Chute Family Notes: Notes 91-1731 through 91-1775

Note    N91-1731         Back to Index        Back to Lawrence Livingston Chute and Eleanor Bernice Phinney Chute.

Notes on Lawrence Livingston Chute and Eleanor Bernice Phinney Chute:

Obituary, Eleanor Bernice Phinney Chute

CHUTE - At the Down East Community Hospital, Machias, Maine, on Feb. 28, 1992, Eleanor Bernice Chute of Wilson's Beach, Campobello, widow of Lawrence Chute. Survived by two daughters; two step-brothers; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Rested at North Road Baptist Church from where the funeral service was held on Monday, Mar. 2 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Donn Williams officiating. Interment was in the Wilson's Beach Cemetary.

Source: Saint Croix Courier - publication date unknown. Submitted by Glenna Parker Added September 15, 2004


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Notes on William Henry Leicester Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington and Ann Theodora Chute Stanhope:

Pronounced "Stannup"

William Henry Leicester Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington was born on 24 August 1922. He is the son of Charles Joseph Leicester Stanhope, 10th Earl of Harrington and Margaret Trelawney Seaton. He married, firstly, Eileen Foley Grey, daughter of Sir John Foley Grey, 8th Bt. and Jean Jessie May de Sales la Terri�re, on 5 February 1942. He and Eileen Foley Grey were divorced in 1947. He married, secondly, Ann Theodora Chute, daughter of Major Richard Arenbourg Blennerhassett Chute, on 24 January 1947. He and Ann Theodora Chute were divorced in 1962. He married, thirdly, Priscilla Margaret Cubitt, daughter of Major Hon. Archibald Edward Cubitt and Sibell Margaret Norman, on 14 October 1964. William Henry Leicester Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington succeeded to the title of 11th Baron Harrington, co. Northampton [G.B., 1730] on 16 November 1929. He succeeded to the title of 11th Viscount Petersham of Petersham, co. Surrey [G.B., 1742] on 16 November 1929. He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of Harrington, co. Northampton [G.B., 1742] on 16 November 1929. He was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England. He fought in the Second World War. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 15th/19th King's Royal Hussar (Royal Armoured Corps). He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England. He lived in 2003 at The Glen, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland.

The Descendants of William the Conquerer
Created by: Alan Freer A.C.I.B., Member of the Society of Genealogists, London.
1. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1796. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
2. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 121. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz , President of the German Reich and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, snapped his briefcase shut, sat down and awaited the knock. The banging and shouts were becoming louder, the words more discernibly English. Had it really only been 23 days since the F�hrer's suicide? He wondered how the Allies would treat him. He was, of course, Hitler's designated heir. And, as the mastermind of Germany's entire U-Boat campaign, the Admiral had already graced the cover of Time magazine on two occasions. But he had never been a member of the Nazi party. And perhaps, with the Russian Red Army running amok across Eastern Europe, the Allies would need a man of Doenitz's experience to rally a German army in defence against the inevitable Communist onslaught. Hitler himself had been convinced until the end that Britain would eventually side with Germany in this war. The door did not knock. It was pushed open. A tall, good-looking soldier in the uniform of the 15th-19th Hussars filled the gap. Doenitz noted the man's rank with dismay.

'I will not answer to a Lieutenant', he said haughtily. 'I wish to see your Commanding Officer'.

William Henry Leicester Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington, levelled his Enfield revolver at the Grand Admiral's chest and replied: 'You come with me, you bugger'.

At least that was the version of events Bill Harrington gave me when I called to visit him in October 2005. Since his demise, I have tried hard to confirm this tale. But alas I have failed. Bill was certainly in Flensburg when Doenitz was arrested. But the Grand Admiral was arrested, in private, when he stepped on board the house-boat Patria to negotiate with Eisenhower's deputy. Nobody from Bill's regiment was present that day. I've checked everything, including my grandfather's campaign diary. And Bill was my grandfather's No. 2 during the war.

P>But no matter. Old soldiers are like old fishermen and sometimes the size of the catch increases dramatically. And Bill was nothing if not dramatic. Anyone who knew Bill Harrington was greatly impressed by him. Perhaps it suited him to believe that he was the man who arrested the last President of the Third Reich. Or perhaps he was simply winding me up. He certainly had a wicked sense of humour and was constantly trying to make life more entertaining for those around him.

Bill passed away at his home in Ballingarry, Co Limerick, on Easter Sunday 2009 [12 APR 2009] at the age of 86. Over a thousand people showed up at his funeral in Adare. Many would have known the Earl for his extraordinary achievements within the Irish bloodstock industry, as a breeder, a huntsman and as the principal organizer of the first international three-day event at Punchestown.

As chairman of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, he also gave Ireland's horse industry a major turbo-boost when he persuaded Charles Haughey, then Minister of Finance, to provide tax breaks for horse breeders.

Bill Harrington was only seventeen years old when the Second World War erupted.[i] Born in 1922 and raised at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire, he succeeded to the Earldom at the age of seven when his father broke his neck in a hunting accident.[ii]

His mother Margaret grew up on the Mount Coote Stud in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, where Bill spent a good deal of his childhood.[iii] In 1934, Margaret married Captain Luke Lillingston, a fearless huntsman and joint Master of the Meaths who Bill greatly admired.

In February 1942, the 21 year old Earl married the first of his three wives, Eileen, only daughter and heiress of the late Sir John Foley-Grey. She bore him three children, including his firstborn son, Charles, now the 12th Earl.[iv]

Meanwhile, he joined the King's Royal Hussars and set off for Europe as the right hand man to Major Rathdonnell of Lisnavagh, Co Carlow.[v] On May 4 1945, they heard the news of the unconditional surrender of all enemy forces in North West Germany, Denmark and Holland.[vi] The Hussars were ordered to proceed north to the Flensburg fjord in Schleswig Holstein where the surviving German high command was based.[vii] By the middle of May, Flensburg was surrounded by Allied forces. And yet the Nazi flag still flew over the castle which Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz had made his headquarters.

History is kinder to Doenitz than to many of his colleagues in Nazi Germany's elite. This remarkable Berliner enjoyed an outstanding naval career, commanding his first U-boat at the age of 25 and taking control of the entire U-boat fleet in 1935. In January 1943, he became commander in chief of the German Navy. Like Rommel, he was highly esteemed by his men. The Allies also respected him; German U-boats may have fought hard, but they fought fair.

The poisoned chalice came his way when Hitler committed suicide on 30 April 1945. In his last political testament, he appointed Doenitz as President and Supreme Commander of the doomed Reich. The following day, as the Soviet victory flag was raised over the Reichstag in Berlin, Donitz assumed office, establishing his headquarters at the naval academy in Flensburg.[viii] He attempted to direct the German forces through a local radio station, urging those on the Eastern Front to keep fighting against the Russians because the Russians would show them no mercy. Meanwhile, he authorized all forces in north-western Europe to surrender, again urging them to seek out Americans and British troops rather than the avenging Soviets.

Doenitz still harboured ambitions that his 'Flensburg Government' could somehow be a palatable option for the Allies. But such aspirations were futile. Eisenhower refused to recognise the Flensburg Government and, on May 22, the American General issued orders for the arrest of Doenitz and his entourage.

Operation Blackout, the formal conclusion of the Flensburg Government, commenced on the morning of May 23.[ix] The Royal Hussars, with Lord Harrington to the fore, received the code word to advance on the German governments headquarters, bayonets at the ready.[x] Some three hundred officers, as well as hundreds of secretaries, civilians and soldiers, were rounded up and made to stand in a line down the corridors, face to the wall, hands on head. Intelligence officers went from room to room, gathering documents, wireless sets and personal belongings. Many prisoners were stripped and, in some cases, subjected to personal investigations of a most uncomfortable nature. No shots were fired. [xi]

Doenitz was escorted to the Patria, an old luxury liner down anchored in Flensburg Harbour, and presented to US Major General Lowell W. Rooks, representing Eisenhower.[xii] Rooks quickly and curtly informed Doenitz that he and his entire government were to be taken into custody as prisoners of war. Asked to comment, Doenitz replied, 'Any words would be superfluous'. [xiii]

Most of the Nazi elite were captured that same day, with two notable exceptions. Admiral von Friedeburg, head of the German Navy, slipped into a toilet and swallowed a poisoned capsule. Heinrich Himmler, former head of the SS and probably the most hated man in Europe, likewise managed to commit suicide at nearby L�neburg.

Now classified as war criminals, the members of the Doenitz government were marched back to their quarters at machine-gun point, hands behind their heads. Briefly presented at a press conference, they were subsequently stripped, looted and placed in a prisoner of war cage. Doenitz was subsequently found guilty of war crimes at Nuremburg and served 11 years and 6 months in prison. As Lord Harrington put it, he 'wasn't the worst of them'. After his release in 1956, he settled in a small village near Hamburg where he wrote two books and a history of the U-boat. He passed away on Christmas Eve 1980.

Lord Harrington and the Hussars remained in the Flensburg area for several months after the conclusion of the war. They were subsequently posted to Palestine, from where the Earl demobbed and returned to civilian life.

With Clement Atlee's Labour Government in power in Britain in 1945, Lord Harrington decided to abandon his castle in Derbyshire, joining many other well-heeled British citizens in the so-called 'flight from Moscow'. He turned his sights on his mothers' homeland, Ireland.

In 1946, he secured a divorce from his first wife, Eileen and, in January 1947, married a Limerick heiress, Ann Theodora Chute, only daughter of Major Richard Arenbourg Blennerhassett Chute of Dooneen, near Patrickswell, Co. Limerick. Her brother, Major Challoner Chute, known as Chally Chute, lived at French House, Co. Kildare and was one of the most colourful characters on the Curragh prior to his death in 2004. By 1951, the Earl was father to another three children.[xiv] Considerable heartache came in September 1952 when the Earl's mother took her own life at Mount Coote.[xv]

Between 1955 and 1999, Lord Harrington was based at Greenmount Stud, Patrickswell, the site of the present-day Limerick racecourse. Here Bill ran a flourishing commercial stud where stallions such as Tin Whistle, Montaval and Flyover stood. He owed much of his success as a breeder to the Nepenthe mare Ash Plant, dam of the 1960 Belmont Stakes winner Celtic Ash and Irish Oaks third Ashavan. He also ran what was considered the country's premier point-to-point on his lands.

