John Stedman is self-employed in the Heavy Equipment industry. Halli, daughter of George and Camilla Rae Chute Nutter, works as a cook and a hairdresser. They met in a convenience store when John asked her to go for a motorcycle ride.Rodney Cecil Chute, 12 DEC 2002, Family Data Worksheet
"My Uncle Stan (Stanley Charles Chute) has 3 children ... Stanley Charles Chute, Jr., Kathleen A. Chute and James A. Chute, all are currently living in Wisconsin, as far as I know. I don't think there are any more siblings, but I could be wrong! My Uncle Stan passed away a few years ago, but my Aunt Jimmie (Virginia) is still living in Grantsburg, Wisconsin". (Karen Marie Chute Kilgallin, E-Mail to Jacqueline Chute, 11/25/2006, 3:16 P.M. EST)
Stan is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jimmi; children, Stan, Jr., Kathy and Jim; grandchildren, Amanda (Mark) Byers, Heather Ernst, Angela DuBois, Nicole Chute, Amber Chute, Jessica Meyer, Gavin Meyer; great grandchildren, Cody Byers, Kyle Byers, Jacob Oiyotte, Ashley Oiyotte and Isaiah Chute; brothers, Alvin LeRoy Chute, James (Debbie) Chute, and Richard Chute; sisters, Arlene (Irvin) Bilek, MaryLou (Caroll) Ebert, and Roxanne Chute; many, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, six brothers and one sister.
Arrangements were made by the Edling-Taylor Funeral Home of Grantsburg.
Source: Burnett County Sentinel, Grantsburg, Wisconsin (Week of June 9th). Tramscribed and contributed by Karen Marie Chute Kilgallin.
John Snaza, Sr. passed away at him home at Grenville at 6:15 a.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the age of 73 years, one month and 23 days, following a ten month illness from arterio-sclerosis.
Funeral services were held at nine o�clock Monday morning in St. Joseph Church in Grenville, with Rev. J. H. Dolney officiating and the St. Joseph choir assisting with music. Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery, with pall bearers John Jaskulka, John Burchatz, Frank P. Kurkowski, Fred Pingel, Felix Mondry, and Frank Koslowski.
Relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. Leo Boik and John J. Snaza of Dodge Center, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. John Burchatz and family of Florence; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Snaza of Roslyn.
Mr. Snaza was born August 24, 1868 in Poland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Snaza. He came to the United States later, and in 1889 was married to Otilia Wasilk. During his life he was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Joseph Society. Besides his widow, seven daughters and five sons survive, Martha Kurkowski and Ted Snaza, both of Grenville, John V. Snaza, Jr. of Dodge Center, Minnesota, Rose Jaskulka of Grenville, Emil Snaza of Texas and Henry Snaza of California, both serving in the U.S. Army, Miss Frances Snaza of Grenville, Albina Pingel of Webster, South Dakota, Joe A. Snaza of Roslyn, Cecilia Boik of Dodge Center, Minnesota, Dora Burchatz of Florence, and Helen Mondry of Grenville. Also surviving are two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Frances Wika of Webster, Mrs. Rose Polisek of Staples, Minnesota, Anton Snaza and Tom Snaza, both of Grenville, South Dakota, Frank Snaza of Webster, Isidore Snaza of Red River, Minnesota, and 28 grandchildren. Two daughters Emily and Sally preceded him in death.
The Reporter and Farmer extends sympathy to the bereaved family.Source: The Reporter and Farmer Publication of Grenville, South Dakota (Oct. 1941)
Mrs. Otilia N. Snaza was laid to rest at services at 8:30 a.m. Thursday June 28, at St. Joseph�s Catholic Church in Grenville, with Rev. J. H. Dolney officiating, and St. Joseph�s choir furnishing music. At interment in the Grenville cemetery, pall bearers were Lt. Ray Wika, Sgt. Ted Jaskulka, Johnny Burchatz, Philip Kurkowski, Bill Jaskulka and Sammy Snaza.
Relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral were John Snaza of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pingel and family of Minneapolis, Mrs. Leo Boik of Dodge Center, Lillian Jaskulka and Mrs. A. Solin of Portland, Ore.
Born November 26, 1870 in Poland, to Anton and Frances Wasilk, the deceased came to Chicago when two years old and 12 years of age came to South Dakota. She was married on November 3, 1889, at Grenville to John Snaza who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary Society. Left to mourn her passing are seven daughters and five sons: Mrs. Martha Kurkowski, Mrs. Rose Jaskulka, Mrs. Helen Mondry, Frances, all of Grenville, Mrs. Celia Boik and John Snaza, both of Dodge Center, Joe Snaza of Roslyn, Ted Snaza of Grenville, Sgt. Emil Snaza in Germany, Cpl. Henry Snaza, discharged from the army, now in Dodge Center, Mrs. Dora Burchatz of Florence, and Mrs. Albina Pingel of Minneapolis. Preceding her in death were two daughters, Emily and Solomea.
Other survivors include 29 grandchildren: a sister, Mrs. John Boik of Minneapolis, a half-sister Mrs. Frank Koslowski of Grenville, and a brother John Wasilk of St. Paul.
Death came to her at 9:40 Sunday, June 24 at the age of 75 years, 6 months, and 28 days at her home in Grenville, following a lingering illness.Source: Unknown Grenville, South Dakota Publication (June 1944)
ANDREW STICKNEY b. in Newbury, Dec. 9, 1667 [Ct. Rec. Dec. 10?], m. in Newbury, Rebecca, probably the dau. of Abiel and Rebecca (Knight) Somerby, who was b. in Newbury, June 7, 1672. She died there, Jan. 30, 1692-3. He m. 2d, Elizabeth Chute, b. June 22, 1676, the dau. of James, 2d, and Mary (Wood) Chute. After his decease she was m. 2d, by Rev. Moses Hale, to Henry Lunt of Newbury, March 28, 1724.
Jan. 1688. Andrew Stickney was impressed from Newbury, by order of Gov. Andros, to serve against the Indians.
June 9, 1700. He and his wife Elizabeth, were admitted members of the First church in Rowley, and Oct. 13, 1706, they with others were dismissed "to then imbodying in church order by themselves at Rowlbery alias Byfield."
March 16, 1702-3. The Town of Rowley voted "that those inhabitants of Rowley (among whom was Andrew Stickney), living on the N. W. side of Rye plain bridge and N. W. side of Long Hill, and have joined with the people of Newbury in building a new meeting house, shall be abated their minister rate in Rowey, if they do ordain an orthodox minister to teach in said meeting house." This place was incorporated Nov. 17, 1706, as "The Falls," and in 1710 as Byfield; its inhabitants were of Rowley and Newbury.
Dec. 5, 1705. Andrew Stickney of Rowley, husbandman, buys of John Luntt of Rowley, and wife Ruth, "4 1/2 acres of land in Rowley on north side of Rye Plain near said Stickney's house, formerly laid out and rec'd as right of John Tod." [Essex Deeds, 38 : 122.]
May 10, 1707. Andrew Stickney of Rowley, Cordwainer, buys of Sam'l Plats and Mary his wife "8 1/2 acres of land on Rye Plain by his house and barn, being the land laid out to Wm. Law and Rich'd Langhorne." [Ibid.]
He was a soldier under Capt. Thomas Noyes of Newbury, 1708 [Mass. Archives], at the same time as his brother John.
March 3, 1710. He buys of James Chute of Rowley, husbandman, for �20, " and as an allowance to a former purchase short of what ye land was accounted, 10 acres of land and meadow lying in a place called new Ox pasture, bounded E. end on great Swamp lotts, S. on Stickney's own land, "W. partly on said Stickney's land and part on land of James Chute, N. on Chute's meadow and E. by Dam." [Ibid, 39 : 9.]
Sept. 26, 1715. "The Selectmen of Rowley laid out a private highway, 1 1/2 rods wide, beginning at the Road that leads to Pettis ferry at Bradford thro' the Eye Plain as the houses are now built to Andrew Stickne's which stands upon land which is commonly called the new Ox's pasture, as they have improved a way of late and desired to have it that dwell at present at the above said plains, Selectmen E. Jewett, John Browne, Tho. Dickinson, Jona. Pickard, Sam'l Johnson."
