Chute Family Notes: Notes 90-1701 through 90-1730

Note    N90-1701         Back to Index        Back to John Ignatius Chute.

Notes on John Ignatius Chute.

Notes for JOHNNY IGNATIUS CHUTE: Died of burst appendix. Ben Harrer remembers that Uncle Johnny died of a "botched operation" after an appendectomy when he was preschool age, about 1927-8, somewhere 'up north'.** (A John Ignatius Chute, 37, died in Weber Co, Utah in 1935 on June 2.) He had a girlfriend name Claire Warner, who was called "Aunt Claire" and was nurse. Claire had a daughter named Patty, whose father was Dr. Berger. (Cindy) ** John Ignatius Chute appears in a census at the age of 22, so he is remembering someone else.

Note    N90-1702         Back to Index        Back to Rowland Wilson Stead and Glenna Opal Chute Stead.

Notes on Rowland Wilson Stead and Glenna Opal Chute Stead.

"Nanetta Black died of influenza when Donald Edward was two weeks old. There was an influenza epidemic, which took the lives of thousands during the early 1900's. Due to my grandfather's inability to care for the family and tend the farm, he found it necessary to break up his family. Glenna was placed in the home of another relative, I'm unaware of who that relative was. I know she lived in Springfield, Illinois until adulthood, never returning to the Chute family unit. Glenna married Roland Stead and they made their home in Lombard, Illinois, and then retired in Tucson, Arizona where they remained until their death. They had two children, Barbara and Ivan."

Source: "As I Remember It", Harold Glenn Chute


Note    N90-1703         Back to Index        Back to Barbara Ione Stead Clark and William Jeremiah Teed       and Owen Joseph Clark, Sr..

Notes on Barbara Iona Stead Clark, William Jeremiah Teed, and Owen Joseph Clark, Sr.

"With William Teed, she [Barbara Ione Stead] also had Douglas Alan Teed and Sandra Louise Teed. There was another child, Sharon, but she died at the age of 2 and I don't remember her middle name. They were all born in Illinois. My dad's father died which is why Grandma remarried. Her second husband's name was Owen Joseph Clark. Together, they had a son named Owen Joseph Clark Jr. Owen Clark adopted my dad and his siblings so their last names are Clark and it is also my maiden name, not Teed. But you can leave the last names as Teed. My Grandma has 16 grandchildren altogether, so I don't think you want all of that info! She was actually married 3 more times after Owen, but that's a long story."

Source: Jen Teed Clarke Dominick, granddaughter of Barbara Iona (Stead) Teed Clark, via e-mail, 08FEB08


Note    N90-1704         Back to Index        Back to Arthur Harris Chute and Mabel Augusta Lawrence Chute Harris       and Mabel Edith Babbitt Chute.
Notes on Arthur Harris Chute, Mabel Augusta Lawrence Chute Harris and Mabel Edith Babbitt Chute:

Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.

Torrance, Calif.
March 16, 1952

Dear Mr. Chute:

I have never known very much about my Father's people as my Father died when I was only 11 months old. I was born March 28th 1875 and my Father died March 10th of the following year. He was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He had three brothers and one sister. The following are their names:

Joseph Chute
Arthur Chute
Harris Chute
Susan Chute

I hope I have been able to give you some information that you desire.


Arthur Chute

"I have recently developed some new information on Mabel Augusta Lawrence, who was my great-grandmother and the first wife of Arthur Harris Chute. Mabel was the daughter of William Abner Lawrence of Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts and Mary Ella Bixby of Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Mabel was born on 16 June 1877 in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts and died on 24 April 1945 in Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts. She is buried at The Old Cemetery in Ashburnham. Mabel was first married on 03 January 1898 in Ashburnham to Arthur Harris Chute (1875-1957). The only child of this marriage was Edward Abbott Chute (1898-1948). This marriage ended in divorce in October of 1905. Mabel married second to Leon Francis Harris (1887-1965) of Ashburnham about 1912. Leon was a son of Charles F. Harris and Alicia Farmer. There were no known children from this marriage. Arthur Harris Chute relocated to California between 1907 and 1910, along with his son, Edward, his mother, Adline Burgess-Chute and his second wife, Mabell Edith Babbitt-Maynard, whom he married on 24 December 1906 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts. There were no known children from this marriage."

Sources -
1. Fitchburg marriages 1898, 480:403:
#3 Jan. 3, 1898 (recorded Nov. 3)
Arthur H. Chute 22 Gateman Ashburnham John E. and Adaline (Burgess)
First Frank Rector Clergyman Fitchburg
Mabel A. Lawrence 20 Shirtmaker Ashburnham William and Mary E. (Bixby) First

2. 1906 Fitchburg Dec.24
Arthur Harris Chute 31 div. 2nd marriage machinist b. Ashburnaham parents John E. and Adeline Burgess
Mabel Edith (Babbitt) Maynard widow 38 parents Charles and Susan Kingsbury.
Arthur L Snell Clergyman Fitchburg recorded Jan. 17

3. Massachusetts Death Record
Decedent's Name: Mabel Augusta (Lawrence) Harris
Sex: Female
Race: White
Date of Death: April 24, 1945
Time of Death: 2 AM
Place of Death: 362 Front St., Winchendon, Worcester Co.
Usual Residence: 362 Front St., Winchendon, Worcester Co.
Length of Time in Community: 12 years
Length of Time in Hospital: NA
Age: 67-10-8
Date of Birth: NA
Decedent's Birthplace: Ashburnham
Decedent's Father: William Abner Lawrence
Birthplace of Father: Ashburnham
Decedent's Mother: Mary Ella Bixby
Birthplace of Mother: Rindge, NH
Decedent's Marital Status: Married [to] Leon F. Harris
Decedent's Occupation: Housewife
Primary Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage
Length of Primary Disease: 7 days
Secondary Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis � aortic regurgitation
Length of Secondary Disease: 10 years � 15 years Doctor: Alfred G. Pelletier, M. D.
Place of Burial: Old Cemetery, Ashburnham Date of Disposition: April 26, 1945
Undertaker: Ernest Fletcher, Winchendon
Death Record Informant: Leon F. Harris
Informant's Address: Winchendon
Informant's Relationship to Decedent: Husband
Date Record Filed: May 8, 1945
Source: [Death Certificate � State of Massachusetts] 1945: Vol. 97; Pg. 285

For your records -
Chuck Munn
Peoria, Arizona

Memorial Comments

Son of John Edward Chute of Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada and Adline Burgess of Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Husband of (1) Mabel Augusta Lawrence of Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts; married on 03 January 1898 and divorced in 1905, and (2) Mabell Edith Babbitt-Maynard of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts; married on 24 December 1906 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Source: See Source

Obituary, Mabel Lawrence Chute Harris

"Mrs. Mabel Augusta (Lawrence) Harris, 68, wife of Leon F. Harris, 362 Front Street, died at her home this morning after an illness of several years. She was born in Ashburnham, June 16, 1877, a daughter of William A. and Mary E. (Bixby) Lawrence and had resided in this town 12 years. Her husband is her only survivor.

The funeral will be in the Fletcher funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Ashburnham. Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock."


Note    N90-1705         Back to Index        Back to The Reverend Richard A. Chartier, Jennie (surname unknown) Chartier and Grace Robertson Williams Chartier.

Notes on Reverend Richard A. Chartier, Jennie (surname unknown) Chartier and Grace Robertson Williams Chartier.

Obituary, The Reverend Richard A. Chartier

The Reverend Richard A. Chartier, 80, a Poughkeepsie resident since 2000, as husband to Grace Robertson Williams, died Wednesday night, May 26, 2004 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. His family is appreciative of the attention received there. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie.

Richard Chartier was born on Dec. 10, 1923 in Wakefield, Mass., to Arthur Chartier and Ada Chute. He was educated in the Wakefield public schools, graduating from Wakefield High School in 1941. He received a B.A. degree from Ottawa University (Kansas) in 1950 and a M.A. and M. Divinity from Boston University. United Methodist Church Missionary, Interdenominational Pastor, Champion of Social Justice Causes, and University Professor, Mr. Chartier had a lifelong involvement in a wide variety of local, national, and international organizations concerned with issues of peace, justice, human rights, and socio-economic well being.