A passionate huntsman, Lord Harrington reputedly rode out at least four days a week, keeping some fifty hunters for himself and his family. He was joint master of the Co Limerick Foxhounds from 1972 to 1993 and again from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. In this capacity he helped form the internationally acclaimed Clonshire Equestrian and Polo Centre.

During the 1960s, he combined forces with Judge Wyle to form the Irish Olympic Horse Society, raising enough money to send Ireland's first ever three-day event team to the Olympic Games. As part of this, he organised the first international three-day event at Punchestown.

As well as chairing the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, he achieved remarkable success as an adviser to the British entrepreneur, Sir David Robinson, one of the most successful flat racing owners of the 1960s and 1970s. [xvi]

In February 1962 the Earl successfully petitioned for a divorce from his second Countess, on the grounds that she had committed adultery with Major Robert Peel, master of the Avondhu Hounds. Lord Harrington was granted custody of their three children.

Two years later, he married his third wife, Silla Cubitt, a granddaughter of Baron Ashcombe and first cousin of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.[xvii] They had a son and a daughter and later moved to Ballingarry.

The Earl was a wealthy man, with lands across Ireland and considerable property in the heart of London, including much of Stanhope Gardens. His honours now devolve upon his eldest son Charles, 12th Earl of Harrington. The new Earl is the father of Serena, Viscountess Linley, whose husband is the furniture-designing son of the late Princess Margaret and nephew of Queen Elizabeth.


[i] Too young to enlist, the restless young Earl joined the Derby Militia. He stayed with them for two years, tramping the beat for six days a week.
[ii] Bill Harrington was born at on 24 August 1922. His ancestor, the 1st Earl of Harrington, was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1746 to 1751. His father was Major the 10th Earl of Harrington (1887-1929) and his mother, the former Margaret Trelawney (Susan) Seaton. His father Charles succeeded as 10th Earl in 1928, but broke his neck out hunting just one year later. Bill duly succeeded in the Earldom of Harrington and Viscountcy of Petersham and Barony of Harrington. As such he was 8 months short of achieving 80 years as a peer. On the demise of his kinsman, the last Earl Stanhope, in 1967, he also succeeded to the Viscountcy of Stanhope of Mahon and Barony of Stanhope of Elvaston. His full compliment of titles were 11th Earl of Harrington (Great Britain, let. pat. 9 Feb 1742); 8th Viscount Stanhope of Mahon, (Great Britain, let. pat. 2 Jul 1717); 11th Viscount Petersham (Great Britain, let. pat. 9 Feb 1742); 8th Baron Stanhope of Elvaston, of Elvaston in the County of Derby (Great Britain, let. pat. 2 Jul 1717); 11th Baron Harrington, of Harrington in the County of Northampton (Great Britain, let. pat. 6 Jan 1730).
[iii] Margaret's father, Major HHD Seaton lived at Mount Coote, Co Limerick.
[iv] Eileen was the only child of Sir John Foley-Grey, a well-known National Hunt figure. Sir John lived at Enville Hall, Stourbridge. Eileen was a daughter by his first wife Jean Jessie Mary de Sales de Terriere, of that LG family, dau. of Capt de Sales de Terriere, of Dunastair, co. Perth. Bill and Eileen Harrington had issue a son, Charles, 12th Earl of Harrington, and two daughters, Lady Jane (b. 1942) and Lady Avena (Margaret Clare) (b. 1944).
[v] The regiment was stationed in England until August 1944 when sent to Normandy. However, Bill was severely injured shortly before departure in an accidental explosion. His stepfather, Luke Lillingston, died from wounds received in action just days later.
[vi] Bill Harrington listened to the VE Day speeches by Churchill and King George on a wireless with mixed emotions. The end of the war in Europe was something of an anti-climax and many were fearful of Soviet intentions.
[vii] On May 4th, 'a gorgeous afternoon with the cherry trees in blossom', Lord Harrington and his immediate superior, Major the Lord Rathdonnell, were making their way around a coastal road in a scout car when, 'all of a sudden, a big cloud of dust came up towards us'. Rathdonnell turned the Bren gun on the cloud 'in case there was some nonsense' when 'out of the dust, a gentleman appeared in full dress, waving his sabre around his head and pointing furiously'. Lords Harrington and Rathdonnell followed the rider who galloped back down the road 'absolutely flat out, his cloak filling out the road'. At length, they arrived in what transpired to be a Cossack colony, maintained by Germany for propaganda purposes, complete with wives and horses. The leader of the colony bade the two men to the Mess where he poured three glasses of vodka and said: 'Let us drink, first of all � to the Horse'. Vodka down the hatch, the glasses were refilled. 'And now, to the Horse's nostrils', said the Cossack, deadly serious. 'And I can't remember much more after that', recalled Lord Harrington, 'but we had the Horse's eyes, the Horse's teeth, the Horse's head� until all the vodka went, and then we got on to kirsch and schnapps'. That evening the two officers returned to base and heard the news of the unconditional surrender to Montgomery of all enemy forces in North West Germany, Denmark and Holland. Over the next two weeks, the Hussars gathered up hundreds of disheveled German prisoners, along with some useful cavalry horses and show-jumpers. One of the most popular lines from their German prisoners was to ask 'When will the war against Russia start, with Germany allied to Britain?' It was a question Admiral Doenitz might well have asked himself. The concept of an alliance between Germany, Britain and the USA against Stalin's Soviet troops was not without foundation. Several senior figures in the Allied Command saw it as, at the very least, probable. And for Hitler's designated successor, that slim possibility emboldened his flagging spirits during the last days of the conflict in Europe.
[viii] The month of May held unhappy memories for Donitz; he had lost his two sons to enemy action in May 1943 and May 1944. The Third Reich territories still consisted of all of Denmark and Norway, as well as pieces of Holland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Russia, Czechoslovakia and Crete.
[ix] 'At 10:00am, Operation Blackout began when Flensburg was 'attacked' by 1 Cheshire, supported by A Squadron, and by 1 Hereford, supported by B Squadron, from the east and south-west respectively. C Squadron remained in reserve with the RHQ. 'No risks were taken and there was support from the Royal Navy, two squadrons of the RAF, and some Royal Marines. Not a shot was fired and in a few hours the operation was over. A and B Squadron had blocked various roads and had seized some barracks near the Patria, the SCHAEF Mission ship, which had been the largest liner of the Hamburg-America Line and which had been throughout the war the luxury headquarters of the submarine base at Flensburg. There were several thousand German troops in the town and the surrounding area, but none gave trouble. All the important Nazis were captured, including Doenitz and Jodl. Only von Friedeburg escaped, by taking poison. Such was the end of the Doenitz 'Government', which had been allowed to officiate for the last fortnight. It was all very dull and we did very little, although many exciting accounts appeared in the Press � the only occasion on which the Regiment was mentioned by name. Before going back to Kappeln, we took our talks for a tour through the streets of Flensburg as a demonstration'. (Courage, p. 241)
[x] They were joined by battalions of the Cheshires and Herefords. These troops were part of the 11th Armoured Division and seem to have worked in conjunction with 61 FSS (Filed Security Service).
[xi] Dr. Albert Speer, the Nazi Minister of Industry and Production, was arrested in 15th century Flensburg Castle. Also captured were Colonel General Jodl, General Major Dethleffsen, Admiral Wagner, two Reichsministers and six State Secretaries. 'The Section's official report to GSI (b) at HQ VIII Corps described their difficulties in gathering in the bodies and their documents, as Press Teams and Shaef observers were wrongly allowed to accompany the arrest task force. These onlookers "lifted" souvenirs such as watches and wallets, which in the case of Category I arrests may well have contained highly important evidence.' ( html)
[xii] The Patria, the largest liner of the Hamburg-America Line, had been luxury headquarters of the submarine base at Flensburg prior to its seizure by the Allies some days earlier.
[xiii] In his own (unpublished) account, Brigadier General John Bryan Churcher (1905-1997) tells how General Rock and he personally (with other Staff Officers of his brigade) invited the remnant government led by Donitz to a meeting in Flensburg (where the Germans thought they were about to discuss joint administration) and then "seized" Donitz, Speer etc. - to their considerable surprise - and placed them under arrest. Churcher commanded the 1st Battalion Hereford Regiment (which included the 4th KSLI) at Flensburg. Doenitz's baton was given to Churcher during the surrender process. The Baton remained in his possession until 1964 when he gave it to his Regimental Museum at Shropshire Castle in Shrewsbury where it has been on show ever since. It has U- Boat motifs to reflect his status as commander of the U-Boat fleet before becoming commander of the entire fleet. The baton does unscrew; there is nothing in its centre. Information courtesy of : Peter Duckers, Curator, Shropshire Regimental Museum.
The remainder of the day was not without incident. Von Friedeburg gave his British captors the slip and swallowed a poisoned capsule. Heinrich Himmler, former head of the SS and probably the most hated man in Europe, likewise managed to commit suicide at nearby L�neburg that afternoon. He is buried in an unmarked grave on Luneberg Heath. [xiv] Trina Maria (b. 1947) was followed by twins, Steven Francis Lincoln and Sarah Sue in Dec 1951.
[xv] Twice-widowed, her third husband was Major Stephen Johnston.
[xvi] He also played a role in the Northern Irish peace talks, about which he was extremely proud but details are thus far elusive.
[xvii] On 14 Oct 1964, he married thirdly Priscilla Margaret Cubitt, 2nd and only surv. dau. of Maj Hon Archibald Edward Cubitt, of Dedington, co. Oxford (by his second wife Sibell Margaret Norman, of that LG family, 1st dau. of Ronald Collet Norman, of Moor Place, Much Hadham), 5th son of Henry [Cubitt], 2nd Baron Ashcombe, and a kinswoman of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
Credits and URL: With thanks to Piers Dennis, Cilla Harrington, Charlie Murless, Ben Jellett, Hugo Jellett, Thady Dunraven, Ana Wyndham-Quin, Alan Lillingstone, Brendan McNally, Elizabeth Perez, Peter Duckers, Doug Mayman, Harold Peacock, Frankie Ward, Sue Craigie, Aylson Doyle and Karen Shanahan.