Andrew Stickney died in Rowley, Byfield Parish, in 1717, leaving a Will dated Jan. 12, 1716-17, "he being weak in body but sound in mind" he bequeathed "to his true and loving wife all his Real and Personal estate, until his son Amos came of the age of 21," when all Real estate to be divided between them, Amos to pay his eldest sister Eebecca �14, " and to all the rest of my children which I have or shall have �7 each, to each of my sons �4 when 21, and �3 within a year after the decease of my wife. To all my daughters, excepting Eebecca, when 18 years old." After his wife's decease Amos to have the other half of his estate. His "loving brother" John Stickney, John Cheny and James Chute, to be Overseers of his Will. Proved July 22, 1717. [Essex Prob. 12 : 46.]
Inv. of his estate, March 6, 1720, "29 acres of land given by Mr. James Chute and his heirs to said Stickney, dec'd, �174." To "Dwelling house and other buildings �17." Amt. Personal estate, �46, 10s., Wm. Fiske and Max'n Jewett, Appraisers. [Ibid, 13 : 127.] His house probably stood near where Sam'l L. Ewell's now stands (1868), and was sold by his son Amos Stickney to John Lull, Oct. 23, 1723.
Feb. 28, 1731. Guardianship of James Stickney, a minor about 16 years of age, son of Andrew Stickney, late of Rowley, granted to Wm. Fisk, who gave bonds with Benj.  and Andrew Stickney . [Ibid.]
Eleven children :�
60. Rebecca, b. Jan. 16, 1692-3, in Newbury ; d. Dec. 29, 1693, in Bradford.
61. Rebecca, b. Dec. 23, 1695; nothing farther known.
62. Amos, b. Apr. 23, 1699; m. Hepzibah Wicom, April 17, 1722.
63. Andrew, b. Feb. 9, 1701-2; m. Sarah Brocklebank ; Sara Lunt.
64. David, b. July 4, 1703; m. Sarah Atkinson; Mary Adams.
65. Stephen, b. Apr. 4, 1705; m. Mehitabel Goodridge, Jan. 17, 1732-3.
66. Hannah, bapt. July 24, 1709 ; m. Abner Lunt, May 6, 1726.
67. Ann, bapt. Feb. 17, 1711-12; m. Nehemiah Noyes, May 16, 1732.
68. Mary, bapt. Apr. 18, 1714; nothing farther known.
69. James, bapt. Oct. 9, 1715; m. Eleanor Wilson, Jan. 1, 1735.
70. Ruth, bapt. May 12, 1717; m. Zachariah Beals of York, Me., Mch. 11, 1735-6.
Source: Stickney, Matthew Adams. The Stickney Family: A Genealogical Memoir, Descendants of William and Elizabeth Stickney, from 1637 to 1869. Salem, Mass. Printed for the author. Essex Institute Press. 1869. Pages 40-42.
ANDREW STICKNEY died in Rowley, Byfield Parish, in 1717, leaving a Will dated Jan. 12, 1716-17, "he being weak in body but sound in mind" he bequeathed "to his true and loving wife all his Real and Personal estate, until his son Amos came of the age of 21," when all Real estate to be divided between them, Amos to pay his eldest sister Rebecca �14, "and to all the rest of my children which I have or shall have �7 each, to each of my sons �4 when 21, and �3 within a year after the decease of my wife. To all my daughters, excepting Rebecca, when 18 years old." After his wife's decease Amos to have the other half of his estate. His "loving brother" John Stickney, John Cheny and James Chute, to be Overseers of his Will. Proved July 22, 1717. [Essex Prob. 12: 46.]
Sources: Noyes Website - http://noyes.rootsweb.com/
Ward Genealogy - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=jimward52&id=I262
Aylesworth Family website: http://www.aylesworth.net/Confidence_family_DWT_CSS/rfa_stickney.htm
and many others
"Thomas Chute, an iron worker, composed music for church, and was an organist for the church. He played both the organ and the violin. Elizabeth Hoey Chute, whom he married in Great Britain, re-married John Sullivan after his death."Source: Dr. Elizabeth A. Chute, Councillor-at-Law
Notes on George Capron Ballenger and Pauline Raymond Chute Ballenger:
"George was a member of the Masons, a masonic society.
Pauline's Mother died so her father, Vorus, brought the children to New York where he spent much of his life as a ship's architect. Pauline's birth name was Lena Rivers. This name was given to her because her Mother, Ella Dora, was reading the book titled, Lena Rivers and liked the book so much she named her next baby girl Lena Rivers. Pauline did not like that name and changed her name to Pauline Raymond sometime between 1910-1915. Both Pauline and Raymond were family names. Pauline and George met at work, the Gulf Oil Corporation, NY, NY. Pauline was a member of the Eastern Star, a masonic society. Pauline loved movies and theatre, she sang and played the piano beautifully. She was a wonderful person and a great influence in my life."
Source: Elizabeth Jo Ballenger, Chute Family Data Worksheet, 13FEB2007
"I found out from William (Bill) Rowland Dowe (grandson of Wilford Robert Chute, my grandmother Pauline's brother, that Vorus Chute's wife, Ella Dora Beveridge is descended from Mary Allerton who came over on the Mayflower - that was pretty cool to find out. Patty Dowe Hayes has documented it on Ancestry.com ... "
Source: Elizabeth Jo Ballenger, E-Mail, 4APR2007
"Ross was a whitewater river guide in Lytton, and met Jennifer on a trip which he was leading. They were married and Ross got a full time position with the BC Ambulance service as paramedic and currently works in Maple Ridge, BC."
Source: Ross Edward Chute, Family Data Worksheet, 20FEB07.
E-Mail from Kathleen Elizabeth Chute King to Jacqueline Chute, 7 MAY 2002
"Hi Jackie, I'm Kathleen Elizabeth Chute King, in your database as K E Chute. I believe you have that information, as my father gave it to your grandfather, who he referred to as "Cousin George". I have a few updates & a corrections. My father's full name was Philip Conrad Chute, born November 13, 1920 at home on the family farm (Chute Homestead) - we still had his cradle at the Homestead when I was young. His death date is October 27, 1990. You have my grandmother's date of death as Nov 14 1956 - that is incorrect I'm pretty sure it was in August, because I can remember that the weather was sunny and hot, and it was haying season. I was 4 years old (too young to attend a funeral) and remember playing with my cousins from California, who were visiting for the summer. Her full name was Elizabeth Ellen Davis; I believe she is the same "Lizzie E. Davis" from the Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, Maine) class of 1910. If so, that would make at least 3 generations of my family who have attended Fryeburg. She later attended Bates Normal School (teacher's college) which is now Bates College. I remember also meeting my great aunt Lilla May (Chute) Bean, the youngest daughter of Warren B. Chute (I would love to know what that B stands for). She must have been in her 70's at the time. She sat on a straight backed chair and pretty much held court in the centre of our living room. She was living in New Hampshire at the time (1960's). I'd be happy to give you any more info I can on the older generation."
"I came to Canada in September, 1969 to attend McGill University in Montreal. That was where I met my first husband: James Douglas Mackie born in Lachine, PQ, Canada, son of James Mackie (born in Canada of Scottish descent)and Kathleen "Mercy" Goad, who was an English war bride. We were married in the United Church chapel in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, PQ, near his family home. "Jamie" and I moved to Belcarra, BC, to join his sister Carolyn Mackie aka Carol Ann, who was already living there with her partner Michael Conrad. Jamie and I separated in October, 1973; we had no children.
[Michael and I] originally met in what is now the Village of Belcarra, BC, in 1972 or 1973, introduced by mutual friends. We lived in Belcarra from mid 1974 to May, 1978 when we moved to Coquitlam, BC. In 1986 we moved to New Westminster, BC and lived in various residences there until we separated in February, 2002. Michael stayed in New Westminster until his death in 2004 of a heart attack. Michael was employed by Canadian Pacific Railway from July 1971 until his death.