Mr. Chartier lived through many of the challenging events of modern history. Those who heard him speak vividly remember his personable style, rich command of language and classical references, frequent anecdotes, but most of all, his purposefulness and sincerity. He served from 1973 to 1977 in various capacities in Massachusetts, community college teacher, 'supply' preacher, mental health researcher, and writer.

Richard Chartier was editor of Fellowship (magazine of the Fellowship of Reconciliation) in Nyack, N.Y., between 1977 to 1982 and was director of the Lysle Fellowship Program of Intercultural Education in conjunction with Rockland Community College from 1983-1985. He was the author of many published articles in both English and Spanish, and became a Spanish-English interpreter during years in Argentina as a United Methodist missionary making an important contribution to the social awareness of Methodism in that country, and sharing with English-speaking Christians the Latin-American point of view. An ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., from 1985 to 1991, he served as part-time pastor of the Croton Falls Community Church and from 1991 to 1997 as a part-time pastor of Cold Spring Baptist Church. He served as an adjunct professor at Dutchess Community College from 1993 to 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Robertson Chartier, at home. He is survived by his children, their mother, Jennie, their spouses, and grandchildren: Anne and her husband, James Oakley of Ashland, Wis., Elizabeth and her sons, Cristobal and Santiago Gomez of Brookline, Mass; Ricardo Chartier, Gabriela Carmuega, and grandchildren, Ricardo Arturo, Maria, Jose Ignacio, in Juanico, Canelones, Uruguay, Carlota and her partner, Rheba Rutkowski of Revere, Mass.; stepson, Eric C. Williams survives in Plano, Texas. He is also survived by an older brother, Raymond Chartier of Ocala, Fla., whose wife, Bea, died in 2002; and brother-in-law, Neil K. Robertson survives in Pebblebeach, Calif. He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Hayden Chartier and her husband, Robert Hayden. There are ten nieces and nephews, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie in early June. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie, Doctors Without Borders, or Bread for the World. Arrangements by Clinton Funeral Home of Cold Spring, New York.

Source: Published: Poughkeepsie Journal - May/30/2004


Note    N90-1706         Back to Index        Back to Roland/Rolland Patrick ("Tony") Chute, Catherine Neville Chute and Philomena O'Quigley Chute.

Notes on Roland/Rolland Patrick ("Tony") Chute, Catherine Neville Chute and Philomena O'Quigley Chute.

From Lara Gordon, wife of Thomas Chute, in an e-mail dated 8 JAN 2007:

"My husband is a Chute from Listowel, Ireland - Thomas Chute. Here's his family info:

Father: Rolland Chute
Mother: Philomena Chute
Sisters: Mary Francis, Marcella, Anne
Brothers: John, Martin, Gerrard

Also, Rolland went to the U.S. during or just after World War II and stayed there for 14 years. Mary Francis was born before he left, the rest after he came back. So we think there may be half siblings in or near Boston.

If you have any info to share with us that would be great!"

This extended family was pieced together when she added, "I just noticed the info on Jed Chute listed under Tralee. This is Tom's half Uncle. He (Jed) is his father's half brother. I know this is the same person as I've met him and Pauline."

With this, the former "P. O'Quigley", wife of Rowland Chute III was transformed into Philomena T. O'Quigley, married to Roland/Rolland/Rowland "Tony" Chute, with a straight line of ascent back to Alexander Chewte and the Main Line. Also, this information coincided with a passenger record between either Ireland or Southhampton and the Port of New York in 1946. Rolland was not on the same passenger list and may have arrived earlier.


Note    N90-1707         Back to Index        Back to Andrew J. Chute and Ann ("Annie") (surname unknown) Chute.

Notes on Andrew J. Chute and Ann ("Annie") (surname unknown) Chute.

The official record of Andrew J. Chute marrying "Roxie A. Greek" comes from his son John Francis Chute's death certificate: his parents listed as "Andrew J. Chute" and "Roxie A. Greek". The name of "Andrew Warmly" or "Wormly" Chute (instead of Andrew J. Chute), I have found it in one Ancestry Family Tree, but unsourced, so ultimately, I am not sure where that came from. However, the name "Roxie A. Greek" poses another problem: the only Roxie (or Roxanne) Greek, born in New York at the right time period is the daughter of John Greek and Irene Van Horn, born in 1845 in Chenango, New York. That said, there are no marriage records to confirm this marriage, and all descendants of the Greek family line make no mention of that Roxie Ann/Roxanne marrying a Chute; they do show her marrying a Quimby. More research needs to be done on this family, which moved to Bradford, Pennsylvania some time between 1866 and 1880.

In the 1890 census, Andrew Chute describes his occupation as a "torpedo dealer". I at first questioned this as being a viable occupation in the 1880's, but it appears that "originally the word referred to any explosive charge, including the weapon now known as a submarine mine. The first modern torpedo (1866) carried an 18-lb (8-kg) charge of dynamite in its nose and was powered by a compressed-air engine driving a single propeller; its range was 200�700 yards (180�640 m)."

Andrew Chute may very well have been a torpedo dealer, although this would make him the first Chute thus far to claim this as his occupation. It may have been a quite legitimate occupation, but the dates also coincide with two other trends: (1) the growth of a strong intercontinental relationship between groups in Ireland and the United States, raising funds and weapons for Irish nationalism and (2) a very strong anti-Irish racism in the United States, making the possibility that he was working in a government or military sales capacity somewhat remote. 1880 would have marked the shift in power from the Fenian Brotherhood of America to its successor, Sinn F�in. In any event, let's hope he wasn't storing his inventory in the basement because, coincidentally (it is fervently hoped), the Chute family home at 11 High Street in Bradford is no longer standing.

Looking for Andrew Chute's back through the years of census records in New York State brought me to an Andrew Chute, aged 15, with the estimated birth year of 1845 in New York, working as a laborer on his father's farm in Java Center, Wyoming County, New York (southeast of Buffalo). His record in 1880 at age 36 and living in Bradford, Pennsylvania set his estimated birth year at 1844, so the records matched in birth year and state.

Andrew Chute of Java, Wyoming, New York (father was Thomas; mother named Rose, both born in Ireland) had several older siblings at the time of the 1860 census: Bridget (aged 19) and James (aged 18).

There were two other Chute families, living next door: the first family contained Nicholas, Bridget and Elizabeth; the second family contained James, Mary and Margaret. The next family that pops up, living next door to James, Mary and Margaret consisted of: Thomas, Mary, Barnard and James KIRWIN. A short distance away was another KIRWIN family, consisting of Patrick, Catherine, Thomas, Ann (aged 14 at the time), Bridget, Margaret and Frances.

The theory now is that Andrew Chute of Bradford was very probably the brother of the James Chute-Anna Kerwin (or Kirwin) family of upstate New York, and that both James and Andrew were sons of Thomas and Rose who were born in Ireland. The theory also is that Thomas Kirwin (aged 52) who lived next door to a line of Chute families, was the older brother of Patrick Kirwin (aged 50), who had a daughter Ann, who is probably our known Anna Kerwin. So far, no emigration record has been located for either Thomas or Rose Chute.

The families mentioned above are captured in the table below. The first KIRWIN family would be headed by the uncle of Anna Kirwin; the second Kirwin family is Ann/Anna Kirwin/Kerwin, her parents and siblings.

1860 United States Census Java, Wyoming County, New York
Est. Birth Year
Thomas Chute
Rose Chute
James Chute
Farm laborer
New York
Andrew Chute
Farm laborer
New York
Bridget Chute
Domestic laborer
New York
Dwelling Number
Family #
Est. Birth Year
Nicholas Chute
Bridget Chute
Domestic laborer
New York
Elizabeth Chute
New York
Dwelling Number
Family #
Est. Birth Year
James Chute
New York
Margaret Chute
New York
Mary Chute
5 months
New York
Thomas McGree
Farm laborer
New York
Dwelling Number
Family #
Est. Birth Year
Dwelling Number
Family #
Est. Birth Year
Patrick KIRWIN
Catherine KIRWIN
New Jersey
New York
New York
Bridget KIRWIN
New York
Margaret KIRWIN
New York
Frances KIRWIN
New York
Owen Thornton
Dwelling Number
Family #


Note    N90-1708         Back to Index        Back to Frank E. Drollinger and Effie Pearl Chute Drollinger.

Notes on Frank E. Drollinger and Effie Pearl Chute Drollinger.