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Notes on Robert Chute:

Robert Chute was the other half of the colorful Chute brothers of New Britain, CT - the first half being his brother Thomas. Descendant Eddie Chute (who has, along with his immediate relations, redeemed the Chute name from the dustbin by remaining very law-abiding and civic-minded) researched the New Britain police archives for details of his great-great-uncles' various crimes and misdemeanors. Thanks, Eddie!

"Robert Chute was charged with drunkenness and vagrancy. He pleaded not guilty. He was found asleep in a hen coop in the rear of Crean's block on Main Street. He was sent to jail for thirty days on each charge."

Source: The Hartford, New Britain, CT. September 15, 1900. Page 12
Contributed by Edward Joseph Chute, Jr.

One of the interesting historical footnotes about the news article Eddie uncovered (below) is the method of locking doors at the turn of the 20th century: only a key could lock or unlock a door. Therefore, when the police officer in this story stuck his hand through the pane of broken glass only to find that Robert Chute had re-locked the door behind him and pocketed the key, there was nothing he could do but wait for the culprit to re-emerge.

"Robert Chute was bound over to the superior court on the charge of burglary by Judge Cooper this morning. The bonds were fixed at $500. He was arrested about 3 o'clock this morning as he emerged from the cellar of John P. Conner's drug store at No. 119 Hartford Avenue by Officer Sloan. The officer had noticed a shadow moving in the store and, going to the rear, found that a pane of glass in the back door was broken. He put his hand through the opening to turn the key but it had been removed and the door left locked. After waiting for a few minutes he heard someone coming out through the cellar. As the man rose from the cellarway, the officer caught him. When searched at the police station packages of tobacco and cigars were found in his pockets. The key was afterwards found upon him. Chute is 35 years old and has been working in livery stables and doing odd jobs."

Source: The Hartford, New Britain, CT. March 19, 1904. Page 16
Contributed by Edward Joseph Chute, Jr.


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Notes on John Lake and Margaret Read(e) Lake:

In an article about colonial era bed hangings, Janet Cass writes,

Bed hangings seem like relics today, harkening to a time when dwellings were cold and drafty and privacy was hard to come by. Bed hangings lessened those hardships by enclosing the space in which one slept to retain body heat and create a small room for privacy.

They fit well into colonial homes going all the way back to the earliest First Period. Throughout the medieval period, in Europe they were de rigueur for those who could afford them, and the need for them (not to mention the fashion) followed the first colonists across the Atlantic. For example, in 1645, Mrs. Margaret Lake wrote from Ipswich, Massachusetts, to England for "A Bedsteede of carven oake ... with ye Vallances and Curtayns ..."

Cass, Janet. "A Most Valuable Accessory." Early American Life April 2009: 60-70. Print.

Assuming that you had nothing else to do, you might now ponder the question, "So, did she get her bed hangings or didn't she?"

Fortunately, you needn't devote too much of your time to pondering, as our very own James Chute, Sr. witnessed her Last Will and Testament on 30 AUG 1672. Margaret was the aunt of his wife Elizabeth Epps (not to mention "the sister of Mrs. John Winthrop, Jr., and Mrs. Dep. Gov. Samuel Symonds", which she takes great pains - despite her impending departure - to point out in her Will). In any event, one of the items she lists reads as follows: "Item. I give to my grandaughter, Martha Harris, my bed, and bedstead, and one boulster, two blankets, two pillows, and one coverlet". When her possessions were appraised, the appraisers listed, "one tapstre coverlet, one bedstead, a feather bed, and a flocked bed and three down pillows".

So, she apparently came into a "bedstead" at some point, although whether it is the one she wrote to England to acquire, is not known. But we find no mention of the hoped for "Vallances and Curtayns".


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Notes on Imri Lincoln McCloud and Olive Louise Chute McCloud:

Olive and her sister Julie Etta both appeared in the 1920 U.S. census working as stenographers for the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C. and living in the same boarding house.

By 1930, Julie Etta had married and was living elsewhere and Olive continued to live as a lodger, working for the U.S. Government. Other genealogical databases record her as marrying an Imri Lincoln McCloud, who appeared in the same boarding house in 1930, seemingly unemployed at the time.'s record transcription mis-identifies him as "Simi L Mc Claude". The question mark raised by this record is that other genealogical databases suggest a birth year of about 1892, while this census record identifies him as being 70 years old with a birth year of approximately 1860, to Olivia's 35 years. Still another problem is that there is a census record of a "Lincoln McCloud", born in 1892, living in Ohio in 1900 (birthplace Ohio), while the boarding house Imri L. McCloud's record states that he was born in Iowa. Certainly, Olivia's Social Security Death record identifies her as a "McCloud", but I am not at all certain which McCloud she actually married.


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Notes on Burton Thomas Chute and Dorothy Margaret Field Chute:

Letter from Burton Thomas Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

4406 4th Avenue South
Fairview Subdivision
Lethbridge, Alberta
May 1, 1966

Dear Mr. Chute,

I found your letter quite interesting and I think you have started a very worthwhile project. It would be very interesting to be able to read all about the Chutes.

The details are not too good as my mother & Jess Chute divorced when I was small. Each married again, so Rita is my half sister. I don't know her children's names or ages. I wll give her address to you & perhaps you can write to her, I'm sure she could supply you with some aunts and uncle's names, etc.

I am enclosing a list of Chutes which I took from the Calgary and Edmonton telephone directory. Perhaps you already have them, I don't know.

If you find time and do come across some who are directly related, let me know. I would also like to hear how your book progresses.


Burton Chute

Chute, Donald J. 80 West Glen Cr.
Chute, J.W. 362 Gladmer Park
Chute, W 67 Woodlark Drive

Chute, D, 7509 152nd Street
Chute, D.J., 10706 76th Avenue
Chute, F. S., 4732 106th Street
Chute, R.W., 9327 Ottewell Road

Mrs. Rita O'Grady
1015 Ogden
Bend, Oregon

Mr. Glen Russell
Harrison, Idaho

Mr. Russell is my cousin. Perhaps he could supply you with names and addresses of Chute aunts and uncles.


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Notes on James William Chute and Barbara Lindamood Chute:

Obituary, James William Chute

Chute, James W.

James W. Chute, 83, died January 19, 2012, after a brief illness. A Pittsburgh, PA, native, Jim served in the US Air Force before attending Georgetown University. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Barbara L. Chute, and his parents, Harold and Gwendolyn Chute.

After graduation from Georgetown University he went to work for the Federal Housing Administration in Washington, DC. With 27 years service, Jim retired from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1982.

In retirement Jim and Barbara kept a busy travel schedule. Their journeys stretched around the globe, by ship, air, auto, bus and train. Domestically they visited all 50 states. In addition to living in the District of Columbia, they lived in Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Arizona, and Texas. Since moving to Collin County in 2007, Jim attended Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney.

Survivors include son Daniel (Julie) Chute of Vienna, VA, daughter Laura (Scott) Scherer of Allen, TX, son David Chute of Allen, TX, sisters Phyllis Shaffer and Lois Woodhall of Pittsburgh, granddaughter Callie Rose Chute, and grandsons Samuel Scherer, Austin Tyrone Chute, William Scherer and James David Chute.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jim's memory to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5871 W. Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX, 75071.


Letters from James William Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.
3619 3rd Street South
Arlington, Virginia
February 11, 1958

Dear Mr. Chute:

I have received a letter from you which was forwarded from my former address in Cleveland, Ohio.

I am glad to make available to you the information that I have on my branch of the Chute family. About 1939 an aunt of my father's had a history of the Chute family compiled by the Media Research Bureau of Washington, D. C. (no longer in existence), and I am sending along information obtained from that source.

You have probably heard of Marchetta Chute, Beatrice Joy Chute, and Mary Grace Chute, three sisters who are all well-known authors. I have often wondered what relation they might be to my branch of the family. I believe they all three live in New York City now. The following background information on them is from a magazine article:

�The girls' grandfather settled in Minnesota back in the days of fur trading there, and their father was born there. Their mother was English, and the family lived a country life near Minnehaha Creek; all three girls had become published writers before any of them came East to live.�

I wish you success in your project, and I would be most interested to receive a copy of any publication which might result from your research.

Sincerely yours,

James W. Chute

The following is taken from a history of the Chute family which was compiled by the Media Research Bureau, Washington, D. C. [*NOTE: Please do not use this source as a legitimate genealogical source unless confirmed by historical record. We do not know where the Media Research Bureau obtained their data].

I. Lionel Chute
Born about 1580
Died April 1645
Married to Rose Baker.
Children: James
Came from England to America about 1635. Settled in Agawan or Ipswich, Essex Co., province of Massachusetts Bay. The ancestor of most of the Chutes who are living in America today.

II. James Chute
Born 1613, Dedham, Essex Co., England
Married 1647 Elizabeth Epps
Children: One child - James
Died 1691
Immigrated to America about 1635 with his parents.

III. James Chute
Born in Ipswich; Mass.
Married November 10, 1673 to Mary Wood, daughter of William and Mary Wood . Children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Ann, Lionel, James, Mary, Martha, Ruth, and Hannah.
Died before 1730

IV. Thomas Chute
Born January 30, 1690
Married December 11, 1712 to Mary Curtice by Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather of Boston Children: Curtis and others
Died: 1771
Jack of all trades, lived in Boston 4-5 years, moved to Marblehead where he lived some 20 years. Mary Curtice died July 30, 1762, aged 70.

V. Curtis Chute
Born September 15, 1728
Married March 21, 1754 to Miriam Carr Worcester, widow of Josiah Worcester
Children: 6 children - Thomas
Died: June 5, 1767, killed by lightning in Portland, Maine. Removed to Maine with parents and sisters 1737. Received education from mother who taught the first school in Windham. Admitted to communion in the Windham Church in 1753. Was a selectman in 1767. His wife was a very energetic, industrious woman and kept the family together many years. She died October 16, 1799, aged 70.