Mike's previous spouses: 1st: Ruth? (known as Ruthie) 2nd: Janice Scott no children with either spouse. No burial information because Mike was cremated. We plan to scatter his ashes at Maria Slough, on the Seabird Island First Nations Reserve outside Agassiz, BC.
I've had a varied working career, and have two diplomas from BCIT: in engineering (biological sciences, 1978) and business (operations management, 1992).
Ian is following the family writing tradition. He has a weekly column in 24 Hours, a free daily commuter paper in Vancouver. Tillie works part time as a research assistant at Simon Fraser University and part-time at Be Hydro in Burnaby. Karen works for eBay in Burnaby. All are single & child-free :)
I'm single and sharing my home with my daughter Tillie. Sources: I have birth certificates for myself, Ian, Tillie, Karen and Michael, as well as Michael's death certificate, my two marriage certificates and my divorce papers (from Quebec, in French!) if you need any more information."
Submitted by Kathleen Elizabeth Chute King
11 NOV 2006
|Ann Warren||Head||Widowed||Female||60||Ireland||Not listed|
|Dan Warren||Son||Unmarried||Male||36||Liverpool||Pig Butcher|
|Mary A. Warren||Daughter||Unmarried||Female||20||Liverpool||Cigar maker|
"They met while he was in serving in the Army in Vietnam. The local paper would put names and address of the single men/women serving for people to write to them. My mom wrote to my father and they met and married shortly after he came back from Vietnam. They lived in South Portland, ME when they were first married and then moved to Parsonsfield, ME where they spent the rest of their life together."Source: Lisa Lynn Chute Day, via e-mail 27 MAR 2007.
This marriage is still unconfirmed. It is based solely on a marriage record of a Margaret Mary Chute to a Reuben Maher, and a general agreement between our sole recorded Australian Margaret Mary Chute's birthdate and the marriage age of 24, but without the identity of this bride's parents, we cannot assume we have the correct Margaret Mary Chute.
Another point of interest is the surname Maher, which also appears as the surname of Richard Percival Chute's mother-in-law, Ann Maher. There may also be a Margaret Mary Chute in that nuclear family who has not yet been identified or recorded.
The Ancestry.com Australian Marriage Index records Reuben's surname as "Maner", but this may be a typographical error, as the Index appears to have quite a lot of them.
"Edna was my Grandmother. The posting in the Herald listed Eral Campbell Chute as Earl. Edna Mae Smith (nee Chute) Edna was married to William W. Smith, deceased, a long time Captain at Champion's Auto Ferry on Harsens Island. William W. Smith was the son of Captain William H. Smith, deceased, captain of "The Harvester", a great lakes freighter.
From the Port Huron Times Herald:
Edna Mae (Chute) Smith, 92, of Harsens Island, died Tuesday, April 2, 2007. She was born January 7, 1915 in Detroit, MI, to the late Eral (Earl) Campbell Chute of Hydrabad-Deccan, East India, and Annie Elizabeth Webb of Knoxville, TN.Source: Port Huron Times Herald
She was a resident of Harsens Island since 1935 when she married lifetime resident William Walter Smith. Mr. Smith died in Waterford, MI, after a brief illness.
She is survived by her children, William Henry Smith of Harrison Twp. and Dorothy Judith McDaniels of Waterford; brother, Richard Chute; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughters, Sally Omega and Shirley Ilene; and her sisters, Louise Sichler and Margarite Hawley; and brother, Eral (Earl) Chute.
Edna's warmth and smile will be missed. She cared for all living things, especially in nature, which made her home on Harsens Island a much loved residence. She supported many Island organizations and wished any memorials be to the Harsens Island Conservation Club.
As she wished, Edna will be cremated and there will be no special service.
"My name is William Karl Smith. I am the grandson of late Edna Mae Chute. I regret to inform you that Edna Mae passed on Monday 04/02/2007. She lived out the final 6 months of her life in nursing care. Up until then she lived in her home on Harsens Island, Michigan, USA. Very independently I add.
I would also like to help you keep your site updated by sharing information with you.
...I am the eldest son of William Henry Smith. You have the name of my father as William Walter Smith, Jr. which is incorrect. Please update, thanks. William Henry (My Father) was born [Private]. My mother, Karen Lee Smith (Kleintjes) was born [Private]. Both are still with us and preside between Harrison Twp. Michigan. USA in the summer months and Gold Canyon, Arizona USA in the winter months. I, William Karl Smith, born [Private], am married to Joan Marie Smith (DeRyckere). We reside in Casco Twp. Michigan, USA. I have 3 siblings. First Brian Scott Smith, born [Private] married to Lori Smith with 3 children, of Arlington Virginia, USA. Second, Brendan Christopher Smith, born [Private], unmarried of Mt. Clemens, Michigan USA and finally Rebecca Lynn Smith, born [Private], unmarried of Tempe Arizona, USA. I'm sure that they will not mind you using this information to update your records.
Thanks for keeping this for us. Your work is much appreciated.Best regards,
"Bruce Stevens: Third wave Protestant, attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible. Was a member of Swordsmen Quartet in late 60s, lp records produced, toured churches in N.A. Met Maila Chute at church under his father's ministry. Moved to S. Berwick, Maine from Wiscassett in 1974. Moved to Lenox, Massachusetts in 1976. Left the Bible Speaks in 1983 to move to Maine. Purchased father-in-law's restaurant Chute's in N. Windham. Self-taught pianist, guitarist, singer.
Maila Lois Chute Stevens: Third wave Protestant, attended Portland High School. Quilter, artist, home-maker, storyteller, mom and mummi/grandmother. Named after Finnish woman from family her father met while in Merchant Marines in 1940s.
They were married at the Woolwich-Wiscassett Baptist Church, with Bruce's father Carl H. Stevens III officiating."
Family history contributed by Kaitlyn Felciano, daughter. Sources: marriage certificates.
"Warren Parsons Isham was a journalist; city editor of The Detroit Free Press, was a correspondent and editorial writer for The Chicago Times. A promising career was before him, but this came to an end when he was accidentally drowned in Lake Superior."
Source: Brainard, Homer Worthington, A Survey of Ishams in England and America: Eight Hundred and Fifty Years of History and Genealogy, Page 461
"The family was living in Castine when Edward the youngest was born in November l853, and when he was but three months old they drove with him in midwinter by horse and sleigh to Ellsworth where the family lived for six more years. In l859 they decided to move to Newburyport Mass., Andrew's childhood home. The oldest son Charles had gone to sea some years previous to the family's departure from Maine and was sailing in a square-rigged vessel to far eastern ports. George having finished high school had taken a place in Dutton's general store in Ellsworth. He was sixteen and earning his own way, so remained behind. But the two girls, Elisabeth and Sarah, 18 and 14, and the two little boys, Jim, 9, and Edward, 6, accompanied their parents.
The family first lived on Green Street, then Fruit, and finally High St., near the Belleville church where they were living when as small children my brother (Charles) and I used to visit them. Andrew worked as chief accountant in Coleman's lumber yard and later in life had other positions ... a happy event occurred in 1863. Martha Elizabeth, now 22, became engaged to William Peters of a well-known and distinguished family in Maine. ... [at that time] James was on the high seas having shipped on a long voyage to the orient and would not be home for two years.
... When James came home from his long voyage he was no longer interested in a life on the sea, but was caught up in tales of the far west so decided to go out and join his cousin Dick in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Dick was a lumber merchant, so James often took rafts of lumber down the Mississippi to New Orleans. Later he drove cattle from Texas to Kansas, always on the lookout for Indians. He seemed to have become a real westerner and likely to remain there."