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

"Information from Christine Chute of Salem, Oregon. Paper written by Harold E. Chute. Cremated ashes put in Pacific Ocean. Lived in Oak Park, Illinois. Was studying to be a chiropractitioner but for some reason gave that up and became involved in real estate. Went to Minnesota for yearly vacations. Avid fisherman. Moved to Oregon. Next, moved to Bakersfield, Colorado. Frank continued to build houses and Effie continued teaching. After retirement moved to Laguna Hills, CA.

Effie graduated from Aitkin High School in 1914. Soon after graduation she moved to Illinois to became a school teacher. Went to live in Aurora, Colorado near her son after her husband's death. Died age 93. Lived with her daughter in Seattle, Washington for many years. Her ashes were interred along her husband's grave."

"Bakersfield, California" is more likely. It is uncertain if "daughter" is actually her daughter-in-law, as no record of a daughter has been located. However, her younger sister Mabel did live in Seattle, Washington until her death. Also, as her husband's ashes were reported here to be scattered at sea, it is not known if there is an actual cemetery gravesite.


Note    N90-1709         Back to Index        Back to Stanley Earl Chute and Ruth Moe Chute.

Notes on Stanley Earl Chute and Ruth Moe Chute.

Correspondence, received by George M. Chute, Jr.

Nov 4, 1956
Vallejo, Calif.

Dear Mr. Chute,

We were so pleased to receive your interesting letter. have managed to get the data you requested. Can also get the information on my husband's other brothers and sisters if you haven't already. Do you know where we could get the book "Chute Genealogies" and at what cost?

Where do your sons live? Ours live near us. If you or any of yours ever come to California we would love to have you come and visit us.

What was your father's name? The only uncle I know on dad Chute's side was uncle Henry, who never married.

We are both in fair health, hope to spend next June visiting in Montana and Minnesota, perhaps you folks could be in Minneapolis or St. Paul at that time, certainly would enjoy meeting you.

Hoping to hear from you again soon.


Ruth and Stanley Chute

Chute Family Data Worksheet sent by Ruth Moe Chute in response to questions posed by George M. Chute, Jr. to Stanley Earl Chute, November, 1956

Your middle name?
Stanley Earl Chute

Your birthdate?
Sept 29, 1879*
[*Jackie's note: I believe she intended to write "1897". In the subsequent list of "Children of Alice and Arthur Wellington Chute", Stanley's name appears in a position within her list comparable with the later birthdate of 1897, and the birthdate of 1897 is confirmed by official records.]
Born where?
Hanska, Minn.

Names of your wife's parents?
Wife: Ruth Moe Chute, b. Aug 18, 1902, m. Dec 2, 1919. Parents: Mary & Andrew Moe.

Your children's middle names? Birthdates? Born where?
Sanford Raymond, Aug 28, 1921, Hanska, Minn.
Millard Arden, Dec. 10, 1923, Hanska, Minn.
Earle Stanley, May 22, 1930, Sask., CAN.

Sanford married whom? Her parents' names? Wedding date? Children's names and birthdates
Viviane Johnson, Hjalmer & Karen Johnson, June 26th. No children.

Millard married whom? Her parents' names? Wedding date? Children's names and birthdates
Vivienne L. Langlois, William and Marie Langlois. Dec 7, 1946. Darlene Germaine Langlois, Gary Donavan Langlois, Dennis Langlois

Earle married whom? Her parents' names? Wedding date? Children's names and birthdates
Clara Belestri, Joseph & Elena Belestri, September 17, 1955. None.

Information on Charles Arthur Chute, Sr.
Born August 23, 1892, Brown County, Minn. Lives in Richmond, California. Married to Gena Leonora Bjorneberg on August 21, 1921. Daughter of Jorgine and Hans Bjorneberg. Children: Margaret Ornella married to Francis Nathan Vivant, son of Helen and William Vivant, wedding date March 20, 1942. June Arline, married to Stanley Gilbert Smith, wedding date January 1, 1951. Daughters Jo Ann Kathleen Smith [Private] and Kerry Ellen Smith [Private]. Charles Arthur Chute, Jr. [Private] married to Joan Marie Scott, daughter of Myrtle and Claire Scott. Children: Thomas Arthur Chute [Private], Kenneth Anthony Chute [Private] and Charles Claire Chute [Private]. Virginia Mae Chute [Private]. Married to Francis Alvis Barata, son of Francisco and Alice Barata, wedding date August 13, 1946. Children: Charlotte Ann Barata [Private] and Francis Gene Barata [Private]. Margaret was born in Hanska, Minnesota. June, Charles Jr. and Virginia were born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Children of Alice and Arthur Wellington Chute.
Carrie - deceased. Estella - deceased. Ocie Ella - deceased. Edgar - Minnesota. Alvin Wellington, 2 Irvine Park, St. Paul 2, Minn. Roy Edison - deceased. Charles Arthur - Richmond, Calif. Hester - deceased. Stanley Earl - 315 Thomas Ave., Vallejo, Calif. Reuben - ded in infancy. Winifred - died in infancy.

Vallejo, Calif.

Oct 17, 1966
[Note: sent in conjunction with second Chute Family Data Worksheet

Dear sir:

So sorry I've neglected returning this information before this. Had a wonderful summer, relatives here to visit us, etc. Having beautiful weather between 75 - 80 degrees every day. Have enjoyed reading the book of the "Chute Family in America". I am certain the booklet you're compiling will be very interesting to us all. My husband's niece in Minneapolis may be able to give you more information about the folks in Minnesota. She is Estella Chute's daughter:

Mrs. Daisy Osborne
1109 Gould N.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55104

She has a married daughter and several grandchildren now.

Presume you are busy teaching again.

Hope you and yours continue having good health.

If you ever come this way, be sure to come and see us.


Mrs. Ruth Chute, Stanley's wife

Jan 13, 1967

Vallejo, California

Dear Sir,

Thanks so much for sending me copies of our family record you have typed. I've written the daughters of Hester Chute, who married Oscar Kjelshus who are living in Canada. Perhaps they have already sent you information on their families.

Noticed there is a mistake on my husband Stanley's birth year: he was born 1897. And in Harold Chute who married Lorraine Bahe, [it] doesn't mention their youngest daughter Dianne, born [Private]. Also on June Arline Chute who married Stanley Smith: have Jo Ann and Lauri G, born [Private]. On Jane Chute Skarphol, their daughter Colleen's birth should read [Private].

You are doing a marvelous job, it must be interesting but tedious. Mrs. Skarphol perhaps has sent you information on the Hanska relatives by now, she and her husband are so very interested, are donating the book, Chute Families in America to a oollege in Hayward, Calif. where they reside, about 45 minutes from us.

We are having nice weather temp. above 60° every day. Heard Minn. has had some bad snowstorrms and cold. Hope you and yours are keeping well. We are per usual here.


Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Chute

Feb 28, 1967

315 Thomas Avenue
Vallejo, California

Dear Sir,

As I received the information about Hester (Chute) Kjelshus' daughters Cleo & Goldie and their families last week, decided to send it on immediately. Cleo S. Kjelshus, born May 16, 1912 married Beattie S. Shields Dec. 31, 1929. Beattie born Nov 30, 1898. Have four sons:

Douglas Arthur Shields, b. [Private]
B. Donald Shields, b. [Private]
James Marven Shields, b. [Private]
William Oscar Shields, b. [Private]

B. Donald Shields married Violet Anderson 1954; have three girls; Donna Barbara, born [Private], Valerie Joy, born [Private], Darlene Kerry, born [Private].

James Marven Shields married Arlene Rierson, 1964.

Goldie Odell Kjelshus, born April 27, 1916, husband Andrew Graham born Sept. 13, 1912. Married Nov. 6th, 1935. Have 4 sons:

Andrew Delvin Graham, b. [Private]
Wayne M. Graham, b. [Private]
Robert Barry Graham, b. [Private]
Lauri Dean Graham, b. [Private]

Andrew Delvin Graham married Patricia Negryck, born [Private], on July 16, 1960. Have five children:

Theresa Lynn Graham, b. [Private]
Robert Glenn Graham, b. [Private]
Richard Dean Graham, b. [Private]
David Wayne Graham, b. [Private]
Trent James Graham, b. [Private]

Wayne M. Graham married Elizabeth Ann Fitzpatrick, born [Private], on Nov 16, 1962. Have two children:

Donna Lynn Graham, b. [Private]
Robert Wayne Graham, b. [Private]

Robert Barry Graham married Sandra Irene Genyk, born [Private], on Nov 19, 1963. Have one son:

Michael Andrew Graham, b. [Private]

Trust you've received information from Mrs. Osborne by now; also from Mrs. Skarphol. Our niece Goldie (Kjelshus) Graham mentioned in a recent letter they might look you up if they go visit their oldest son this year. He lives in Canada, but not too far from Michigan. Goldie lives at Flin Flon, 70 Green Street. Her husband has worked over 25 years at the smelter at Flin Flon. They are a very nice couple.

