Fijian player to seal the victory.
While the immense potential within Fijian women's rugby players has yet to have the proper chance to show itself, the QVSOB team (shouldn't that be QVSOW?) continues to make definite inroads into the male-dominated sport. Women's rugby in Fiji has to fight social stigmas in certain areas, but it still represents part of the future of the game.
...QVSOB-Women's team represents Suva when it comes to district matches, coinciding with the men's Telecom Fiji Cup challenges. They have yet to lose a game against another Fijian team. The parent union, Suva, helps in many ways. The team extended its services in helping the USP side prepare for their unbeaten tour to Samoa in June 1999. Two QVSOB players, Huffer and Naulivou, went on the tour. Naulivou also joined the Suva Rugby Union Referees Association with the hope that her initiative would resolve difficulties in terms of the game's laws. Lack of competition is a major contributing factor towards retention of players. There are also those who would love to play but are reluctant because of our societal pressure doesn't recognise rugby as a women's sport. The team still does not have its own set of jerseys or training equipment - at present they borrow jerseys from the men's teams. And like many others in Fiji, they seek a major sponsor - a rare opportunity to get involved with one of Fiji's most successful sports teams.Players
The current crop of QVSOB Women's players include backliners Merewai Sokovata, Elise Huffer, Kelea Veituku, Joyce Chute, Pelu Lupetagirova, Melita Solei, Merelesita Koro, Ana Seru, and Fiji's Vude Queen-Laisa Vulakoro. Forwards include Merewalesi Buloulevu, Losalini Saravaki, Makereta Miramira, Dinah Savou, Jane Meli, Kula Tuikabe and Laijipa Naulivou. Akanisi Taubale, a very promising prop forward, is helping to revive the Nadi women's team.Full Text
"As part of femLINKpacific's current community radio initiatives enabled by a grant of UNESCO, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls (femLINKpacific's Coordinator) together with Adi Vasu Chute, one of our Labasa-based community radio (femTALK 89.2FM) volunteer- focal points met with a range of women's groups and leaders in Labasa town and surrounding areas."Full Text
The historical event Jason Chute is involved in documenting is the attempted coup of the Parliamentary government in Fiji by George Speight (now in prison) and the resulting chaos that followed that event. The coup followed the election of a Prime Minister who was of the Indo-Fijian minority, which was protested by the indigenous Fijian population and led to the coup.
What was interesting about the documentary discussed in this article is that, although the insurrectionists took over the television and radio stations, journalism and broadcast students on the University of the South Pacific campus were able to continue reporting on the events as they unfolded, turning the students into professional journalists overnight who were lauded worldwide for their coverage when the coup ended. It is not clear from this article if Jason, the cameraman of this documentary, was a student or lecturer on campus, or just happened to be onsite when the coup occurred.
It goes without saying that if Jason happens to wander onto this web site - we'd love to hear your version of these events.FIJI'S SPEIGHT SAGA CAPTURED IN NEW FILM BY USP'S THOMAS
"A new documentary on Fiji race relations since George Speight's attempted coup last year, The Race for Rights, showed to a packed audience last night. Made by University of the South Pacific lecturer and playwright Larry Thomas, the 50-minute film bared the soul of a nation. Showing dramatic footage of Speight and the events of last year, previously unseen, interviews with a wide range of ordinary Fiji Islanders, the documentary ends with a poignant warning for the future from a 105-year-old man. The audience gave a rousing ovation for the documentary.
Speaking to Wansolwara Online shortly before the launching by the Pacific Writers Forum, Thomas said: "When the coup happened I thought it would be good to do something. "I didn't know how and didn't have the resources and it was only by coincidence that I met Jason Chute, a cameraman, and we worked together. "This is history. It is important for people in this country to tell their own history instead of getting the overseas media. "Of course, it's a point of view -- but I have tried hard to be objective," he said.