Source: SILENT ANDREW (1814-1890), by Helen Chute Lightener
Steve, if I can call him that, appeared out of nowhere, as far as online Parliamentary records were concerned - I was actually looking for someone entirely different, and there he was. But because he appeared out of nowhere (and elicited my usual reaction of "Huh?"), I checked with Francis, to see if he'd popped up before:"I managed to locate Stephen of the 1295 Parliament. In the Parliamentary Register he is spelt STEPHANUS CHUCHE but I have a note he was elsewhere spelt CHUTHE. I deduce that as the CHICCHE or CHICHE family were prominent in Kentish property and parliamentary records, Stephen was one of them. For example Thomas Chiche was MP for Canterbury City in the 1311 Parliament. The other impostor sometimes recorded as Chute was THOMAS CHICHE or CHUTHE DE BONGON, member for Canterbury City in the 1403 Parliament. These old records were liable to mislead; you will recall that the Parliamentary Register for 1542 and 1545 only records the MP for Winchelsea as 'Philip' with no surname, although other records make it clear beyond doubt that he was Philip Chowte (later the Standard Bearer)." Source: Francis Chute, e-mail to Jacqueline Chute, 5/6/2007 5:24:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Given this family's close ties to Ireland, it seems likely that they are connected to the Tralee or Listowel Chutes. Charles ("Charlie") is renowned in the fishing world for his fly-tying artistry, and is often mentioned in this context.
"FLIES TIED BY CHARLES CHUTE (contemporary tier). Chute is considered one of the masters of the full-dressed salmon fly, having won many world fly tying competitions. He is well known and respected among his peers and continues to tie some of the most creative and artistic flies of our time. These are the actual flies that were featured in the award winning book, Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. Volume 1 - Birds (1994)."
"I aspire to one day dress a fly as well as Charles Chute of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charlie's Salmon flies are works
of art and 'he has taught me a trick or two over the years.". Source: Flies by Michael O'Connor.
"Tying Classic flie's has been a passion of mine for the last 6 years. Although I've spent many hours with some of the finest contemporary tyers, three in particular stand out. Bob Veverka, gave me the skills needed to tye Spey and Dee Strip Wing's. The hours I spent with Mike Radencich, have influenced my style of tying a Classic flies greatly. Although the fore mentioned played a major roll in my tying, it was Charlie Chute, who gave me the skills to manipulate materials, and use them in a natural way. I only regret that I didn't have opportunity, to tye with Al Cohen, I believe he was the finest tyer of his time. There is a great wealth of history and tradition, and I feel fortunate to be part of it. RW."
For reasons yet unknown, a few members of this specific branch of the John Clinton Chute line added an "s" to their surname, and are recorded as Chutes's. It is possible, although unlikely, that this alteration sheds any light on the ancestry of the full line, as the prior generations of family members recorded themselves as "Chute".
"John and Christina Chute met in New York City in 1980. They enjoyed three years of extensive traveling through out the world. John and Christina finally settled in California in 1983 and took on career goals in the automobile business and pharmaceutical sales. John, an avid skier and professional teacher at Sugarloaf in Maine and coach at the University of Maine, in 1974 moved on looking for more financially rewarding goals in the automobile sector which has been his life's work for 25 years. Children change many things. Christina left pharmaceutical sales and management for school nursing positions because they interact better wih raising the children which is her life's work. Now golf, tennis, surfing, fishing, horseback riding and football are our outlets."
Source: John Christopher Chute, Sr., via e-mail, 07 September 2007Obituary, John Christopher Chute
John Christopher Chute, May 22, 2008: John Christopher Chute, 60, of Kamuela, Hawaii, formerly of Readfield, Maine, an Island Chevrolet general manager, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in County Durham, England. He is survived by wife Christina; sons Christopher, Spencer and Jonathan; daughter Rosemarie; mother Evelyn Robinson-Chute; and sister Heather Thatcher. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea, Hawaii. Casual attire.
Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin 26MAY2008
"Timothy and Davida met while on a short-term mission trip to San Jose, Costa Rica on January 1, 1980. They fell in love in 11 days, were officially engaged on March 29, 1980, and married on August 20th of the same year.
At the time of his death, Timothy was working at the sawmill owned by his cousins -- Lake Region Lumber Company. While working to free a piece of lumber from the band saw, he and another young man were crushed by a large piece of machinery. The accident was the first work-related death in the history of the company. A change in the economy and the lumber industry forced the mill to close a few years later."
Source: Davida Marie Gray Sabine, 2007
"My dad was born Melvin Lee Chute Jr., and then changed his name to Robert Paul Walker Chute. I want To be added to the family tree along with my children Jennifer Leanne Walker Chute and my son Daniel Dante Delaca Chute. Thank you."
Source: Rhonda Anne Walker Chute, 2007
Treva Gwendoline Chute, Obituary
"SMYTH, Treva Hotchkiss (formerly HOTCHKISS, n�e CHUTE)
Treva Hotchkiss SMYTH. Peacefully at the Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg, with three generations of her family at her side, on Sunday, October 26, 2003 Treva Hotchkiss SMYTH of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville in her 91st year. Born in Vienna, Ontario, November 30, 1912. Dear daughter of the late Merton CHUTE and the late former Mary BLONDELL. She was a life long resident of Straffordville, and a member of the Straffordville United Church, and United Church Women.
Predeceased by her first husband Jack W. HOTCHKISS (1983) and by her second husband Earl SMYTH (1994). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Roma DAWN and Cyril DEMEYERE of Tillsonburg, Ross and Rita HOTCHKISS, Oakville, Myrna HOTCHKISS, Aylmer, Kenneth LOCKER and his wife Virginia Tillsonburg. Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren: Anne and Rick VAN HEUKELOM, Rochester Hills, Michigan, Michele and Bernard DILLON, Port Republic, New Jersey, David and Kelly DEMEYERE, Tillsonburg, Kara and Kevin BRESLIN, Los Angeles, California, Lisa and Bryon DI SERA, Aurora, Michael and Lisa HOTCHKISS, Oakville, Candice HOTCHKISS and Glen DIGNARD, Oakville, Todd HOTCHKISS and Alisha SUMMERS, Oakville, Andrew LOCKER, Markham. Dear great-grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Max and Flora CHUTE, Simcoe, Roselyn and Paul TOVEY, St. Augustine, Florida, Harley and Rebecca HOTCHKISS, Calgary, Alberta, Ruth CHUTE, Tillsonburg, Reta CHUTE, St. Thomas. Predeceased by a son Paul HOTCHKISS (1981) and also by a daughter Doreen LOCKER (1976). Resting at the The Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway St., Tillsonburg. Service will be held at the Straffordville United Church on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. by Reverend Barbara CLARK of the Straffordville United Church. Interment in the Straffordville Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque only) to the Straffordville United Church, or the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m."
Source: London Free Press, London, Ontario Province, Canada, date of publication 2003-10-27.
"Chute, Cameron C. Veteran NWA Mechanic Eagan, MN. It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Cameron Chute, who died unexpectedly February 4, 2007. Cameron worked for Northwest Airlines for more than 24 years and touched the lives of many Northwest employees throughout his career. His great sense of humor, kindhearted, and caring mannerism, will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cameron had been working with the FAA in Salt Lake City since September, 2006. Cameron is survived by his Loving wife, of 25 years Carla Chute, his parents Harold & Marion Chute of Orono, ME, sisters Pamela Chute of Brewer, ME, Hazel (Alan) Richard and their daughters Courtney and Alanna Richard of Arundel, ME, Sisters-in-law Cheryl (Jim) Arney & family, Sheila (Steven) Pellerin & family, Donna (Fred "Tommy") Day & family, brother-in-law Cary (Eileen) Planck & family, and his Beloved Dog & Faithful Companion "Glacier" (Mr. G).
A Memorial Service will be Friday, February 16, 2007 from 1-5pm at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121 (651-675-5550). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Minnesota Valley Humane Society, 1313 Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337 (952-894-5000) Cameron was a Member of Masonic Lodge #66 AF & AM. Arr. By: Klecatsky & Sons Funeral Home, 651-454-9488."Source: Published in the Pioneer Press on 2/14/2007.