We are having beautiful weather, 70 degrees outdoors today, the country is beautiful with its green carpet and fruit trees blooming. We have loads of camillas, daphne and lilies blossoming now besides the faithful geraniums, fushias and also some roses. It sounds like the middle west has had a terrible winter, they'll be happy when spring somes.

We are both doing well, enjoy being retired. Stanley has plenty yard work to do, has a power mower for the lawn, which helps. He does [illegible] painting, which is a good past time, also inexpensive gifts.

Hope you and yours are in good health.


Mrs. Stanley E. Chute

PS: Our grandaughter Darlene expects the stork next month, will let you know its name as soon as possible. The great-grandson Robert Lewis Kinkel is a [she wrote "daring", but may have meant "darling", unless he was unusually precocious at a young age] child. He was a year old on [Private]; they live about 200 miles away, so we don't see as much as we would love to. On our grandson Gary D. Chute: his birth should read [Private], instead of July 15th. Thank you.

July 16, 1967

315 Thomas Avenue
Vallejo, California

Dear Mr. Chute,

Received your card recently. The correct spelling for Skarpol is "Skarphol". Did I mention the death of their son Robert in Vietnam? Will remind his mother to get her information sent to you soon.

Harold Chute's daughter's name is Dianne Marie, they now reside in Concord, California, so see them often. Jo Ann Smith's birthdate is [Private].

Laurie's second name is Gena, born [Private] to June Arlene Smith.

I'm writing the Skarphols and Mrs. Osborne to remind them, they may have written by now and it went astray as so often happens these days. So glad you are keeping well and enjoying being retired. You have some good hobbies.

As ever,

Mrs. Ruth (Moe) Chute

July, 1967

315 Thomas Avenue
Vallejo, California

Dear Mr. Chute,

I have a feeling I haven't informed you of the birth of our little great-grandaughter's birth on [Private]. They named her Michele Lynn Kinkel, [daughter] of Darlene and William Kinkel.

Hope Mrs. Osborne has found time to complete the information on the relatives in Minnesota.

Presume you've been busy compiling and typing this summer. Do you enjoy being retired? Hope you and yours are keeping well.


Mrs. Stanley Chute


Note    N90-1710         Back to Index        Back to Nathan Lynn Chute and Jaimi Rae Ann Wood Chute.

Notes on Nathan Lynn Chute and Jaimi Rae Ann Wood Chute.

Wedding Announcement, Canyon News, 17 FEB 2008, Canyon, Texas

"Jaimi Rae Ann Wood, of Borger, and Nathan Lynn Chute, of Canyon, were united in marriage Feb. 16, 2008, at Conway Community Church in Panhandle. Clay Houdashell, of Canyon, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of David and Anji Wood, of Borger. She is the granddaughter of Elijah and Janie Tate, of Fritch, and James and Pat Woosley, of Borger, and the late Johnnie Wood, formerly of Irving.

The groom is the son of Robyn and Amelia Chute, of Canyon. He is the grandson of Shirley Chute and the late Marion Chute, of Meredosia, Ill., and Jose and Eva Martinez, of Canyon, and the late Antonia Martinez.

Matron of honor was Anji Wood, mother of the bride. Bridal attendant was Brittney Wood, cousin of the bride, of Amarillo. Best man was Nicolas Chute, of Canyon, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Josh Wood, of Borger, brother of the bride. Flower girl was Kada Tate, of Borger, cousin of the bride. Ringbearer was Collin Tate, of Borger, cousin of the bride.

The bride was presented in marriage by David Wood, father of the bride. Guest registry attendant was Hailee Wood, of Amarillo, cousin of the bride. Wedding favors were passed out by: Morgan Dean, of Canyon; Kennedy Wood, of Amarillo; and Ridgleigh Glaze, of Canyon, all cousins of the bride. Ushers were Roque Estrada, of Borger, friend of the bride and Cruz Luna, Jr., of Canyon, friend of the groom. Soloist was Kathy Knapp, of Amarillo, friend of the bride's family.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Borger Country Club. Reception attendants were Julie Wood, of Amarillo, and Liz Dean, of Canyon, aunts of the bride and Cruz and Veronica Luna, of Canyon, friends of the groom's family. After a wedding trip to New York City, N.Y., the couple will be at home in Amarillo.

The bride graduated in 2005 from Borger High School. She is employed by the Amarillo Downtown Athletic Club. The groom graduated in 2001 from Canyon High School. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering technology in 2005 from West Texas A&M University. He is employed by B&W Pantex.


Obituary, Nathan Lynn Chute

KATY � Nathan Lynn Chute, 28, of Katy passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Jaimi and a son Bronx of the home; his parents, Robyn and Amelia Chute and his brother Nicolas Chute of Canyon; his in-laws, David and Anji Wood of Borger; his brother-in-law, Josh Wood of Chicago, Ill.; his grandparents, Shirley Chute of Meredosia, Ill., and Jose and Eva Martinez of Canyon; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Antonia Martinez of Canyon; and his grandfather, Marion Chute of Meredosia, Ill.

Nathan was born in Canyon on May 3, 1983, to Robyn and Amelia Chute. Nathan grew up in Canyon and graduated from Canyon High School in 2001, where he made many lifelong friends. He went on to receive a bachelor of science degree for engineering technology from West Texas A&M University in 2005.

He married his first love, Jaimi Wood, on February 16, 2008. His life was blessed when his son was born on September 21, 2010.

He was employed as an engineer by Marathon Oil in Houston and loved his job.

Nathan was someone who kept to himself but would have done anything for anyone. He was an avid major-league baseball fan, rooting for the Red Sox and Cardinals. His favorite past time was chasing Bronx around the yard and showing him his love of golf.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., March 5, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Borger with Johnny Robertson, pastor officiating. Burial will be at Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Pallbearers will be Cruz Luna Jr., Chris Hammons, Dylan Snyder, Bj Tijerina, Josh Foraker and Bruce Voyles. Honorary Pallbearers are Nicolas Chute and Josh Wood.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up at Pantex Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 5206 Borger, TX 79008, for his son, Bronx Chute.

The family will be staying at 707 Skyline Drive in Borger and 45 Canyon Rim in Canyon.

Source: Amarillo Globe-News, March 3, 2012.


Note    N90-1711         Back to Index        Back to Nicholas Chute and Joane Harris Chute.

Notes on Nicholas Chute and Joane Harris Chute.

"The RECTORY estate was held by St. John's hospital, Bridgwater, from 1285 until the Dissolution. (fn. 79) In 1535 it was charged with the maintenance of five boys at school in the hospital. (fn. 80) The estate also included land and offerings at Holowell chapel. (fn. 81) The Crown leased it in 1553 to Nicholas Chute, formerly the hospital's tenant, (fn. 82) and sold it in 1560 to Ralph Bosseville. (fn. 83) Bosseville presumably sold it to Nicholas Halswell, who died in possession in 1564. (fn. 84) Robert Halswell, son of Nicholas, died in 1570 and was succeeded by his son Sir Nicholas (d. 1633). Henry Halswell, second son of Sir Nicholas, (fn. 85) sold the rectory, which included 40 a. of land, in 1634 to John Bourne (d. 1656) of Gothelney in Charlinch. His widow Elizabeth (d. 1660) was succeeded by her son Roger (d. 1672�3). Roger's daughter Florence died in 1673 and the eventual heir was Roger's brother Gilbert (d. 1686). Gilbert's son Edmund (fn. 86) (d. 1695) settled the rectory with Sandford manor on his wife Anne. The rectory descended with Sandford; (fn. 87) it included 43 a. in 1754 (fn. 88) and 36 a. in 1823. (fn. 89) John Cridland was in 1841 awarded a rent charge of �200 in lieu of the great tithes. (fn. 90)"

Source: Wembdon: Manors and other estates, A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6: Andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and neighbouring parishes) (1992), pp. 325-330.
Date accessed: 13 April 2008.