Thomas admitted before the showing: "I'm nervous and very relieved that the premiere showing is tonight. "I'm tired because I have my work and I've had to put the documentary together in my spare time. "I'm worried about the response and there will be people who will say that 'this is distorted and biased.' And that's fine because I'm receptive to that. "I don't expect it to be perfect. There will always be pros and cons, positive and negative answers, and its great to have different responses." "It was an important part of our history and whether I have succeeded or not I don't know, because people have their different views. I basically tell the story, a small part to the big story." The documentary follows another Thomas project, "Compassionate Exile," about a Fiji leper colony, made in 1999. "It was an important part of our history and whether I have succeeded or not I don't know, because people have their different views. I basically tell the story, a small part to the big story." Funds for the documentary were channeled from the Citizens Constitution Review, from AUSAID, Thomas said that a few thousand dollars was given. However, if he had to be paid for doing such a documentary it would cost a fortune. Professor Subramani and CCF executive director Rev Akuila Yabaki spoke at the launch. A public screening will be staged later.(Wansolwara Onlin\Pasifik Nius, 19-9-01)
"Blanche Delaney Chute has been involved in the organisation “For the Children”, which promotes freedom of expression, free access to information and the right of all children to an education. In Fiji, an organisation established by children for children is a first. Blanche attended the 2nd sub-regional Save the Children Alliance and has been involved in scripting radio programs for Pacific Radio. Blanche is concerned by the breakdown of inter-generational bonds in the Fijian community, with youths embracing values and beliefs that clash with traditional social norms. At Oxfam IYP2004, Blanche is keen to establish a framework for a major family camp where positive interaction can occur between the young and the old. She hopes to help the older generation to understand that young people are not being disrespectful in breaking with tradition by adopting modern trends in clothing and conduct. She is hopeful that this will help to re-forge inter-generational understanding."
Note: the article was collected for a web site celebrating the culture, history and accomplishments of the people of Rotuma - a Polynesian island that is part of Fiji. It appears that Delano Chute, mentioned in the article, is from Suva, Fiji.From Sydney Malo in Suva (7 February 2005)
"These are the Taf'aga men racing in the open men category in Rarotonga on 26 November 2004. This race was an open-ocean, round-the-island changeover race amounting to 40km in which our men completed in two-and-a-half hours, only 16 minutes behind the lead canoe. It was a good personal best for the club, based at the Royal Suva Yacht Club.
In this type of canoe marathon, 2 or 3 paddlers jump out of the speeding canoe while relief/replacement paddlers climb in and this is repeated every 15 to 20 minutes until the race is over. A support boat trails close by to supply refreshments and shelter the crew. On this particular day, 14 support boats were out at sea creating havoc and white-water for the canoes and paddlers -- the steerers had a field day.
Earlier on in the week were single canoe relays, an 18km ironman race in which there are no changeovers and sprints over 500 and 1000 meters -- seven days of island paddling, breath-taking views, and wonderful hospitality. The Rotumans who paddled in this Championship were: Fereti Atalifo (Oinafa), Francis Jione (Pepjei), and Rigamoto Taito (Malhaha). The non-Rotumans were Delano Chute, Savenaca Ledua, Meleti Saurara, Christopher Robbins, and Wayne Houng-Lee.Full Text
During his highschool years, attended Marist Brothers High School in Suva, Fiji, and was a member of the "Champion Marist Junior Team" of 1969.
Unless there are two Charles Chutes, is now believed to be the Charles Chute who is the Manager of Special Projects, Tripacific Marine, Ltd. in Suva, Fiji.
2005: Is either a student or an employee (or both) of the University of the South Pacific.
Received your letter and am greatly interested, it so happened that a Vincent Chute of Parkchester, New York sent it on to me, and he is a third cousin, There is quite a few Chutes here in Conn., which I am going to tell you about, but I sincerely hope that you do not become bored.
To begin with, there were two brothers, Tom and Andrew W. Chute, born in New Britain,Conn., their father came from Canada.
Andrew W. Chute was my father and there was five of us, Edward, Eva, William, Robert and Joseph. I know my uncle Tom had six children, Florence who is a Mrs. Leahy with 1 daughter Audrey, Vincent, who had one son, the boy who received your letter and passed it on to me. He had three sons. Edward, who had a son Edward and a daughter Mary, Mary is a Mrs. Van Gordon with 3 children of own, all sons. Raymond has the following: Raymond, Edward, Robert, Louise. Ruth is Mrs. Johnson with 1 daughter who is now married and has a son, 1 year old. Joseph has five children, Tom, Joe, Ruth, Catherine, John, two of which is married. But I have decided not to try to break it down, since you can appreciate the fact that they are beginning to add up. But on the other hand if there is any further information that I can give you, I will be only too glad to help.