"Cameron C. Chute passed away unexpectedly Feb. 4, 2007, in Salt Lake City. Cameron graduated from Orono High School, class of 1975, where he was a star high hurdler and proficient alto and tenor saxophone player. He graduated with high honors from East Coast Aero Technical College, Lexington, Mass., in May 1978, and was awarded a fully certified airframe and power plant license, at the beginning of his aviation career. He worked at Hanscom Field, Hanscom, Mass.; with Capitol Air of Boston; and for Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis for more than 24 years. Cameron had been working with the FAA in Salt Lake City since September 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Carla Chute; his parents, Harold and Marion Chute of Orono; sisters, Pamela Chute of Brewer, Hazel and husband, Alan Richard and their daughters, Courtney and Alanna Richard, of Arundel; sisters-in-law, Cheryl and husband, Jim Arney and family, Sheila and husband, Steven Pellerin and family, and Donna and husband, Fred "Tommy" Day and family; brother-in-law, Cary and wife, Eileen Planck and family; and his beloved dog and faithful companion, Glacier "Mr. G."
A celebration of his life was held Feb. 16, in Eagan, Minn. and another on May 19, 2007, in Orono. Because of Cameron's great love of animals, and in particular those that were homeless, donations may be made in his name to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741, the Minnesota Valley Humane Society, 1313 Hwy. 13, Burnsville, MN 55337, or to Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com. See the link below to read the complete obituary.Source: Adapted from the Bangor Daily News obituary, 9 March 2007
[Jackie's Note] Some of the most touching reminiscenses about the impact of one person on the lives of others comes out of the online Book of Condolences that many funeral homes are using now. This was especially true in Cameron's case, as the comments that were left for his wife painted a picture of a truly extraordinary man. I know that the posters didn't intend for their notices to be published elsewhere, so, out of respect for their privacy, I'll just add some of the numerous comments anonymously."I worked with Cam for many years at NW. I was a CSA, he a mechanic ... he was a super nice guy."
Obituary/Notices, Lillian Fletcher Chute
"At the Argyll Pavillon, Sherbrooke, QC.,on Saturday, November 19th 2005, in her 72nd year. Lillian Helen Fletcher,
daughter of the late Sylvia Burham and the late Follin Fletcher, beloved wife of Maitlyn ( Mickey ) Chute, dear mother of
Dale ( Brenda Phaneuf ), Terry ( Cindy Beland ) and Doyle ( Isabelle Colette ); cherished grandmother of Kimberly, James,
Tyler and Jennifer; Lillian was pre-deceased by her brother Rodney ( Marion ). Resting at the Cass Funeral Home,
6 Belvidere St. Lennoxville, QC., Tel: 564-1750 /
Source: the Maitlyn Ayton ("Mickey") Chute Family, via Cass Funeral Homes
Obituary/Notices, Florence Nettie Chute
"Chute, Florence. Peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Sherbrooke, Qc on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 in her 92nd year. Florence Nettie Chute, beloved daughter of the late Lotton Chute and the late Etta Jones, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Bertha, George, Cecil, Hazen, Hazel, Blanche, Harold, Helen and Gerald. Florence was the cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Resting at the Cass Funeral Home, 6 Belvidere Rd. Lennoxville, Qc where friends may visit on Friday, March 4th 2005 from 7 to 9pm and on Saturday, March 5th 2005 from 10 to 11am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00am Rev. Barbara Willard officiating. Spring interment in the Eaton Cemetery. As memorial tributes, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2630 King St. W. #150, Sherbrooke, Qc, J1J-2H1 or the Eaton Cemetery Association, c/o Sylvia McComb, 400 Rte # 253 , Eaton,Qc, J0B-1M0 , would be greatly appreciated by the family."
Research is being done on this line by descendant Cindy Mason, who thinks he is the James Foster she was searching for: "my James Foster married an Ann L. and they had two or three sons (Merritt S, James A and Walter S) before Ann died around 1867. He and Ann (& his second wife Elizabeth) are all buried in the village cemetery in Gray, Maine."
An unidentified and unsourced database on Ancestry.com provides the "Nash" middle name; WEC is the source of the middle initial of "M". Further research will need to be done to link the two families.
Obituary/Notices, Merrill Bradford Chute
"Merrill Chute: At the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, N.B., on Tuesday, February 21, 1995, Merrill Chute, 75, of Campobello, N.B., son of the late Lorenzo and Jerusha Chute. He was predeceased by one sister, Ethel (Mrs. Rollin Carnes); one niece, Ethel McCullough and is survived by one brother, Lewis and Helen Chute of Welshpool, Campobello, many nieces and nephews. Resting at the North Road Baptist Church, Campobello, until Friday, February 24, from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Don Williams officiating."
Source: Vital Statistics - Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Obituary/Notices, Charles Austin Robbins
"ROBBINS, CHARLES AUSTIN - The death of Charles Austin Robbins of Fredericton, NB, age 68, occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Born in Middleton, NS September 23rd, 1938, son of the late James and May (Chute) Robbins. Charles is survived by his wife, Joyce (Howe) Robbins; sons, Steven (Shelly) Robbins of Fredericton, NB and Derek (Theresa) Robbins of Waasis, NB; two daughters, Christina Gore of Fredericton, NB and Sandra Gramer (Jim Priddle) of Fredericton, NB; one brother, Wendell Robbins of Truro, NS; one sister, Vera Stewart of Truro, NS; eight grandchildren, Brent Gore, Tammy Gramer, Christopher Benson, Matthew Gore, Kyle Chapell, Kayla Brewer, Brittany Robbins, and Brandon Robbins.
Charles worked for 51 years in the roofing business retiring in 2005. Among others, he was employed with Tasco Roofing for 19 years, Brunswick Roofing as an owner and partner for 10 years, C&J Roofing Inspection for 12 years, Atlantic Roofers for 6 years and Capital City for over 4 years. He also enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling and his favorite hockey team, The Detroit Red Wings. Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home, 108 Winnebago Street on Tuesday, June 19th 2007, and Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 21st, 2007 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jim Lewis officiating at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel with a reception to follow. Interment will take place in the Waasis Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Maurice Ward, Derrick Jones, George McNamara, Tom Hiltz, Christopher Gore, Jim Priddle, and Johnny Finnie. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Charles honor to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Stephen Hart for his many years of personal care he gave to Charlie; and also to the Doctors and Nurses at the Palliative Care Unit, The nurses and staff of 3SW, and the Oncology Clinic of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. www.oromoctofh.com (357-5100)
Source: ID 50874, Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, June 19, 2007
Mark is an enormously talented artist; comments courtesy of his his sister-in-law, Karen Marie Chute Kilgallin and from his website:
I thought it would be nice to include something on my very talented brother-in-law, Mark Randall Kilgallin. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works as an artist. His work is amazing, especially the canvas work, which is all done with CRAYONS!!! This is his own personal website: http://www.crayonmark.com. He is also listed on the Lambert Gallery of Art website: http://www.lambertgalleryofart.com.
"Mark was raised on the space coast of central Florida. His father is a stained glass artist who nurtured his son's interest in art by teaching him to color in coloring books. Mark soon developed his own style of "painting with crayons," always utilizing the brightest colors available. It wasn't until elementary school that his family discovered he was color blind. It is Mark's inability to recognize subtle hue changes that has led him to weave a common thread of bright vibrant colors through all of his pieces. Mark's subtle hue changes and dramatic shading techniques were honed over the years on the pages of countless coloring books. In this exhibit, Mark's fascination with crayons has spilled over into his fascination with women's faces. As early as the seventies Mark was collecting pictures of women's faces that he found in magazines, having no idea that they would lead him, years later, to pick up his crayons and go back to the roots of his artistic talent. This time leaving the coloring books in the drawer and instead looking for inspiration from his collection of women, Mark began a series of "colorfully enlightened" versions of the women he had gazed upon in the pages of his scrap book.. He then set out to recreate the faces he had studied over the years, but this time on a new turf, the canvas. Mark's colorful crayon creations currently hang in the homes of several former Miss Americas, the head of Disney MGM Studios Entertainment and a handful of Broadway entertainers. Mark now offers Atlanta his fun, affordable talent for creating one of a kind, imaginative portraits."
Sources: Karen Marie Chute Kilgallin, 29JAN 2007 and http://www.crayonmark.com.