Jackie's Note: The hospital itself - not a hospital in the sense that we now use the word, but more of a poorhouse - may no longer have existed at this time. The rectory itself would have been connected to the Parish of St. Mary. For a history of The Hospital of St John the Baptist in Bridgwater, see I am unsure as to what is meant by the description of Nicholas a former "tenant" of the Hospital, as the poorhouse itself appears to have been torn down.


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Notes on Harlan Heitz and Mildred Landreth Heitz:

Correspondence, Mildred Landreth Heitz to George M. Chute, Jr.

Carbon, Indiana
January 9, 1952

Dear Cousin,

Yes, we were really surprised but really thrilled to hear from you. I remember hearing you folks talking about working on the Chute genealogy the last time we attended the Chute reunion.

Maybe Wilma can give you more accurate data on our Dad than I can. I don't even remember our Mother, but do remember Dad some. I believe he was born in Rushville, Illinois in 1885. Died in 1917, in Hamilton, Illinois.

My husband Harlan was born Nov. 15, 1901 at Camden, Illinois. I was born Nov 28, 1907 at Rushville or in Schuyler County. We were married in Versailles, Ill. July 11th 1926. Yes we celebrated our Silver Anniversary last July.

Our first baby, a little girl, Doris Evelyn, was born Sept. 14, 1930 in Mr, Sterling and passed away Sept 15th 1930. We we didn't keep her with us long. Shortly after her death I had a dream or vision or something & saw my Mother holding our baby girl in Heaven. Made me feel better anyway.

Our son - Richard Harlan - was born Feb 22nd 1933 in Paris, Illinois. That is all of our family but our son is a wonderful boy & now we are so worried about Uncle Sam taking him. He will be 19 next month.

Wilma my sister and I married brothers & now we live about 60 miles apart. She is just 2 years older than I and she has 5 grandchildren. She has 2 wonderful boys.

We do want one of the books when they are finished. Do hope this information is what you need.


Harlan, Mildred & Richard Heitz


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Notes on Joseph Franklin Chute and Ethelwynn Christine Wyman Chute.

Correspondence, Joseph Franklin Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

20 JUN 1951 and 5 JUL 1951
Augusta, Maine

Dear Sir,

Sorry to have been so late in getting the information to you but writing and I were never great pals.

It must be rather interesting to follow the various branches of the family and no doubt there are many of them since the last genealogy was printed.

Hope you will be able to read the writing, and if there is any information I can give would be glad to.

Am employed by the Maine Highway Commission where I have been for thirty-one years. Am a foreman mechanic. My boys are both employed with the Maine Highway Department, one in the garage, the other with the Engineering Div of Bridge Dept. Both live in Augusta.

You must find a number of fairly nearby relatives who you have not previously known of. Hope this information will help you out and any further help I can give you I will gladly.

With best regards to you and family,

J.F. Chute

Attached: Chute Family Data Worksheet, 20 JUN 1951


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Notes on Otis LeRoy Chute and Vivian R. Longmire Chute.

Correspondence, Vivian R. Longmire Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

February 17, 1952
Melvern Square
Kingston, R.R. #2

Dear Mr. Chute:

Your letter of recent date rec'd. Your record of the Chute family is quite interesting. Otis has asked me to write this letter along with the information we were able to give. You may be interested to know Otis had three half sisters, one of whom is still living. She is Minnie Chute Dorkindoff, in U.S.A. (Saugus, Mass.); the others were Jessie Chute and Effie Chute McGranahan, Jessie never married and died quite young. I am sending you the address of Laura's eldest daughter if you wish to write to her for names of her sisters and brothers. Laura died a few years ago. Uncle Joe Chute had four daughters but no sons, have sent an address of one daughter. If you should care to write, we would be interested to know which one of the Chute brothers you are descended from.

Re: Uncle William R., one of his daughters married Geo McGill Sr. At that time they lived in Middleton, N.S. Since Mr. McGill passed away we have never heard where the widow lives.

Elizabeth Reynolds, sister of Charles L. Chute is at present living near us at Kingston, N.S. No doubt she could help you some with Chute records.

Hope this information will be of some help to you.


Otis Chute
(per Vivian Chute)

Laura's eldest daughter
Mrs. A. Stevenson
471 Logan Ave.
Winnepeg, Canada


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Notes on Joseph Herman Chute and Bertha Corrine Cribb Chute:

Correspondence, Joseph Herman Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

7-E Cromwell Street
Charlestown, SC

February 11, 1951

Dear Mr. Chute:

In response to your letter I will try to give you the information you asked for to the best of my ability. In the event that we are of the same family of Chutes I may be able to give you additional information about my immediate family from my grandfather down.

I am writing to an aunt in Mobile for the family record of my grandfather, George Tupper Chute, who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, lived in Boston for a time and later moved to Alabama. There he organized and built the first Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, not too long after the War Between the States. He was married three times and had nineteen (19) children, including a son named George.

My father�s name is Alma Eldridge Chute, born in Bay Manette*, Alabama, December 28, 1884, occupation contractor, present address Unadilla, Georgia. He was married to Lela Viola Hardy in 1905 and had six (6) children, of which I am the oldest. My full name is Joseph Herman Chute, born October 8, 1906 in Bay Manette*, Alabama. I was married to Bertha Corine Cribb, December 23, 1934. We have one son, Raymond Eldridge Chute, born [Private]. My occupation is salesman.

My brothers and sisters are as follows:

Eunice Sybil Chute, born October 6, 1908 at Manistee Alabama. Unmarried. She is Superintendent of American Schools in Berlin.

Vernon James Chute, born 1911 in Meehan Junction, Miss. He was married in January, 1946 to Agnes Etheridge Faulk. They have two sons, Elbert born [Private] and Vernon James, born [Private]. He is a construction superintendent Present address, Macon, Georgia.

William Ora Chute, born March 25, 1914 in Meehan Junction, Miss. He was married in 1944 to Beatrice Smith. They have two children, James Orin, born [Private] and Eunice Sybil, born [Private] (approx). Occupation: painter. Present address Macon, Georgia. Street address unknown.

Gayle Marie Chute, born October 29, 1916 in Pelahatchie**, Miss. She was married in 1940 to Walter Gunewitz. They have one child Karen, born [Private]. She was divorced in 1946 and married Charles F. Parker in 1949. They have no children. Present address, near Laramie, Wyoming.

Woodrow Wilson Chute, born August 11, 1918, Pelahatchie, Miss. He was married July 3, 1937 to Julia Edna Steedly. They have four children � Elizabeth Anne, born [Private], Woodrow Wilson, Jr., [Private], Robert Hardy [Private] and Melanie Jeanne, born [Private]. Occupation: Postal Dept., Charleston Naval Shipyard. Present Address: Charleston, S.C.

I do not know the whereabouts of C. L. Chute*** who is a navy man and no longer lives at 1-H Mary Ellen Drive, Charleston, S.C. However, having talked to him before I learned that his name is Charles L. Jr., whose home is in Boston. His family are also originally from Nova Scotia.

In the event that we are of the same family, I would be greatly interested in hearing more from you as we have been unable to learn much about our father�s side of the family.

If you are able to complete and bring up-to-date your book my brother Woodrow and I would very much like to have a copy.

Very sincerely yours,

Joseph H. Chute

*Bay Minette

** Written Pelahatchee; I have changed the spelling

***Above this name, George M. Chute, Jr. had penciled in, "Chas Wendell Chute", who was born in Nova Scotia and later moved to Massachusetts. However, this is also questionable, as he was not a "Jr." Secondly, Charles lived in Dorchester, and not Boston. Third, his middle name doesn't begin with an "L". More research is needed to determine who this was.

April 6, 1951

Dear Mr. Chute:

I'm really ashamed of not getting this information to you earlier. It seems that my group aren't very good at answering letters, and it was some time before I received the information from my aunt. As you will see from this list, there are only eight of the nineteen children still living. I only know the exact address of four of them. I will give you their addresses and you might get additional information by writing them and in the meantime if I can get any I will forward it to you.

You don't know how much I appreciate the information you have already given me concerning my family. The information which you gave me on George Alexander Chute checks, as you can see, with George Tupper Chute from his family Bible. I wonder why he used an alias? None of his children whom I have talked to seem to know who their grandfather was.