I myself am in the construction business, masonry end of it. While in Hartford, Conn., I met a Robert Chute who worked in the machine shop for Pratt & Whitney, airplane engines plant in 1942. he was a man about 60 years old at that time. He evidently was getting my mail at he time, that is how we met. He talked for a few minutes when I was called to answer the phone, somehow or other we did not see each other again. So I know there are Chutes there also. While watching TV, a young girl, Marion Chute of New Britain, was singing on Ted Mack's hour. So there must be some from there.
You notice on your form I did not put the month and day down since it slipped my mind. My father's birth date.
This is the first time that I have heard of the "Chute Genealogies". But I would appreciate it, if you could end me one C.O.D., or tell me where I might be able to get one. Thanking you kindly,Sincerely,
I was surprised and pleased when I received your letter.
There are many Chute's in the vicinity of Rye, Greenwich and Stamford, Conn. that are all related. I gave the letter to my aunt Ruth Chute Johnson. She is acquainted with more of the older members of the family than I am. She will be able to supply you with all the information she can.
If there is anything more I can do for you I will be glad to help you all I can.Aunt Ruth's address:
Your letter is very interesting. I had heard of such a record, but have never seen it. Is it possible to buy a copy of the record as it was published 65 year ago now or not? I should like to look it over.
I can answer most all the questions. Also, I can probably get some information about my great grandparents also. My Father and Mother are still living, 80 and 79 years old, respectively, and an Aunt (my Father's sister who is 82 in February). They live together in a five room house in Casco, Maine, 30 miles inland from Portland, Maine. I saw all three of them this past weekend.
I believe that my great grandmother's name (maiden name) was Mann and my great grandfather's name was, I believe, the same as my grandfather's: Oliver Chute. I have been in this State 9 years and have had occasion to meet many people and so far I have never met a Chute in Conn.
I can give you the names of many of them in Maine and as I understand they are only distant relatives of mine, but the record may prove differently. I will get some more information from my Father and Mother and also names and addresses of other Chutes in Maine which might be of considerable help to you.
I curious to know how you got my name. It could have been in many ways. It is published in the Bates College Alumni books. Also, I played checkers by correspondence for several years with players in many foreign countries and my name has been appended to articles in several periodicals such as the Sterling Journal, Scotland, the Melbourne Weekly Times, Australia, Cape Times, South Africa, etc. Incidentally, perhaps you know Dr. Russell H. Fiefield (I hear he is at the Univ. of Michigan - he was a classmate of mine at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, back in 1931-35 and I was very well acquainted with him. Edmund S. Muskie, former State of Maine Rep., Governor was in the Class of 36 at Bates also.
I think it might be interesting to tell you what I do. I am employed by U.S. Electrical Motors, Milford, Conn in the capacity of Shipper at 7,000 per year nights 4-12:30 and operated an individual accounting business on the side as a sideline (a very good one), Income Taxes etc. which brings me about 4,000 more a year. I have a College Degree but somehow I never liked work where I do not get much exercise, so I enjoy myself better this way, working 8 hours a day and then using my education as a part time occupation. I also play the Marimba (not much now but I did run a dance orchestra for several years in the State of Maine. I play chess, checkers and Contract Bridge and have quite a library of books on these three games.
In other words, I am never lonesome for not having anything to occupy my mind as I am interested in a lot of different things.
I am enclosing what information I have and would appreciate it very much if you would let me know if it would be possible for me to get a copy of a transcript of the record as it was written as you say 65 years ago.
My Grandfather told me a lot about his early life and ... (illegible) ... I think that this may be of great value to you. I append another page to explain what I mean.Appended Page
My grandfather Chute was born in Augusta, Maine on July 4th 1854 (died on his birthday July 4th 1936 at age of 82). He told me that he has a very hard life as a child. His father's name I think was also Oliver (I am not sure of this), but I am sure his mother's maiden name was Mann.