VI. Thomas Chute
Born February 19, 1762, Windham, Maine
Married January 2, 1782, to Mary Mayberry
Children: 11 children - Daniel
Died: September 4, 1816
Resided in Windham, Maine. Colonel of Militia, War of 1812, and high sheriff of Cumberland Co.

VII. Daniel Chute
Born February 10, 1797
Married Bersheba Mayberry. She died October 14, 1859, aged 66.
Died April 28, 1846. Buried in Swampvi1le Cematery near Bolsters Mills, Maine.
Children: 9 children - Edwin, Albion, Daniel, Winzer, Catherine, Louisa, Emily, Sybil Ann and Rosila.

VIII. Daniel Merrill Chute
Born July 11, 1832 in Bolsters Mills, Maine
Married in October 1854 to Mary Elizabeth Atkins of New Gloucester, Maine at Portland, Maine in State Street Congregational Church
Children: 7 children: Henrietta, William, Carrie, Sadie, Adelbert (Eugene and Charles Fremont died in infancy)
Died February 13, 1910.
At 17 apprenticed himself to learn the carriage building trade with C. P. Kimball, a famous carriage builder of his day, and "had the honor of doing work on the famous one-horse chaise built for President Pierce and now on exhibition in Chicago. He went to Portland, Maine and completed his apprenticeship under J. M. Kimball, remaining there for five years; in 1857 moved to Chest Springs, Pa., where he associated in business with F. M. Pike, of Bridgeton, Me., for seven years. He removed to Greensburg, Pa, where he remained for six years with C. H. Stark, going from there to Ebensburg, Pa, where he remained 40 years. Mary Elizabeth Atkins died about 1927.

IX. William Frederick Chute
Born July 29, 1862
Married July 20, 1892 to Sarah Elizabeth Hussey of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Children: Russell, Mercedes, Harold, Vivian, and Charles Eugene.
Died 1943. Buried in Ebensburg, Pa.

January 3, 1964

Dear Mr. Chute:

In reply to your request for information about my sisters' families, I am glad to send you the following information.

My sister Lois (Mrs. Robert E. Woodhall) has five children:
George Herbert Woodhall [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Richard Edison Woodhall [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Lynn Ann Woodhall [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Robert Kevin Woodhall [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Sally Jean Woodhall [birthdate withheld for privacy]

My sister Phyllis (Mrs. Ralph M. Shaffer, Jr.) has 3 children:

Linda Carol Shaffer [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Ralph McKinley Shaffer III [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Sandra Jean Shaffer [birthdate withheld for privacy]

Sincerely yours,

James W. Chute(bc)


Note    N91-1738         Back to Index        Back to Thelbert Ernest Johns, Sr. and Vivian Elizabeth Chute Johns.

Notes on Thelbert Ernest Johns, Sr. and Vivian Elizabeth Chute Johns:

Letter from Vivian Elizabeth Chute Johns to George M. Chute, Jr.

704 East Crawford Street
Ebensburg, PA
August 29, 1952

Dear Mr. Chute,

I am enclosing the data you asked for as well as I could.

Do you have Mercedes Chute Askew, my sister, on your list? At present she is living in 1009 E. Polk St., Phoenix, Arizona. She has no children.

Margaret Anne Chute Blair has three children:

Ginger Lee, b. [birthdate withheld for privacy]
Judith Ann, b. [birthdate withheld for privacy]
James Robert, b. [birthdate withheld for privacy]

Her sister, Judith, is a nurse in Sage Memorial Hospital, Ganado, Arizona.

If there is any more information you need, I will be glad to help you if I can, and more promptly than I have done this.

My Aunt Carrie is ill at the present. She suffered a heart attack last Monday evening, but is to be permitted to sit up in a chair today.

Very truly yours,

Vivian C. Johns
(Mrs. T.E.)


Note    N91-1739         Back to Index        Back to Harold Edward Chute, Sr. and Gwendolyn Dunwiddie Chute.

Notes on Harold Edward Chute, Sr. and Gwendolyn Dunwiddie Chute:

Letter from Gwendolyn Dunwiddie Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

Mrs. Harold E. Chute
2047 Chalfant Street
Pittsburgh 21, Pennsylvania

Dear Mr. Chute -

Sorry we haven't answered your letter sooner. Since getting your letter, we have gained two more grandchildren. Also have had company the month of Dec. Harold's brother Charles and wife from Illinois have been visiting with us.

Harold's Aunt Carrie, Mrs. Apel from Ebensburg, died in July; she was the last of the Chutes on his father's side.

Hope this will bring you up to date on the information you want. Any time you are in Pgh, stop in and see us.


Mrs. Harold E. Chute


Note    N91-1740         Back to Index        Back to Daniel Merrill Chute, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Atkins Chute.

Notes on Daniel Merrill Chute, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Atkins Chute:

"Born July 11, 1832; married Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Atkins, Potland, Me., 1855; moved to Ebensburg, Pa.; a wagon maker."

Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 148.

Born July 11, 1832in Bolsters Mills, Maine
Married in October 1854 to Mary Elizabeth Atkins of New Gloucester, Maine at Portland, Maine in State Street Congregational Church
Children: 7 children: Henrietta, William, Carrie, Sadie, Adelbert (Eugene and Charles Fremont died in infancy)
Died February 13, 1910.
At 17 apprenticed himself to learn the carriage building trade with C. P. Kimball, a famous carriage builder of his day, and "had the honor of doing work on the famous one-horse chaise built for President Pierce and now on exhibition in Chicago. He went to Portland, Maine and completed his apprenticeship under J. M. Kimball, remaining there for five years; in 1857 moved to Chest Springs, Pa., where he associated in business with F. M. Pike, of Bridgeton, Me., for seven years. He removed to Greensburg, Pa, where he remained for six years with C. H. Stark, going from there to Ebensburg, Pa, where he remained 40 years. Mary Elizabeth Atkins died about 1927.

Source: Unsourced Chute Family history prepared by the Media Research Bureau, of Washington, D. C.


Note    N91-1741         Back to Index        Back to Dudley Harding Chute and Mary Long Chute.

Notes on Dudley Harding Chute and Mary Long Chute:

Letter from Dudley Harding Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

22 Bowker Street
Lexington, Mass 02173
23 Dec 1969

Dear George;

Season's greetings - while looking for something else in my less than perfect - by a good deal - filing system or lack thereof, I ran across your note of 23 Aug 1967. Hope you're still feeling fine.

Daughter Nancy Marie Chute Mongelli had James Matthew on [Private] - he's the cutest little 2 year old grandson I have.

Wescott Leigh was born to Harry and Dianne Aldrich on [Private].

My dear wife Mary passed away quietly in her sleep 7 Dec 1968 - my own personal Pearl Harbor Days - after 32 years together, part of me is with her.

Frank R. Zwicker, son of my aunt Ada Chute died 12 Jun 1969.

I had a lousy winter; after Mary died I slid my new Toyota Crown into the rear of a � ton Chevy truck (on ice-snow) on 20 Dec 1968; got it back 21 Feb 1969. On 6 Mar my M.D. told me I have congestive heart trouble. If I take my dioxin regularly and don't get overtired I feel fine. In Feb '69 I retired 20% from General Radio Co. - bought my Mondays - work 4 days a week. On 29 Feb received my 40 year pin which brings 6 weeks paid vacation plus free meals in the Co. cafeteria for life.

Spent the month of July in Nova Scotia; reacquainted with 7 cousins I hadn't seen for 32 years - my, they are getting old! Met a new old cousin also. My grandmother (Berry) Chute had 3 sisters - these cousins are their grandchildren - are we first cousins twice removed? What hospitable people they are! I could have spent 3 months if I had it available. Scattered over the province from Yarmouth to Halifax and Stewiacke, are people who knew Dad or Uncle Raymond.

Cousin Pearl Campbell* put my name in the Annapolis Royal "Spectator" - 3 issues. The issue of 15 July advertizing the Bear River Cherry Carnival of 19 July (cherries about died out in the area so they imported them!) said that our great great grandfather Thomas built the first frame house on the Annapolis side of the river; and my grand uncle Harris Harding established the first store in Bridgeport on the Annapolis side of the river (Hillsburg=Digby side).

I thought that music study might help when I first lost my wife (I played trumpet long ago, dance orchestra in High School, band at N.U.) I now have 1 oboe, 1 french horn, 3 clarinets and 2 flutes. I can play clarinet, flute and french horn well enough to amuse myself - oboe is the ill wind that nobody blows good.

Best regards,


(*Unidentified - may have been one of the cousins related to the sisters of Catherine Berry)


Note    N91-1742         Back to Index        Back to Pierce Chute of Brenane and Catherine or Katherine Rowan Chute.

Notes on Pierce Chute of Brenane and Catherine or Katherine Rowan Chute:

The one tantalizing note in the as yet unsubstantiated history of this family group is that Pierce Chute and Catherine Rowan had a daughter - Mary Anne or Maryanne - who was raised by her uncle Francis Bernard Chute at Chute Hall and later married Thomas Patrick Trant. There are several problems with this at first glance, the primary one being that Chute Hall was already occupied by Richard Chute and Agnes Bateman, but the Trant family's family history may have merged "spending much of her time at Chute Hall" with "being raised there" - or the two brothers (Francis and Richard) may have shared the large house with their families for a time. We're also making the assumption that "uncle" meant, in fact, a legitimate "Uncle" (i.e., the brother or brother-in-law of her mother or father), and not a close male relative who may have been called "Uncle". If so, Francis Bernard Chute being Maryanne Trant's uncle would mean either that Pierce was an as yet unrecorded son of Francis Chute and Ruth Falkiner, OR that Jane Rowan, Francis Bernard's wife, was the daughter of George Rowan, as opposed to the John Rowan recorded in William Edward Chute's Chute Genealogies. Pierce Chute being tentatively listed as a son of Francis Chute and Ruth Falkiner is completely unsubstantiated at present, as is the tentative theory that Jane was the daughter of George Rowan, but is based solely on the research of others, two researching the Trant family; the third from the Humphrys family, who list a "Jane Rowan" as George's daughter but without record of a spouse. None of the items listed below have been substantiated with historical record.