After receiving your first letter I went to the Library but was unable to find the 1894 book on the Chute family. However, I did find the Chute name in a genealogy book. It was a Captain Lionel Chute who came to Massachusetts in 1639. I returned home quite disappointed because I didn't find any Nova Scotia Chutes. You can imagine what a surprise it was to me when I received your letter and found that we are descendants of that same man. Our folks might not have come over on the Mayflower but they were right on her stern.

I am passing this information on to my sister Eunice in Germany and asking her to check on Lionel Chute if she visits England this summer and see if she can trace the name further back. I have been told, but can't remember by whom, that the name goes back to William the Conquerer.

I hope his information proves helpful to you. Sorry I can't give you more at this time.

Sincerely yours,

Joseph H. Chute

PS: Enclosed are photostatic copies of Birth, Marriage and Death dates according to record in the George Alexander Chute (alias George Tupper Chute) Bible. Pleae return them when you are through with them.

July 1, 1951

Dear Mr. Chute:

I am really ashamed that I have not answered your letter of Apr 12 before now, but haven't had any additional information to offer. I wrote to Uncle Bert, who is "Berty Bowlby" in Pittsburgh, Kansas, but haven't heard from him. The chances are that I won't since I wrote him right after your last letter. However, he has two children: one boy Deward who is a doctor somewhere in Missouri, and a daughter, whose name I don't know. This is the only one of my father's brothers living that I've never seen and my father hasn't seen him in over fifty years.

I understand that Deward is also interested in learning about the family history, and if you will write to Dr. Derward Chute, Rt. 3, Pittsburgh, Kansas, I'm sure he would be glad to give the information you seek about his father and mother. I'm sure your letter will be forwarded on to him if you write him at the above address.

Aubrey James is a bachelor and of course has no children. My father visited us this weekend and he said that none of the boys in the first family that have passed on left any children.

You may have already heard or soon will hear from Aunt Pearl, who is Mrs. Pearl Crabtree in Pasadena, California. She requested your address and I sent it to her.

Did you get any more information on the younger set from Gladys, Ralph's wife? I believe Frank had two boys, I'm not sure, but Gladys should be able to furnish this information, I have never seen them.

How are you coming on with the information on the family? Hope you have been getting better cooperation than I have been able to give, although it hasn't been intentional on my part. The family is scattered all over the country and it isn't easy to get information, especially if the rest of them are like my father and his brother Berty.

I would like for you to keep me posted on the progress you are making and in the event that you should be traveling south would appreciate your looking me up.

Yours sincerely,
Joseph H. Chute

Obituary, Joseph Herman Chute

Joseph Herman Chute of 7-E Cromwell St. died yesterday at a local infirmary.

Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. today at Stuhr's Chapel with the Rev. John A. Hamrick officiating. Burial will be in Thornley Cemetery, Moncks Corner.

Mr. Chute, a retired salesman, was born Oct. 8, 1906, at Bay Manette, Ala. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Bertha Cribb Chute; a son, Raymond Chute of Charleston; three brothers, V. J. and Orrin Chute of Macon, Ga., and W. W. Chute of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Parker of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Miss Eunice Chute of Germany. His father of Unadelia, Ga., also survives.

Honorary pallbearers will be Oliver T. Wallace, William C. Ehrhardt, Patrick A. Slattery, Walter A. Renken, Charles A. Sullivan, and Robert J. Meyer.

Active pallbearers will be Willis Holliday, G. W. Fletcher, James D. Peninger, John Lyerly, Ellis N. Griffin, and Wilder Grammer.

Source: The News and Courier, Wednesday, Nov 25, 1953


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Notes on Morris Winfred Chute and Nellie Stimpson Marshall Chute:

November 26, 1957

Dear Mr. Chute,

Received your letter some time ago, and I am Earle's mother and I have filled out the papers you sent my son. Hope it will help out in your information desired.

My son's father was born in Nova Scotia, son of Sea Captain Eaton Chute; has two sons and a daughter: Harold D., Morris W amd Nellie E.

Would you please inform me where I could obtain the old book "Chute Family in America". Would like very much to read it. My son is overseas just now, he's been in Navy for nearly fourteen years.

Would like to hear from you again.

Sincerely yours,

Nellie S. Chute
North Str., North Reading, Mass.

On Family Data Worksheet: (in response to question: "Is Nellie E. older than Morris?") I think so. I think [she married] a Mr. Langill or Longill but you could write my Aunt Stella and she would know:
Mrs. David Kearns
Hampton, Annapolis County,
Nova Scotia
Earle's address:
19 Brandon Ave
Dorchester 20, Mass. Apt 134.


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Notes on Harold Parker and Rita Maud Chute Parker:

Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.

Caledonia (Queens Co), N.S., Jan.9/52

Mr. George M. Chute
546 Garfield,
Plymouth, Michigan, USA

Dear Mr. Chute:

No doubt you will be surprised to hear from me, I am Ronald Chute's sister. One day Ronald told me of receiving your letter requesting data on the Chute Family. He said he was not very interested in that genealogy of families and did not know anything about the subject at all. I told him I would try to see what I could do for you, for as you say, if someone does not keep the history up to date, all true continuity will be lost.

There is a retired Doctor living in Caledonia, he is a McLeod from a good old line and in the last few years since his retirement he has been delving into the family history of some of the families who came as pioneers to this district, and among them was the name of Chute. The Chutes were not strictly pioneers as this District was settled by Scotchmen and one Irishman, but one of the pioneers was Alexander Spears, and my grandfather, John W. Chute, married Elizabeth, their (Alexander and Charlotte Spears)'s daughter. Dr. McLeod had written to Rev. C. L. Chute for some data on the Chute family. This I have obtained and am enclosing a copy for you which I trust will be of some help to you in your work. I also had a little information myself taken from Nova Scotia History briefs, which I am also passing on to you. I have filled in the names and dates on the paper which you sent to be completed.

I have been interested in the family history and have some information on the Spears line which would be my Grandmother Chute's family, you may be interested to know that this family came direct from Scotland, i.e.,

Robert Spears and his wife Margaret were from Aberdeen, Scotland and their family were: Martha, Alexander and Robert. Alexander came from Scotland to Liverpool, N.S. and married Charlotte, daughter of Captain Benjamin Freeman of Liverpool, N.S. Their daughter Elizabeth married John W. Chute, so you can see I have some Scotch blood as well as English.

My Grandmother on my Mother's side was a Freeman, and I have that line back to the Mayflower, or I should say, the Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth, Mass on the "MAYFLOWER".

I trust this information which I am sending you will help in some way and if in the future I can be of any help to you I will be only too glad to do what I can. I should like very much to hear from you again.

Wishing you all of the best in 1952,

I am,

Sincerely yours,

(Mrs. Rita Parker)

Encl. 3

Ancestry of Chute Family (taken from Nova Scotia Briefs, compiled by Rita Maud Chute)

[Jackie's Note: Please verify this 1952 ancestry against the currently available ancestry on this website before using.]
Lionel Chute Born in Dedham, Essex County, England, emigrant ancestor of the Chute family in America. Had three children.
James Chute Son of above, born in Dedham, England, 1613. Had one child James born 1649. Only child.
James Chute Son of above, born 1649, married Mary Wood 1673. Had 9 children.
Lionel Chute Son of above, born in Ipswich 1681. Well-educated. Had 9 children.
John Chute Lionel's son, born about 1720 in Rowley, Mass. He had 10 children. In 1759 he moved from Hampstead, N.H. to Granville, Annapolis Co., N.S. and settled on a farm a mile below Bridgetown. A farmer, blacksmith and pioneer Baptist.
James Chute Eighth child of the above, born 1762. He lived in Granville, married twice, 16 children. Religiously rather skeptical. His seventh child was David Morse, born January 3, 1795.
David M. Chute Son of above, married Sarah Chandler Jan. 20th, 1818. He was a farmer on the Bay Shore a mile below Hampton. 16 children. John born Aug 20 1821. Handley born Sept. 20 1827.
John W. Chute 3rd child of David M. Chute (above), born near Chute's Cove of Hampton, Aug. 20th 1821. Married Elizabeth Spears, daughter of Alexander and Charlotte Spears Jan 1st 1847 and moved to Caledonia, Queens Co., N.S. "A christian man, farmer and shoemaker". Died July 31st, 1884. He had 10 children, as follows:
  • Sidney married Susan Jayne 1869
  • Martha married Walter Johnson
  • Charlotte married John Kent, Lynn, Mass. 2 sons, Arthur and Joseph
  • Cordelia married J.H. Griggs, Cambridgeport
  • Edward
  • David
  • James B., Grocer in Lynn, Mass.
  • Robert, born 1862, married Lilla Philbrick
  • Hiram born 1866
  • John D'Orsay, born May 5, 1870
  • Ronald Chute Son of above (i.e., of John D'Orsay Chute), born at Caledonia, N.S., Nov. 20th 1912, married Brenda Ball Oct. 3rd, 1937. Had 2 children, John and Deborah.
    John Chute Son of above, born at Bridgetown, N.S. [Private].