Obituary/Notices, John Anthony Brescia
"John Anthony Brescia, 78, of Everett, MA: Dec. 13, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Frances A. (Chute) Brescia. Dear father of Donna Clapp and her husband Frank of Chelmsford, Carol Brooks and her husband Robert of Bellingham, John Brescia and his wife Beth of Brentwood, NH and Anne Connell and her husband Brian of Medford. Dear step-father of Karen Tumasz and her husband Robert of Saugus, Franklin Chute of CA, and Douglas Chute and his wife Joanne of Everett. Dear grandfather of Lindsay and Michael Clapp, John and Jared Brescia, and Anthony Connell. Dear step-grandfather of Erik Tumasz of Stow, Susan Moore of Eliot, ME, Jennifer, Ryan, and Christopher Chute of Everett. Great step-grandfather of Mae Tumasz of Stow. Dear brother of Barbara Curreri and her husband Frank of Peabody. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Murphy O'Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, EVERETT on Saturday December 16 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers 01923 or First Baptist Church, 50 Church St., Everett 02149. Late veteran WWII Marine Corps. Murphy O'Hara Funeral Home Everett 617-387-0506."
There are so many discrepancies in Maude's actual name, all of them are listed below with their sources until resolved:
From Mahala Fowler Chute, Maude's mother-in-law: Maude McKay Beatty
From George M. Chute, Jr.: Maude Hemson
From a Chute Family Data Worksheet, submitted by Angela Castaneda of Boston, Massachussetts: Maude Hemeon. Angela also provided Maude's place and date of death.
This is the only known record of this family, with connections to both Shropshire and Gloucester, although they were living in Leeds as boarders in 1881. There are several families who may be connected: The Reverend George Trevor Chute was a vicar in Market Drayton, Shropshire; the Macready Chute line also had ties to the area. More research needed. Also, if anyone has any idea what the term, "Comm Traveller" meant, as an occupation, that would be helpful as well - the best guess I've made so far is "Commercial Traveller", perhaps meaning a travelling salesman of some sort.
The Census Record (below) doesn't match Charles Kean's middle initial, but is considered to be his record anyway, based on his occupation and that of his fellow boarders. It is believed that he was touring with the theater company at the time of the census.
Interesting historical sidenotes: William L. Abdingdon, with whom Charles Kean Chute lived in 1881 and with whom he performed on numerous occasions, went on to perform in several Hollywood silent films, and with some well-known American actors: as Baron de Bretigny in "Manon Lescaut" in 1914; as Count Peter Turgeneff with the famous Ethel Barrymore in "The Kiss of Hate" (1916); as Sir Henry Mordaunt with Norma Talmadge, in "Panthea" (1917); and, finally, as Gen. Zariskene in "Fedora" (1918). His career ended on May 17, 1918, when he committed suicide in New York City, an event which generated quite a lot of publicity. Abdingdon is buried in Brooklyn, and you can read his biography on the Internet Movie Database.
The following quote from the 2-volume autobiography of actor John Coleman provides the record of James Henry Chute's brother, John Chute, but also provides no doubt the father of the unconnected John Coleman Chute, who would have been named after him. It also appears that James Henry Chute, prior to his role as theater manager, was in fact the manager of the Bath Assembly Rooms, built by the famous Beau Nash. It may be through Assembly Rooms records that we may be able to trace this family further back.
"After a long and fatiguing journey, not in a tub, but still very "tubby," I arrived in Bath at two or three in the morning. John Chute awaited my arrival, and took me home to his diggin's, where a supper was prepared. He plied me with hot potations, over which I fell asleep, and had to be packed off to bed. Next day he introduced me to his brother, then manager of the historic Assembly Rooms over which Beau Nash had formerly presided. James Chute was a great strapping, handsome fellow in those days, brusque, but frank and engaging. He was married to the daughter of my new manageress, Mrs. Macready, widow of the great Mac's father, and an eccentric old lady, whose origin was shrouded in mystery."Source: "Fifty Years of an Actor's Life", by John Coleman. James Pott & Co., New York; Hutchinson & Co., London. Published in two volumes, 1904, p. 465.
It is interesting that Coleman identifies the members of this family throughout his memoirs as "of the Bristol Chutes", as though to distinguish them from other Chutes known to his readers - the Vyne Chutes, for example. As Coleman spent a considerable length of time performing at theaters in Dublin and in Edinburgh throughout his northern circuit, it is quite possible that he was aware of the Irish Chute Hall Chutes as well - which meant that the Bristol Chutes were also aware of the Vyne and Chute Hall Chutes.
As far as we know, William Francis Chute, Jr. was one of two known family veterans of the Spanish American War, which claimed his life.
Americans, in the aftermath of September 11th, tended to compare that event with the unexpected attack at Pearl Harbor, but there was another similar event, and that was the explosion on 15 FEB 1898 of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor, Cuba, which was one of the precipitating factors in popular support of the Spanish American War: 266 crew members died instantly, and the Maine sank to the harbor floor.
At the time, Cuba was fighting for independence from Spain, and the U.S.S. Maine was supposedly in the harbor at that time to "protect American interests" - primarily the sugar industry. Whether or not Spain was responsible for the explosion is hotly debated, even today. While a naval investigation much later concluded that the explosion was caused by the ignition of coal fumes in the ship's hold, that conclusion is still strongly opposed by other experts familiar with the facts of the investigation. Others suggest that the explosion may have been in fact set by Cuban freedom fighters hoping to draw America into the war.
Whatever the facts are, William Randolph Hearst is considered the primary reason that Americans immediately placed the blame on Spain. His newspapers' coverage of the news so inflamed popular opinion against Spain that the April declaration of war was almost inevitable. His coverage of the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine is often cited as a classic example of "yellow journalism". The rallying cry, "Remember the Maine!" is still remembered today, even if many people don't know what precipitated it.
The rallying cry and popular images such as Teddy Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" charging up San Juan Hill tend to be our strongest national memory of the Spanish American War, which lasted only three months before Spain surrendered her territories in the Americas and in the Pacific. However, in those three months, the United States lost about 400 soldiers.
In the days before antibiotics and penicillin, what killed the overwhelming majority of soldiers in the Spanish American was not being killed in battle - but rather the diseases they incurred in the course of the war. William Francis Chute, Jr. was apparently one of those who was either wounded or made seriously ill by his involvement in the Spanish American War. He was returned home to a military base hospital outside of Falls Church, Virginia: Camp Alger of Dunn Loring, Fairfax County. He died at the base hospital.
His military record has him in the "1st Regiment", but does not specify whether it was an infantry or cavalry regiment. If it was the 1st Cavalry, he would have been one of Roosevelt's "Rough Riders".
Addendum: 23 MAR 2008: His great-nephew, Eddie Chute, located additional details on William Francis Chute's involvement. Drawing upon the records of the Adjutant General of the State of Connecticut, Roster of Connecticut Volunteers Who Served in the War between the United States and Spain 1898-1899, (Hartford: Hartford Press, 1899, ppgs 3-16), he was a private in the 1st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, within Company I, formed in New Britain under Captain Charles H. Moore.
According to Jonathan Ault, in Connecticut in the Spanish American War, "The First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service between May 17 and July 14, 1898, at Niantic, Connecticut. Initially, the unit consisted of 42 officers and 798 men. By its muster out at Hartford, Connecticut on October 31, 1898, the unit had grown to include 45 officers and 1,230 men. During its term of service, the unit lost 18 men to disease, and had six men discharged on disability."
William Francis Chute would have been among the number of 18 men who were lost to disease. You can find his name listed under "Company I".
Addendum II: 12 APR08: In a rather odd coincidence, less than 5 months later, on 4JUL1898, a stereopticon production called, �The Blowing Up of the Maine� was being shown at the Hampton Beach, New Hampshire skating rink, which was doubling as an Electro-Rama theater during a scorching heat wave, when an extremely rare tornado hit the town � as you know, theater news reels and productions were at that time a way for people to see the latest news, instead of merely listening to it on the radio. Not only was the skating rink/theater destroyed, but the wife of a "Russell Chute of Exeter" was hit in the head by a flying wheel and suffered a gash on the head and a concussion. Apparently, the Spanish-American War and the blowing up of the Maine was more dangerous to the Chute family stateside than anywhere else. I'm still not certain which "Mrs. Russell Chute" was injured. Click here for the record of the July 4th Hampton Beach tornado.