"Another Trant family was that of whom Patrick Trant, once Sovereign of Dingle, was a member. He died in 1819, his death being announced a follows in a Kerry paper:- "Died, on Thursday evening last, at Dingle Patrick Trant. Esq., 'Sovereign' of that town, which important situation he discharged for some years with diligence, integrity, and honour. The literary acquirements of this gentleman were of fine order and he was uniformly acknowledged by those who knew him best, as an honest man in all relations of life." He married Sarah, daughter of John Eagar of Coomduff by Miss Creagh, and had at least two sons: Thomas and William and two daughters, Mary and Ellen. Of the sons, Thomas, in 1831, married Maryanne, eldest daughter of Pierce Chute of O'Brennan, by whom he had, sons. He emigrated to America. In the announcement of his marriage in the "Tralee Mercury" of the 3rd August, 1831, he is described as the " eldest" son of Patrick Trant. But his nephew, General H. T. Richmond, in a letter to the writer of this sketch, states that William was the eldest. The latter served in the Ordnance Department for several years in Ceylon. He married there a Miss Vanderspar, and died without issue."

Source: A posting by "Paul T. Conlon" on the subject Trant Family Part 4 and dated Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:17:27 -0700

"Katherine (or Catherine) Rowan, mar. Pierce Chute of Brenane (O'Brenane) and had issue."

Source: Humphrys Family Tree: Rowan, Author: Mark Humphries.

"Looking for information about the descendants of MICHAEL HANRAHAN who was born about 1750 probably in Kerry, He married MARGARET KENNELLY. One of his sons MICHAEL PATRICK HANRAHAN b 1808 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry, d 1874, married in 1829 JOHANNA BUCKLEY, b.1811, d 1886 in Australia. Michael Patrick and Johanna H. migrated to Australia on the "Ascendant" in 1858 with their children. One of these children, Michael Francis HANRAHAN , b 1841 in Lixnaw, Co Kerry, d 1922 in Warwick, Queensland, married at Redbank Queensland in 1865 ELIZABETH ANNE TRANT,b 1842. D 1904 in Townsville Queensland. One of their daughters, Elizabeth Anne Valentine Hanrahan, b 1880, d 1973 in Warwick Queensland, married Henry STERNE in Warwick in 1909. Henry and Elizabeth are my grandparents. Elizabeth Anne TRANT, daughter of Thomas Patrick TRANT d 1849 and Mary Anne CHUTE, d 1851, of Dingle, Co Kerry. Mary Anne CHUTE, daughter of Pierce CHUTE, was reared at Chute Hall by her uncle Francis Bernard CHUTE and his wife Jane ROWAN."

A last record which may or may not be related to this family was from A Naval Biographical Dictionary, (1849), compiled by William Richard O'Byrne (page 637). The entry reads as follows:

"LAWRANCE. (Lieut., 1826. f-p., 34; h-p., 5.)

Henry Lawrance was born 4 Aug. 1789. This officer entered the Navy, 10 June, 1808, as Ordinary, on board the Van Tromp, Lieut.-Commander Michael M�Carthy, lying at Falmouth; and from Feb. 1809 until June, 1816, was employed, on the Home and Mediterranean stations, as Midshipman and Master�s Mate, in the Nonpareil 12, Lieut.-Commander Jas. Dickinson, Argo 44, Capt. Fred. Warren, Euryalus 36, Capt. Hon. Geo. Heneage Lawrence Dundas, and Trident 64, Capt. Rich. Budd Vincent. While in the latter ship, in Aug. 1815, he passed his examination. Until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 27 June, 1826, he appears to have further served, on the same stations as above, as Admiralty Midshipman and Mate, in the Calypso 18, Capt. Sam. Sison, Florida 20, Capt. Chas. Sibthorpe John Hawtayne, Wye 26, Capt. Geo. Wickens Willes, Hind 20, Capts. Sir Chas. Burrard, Hon. Henry John Rous, and Lord John Churchill, and Revenge 76, flag-ship of Sir Harry Burrard Neale. He then joined the Seringapatam 46, Capt. Chas. Sotheby, also in the Mediterranean, whence he returned in Dec. 1827; and since 1 Jan. 1833 he has been employed in the Coast Guard.

He married, in Jan. 1837, Mary, daughter of Pierce Chute, Esq., of Tralee, co. Kerry."

As that marriage date falls only 6 years after her supposed marriage to Thomas Trant, she is one of the few Chute daughters named "Mary", the daughter of a "Pierce", who fits within the correct time frame. The primary discrepancy would be the loction of her father. Records list him as being primarily associated with Brenane or O'Brenane, rather than Tralee.


Note    N91-1743         Back to Index        Back to Grace Helena Chute.

Notes on Grace Helena Chute:

Grace was a teacher, and never married. After retiring from teaching she opened a Dolls, Needlecraft and Gift Shop.

Letter from Grace Helena Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

4 JUN 1951
Berwick, N.S.
Dear Mr. Chute:

I am sorry to have kept you waiting so long for this information.

I run a Dolls, Needlecraft and Gift Shop and needless to say that the month of May is more than full what with the Kings County Music Fesitval and the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, both in the month of May. I'm worked to death, so to speak.

However, I have to answer all the questions, you now have the address and may have to write them. Uncle Harris's widow's address I've given you and Uncle Perry's family I've listed on a separate paper.

I wonder if this book you write about is like the book Richard Chute* used to have when he was alive and lived in Berwick. I remember having seen it when I was a small child.

I'm glad you are finishing the book or at least bringing it up to date.


Grace Chute

[*Jackie's Note: There are few "Richard Chutes" she could be refering to: Grandpa George wrote "Richard S?" in the margin of her letter, meaning Richard Scott Chute, who was the only Richard Chute living in Nova Scotia in that time frame. However, Richard is recorded as living in Hillsburgh, Digby County and not Berwick, so it was obvious that even Grandpa George wasn't at all sure she was refering to him. I suspect she may have actually meant Richardson Chute, and not "Richard", as he lived in Berwick and in the proper time frame for her recollection, having died 20 years earlier.]


Note    N91-1744         Back to Index        Back to Arthur Chute and Frances Lindsay Chute.

Notes on Arthur Chute and Frances Lindsay Chute:

"Arthur (d. March 1863) won medals for Oratory, Debating and History at Trinity College, Dublin."

Source: Francis Chute, Some Biographical Notes, part of his collected data on the Arthur Chute and Frances Lindsay Chute family. Received by Jacqueline Chute, May of 2009.


Note    N91-1745         Back to Index        Back to Reverend Reginald Arthur John Chute and Florence Myers Chute.

Notes on Reverend Reginald Arthur John Chute and Florence Myers Chute:

"Born 1884. He attended Leeds Grammar School and Queens College Oxford, as a Hastings Exhibitioner, studying Classics. He rowed in the College Eight. He studied Theology at Ripon College, and was ordained at Saffron Walden, then in the Diocese of St. Albans. From St. Albans, the Diocese of Chelmsford was formed, and he spent the rest of his life in this Diocese apart from a short period in the R.A.M.C. as a stretcher-bearer in 1918. and six years in India on loan as a Chaplain to the Railways. I have his letters, diaries and sketches from this period in Indiana, but they would be of limited interest except to close family. Most of his working life was spent in two parishes, St. Andrews Letonstone (1928-1942) and Chappel and Wakes Colne (near Colchester, 1942-1956). He is appointed a Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral. He retired to Saffron Walden and died in 1967."

Source: Francis Chute, Some Biographical Notes, part of his collected data on the Arthur Chute and Frances Lindsay Chute family. Received by Jacqueline Chute, May of 2009.


Note    N91-1746         Back to Index        Back to Reverend Cecil Burleigh Chute.

Notes on Reverend Cecil Burleigh Chute:

"Born 1886. Like his brother (Reginald Arthur John), he attended Leeds Grammar School, and won a Hastings Exhibition to read Classics at Queens College Oxford where he coxed for the College. He was ordained in the Diocese of Birmingham where he spent his working life, apart from the war years 1917-18 when he was a Chaplain to the Forces, and served in Turkey. He died in 1970."

Source: Francis Chute, Some Biographical Notes, part of his collected data on the Arthur Chute and Frances Lindsay Chute family. Received by Jacqueline Chute, May of 2009.


Note    N91-1747         Back to Index        Back to Voyel Ward Conley and Velma Fern Chute Conley (Reinertson)

Notes on Voyel Ward Conley and Velma Fern Chute Conley (Reinertson):

Letter from Velma Chute Reinertson to George M. Chute, Jr.

1602 8th Street
Des Moines, Ia
July 14, 1970

Dear Sir,

I was up to Scarborough, Maine looking for the graves of my great grandfolks.

I saw a sign of the Chute Homestead & Cottages at Long Lake at Naples, Maine. I went there and had a talk with him and he gave me your address.

He said you had a book on the Chutes & you were going to put it in a library. Is that right, if so, where about?

My dad's name was Vaughn Augusta Chute, his dad's name was Charles T. Chute, his mother's name was Sarah Chute*.

That is all my Aunt knew about it. Do you gave anything more on it? Would like to hear from you. Thank you.

Mrs. Velma Chute Reinertson

[*Jackie's note: It seems a little odd that Velma reports her father's middle name as "Augusta" when all other family records identify him as "Augustus". Also, "Sarah" is not the name of Charles Thrombley Chute's wife, but it is the name of his mother-in-law.]


Note    N91-1748         Back to Index        Back to Beatrice Henrietta Chute

Notes on Beatrice Henrietta Chute:

Letter from Beatrice Henrietta Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

Bedford, N.S.
Feb 25, 1951

Dear Mr. Chute:

It was with a great deal of interest that I received your letter of Feb. 14 and must apologize for not answering it sooner, but my extra-curricular school activities have kept me very busy of late.

I must first of all get you straightened out as to who is answering this letter. Although my Mother's middle name is Beatrice, she has always gone by the name of Ethel. She has been a semi-invalid since Jan. 23, 1931 and is unable to write, so I am doing it for her. Altho' very active now, her right side was at one time paralyzed. After a few months of perserverance, she was able to get on her feet and is able to do many things. Her speech didn't return with the exception of being able to carry on a broken conversation. She cannot read much, either. In May 1950, she fell and broke her paralyzed arm - result, an amputation. She has recovered from that wonderfully.