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    Notes on Paul Glenwood Chute and Raymonde Irene Metivier Chute:

    Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.

    Montreal, Que
    May 2, 1961

    Dear Mr. Chute,

    It is rare indeed when we have the pleasure to hear from another "Chute" family so far away, and I am happy to enclose all the information that I have available at this moment.

    I only regret that I cannot do more to help you ... perhaps I can. I do, for instance, know that there is another Chute family in Montreal, one in Sherbrooke and one not too far away from Sherbrooke. However, I would prefer not to disturb these people if you have already contacted them.

    I believe there are also some "Chutes", cousins of mine, in the Hamilton, Ontario district. If by contacting these people I can be of help to you, please let me know.

    As you will have noted on the form which you supplied, I have not filled in the part pertaining to Uncles and Aunts. This I will do as soon as possible and forward them to you.

    I have been aware for some time that a book about the Chute family existed. However, this is the first time that I know of anyone who has any direct information.

    I would be interested, needless to say, in procuring a copy or copies of this book, if there are any available. If you know anything about this, would you be kind enough to inform me.

    Again, I wish to repeat my offer. I will be very happoy to give you any assistance I can. Please call on me.

    Thank you for your letter and O hope that I shall hear from you in the not too distant future.


    Paul Chute


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    Notes on Leo J. James and Harriette Louise Barclift James:

    The birth location of Leo James was originally given as "Rollo, North Dakota", but, with the exception of the connection between Fargo, North Dakota and Rollo the Norman Viking, there is no record of Rollo, North Dakota. Pending further research into the original information source, I'm making the assumption that his birthplace was actually Rollo, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, unless an error was made in a North Dakota birth location.


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    Notes on Edward Heikkila, Sr. and Phyllis Marie Chute Heikkila:

    The surname for this family has been corrected from Heikkala to Heikkila.


    Phyllis M. Heikkila, 73, of Virginia died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 20, 1933, to Lester Warren and Ethel (Bergdahl) Chute in Ray, Minn., where she grew up. She attended school in International Falls, graduating in 1951. Phyllis was united in marriage on March 1, 1952, to Edward Heikkila in International Falls where they resided until 1956 when they moved to Britt and resided there for 40 years. In 1996, they moved to Virginia. She worked for American Greetings. Phyllis loved to knit and cook. Her passion was her grandchildren.

    Survivors include son, Edward Heikkila of Virginia; two daughters, Sally Heikkila of Eden Prairie and Jane Heikkila of Virginia; three grandchildren, Christina, Kerry and Emma; brother, David Chute of Ray; and sister, Roberta Chute of Billings, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward on Nov. 8, 2002; and brother, Lester Jr.


  • Grand Rapids Herald-Review, Grand Rapids, MN, US, Publication Date: 14 Nov 2006
  • Mesabi Daily News, Virginia, MN, US, Publication Date: 14 Nov 2006
  • Park Falls Herald, Park Falls, WI, US, Publication Date: 14 Nov 2006
  • Spooner Advocate, Spooner, WI, US, Publication Date: 12 Nov 2006
  • Mesabi Daily News, Virginia, MN, US, Publication Date: 13 Nov 2006

  • Notes

    Note    N90-1721         Back to Index        Back to Dr. Douglas Lawrence Chute, Ph.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Bliss Chute.

    Notes on Dr. Douglas Lawrence Chute, Ph.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Bliss Chute:

    "Douglas L. Chute, Ph.D is Professor of Neuropsychology for the APA approved Clinical Psychology Program and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University. Dr. Chute's academic focus centers on the integration of applied neuroscience and cognitive technologies especially for people with acquired cognitive impairments like traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Chute is known as a leading educator in Neuropsychology, co-establishing the first Ph.D program in the field at the University of Houston, founding the graduate program at Drexel University (ranked one of the top programs internationally), and serving as a founding co-editor of the journal Neuropsychology. He is currently the Technology Section Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

    More recently, Dr. Chute collaborated in the founding of the distanCE continuing education program for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and authored or edited courses delivered over the web in neuroanatomy and medical neuroscience and in mild traumatic brain injury.

    Dr. Chute has over 100 books, chapters, papers, and software titles published. He has commercialized a number of technological products in education and cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging and developed a patent for a cognitive and environmental assistive system to help maintain community living for persons with neurocognitive impairments.

    Dr. Chute was named an "Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century," honored with two EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL Best Scientific Laboratories software awards, an Apple Teaching Fellow Award, and a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a fellow of the National Academy and recently garnered the Distinguished Service Award in Neuropsychology. He has also received national and international recognition for his work with technology for people with cognitive impairments, e.g. NSF/MCI National Search for the Use of Computers for Persons with Disabilities, and an iec ProGAMMA for Social Science and Information Technology, Special Software Award of Excellence. He has lead major research projects funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Pew Foundation, Albisser, and other private and public agencies.

    But what he is most proud of is the successes of his students, many of who hold professorships and senior positions around the world and who include past and present leaders of the National Academy. Dr. Chute serves on a number of corporate, professional, and government boards. He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and with the Ontario College of Psychologists. Dr. Chute is the Neuropsychology advisor to the Department of Health, Pennsylvania Head Injury Program, and he also serves in a similar capacity with the Department of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In Canada, he serves on the executive board of Brain Injury Service of Simcoe, a provincially funded provider.

    Source: Drexel University.


    Note    N90-1722         Back to Index        Back to Edgar Verne ("Buddy") Chute and Rosaline Mae Pettersen Chute.

    Notes on Edgar Verne ("Buddy") Chute and Rosaline Mae Pettersen Chute:

    Obituary, Edgar Verne ("Buddy") Chute

    St. James - Edgar �Bud� or �Buddy� Chute, 83, of St. James died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at his home in St. James. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22 at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm. Burial with full military honors by the St. James American Legion and VFW Honor Guard will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hanska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

    Edgar Verne Chute, the son of Edgar and Julia (Ulen) Chute was born September, 23, 1923 in Watonwan County. He attended school in Watonwan County and served in the U.S. Army in Japan from 1946-1947. He was united in marriage to Rosaline Pettersen in St. Paul on November 19, 1950. Buddy worked first at road construction, then farmed and did custom corn shelling for many years until his health would no longer allow. He worked at various other jobs until his retirement. Buddy enjoyed many pastimes including fishing, woodworking, gardening, coffee with friends, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Survivors include his wife Rose of St. James; son and daughter-in-law, David (Lynn) Chute of Mankato; daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine (Jerry) Laabs of New Ulm, Nancy (Ron) Symanitz of Shakopee, Mary (Keith) Ratzlaff of St. Louis Park; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane Skarphol of Hayward, CA, Goldie (Eldon) Kintzi of St. James; brother, Dale Chute Sr. of Darfur; sisters-in-law, Irene Pooley of St. James, Joyce Pettersen of Madelia, Marlis Bruns of Waconia, Margo (Paul) Fohs of Arlington, IA; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joseph, Orren, and Marlowe Chute; sister, Elsie (and brother-in-law Harold) Smith; mother and father-in-law, Eldon and Olga Pettersen; brothers-in-law, Erwin Skarphol, Darwin Pettersen, Orville Bruns; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Paulson.

    Published August 21, 2007 06:55 pm - The Mankato Free Press


    Note    N90-1723         Back to Index        Back to Ray Ellis Chute and Sandra Marie Meagher Chute.

    Notes on Ray Ellis Chute and Sandra Marie Meagher Chute:

    Ray Ellis Chute attended Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School (PCVS) and works for Canada Post (Postes Canada) as a postal clerk. Sandra attended St. Peter's High School and worked as a legal secretary.