As the story was told to me by my grandfather, his father was a little wild and he left his wife and went west. There were three children, Oliver (my grandfather), a sister Fannie and a brother George. Their brother went west first to join the father, then Fannie and Oliver went to join the father at Grand Rapids, Michigan. There was some sort of trouble (just exactly what I was never able to get out of my grandfather, except that he said it was bad.) There was a lawsuit and Oliver and Fannie came back east and George stayed in the west and never was heard from again by the family. And my great grandfather was never heard from by the rest of the family in the east as far as I know. This information is exactly as my grandfather told it to me many times and it may or may not be of some use to you in your research on the family tree.
I am pleased to hear from you and hope to hear from you again soon.
With my very best wishes for success in the compilation you are doing, I remain,Your friend,
PS: When Fannie and Oliver came back from Mich., they were still quite young and since there were no immediate relatives, they wee put in individual homes. Oliver was brought up by a very devout and religious family Richard E. Gay family of Casco, Maine. I could probably find out who took Fannie and brought her up."
In 1881, at the age of 20, identified himself as a "Subaltern of Militia" and was living at 109 Albion Road in London as a boarder with the Mary A. Huson family of seven, along with one George Bodman (male, 22), and Elizabeth Wade (female, 57).
"Richard Shefford, who had been the chantry priest in 1540, was vicar by 1542 and in 1551 was found to be 'entirely ignorant'. He was deprived in 1554, presumably for having married. John Savaker, instituted as vicar in 1578, and described as a sufficient scholar though neither a graduate nor a preacher, remained until his death 44 years later. John Barnsdale, who as Vicar of Frampton signed the Presbyterian Gloucestershire Ministers' Testimony in 1648, was replaced in 1663 but became Vicar of Cam. Charles Wallington, vicar for 44 years from 1721, provided curates to serve the parish, as did most of his successors. They included Thomas Rudge, the writer on the history and agriculture of Gloucestershire, whose curate, William Jenkin, became vicar in 1784 and lived in Frampton until his death in 1813. Jenkin's successor, J. H. Dunsford, who became Rector of Fretherne also, lived in Slimbridge, and after long disputes with the bishop about his non-residence finally resigned Frampton in 1847. Soon after Dunsford became vicar he and the impropriator were involved in disputes with the land owners about the commutation of tithes under the inclosure award, and that dispute overlapped another in which Nathaniel Clifford alleged trespass by Anne Wicks, the impropriator. She had put up railings through the middle of the pews of Clifford and his servants, which straddled the arcades of the chancel. Dunsford's successor, George Chute, held weekly evening services at Fromebridge in 1851. M. W. F. St. John, vicar 1853-81, was highly regarded in the parish and initiated the restoration of the parish church."
Source: Frampton on Severn: Church, A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp. 152-54. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=15794. Date accessed: 13 July 2005."
There is a strong possibility that this George Chute is connected directly to the Chute Hall Chutes, for the primary reason that George was the absentee landlord of the second largest number of acres in County Kerry, Ireland after Francis Blennerhasset Chute's 1,000+ acres in 1876. The nature of George's household - large with a servant base - indicates a certain level of income in excess of what one would expect of a vicar, which also suggests there was a close proximity to the wealth of the Chute Hall Chutes.
That said, it is extremely difficult to even find a place where he might possibly be connected, given his birthdate of ~1808. Also of note is his occupation as Vicar - but of the Church of Scotland, not of either the Church of Ireland or of England. The Church of Scotland was not only Presbyterian, but a staunchly conservative Presbyterian, and was not the automatic career choice for a Chute Hall Chute.
Note that the 1861 British Census has daughter Fanny born in Ireland, while official records have her born in London.
At the time of the 1881 British Census, he was 73, and had been designated "Lunatic". He was apparently being cared for by his wife, Maria, two daughters, Octavia and Georgina, and a personal attendant, Mary Stokes, although Mary have retained her function as a lady's maid. Obviously, this designation at the time covered a wide variety of ailments, from geriatric senility to what we now know of as "Alzheimers". He died in 1883, two years after the 1881 Census.