My brother has written you, or is going to, and has given you several names, so I really don't need to mention them again. Our branch of the family seems to be dying out. My brother has no boys. His first child, a boy, was stillborn (1935). Mr. Arthur Chute's son Victor had one son, Charles, who is still unmarried, altho' I believe he is considering matrimony now. Young Ivan and he will be the only perpetrators of the name.

My sister and I are neither married nor considering matrimony. Characteristic of the first Chute to come over to the U.S., both my brother and I are teachers. My sister Melda is a bank clerk.

When I go to summer school at Acadia this summer, I shall look up the Chute Genealogy and satisfy my curiosity about our relationship. I am studying summers, trying to get my Masters of Arts Degree. It is a long, hard drag, but I hope two more summers will see it through.

Now I must close. If there is any further information I can give you, don't hesitate to write.

Very sincerely,

Beatrice H. Chute

Chute Family Data Worksheet [written by Ethel Beatrice Cropley Chute]

Does Archie have a middle name?: Archibald Troop Chute, born June 30, 1878
About when did he pass away?: July 26, 1919
What are his childrens' complete names? Their birthdates?: (1) Oscar Alroy Chute, 102 Cabot Street, Halifax, Mar. 22, 1908, (2)Beatrice Henrietta Chute, Bedford, July 23, 1911, (3) Melda Bertha Chute, Bedford, July 10, 1913
Whom did they marry?: Oscar Alroy married Erna Grace Bagnall of Glace Bay, N.S. on Aug. 11, 1932
Their present address?: 102 Cabot Street, Halifax
If you have grandchildren, what are their names?: (1) Grace Ormiston Chute, Born [Private], (2) Helen Jean Chute, born [Private].
Your own maiden name?: Ethel Beatrice Cropley
Your wedding date?: Aug 15, 1906
Is Archie's brother, Murray P. Chute, living yet, at Borden, P.E.I.?: Yes, he lives with his daughter at Borden (Mrs. Harold Coggins)
Did he have any children beside Lloyd, who died in 1914?: Lloyd was killed during the recent World War, not in the first World War. He has one son, Ivan Lloyd, living in Montreal with his Mother, who re-married. Myrtle Wilkinson Chute, now Mrs. Harold Coggins, is older than Lloyd. I think Lloyd was killed September 8, 1944, although I am not sure of the year. He was born, I think, Nov. 18, 1918, and Myrtle was born Aug. 29, 1914.
    For verification of these dates it would be best to write to Mrs. Harold Coggins or Mrs. Murray P. Chute, Borden, P.E.I. They could tell you about Ivan, who was born, I believe, [Private].

Obituary, Beatrice Henrietta Chute

CHUTE, Beatrice Henrietta - 95, passed away quietly on December 20, 2006 in Bedford. [She was a] longtime Bedford resident, teacher and musician who was named honorary librarian of the Bedford Baptist Church. The library was subsequently named after her.

Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia | Friday December 22, 2006


Note    N91-1749         Back to Index        Back to John Lester Hull and Sadie Doris Vella Chute Hull

Notes on John Lester Hull and Sadie Doris Vella Chute Hull:

Letter and Family Data Worksheet from Sadie Doris Vella Chute Hull to George M. Chute, Jr.

Millville, N.B.
Mar 14, 1966

Dear Mr. Chute:

In answer to your letter received a short time ago, I have done my best to give you the information you asked for. Perhaps some you didn't ask for, at that.

My sisters and I are very interested in the book, would like to know where and how we could obtain one. Am sending a self addressed, stamped envelope for reply. Also would like to hear something about you and your families.

Sincerely yours,

Sadie C. Hull
(Mrs. Lester Hull)

Is Donna Geraldine married?
Yes, Earnest Keitch. No children.
Is Gerald Irvin Chute remarried?
Yes, Lora Hill.
What is Linda Geraldine's birthdate?
Any later children of Gerald? [i.e., after Linda]
Roland Rankine, born [Private].
David Earl, born [Private].
Has Irma Marr children younger than Mary Teresa?
Lawrence Wallace, born [Private].
Has Nellie Somerville children younger than Robert Stewart?
Robert Stewart, Jr., born [Private].
Edward Rankine, born [Private].
James Bruce, born [Private].
Margaret Carrie, born [Private].
John Wallace, born [Private].
Christina Mary, born [Private].
Do you know of any changes among Chutes in recent years?
I have three children married (just in case you haven't the information). Carrie married John Tranquilla, Jr - she has two boys. Jacqueline has one daughter - she married Gerald Caverhill(?). And Norman is married and has one son. Perhaps you have this information. Did you know that Nelson Chute passed away on February 13, 1966?

Millville, N.B.
April 5, 1966

Dear Mr. Chute:

Thank you so much for your information about the Chute Family in America. I may or we may never purchase the book (old), but would be very interested in late data.

In referring to the passing of Nelson, I meant the John Nelson in Blaine, Washington. I was never acquainted with the Nelson E. in Maryville, or his brothers Albert Wesley and Arthur William. Neither do I know Leland Garfield's family. I was to their home (Leland's) when his own boys, Laurel and Carl were very young. I am forwarding your letter concerning these people to Percy Chute in Island Falls, Maine. He knows more about them than I do.

We all loved our grandfather very, very much. I shall never forget him.

Thanks so much for your information and comments on you and your family. My Grandmother Chute had a sister who married a Flewelling(?) and went to Michigan to live. They finally lost touch with each other. Heard her speak of her so many times. Families do get scattered around.

Our eldest, Roy, is a student (first year) at McGill University in Montreal. He received his B.A. in Economics at a college in Quincy, Mass last year, is studying for his Master's Degree now, has accepted a position in the Department of Finance at Ottowa for the summer months.

Thanks again and when you come to N.B. in Canada, you are very welcome at our humble home.


Sadie C. Hull
(Mrs. Lester Hull)


Note    N91-1750         Back to Index        Back to Mortimer Henry Chute, Jr. and Dorothy Ketels Chute

Notes on Mortimer Henry Chute, Jr. and Dorothy Ketels Chute:


Note    N91-1751         Back to Index        Back to Albert F. Chute and Eugenia Augusta Scribner Chute

Notes on Albert F. Chute and Eugenia Augusta Scribner Chute:

"Born in Otisfield, Me., Jan. 27,1856; married Eugenia, daughter of Joseph N. Scribner, Sept. 10, 1876; and they live on the farm of his father and grandfather. Mr. Scribner died August 1886, aged fifty-three. One son."

Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 182.

"ALBERT F. CHUTE, a respected farmer and lifelong resident of Otisfield, was born in this town, January 27, 1856. . He is a son of John H. and Joanna (Pike), Chute. His father, who was also a native of Otisfield, born July 29, 1810, was throughout his life successfully engaged in agriculture on the farm settled by the grandfather, Francis Chute. He died December 11, 1890. His wife, Joanna, was a native of Norway, this State, and there spent her childhood. She was twice married, her first husband being Nathaniel Andrews, of Norway. While Mrs. Andrews she resided in Harrison and later in Otisfield, where her husband died September 26, 1853. By her subsequent marriage with Mr. Chute she had one son, whose name prefaces this article. She died April 24, 1896.

Albert F. Chute acquired a practical education, and in early youth assisted his father in the management of the farm of which he is now the owner. The place, known as the old Chute homestead, which was cleared, as above mentioned, by his grandfather, Francis, contains about one hundred acres of well-improved land; and Mr. Chute is profitably engaged in general farming and stock raising. He usually keeps about seven cows, his cream finding a ready market in Poland, Androscoggin County, and elsewhere. Mr. Chute is the possessor of some interesting family heirlooms, among them an' old clock that his great-grandfather had in his younger days and a silver watch his grandfather received in payment for a month's work in the hay-field. On September 10, 1876, Mr. Chute was united in marriage with Miss Eugenia Scribner, who was born in Otisfield, June 30, 1856, daughter of Joseph and Elsie (Scribner) Scribner. Mrs. Chute's great-grandfather was one of the early settlers of this town.. Her grandfather, Edward Scribner, was born in Otisfield, September 18, 1806, and for ten years before his death, which occurred January 28, 1896, he made his home with her. Mrs. Chute's mother died May 17, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Chute are the parents of one son, Alfred L., born March 8, 1878, and now residing-at home.

In political matters Mr. Chute has always voted with the Republican party. He has, however, declined office, though several times asked to serve. He is connected with some of the social Orders, being a member of Harrison Lodge, No. 41, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Harrison village, the New England Order of Protection, and the Patrons of Husbandry. He and his wife are attendants of the Methodist Episcopal church at Bolster's Mills."

Source: Biographical review. Provo, UT., Inc., 2004. Biographical Review: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cumberland County, Maine. Boston. Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1896. Page 627.


Note    N91-1752         Back to Index        Back to Rebecca Chute.

Notes on Rebecca Chute:

Chute Family Data Worksheet sent by Rebecca Chute in response to questions posed by George M. Chute, Jr., undated

Your middle name?

When did your father pass away?
Sept. 25, 1933

If Mrs. Arthur L. Chute is living, what is her address?
54 Main Street, Falmouth, Mass.

If your brother Richard H. is living, what address, and whom did he marry?
My brother died Oct 6, 1899. He was unmarried.

If your brother Robert W. is living, what address, and whom did he marry?
Jane L. Lucas of Minneapolis. My brother Robert died March 13, 1939.

I'm especially interested in getting the full names and birthdates of the young Chutes now growing up.
Dear Mr. Chute: The only young people or (illegible) in the family are those of my nephews Dr. Richard Chute of Boston and his brother Oliver S. Chute of Milton, Mass. I have not their birthdates. Very truly yours, Rebecca Chute.


Note    N91-1753         Back to Index        Back to Joseph Charles Chute.

Notes on Joseph Charles Chute:

There are two registration entries in the England & Wales, Birth Index: 1984-2004 for Joseph Charles Chute, both with a mother having the maiden name of Scarbrow and both with a location of "Slough, Berkshire". The first is Register number: B35C, District and Subdistrict: 3211B, Entry Number: 232, dated MAR 1993, and the second is Register number: A53C, District and Subdistrict: 3211A, Entry Number: 267, dated OCT 1996.