    Source: Chute Family Data Worksheet, Jennifer Lorraine Chute McGarrity, Peterborough, Ontario, dated 11 AUG 2008.


    Note    N90-1724         Back to Index        Back to Charles Patrick Scanlan and Michele Bryar Scanlan.

    Notes on Charles Patrick Scanlan and Michele Bryar Scanlan:

    Charles Patrick Scanlan attended Mount Carmel Highschool and Loyola University in Chicago. He was a professor and the Village Manager of Orland Park, Illinois. Michele attended Loretta Highschool and St. Xavier University, also in Chicago. She is employed as a Case Manager/Teacher.


    Note    N90-1725         Back to Index        Back to Charles Lionel Chute and Caroline Louise Martyn Chute.

    Notes on Charles Lionel Chute and Caroline Louise Martyn Chute:

    Obituary, Caroline Louise Martyn Chute

    "Caroline Louise Chute, 82, of Fort Myers, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2009. She was born June 25, 1926 in Boston, MA and moved to Fort Myers from Orlando in 2007. She was a member of Cypress Lake Baptist Church and was a Navy wife for 30years accompanying her husband on various assignments including two tours in Japan. She was a beloved and devoted wife, partner, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

    Mrs. Chute is survived by her husband, Charles L. Chute of Fort Myers; her daughter, Carol Chute Smith and husband, Geordie of Fort Myers; two grandchildren: John and Cindy and two great grandchildren: Savannah and Tyler. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clifford Martyn.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery."

    Source: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery


    Note    N90-1726         Back to Index        Back to Gerald Leon Chute and Lena Pitka Chute.

    Notes on Gerald Leon Chute and Lena Pitka Chute:

    Obituary, Jock Warren ("Blue") Chute

    This obituary doesn't make clear if Jock was married - his wife isn't mentioned, although a daughter is mentioned - or if the brothers and sisters listed are from his adoptive family or his original birth family. Further research on this family is needed.

    Jock W. Chute

    Jock "Blue" Chute passed away Jan. 22, 2009, in his beloved hometown of Rampart. Blue was born Dec. 28, 1947, to Benjamin Wiehl and Patricia Honea Rounds, and adopted by Gerald and Lena Chute. He was honorably discharged from the Navy.

    He lived throughout Alaska and the Lower 48 and moved to Rampart in the early 1980s. For many years he was employed by United Utilities. In his younger days he was a seasonal firefighter. There are many funny stories that can be told from the Rampart and other village crews that fought fires with him.

    His favorite pastimes were photography and woodcarving. Many generations of family and friends enjoyed hanging out with their buddy Blue watching his endless collection of movies, listening to music, or listening to his stories about camping and hitchhiking. He brought a lot of laughter to his visitors. He always had a house full of friends during the holidays and special occasions. For many people it was one thing they looked forward to when going home to Rampart. It's going to be hard adjusting to life without Blue.

    He was adamant about living the remainder of his life in the place he enjoyed most. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness and generosity toward everyone he knew.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gary and Fred; sisters, Gertrude, Florence, Dorothy, Lena and Ethel. He is survived by his daughter, Bessie Stearman; granddaughters, Linea, Maxine, Joy and Sophia; sisters and brother-in-law, Elena and James Spoerle and Starla Rungey; brothers, Butch Honea, Lole, Marty and Bryan Pease; uncles, Henry (Betty) Wiehl, Don, Robert, Leroy, Roger, Clay and Andy Honea; aunts, Liz Newman and JoAnn Wiehl; nieces, Ashley, Naomi and Dorothy; nephew, JD; his dog, Pal; and numerous relatives and friends throughout the Interior.

    A funeral and burial service will be held in Rampart on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner


    Note    N90-1727         Back to Index        Back to Thomas Chute and Stella Ward Chute; daughter Florietta Maude Chute.

    Notes on Thomas Chute and Stella Ward Chute:

    "My mother was born Florietta Maude Chute in Boston Massachusetts on July 19, 1916 the daughter of Thomas Chute of Boston and Stella Ward of Nova Scotia Canada. Sadly my mother passed away 15 years ago and I am now trying to search into her family background as I do not have very much information other that her birth certificate. Hopefully you can shed some light on her family. Looking forward to hearing from you."

    Robert Martin, London, Ontario Canada
    2/22/2009 3:06:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time


    Note    N90-1728         Back to Index        Back to James Edward Chute, Sr. and Mary Gertrude Nickerson Chute.

    Notes on James Edward Chute, Sr. and Mary Gertrude Nickerson Chute:

    Chute Family Data Worksheet, James Edward Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., February 7, 1966

    Leroy James married whom?
    Charlotte O'Connor

    What is his occupation?
    Self-employed in the fuel business

    His childrens' complete names and birthdates?

    Dorothy Mary married whom?
    Paul Gilbert

    They live where?
    Cushing St., Medford, Mass.

    His childrens' complete names and birthdates?

    Carol Ann married whom?
    Gerald Schrock

    They live where?
    Syramore, Ohio

    His childrens' complete names and birthdates?

    Is your mother Bessie living?

    Or died when?
    April 1958

    Do you know whom your nieces married?
    Not married

    I have one other son, James Edward Chute, Jr., born [Private].

    "James E. Chute, a longtime Woburn businessman, died at his Winchester home Saturday of cardiovascular disease. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.

    Mr. Chute was born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville. At age 20, Mr. Chute took over the management of his family business, Lord Coal Company in Woburn, which at one point was one of the largest individual coal dealers in Massachusetts.

    Mr. Chute leaves two sons, Leroy of Winchester and James Jr. of Westford; two daughters, Dorothy Gilbert of Melrose and Carol Schrock of Hamilton; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

    Services will be held today at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Winchester. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery."

    Source: Boston Globe, May 22, 2008


    Note    N90-1729         Back to Index        Back to (Dr.) Timothy ("Ted") Chute and family.

    Notes on (Dr.) Timothy ("Ted") Chute and family:

    "Hello from Ireland. My name is Jason Chute O'Callaghan and I was born in Tralee Co Kerry, as was my my mother Geraldine Chute (brothers Charles and Ted and sister Anne.) My grandfather Timothy (Ted) Chute came from Listowal, Co Kerry and I'm hoping you can help connect to where and who he came from?

    He died in 1963 and was known as Doctor Chute in Tralee, where he worked in a chemist but he was not formally trained as one, he just seemed to be trained on the job so to speak. He was also a County Councillor in Tralee plus a Kerry minor football player. The family settled in St Brendan's park in Tralee a new estate built in the early 1940's after the war.

    Like many of the time his two sons moved to London where Charles worked for the Inland Revenue while Ted became a well known Greyhound trainer. Charles never had any children but Ted had two called Charles Chute and Jonathan Chute who still live in the UK. While my mother Geraldine married Donie O'Callaghan of Marion Park Tralee in 1972 and I was am their first born.

    Maybe this helps you and in turn maybe you can tell me anything that comes in about Timothy (Ted) Chute who was born around 1917 in Listowal as I'm sure he had brothers and sisters?

    Thank you,

    [email protected]


    Note    N90-1730         Back to Index        Back to Thomas H. Chute and Ellen McCarthy Chute.

    Notes on Thomas H. Chute and Ellen McCarthy Chute:

    As descendant Eddie Chute points out, Thomas Chute and his brother Robert were apparently rather well known by the Hartford, Connecticut police department - Thomas, in fact, actually appears on the 1900 Census as a resident of the Hartford County Jail. On the other hand, one advantage to having incorrigible relations is in being able to research their lives via published police records.

    The Police Court
    Published by The Hartford Courant, May 19, 1900
    Page 4

    "Thomas Chute, the one-armed man who was arrested on Albany Avenue Thursday afternoon while soliciting alms by the use of printed cards, was arraigned before Judge Bill yesterday morning, charged with drunkenness and breach of the peace. He was sentenced to jail for thirty days for drunkenness and fined $15 and costs for breach of the peace.

    According to the 1880 census, Ellen's official birth name was "Elanor". I don't know why they shortened her name. She had an older brother named Michael J. McCarthy and several younger brothers and sisters. They were; Annie, Mary, Maggie, Katie, John, & Patrick. On Feb.7, 1896, her father fell off a railroad bridge that he was working on, and drowned. Several other workers also died when the bridge collapsed."

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