Addendum: 5 APR 2009: From the New Britain News section of the Hartford Courant
"Private Chute Dead
Body of First Regiment Man to Arrive This Morning
Private William Chute of Company I, First C.V., a resident of this city, died at Dunn Loring last week of typhoid fever in the hospital at the camp. He had been sick for several weeks. Private Frank McGrath of the same company was detailed to bring the remains to New Britain for interment. He started from camp Saturday and traveled to New York without any trouble. There he was prevented from proceeding further with the remains on the ground that they should have been placed in a sealed casket. Until this was done he was not allowed to proceed. Private McGrath called up Chief Johnson by telephone and notified him of the situation. He at once notified the family of the deceased and arrangements were made by Undertaker Curtain to have the body placed in a sealed casket and bought to New Britain on the train arriving here at 9 o'clock this morning. Funeral services will be held upon the arrival of the train and the interment will be in the Roman Catholic cemetery.
The deceased was about 30 years old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chute of Beaver street. Besides his parents, three brothers and one sister survive him.New Britain News
I suspect this Scott Chute may in fact be (or be related to) our Scott Russel Chute, based on the residence location (Georgia) and the name "Julia" or "Julianne" (as the wife in the Scott Russel record, as the daughter in this record). The only (significant) glitch in this theory is that dates of parents in both cases don't appear to coincide; there is about a 20-year difference. A "White Pages" search turns up a "Scott E. Chute" in the vicinity; he may in fact be the grandson of Eric Leander and the son of Scott Russel; daughter Julianne may be named after Scott Russel's tentative spouse of Julia (surname unknown), but this is unconfirmed.
More research needs to be done on this family.
"I was navigating the Chute Family index and noticed I believe an error with my great grandfather. The child Charles of Roland Chute II and Margaret Enright, I believe is my great grandfather and he married Bridget Horgan (not Mary Francis Fitzsimons). They had at least 3 children that I know the names of, but almost positive there were more. Their 3 children were Josephine (born 11/3/1901) who is my grandmother, Roland Patrick (born 3/13/1904) and Timothy Francis (born 9/20/1905). My grandmother married Denis Scanlan of Listowel on October 26, 1926 at St. Mary's in Listowel. They moved to the US and settled in Chicago and had 3 children. Margaret ("Peggy"), Charles Patrick (my father) and another son who died very young and whom I can not recall the name at this time.
According to a distant cousin, Elizabeth Chute, that I recently came in contact with, the best we could figure is that Mary Francis Fitzsimons was the wife of Trevor Chute who was another son of Roland II. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Frederick and daughter of Arthur. She is still in contact with Jed Chute who is the son of Trevor who confirms the errors."Thank you,
While I believe this record to be correct, there are some discrepancies in this record, as Michael Walsh, who has done an enormous amount of research on this family line, reports:
"Henry H. Ladue's family (Ledoux) emmigrated to the United States from Quebec Canada. Henry Ladue's ancestry can be traced back to the original settlers of New France in 1668. The family originated in Le Mans France. Henry's father Joseph moved the family from Quebec to Vt. to Hillsbourough, NH (1880) amd finally Massachusetts. Through Census records they can be located in Natick, MA in 1910. And Brookfield, MA 1920 - 1930. Here is the link to the GEDCOM pdf file for the descendants of Louis Ledoux: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/a/l/Michael-R-Walsh/PDFGENEO21.pdf
Little information or documentation is known about Clara B. Chute. From oral history I had thought the name was spelled Shutte, or Shute. It was not until I received the descendants of Louis Ledoux that the marriage of Henry Ladue and Clara Chute cleared up the mispelling. That lead me to your website where I looked up Ladue in the Surname Index and believe that Clara B Ladue is Cassie Belle Chute. The only info I have on Clara (Chute) Ladue is from Census information from 1910, 1920 and 1930. In 1930 Clara and Henry are living with their son Edward in Brookfield, MA. Henry Ladue died in 1941. It is believed that Clara outlived him.
It is my strong opinion that Clara B. Ladue is Cassie Belle Chute (b. 1869), daughter of James Chute (b. 1833) and Bethia Foster. Based on the following information:D.O.B for both is 1869
CONFLICTING INFORMATION: Besides the obvious difference in Cassie Belle vs. Clara B., the Chute family website shows Cassie being born in Allston, MA. By the birth dates of other siblings it would appear that James Chute emmigrated between 1860 and 1865. Conflict - according to the 1930 Census for Clara B. Ladue she listed being born in Canada with an emmigration date of 1888 and a naturalization date of 1901. I would like to know what additional information or neccesary documentation would be needed to support my opinion. Any information known by that side of the family could be helpful.
Later, Michael discovered more information on this family:
"I just wanted to update you with the latest info I found regarding Clara Chute. I did find a 1910 Census where she gave her name as "Cassie". All the info on the Census, as well as where they lived, etc., fits with Henry and Clara Ladue. Again she references 1887 as the year of emmigration and 1901 as the year of naturalization. I will be visiting the Massachusetts bureau of vital records to see if they have a copy of the naturalization papers. That may fill in questions regarding where she was born. I also confirmed that she and Henry Ladue are buried in the Brookfield, MA cemetery. Henry died in 1941 and Clara died in 1942. I will be visiting there for the full records.
Just wanted to update you on the year of her death and burial location."Source: Michael R. Walsh
The dates of some of the moves seem a little odd - if this record is correct, William Edward seems to have moved to New Hampshire, where he may have met his future wife, then moved to the midwest, ran back to New Hampshire to marry her in 1911, and then headed west again, only to return to Boston 3 years later. I also suspect that we have an incorrect date of birth and place of birth for Kathryn.
"William Edward Chute, of Hollywood, Calif., elected a life member [of the NEHGS] 29 JUN 1926, was born at Saugus, Mass., 30 August 1872, the son of John Worcester and Caroline Hanscom (Pevear) Chute*, and died at Hollywood 6 February 1935.
He was a descendant of Lionel Chute, who immigrated to New England about 1634 from Dedham, co. Essex, England and settled at Ipswich, where he was a teacher, and died in April 1645, through James (1613-1691) of Ipswich, register of deeds, selectman, who married Elizabeth Read, james of Ipswich and Rowley, Mass., born in 1649, whose wife was Mary Wood, Lionel of Ipswich and Newbury, Mass., born in 1681, who married Anna Cheney, John 1720-1791, of Hampstead, N.H., and Granville, Annapolis Co., N.S., farmer blacksmith whose wife was Judith Foster, John, 1752-1841, of Digby County N.S., deacon, a captain of militia, who married Mary Crocker, George Washington, 1778-1808, of Lunenburg, Mass., whose wife was Anna Bathrick, George Washington, 1805-1876, of Lunenburg, Randolph, Canton and Leominster, Mass., who married Maria Worcester, and John Worcester, his father of Boston and Leominster, shoe dealer, who was born at Randolph 30 MAY 1839 and married 26 November 1869 Caroline Hanscom Pevear, who was born at Lynn, Mass., 23 June 1848, daughter of Edward and Olive Tellow Verde (Hanscom) Pevear.
He attended the public schools of Boston and was graduated from the Brimmer School in 1888.
Beginning work in Boston as a cutter and later as a foreman, he moved to Portsmouth, N.H., to St. Louis, MO, in 1904, and in 1907 to Kansas City, MO., where he was employed by a manufacturer of loose-leaf ledgers. He next worked at St. Paul, Minn., and in 1914 returned to Boston. In 1920 he retired from active business and resided in California until his death, except for a visit to Portsmouth and a trip to Honolulu.
He was a Mason and a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Boston.