No further information is known about this family.


Note    N91-1754         Back to Index        Back to Thomas Charles Chute.

Notes on Thomas Charles Chute:

From the England & Wales, Birth Index: 1984-2004: Name: Thomas Charles Chute, Mother's Maiden Surname: Grant, Date of Registration: Mar 1988, Registration district: Slough, Registration county (inferred): Berkshire, Volume Number: 19, Page Number: 1355, Re-registration Year: 0


Note    N91-1755         Back to Index        Back to Samuel Sharp Chute and Sophie Christine Paulsen Chute

Notes on Samuel Sharp Chute and Sophie Christine Paulsen Chute:

Letter and Chute Family Data Worksheet sent by Sophie Paulsen Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., dated 17 FEB 1951

St. Cloud, Minn.
Feb. 17, 1951

Dear Mr. Chute:

Hope that I have answered all the questions, but if there is anything else I can help you with, will be most happy to do so.

You will see that my family passed away quite young. Two boys, Earl and Wallace, were in the first World War. Earl came back, but Wallace died in France, but we had his body sent back home.

Raymond could not go, as he had polio when nine years, so never could walk after that, lived until he was twenty-three, when he got the "flu" and passed away almost three weeks before Wallace did.

Sam's family are all gone except a niece in Minneapolis & a nephew in Lafayette, Indiana. I think that Helen passed away.

We are all getting old, I say getting, because I have been so well I almost forgot that I will soon be 78.


Sophie C. Chute
420 1/2 8th Ave., South
St. Cloud, Minn.

When did Samuel Sharp Chute pass away?
Oct. 24, 1935

What was his occupation?
Civil engineer & surveyor.

Your children, birthdates and present addresses?
Grace Winona, August 5, 1890, dead.
Raymond Harold, June 25, 1895, dead.
Florence Louise, May 15, 1892, dead.
Wallace Samuel, Nov 4, 1897, dead. Was killed in World War I, Dec. 6, 1918.
Earl Henry, May 21, 1900. He married Doris Ione Kime, June 10, 1929.

Their children and birthdates?
Betty Jane, [Private], is in college.
Wallace Earl, [Private].

Have you names and addresses of the children of Samuel's brothers or sisters?
Winona Underwood, dead. Two children: Helen and Richard.
David McBride Chute - dead. Believe he had no children.
James Richard Chute - dead. One daughter.
Martha Chute Mann - dead. One daughter. Nora Mann, address: 1766 Gerard Avenue, Minneapolis.
Robert Morris Chute - dead.
Lila C. Chute - also a sister who passed away ten years ago at the age of 90.

What is your own complete maiden name?
Sophie Christine Paulsen.

Wedding date?
May 25, 1889.


Note    N91-1756         Back to Index        Back to John Chute of Stone or Chislehurst, Kent

Notes on John Chute of Stone or Chislehurst, Kent:

England: Canterbury - Marriage Licences Issued By The Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 To 1668
County: General
Country: England
23 Dec 1662 John Crafts, of Stone, co. Kent, Bachr, abt 40, & Joane [blank], servant to Mr John Chute, of Stone, Spr, aged 26, at own disp.; alleged by Thos Fitch, of Stone; at Chislehurst or Stone, Kent.


Note    N91-1757         Back to Index        Back to Daniel Chute of St. James, Clerkenwell

Notes on Daniel Chute of St. James, Clerkenwell:

Middlesex: - Calendar To The Sessions Records, 1612-1614
Daniel Chute of St. James', Clerkenwell, gentleman, and John Fall of St. Andrew's, Holborn, merchant-tailor, for George Capcott of Clerkenwell, gentleman, to keep the peace.

[Jackie's note: Clerkenwell is an area of central London lying south of Kings Cross between the City and the West End. St James Parish/Church is in Clerkenwell Close overlooking Clerkenwell Green. The church is still there and has its own website.]


Note    N91-1758         Back to Index        Back to John Chute of Bristol

Notes on John Chute of Bristol:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915
Name: John Chute
Year of Registration: 1863
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
District: Bristol
County: Avon, Gloucestershire
Volume: 6a

This may be the second marriage for either John Coleman Chute or the John Chute believed to be the brother of James Henry Chute and possibly the father of John Coleman Chute. It does not match any of the known marriage dates for the Macready Chute family line at present.


Note    N91-1759         Back to Index        Back to Roy Merwin Hamilton and Eleanor Blessing Cole Hamilton

Notes on Roy Merwin Hamilton and Eleanor Blessing Cole Hamilton:

Letter from Roy Merwin Hamilton to George M. Chute, Jr.

(Written on the reverse of an invoice from Hamilton's Coffee Ranch, 30 Capital Ave N.E. Phone 4942. "Coffee, Teas, Spices, Nut Meats and Salted Nuts")

Jan 20, 1950

Dear George:

It has been some time since your letter came and I had not forgotten it. With business, inventory and taxes, I am just getting out from under so I can think of something else.

Have been looking over the family Bible and have learned a few things. Have made out the answers to your questions and have learned a few things in doing it. Among other things, I went to the library to check on the information they are supposed to have on members of of the Citizen's Historical Society. I found that I might better save my money. Also found that my father had a middle name, Herman, which he never did admit. I didn't remember Grandmother Hamilton's name to be Ellen. [*Jackie's Note: "Ellen" may have been Susan McConnell's middle name.]

Glad to have heard from you. If you get over this way again, you can look over the old stuff for yourself. Hope you had a pleasant Holiday season and have a good year coming. Things are the same as usual with us - not too much excitement. I sent a note to Raymond some time back asking for Uncle Frank's address but haven't heard from him.

Hope to hear from you soon,



Note    N91-1760         Back to Index        Back to Alice Mary Chute.

Notes on Alice Mary Chute:

Letter from Alice Mary Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

October 26, 1961

Dear Mr. Chute:

I would like introduce myself to you, I am Alice Mary, the daughter of George Albert and Alice Louise Chute of 4035 Holleman Drive, Mobile, Alabama, I do not live with my parents but as you know Dad is a radio operator for a shipping company and he comes into Port Newark frequently.

The letter which you sent to him at the above address was forwarded to him at my home by my mother, and Dad showed same to me ( he has to forward the letter back to Mobile as some the dates you requested neither he or I know, you will receive your answers within a week or so.) I am and have always been very interested in the background of the Chute family, and I certainly would appreciate everything that you could tell me about same, I have been trying for years to join the D.A.R., and I do believe the information which I do hope you will forward to me will be of considerable help.

It was very interesting reading your letter and I am so glad that you wrote and I am looking forward to corresponding with you. The weather in Jersey has been so so, nice days rainy days etc, as you said in your letter snow soon, I do like snow, give me cold days anytime in preference to the hot summer.

Hoping to hear from you shortly;


Alice Mary Chute
755 Clinton Ave. Apt. 331
Newark, N.J.

P.S. There is a R. Chute living in N.J. according to telephone directory. Also there are quite a number of Chutes in the Manhattan, NY telephone directory.


Dear Mr. Chute -

Received your nice letter and the enclosure. I was very glad to have heard from you and appreciate all the information that you forwarded here.

If you will send to me the information that you requested from my father to me, I will make sure that you receive same in at least a week. We had a light touch of snow here last week and everything looked as if it were covered with confectioner's sugar. So pretty.

Well, you have told me a little about yourself, so I'll let you know a little about myself. I am employed by the National Cash Register company here in Newark in the capacity of switchboard operator, typist, billing, etc. Come April I'll be here 12 years and I love my job. Have a nice apt. Have a wonderful boyfriend. I am glad to be alive and in perfect health. So with all that in life - what else could a human want?

Had a lovely 4-day Thanksgiving Day weekend and I do hope you and your family enjoyed the same. If it could be possible, could you give me the places of birth on the people you had underlined in red? Also, how come on the chart I couldn't find my Grandfather Clarence? Just little things that interest me. If you have time to jot those down, I'd appreciate same.

Hoping you are in the best of health and looking forward to hearing from you.


Alice Mary Chute

[Attachment: Enclosed was a hand-written note from her father: "Dear Alice: When you write to Geo Chute on the Family Tree, tell him there is a Clarence Chute in Hawaii, Ssgt. CINC PAC, 124 Waeanae Circle, HV#1 - Air Force". Grandpa George added a notation in pencil: " Clarence Wellwood Chute, dau. Terry b. Hawaii, mar. Rita"]

April 6, 1962

Dear Mr. Chute,

... since I have written to you, my sister Aleyna Louise has married � she married Ira R. Cook of Tennessee and she is expecting a baby this fall and he has orders (he is a Sgt in the A.F.) to go to Hawaii in June. Nancy LaFave my other sister is expecting another child in October.

My father was home in Mobile for a month and mother drove up with him and stayed here for a few days, then she took a plane back to Mobile and Dad is back on the ship. Everybody is in good health.

Well, I have some more information to give to you.

Is the De Chute in the attached clipping [not attached. Handwritten annotation by George M. Chute, Jr.: �Page 158 & 187�] any relation?

Bay City, Michigan news: Bob is in the Navy. Don Jr. graduates from high school next year.

Anne & Lloyd and son David, 14 mos old, live in Flint, Michigan.

Linda and Phil and their daughter live in or near Akron, Ohio.

My grandmother Mary E. Chute died June 1957.

My grandfather Clarence Haskell died May 7, 1961.

There is a George Chute (no middle initial) and wife Arly? buried in Wolfe Ridge Cemetery � no dates on it � Association has no knowledge of who owns lot other than Occupant.

There was a Captain James N. Chute in Mobile he died and has a wife Margaret and a daughter who teaches school there.

There is a resort in Naples, Maine owned by a Chute.

My Uncle Donald�s wife�s maiden name was Lena Day.


Alice M Chute

June 6, 1962

Dear Mr. Chute -

We're really having a miserable day here today, but rain was badly needed and of all the beautiful days that we have had I guess we just shouldn't complain.