He married at Portsmouth, 15 November 1911, Kathryn Josephine Wedden, daughter of John and Elizabeth Peabody (Sutherland) Wedden, who survives him."Source: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1996
George Merrill Chute and my father - who were cousins - had such similar names (George Merrill and George Maynard) that they were sometimes confused with each other during the time that George Merrill Chute lived in New York. My Dad recalls that "after Merrill and I had lost contact, I walked into the office one morning and was greeted by looks of horror and disbelief because a "George Chute" had fallen beneath a subway train in Brooklyn (where I knew Merrill was living). Apparently he was not seriously injured because later (by some years) I learned from Betty of his death in Austin, Texas." - George Maynard Chute IIIJackie Chute
George M. Chute, Jr. originally recorded this Challoner as "Challoner Quddus", but either the original middle name was an error, or the name was discarded very early in life, as he is recorded as "C. Duke Chute" in the list of high school graduates from The Hun School of Princeton (New Jersey), and records of him in Charlotteville are all either "Challoner Duke", "C. Duke", or, more often, simply "Duke".
He is the the founder of the "Blue Ridge Inventor's Club" in Charlottesville, which "helps people profit from their creative work and informs members about patents, copyrights, and trademarks." He ia also involved in consumer activism in Charlottesville.
There is also a suggestion that the family - or one of his parents - had a third child, a daughter, as a blog contains the commentary, "Duke Chute my older brother was just in town visiting with his little family" and photos. The blogger, identified only as "Greta Zelda", is listed as an accountant living in Afghanistan. His mother, Jeanne/Jan Chute Bolles was recorded as living in Haifa for a time (see her NOTES section), and there may be a connection.
If the older brother whose photos appear in the blog is this "Duke Chute", he would be married with several children.
The U.S. Indian Census Schedule taken in June of 1898 is the only recognizeable record of this family without checking further tribal rolls. Charles Chute, Sr. did not appear in the census, but his son and youngest child, Charles Chute, Jr., aged 8, means that he was part of this family for at least 10 years (1880-1890), covering the birth years of his children. It is not known if his absence from this census is due to death or abandonment.As little as is known about the Chute side of this marriage, the Sundown family history is somewhat more successfully documented. There are about 11 Sundown family members in the census, the eldest appearing to be Blodgett Sundown, aged 74, Record #447, while Elizabeth and her children are numbered #448-453.
At least in 1987, the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians were led by Corbett Sundown, described by the New York Times as a "hereditary chief". It is not known if Blodgett Sundown would have held that same position in 1898, as it is not known if the hereditary position passed through the mother's family or the father's. If so, it is not recorded as to what relationship there was between Elizabeth and Blodgett Sundown - given their age differences, they may be father and daughter.
Some of the other Sundown relatives in the same census are Alexander (30), Caroline (37), Carrie (7), Charles (26), David (26), Jacob (28), Jesse (27) and Peter (38).
Obviously more research needs to be done on this family, although the name "Alick" as it is spelled is an interesting discovery as well - the only other Chutes with the given name of "Alick" can be found in the South Pacific index. The name "Mina" is also interesting, as the only other Mina Chute recorded thus far is the daughter of William Chute and wife Mary, also from the same geographical area of upstate New York (Hanover, Chautaqua County in 1870, now Oneida County), and who are recorded as being from, of all places, Holland. One can't help noticing the similarity between the original "Cornelius Chewt", and two of the children of William and Mary: Cornelius and Cornelia Chute.
"Ironically for the village that was dedicated to peace, competition for the beaver trade led to war and destruction. On July 13, 1687, while the Seneca braves were off on a trading mission, about 2,400 French soldiers led by the Marquis de Denonville, the Governor General of New France (now Canada) approached the village.
Outnumbered, the Seneca women, children and elders withdrew into the forest while the young boys burned their longhouses. When the French came in, they burned the crops and tons of stored corn so that the Indians would not return.
Today, the Seneca descendants, divided into two groups, still live in New York. About 6,000, comprising the Seneca Nation Inc., which has an elected government, live in and around Cattaraugus, Allegany and Oil Springs. About 1,000 more, called the Tonawanda Band, are led by a hereditary chief, Mr. Sundown.
Source: "Indian History Alive at New York Site", By Harold Faber, Special to the New York Times, Published: July 26, 1987
Source URL: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE3D6173CF935A15754C0A961948260
"Traditional values are sustained on the various Iroquois reservations. The ancient languages are spoken and taught, traditional ceremonies are observed, and baskets are woven. Material wealth is not characteristic of reservation Indians, but Tonawanda Seneca Chief Corbett Sundown, keeper of the Iroquois "spiritual fire,"* disputes the assessment that the people are poor. He told a National Geographic writer: "We're rich people without any money, that's all. You say we ought to set up industries and factories. Well, we just don't want them. How're you going to grow potatoes and sweet corn on concrete? You call that progress? To me "progress" is a dirty word".Source: Arden Harvey, "The Fire that Never Dies," National Geographic [September 1987] p. 398.
*Jackie's Note: Mr. Sundown, who has since died, would have held such a role because the Seneca are a member of the Iroquois League. The League of Peace, which predates European arrival, consists of the Mohawk, the Onandaga, the Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and, later, the Tuscarora. I'm not sure how accurate this report is, as the Seneca are traditionally the "Keeper of the Western Door" in the Iroquois League. The Onandaga are the "Keepers of the Central Fire", a role which has never changed. Arden Harvey may have confused roles, these may two entirely different functions within the League or there may be an underlying factor in Sundown's role which isn't explained, or ... there is always the possibility that Harvey made that part up in 1987, and didn't think anyone would notice.
The records of this family still need confirmation on a number of key points. In correcting the identity of the wife of Charles Chute to Bridget Horgan, Eileen Scanlan wrote, "According to a distant cousin, Elizabeth Chute, that I recently came in contact with, the best we could figure is that Mary Francis Fitzsimons was the wife of Trevor Chute who was another son of Roland II. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Frederick and daughter of Arthur. She is still in contact with Jed Chute who is the son of Trevor who confirms the errors."
Source: Eileen Scanlan, Subject: Chutes of Listowel Date: 1/20/2008 9:39:51 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
The assumption that Trevor Gerard Chute is the son of Roland Chute (II) is based upon the identification of Roland as his father and his birthdate, which would place him in line with the known birthdates of Roland Chute II and Margaret Enright Chute's other children. At the moment, there were no other Trevors who were the sons of Rolands within the same time frame.
Based upon his other records (his Draft Registration application and first known emigration records) which identify him as single, he probably married his wife, whoever she was, in Boston. By the time of the two passport applications he submitted, one for daughter Mary Catherine in 1922, and the second for himself and son Roland J. in 1924, there is no record of a wife or mother. His passport application required a witness to vouch for them, and in this case, a neighbor, Helen O'Rourke, vouched for Trevor - who was employed as a tailor - saying that she had known him for 12 years.
Strangely, he is not recorded as having accompanied Mary Catherine to Ireland in 1922 when she was 3 years old, although she would have required an adult to make the trip. It is possible that, if his wife had died, he needed the help of his parents in caring for her, and while her passport application, which he completed and signed on her behalf, stated that she was returning for a "visit", the intent was for her to return to Ireland to be raised by them.
Trevor and his son Roland (see photo) returned for a "visit" as well, in 1924, two years later. It is not known if they returned within the stated three months, although there is a record of Trevor returning in 1946 - to the Port of New York, not to the Port of Boston.
This family appears in the 1850-1870 censuses living in New York, in the borough of Richmond (Staten Island). In the 1850 and 1870 censuses, all of their children were recorded as having been born in New York; the 1860 Census records them as having been born in Ireland. The family's ages vary with each census (Catherine, for example, after becoming a mother, somehow managed to age 2 years for every 10 years of the census), and must be considered as being somewhere within a 6-year span of the ages provided. I'm using the birth years provided by their parents - give or take 6 years.
Interestingly, by 1870 Pierce seems to have disappeared from the family, whether by death or travel unknown, and this may be of interest to Australian Chutes descended from "Pierce Chute". The name of "Hilary" in place of "Mary" in the 1870 census may be a census taker error, or a desire by daughter Mary to distinguish herself from her mother Mary.
Note: There is no record yet of this family in the 1880 census.