Nothing very exciting in Jersey. Haven't been in swimming as yet but went to the shore and relaxed in the sun and got a nice sunburn. Have been going to McGuire Air Force Base in Wrightstown visiting my sister and her family on weekends, went to the horse races once - and I work hard all week and houseclean at night, so I'm busy all around the clock and from Sunday until Sunday. The Jersey shore sure got wrecked with that awful storm we had - seems the beaches shrunk in size.

Wrote to my uncle in Bay City and he sent me my grandmother's certificate in the D.A.R., so I wrote the D.A.R. in Washington today so maybe I'll finally fulfill a life long ambition and become a member. I'll let you know.

You were wondering about my Dad's work. Well, he works for the Can Atlantic Steamship Company whose owners are McClean - he is a radio operator on the S. S. Azalea City and he goes from Newark to San Juan Puerto Rico and back. You know how freight cars look - well, these stainless steel boxes just the size of freight cars but without wheels are transported to Puerto Rico from Newark. The boat can hold about 200 of these - some are refrigerated and they are called "reefers". These boats take most anything imaginable down to the island, and they bring back pineapple, sugar, etc. It's quite an amazing operation watching them load the ship, each box with "Sea-Land" stamped on it is brought in by trailer truck and then a crane wheel is attached to the ship, picks up the box and deposits it on the ship, and the ship sways and you hold your breath knowing for sure the box will drop (which never happens), so it's exciting (I guess). I do hope you're able to read my writing.

On the 4x6 card1 are names I found in the newly published phone books. Let me know if you know [illegible] on pink slip of paper message from my mother.

This is all I can think of to write right now. Best regards to your family. Have a pleasant summer and do write.


Alice M. Chute

P.S. As Dad's boat goes down the coast he picks up a Clarence Chute - Weather Bureau forecaster out of Norfolk, Virginia.2 What do you teach?

1There was no 4x6 index card or pink slip attached to the letter.
2 The only Clarence Chute living in any Norfolk is her own relative, Clarence Haskell Chute, out of Norfolk, Massachusetts.

July 16, 1962

Dear Mr. Chute -

Well, I think I'm on my way to joining the D.A.R. Enclosed find information which I found out. I just thought you'd be sort of kind of interested in same, even though it has nothing to do with the Chute side of the family. Hope you have a nice vacation. I myself go in 2 weeks for a 2 week vacation, then 1 more week in September. So after all the hustle and bustle of vacations, etc., I'll write you a real newsy letter. I should have 2 more nieces or nephews by then. So until then,


Alice M Chute

Attachment: D.A.R. Data sheet:

1. Alice Mary Chute, daughter of George Albert Chute and Alice Louise Gieseke
2. George Albert Chute, son of Mary Elizabeth Lowey and Clarence Haskell Chute
3. Mary Elizabeth Lowey, daughter of Eliza Jane Everett and John Lowey.
4. Eliza Jane Everett daughter of Ira Francis Everett and Mary Norcross Pratt
5. Ira Francis Everett, son of Nathaniel Everett and Sabrina Allen
6. John Everett, son of Nathaniel Everett and Rebecca Connelly
7. Nathanial Everett, son of Israel Everett (1719-1903) and Sarah Metcalf
8. Israel Everett, son of Richard Everett and Mary Fuller.

Nathaniel Everett is the ancestor who assisted in estabishing American independence while acting in the capacity of Minute Man in Captain Aaron Fuller's company, April 19, 1775.

Nathaniel Everett was born in Dedham, Mass. December 1, 1745 and died in New London, New Hampshire, February 14, 1791. He was a private in Captain Fuller's Company of Minute Men which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 from First Parish in Dedham.

He was present at the Battle of Bunker Hill and served through the war.

January 9, 1963
Newark, New Jersey

Dear Mr. Chute:

... I guess you read in the papers about the shipping strike paralyzing the east coast, well, Dad got up from Puerto Rico and docked in Baltimore. They let everyone on the boat go, he came up to Newark yesterday by train, took his car and now he is on his way to Mobile. He'll be back up after the strike is over and then go back to the boat.

Well, Nancy had a little girl born [Private] of last year, name Helen Grace.

Aleyna, a boy, born [Private] of last year, name Barry Howard.

And that is all the additions we have had in the family. Mother came up from Alabama when Helen was born and she stayed for about a month, ending up her visit with me at my place.

I never did any more about joining the D.A.R. After I found out that information I was satisfied, so that ended that. It's funny how you try for years to find out something and when you do, it just ends. But one thing, I know I could join if I wanted to, and I guess that is all that matters.



Alice M. Chute


Note    N91-1761         Back to Index        Back to James ("Jim") MacWhinnie and Sarah Beatrice ("Sadie") Dakin MacWhinnie.

Notes on James ("Jim") MacWhinnie and Sarah Beatrice ("Sadie") Dakin MacWhinnie:

Letter from Sarah Beatrice ("Sadie") Dakin MacWhinnie to George M. Chute, Jr.

Lynn, Mass. Jan. 20, 1958 Dear Mr. & Mrs. Chute,

Rec'd your nice letter and also the record of the Chute family. I was glad to receive it; there are many named that I do not know in the record. I think they have a genealogy of the Chute family in Malden, Mass.

Jim and I are real well and also Osman and family. We have had some cold weather, but not much snow. There has been plenty of it not far from Lynn. We will get our share before the winter is gone.

My mother, Alice Alicia Chute, had four children: Sadie, Elizabeth, Arnold and Utah. Alena is Elizabeth's middle name. He has in my record Alena instead of Utah.

I am the Sarah B. Dakin that married the MacWhinnie, so I am Mrs. MacWhinnie. Jim and I will be married 56 years the 22nd of this month. I haven't seen Wallace and the Wilsons since the last of Sept. We saw them at the airport in Boston.

Hope your wife is better, it is terrible to have anything wrong with the ears or the eyes.

Hope to hear from you again sometime.


James and Sarah MacWhinnie
70 Beacon Hill Avenue
Lynn, Mass.


Note    N91-1762         Back to Index        Back to Beecher Leslie Haggan and Ida Louise (Haggan) Haggan.

Notes on Beecher Leslie Haggan and Ida Louise (Haggan) Haggan:

Letter from Beecher Leslie Haggan to George M. Chute, Jr.

Port Burwell, Ontario
Jan 27, 1960

Dear Mr. Chute:

My apologies for not answering more promptly; I had thought that I could give you most of the information almost at once, but find it is not as simple as that. While I know some of the names of the various Chute families, I have no dates on living persons.

I have heard my family speak of your father; I knew Fred Timmins and am well acquainted with George and Howard Chute. We live about four miles west of them, and when your letter came, I called at their home and showed it to Howard. He remembered you very well. He thought he could get most of the dates you want from the family bible, and promised to let me know when the list was ready, but I have heard nothing more from him.

Of the many Chute families who used to live on this road, George and Howard are the only ones left in the Port Burwell area.

Elgin Chute's daughter Mildred is still single. The mother died about two years ago (I hope to get the date soon). The father and daughter are the only Chutes left in the Grovesend [or Gravesend] district since Morley's widow sold the farm and moved to Aylmer. The younger son, Kenneth, lives with her. My wife and Morley were first cousins on their mother's side. (Incidentally, I married my second cousin - on our father's side - Ida Haggan).

When Roy Chute's family lived at Lakeview, I was acquainted with the oldest boy, Melvin, and later with the oldest daughter Bessie when she taught the Lakeview school. Melvin died some years ago. Bessie married a man named Ryan and is presently teaching at Vienna, I believe.

When I get names and dates on these families, I will be happy to send them to you. At present, the information in many cases is very sketchy. However, I am enclosing a fairly complete write-up on Morley Chute's family, as supplied by my wife and based on the system used in the Chute genealogy.

Yours sincerely,

Beecher L. Haggan

R. R. 1, Port Burwell, Ont.
[Handwritten by George M. Chute, Jr.: "Abt Nov 1960"[

Dear Friend:

This is to tell you that Ida sent a letter to Mrs. Beulah E. McAllister, the former Beulah Conner of Aylmer, who is now living in London at 275 Regent Street. We found her name in the telephone book, and hope she will be able to give some information about the family of "Linc" Chute.

A few nights ago were at a meeting over at Spencer McConnell's. Lyall McConnell was there and we were talking about William E. Chute and his elusive family. Spencer remarked that it seemed strange that with so many children, not one was visible on the horizon! Where can they all be?

We are very much interested in the Elgin County Pioneer Museum in St. Thomas, and were on a committee that set up a display in the the County Tent at the International Plowing Match at Springfield, October 11-14. We were at the tent from about 10:00 a.m. till around 6:00 p.m., each of the four days. As a result, we developed colds which have pretty well taken the pep out of us, and we are dreading the winter. Wish we were heading for Mexico!

Ida spends a lot of time studying the genealogy of the pioneer families of Old Nova Scotia Street, and the biggest help is of course the Chute Genealogy. We spent an afternoon at the Registry Office last week and hope to getg back soon. We came home with a lot of interesting information.

Wishing you every success in your project. Any reply from Beulah Conner McAllister will be forwarded to you promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Beecher Haggan

[Jackie's note: There are two individuals who might have gone by the name "Spencer McConnell" at this time: Spencer Doan McConnell or his son Donald Spencer McConnell, so it is not known which of the two he is refering to, or if he is referring to someone else entirely. The "elusive family" of William Edward Chute plagues Chute family researchers to this day, hoping they might have some idea of the whereabouts of his papers and notes from his trek through the United States and Canada, interviewing Chutes. The reference to "Mexico" in this letter was no doubt in reference to Grandpa George mentioning one of his and Grandma Jo's many trips south of the border to Mexico. They often returned with wonderful gifts of silver filigree and turquoise jewelry which I still have even now.]

Nov. 27 [1960]

Dear Friend:

Am enclosing a letter from a former Aylmer girl Beulah E. Connor whom Lyall McConnell thought were of the Connor branch you are seeking. Her father owned considerable property in Sask. and did a lot of travelling about on hoth sides of the line in that district; but it would seem that they are not related to L. Chute's wife. There is another Connor family near Aylmer somewhere, and if we find anything about them, we will let you know.

Yours sincerely,

Ida Haggan

[Jackie's note: after some thought and much waffling, I have decided to transcribe the letter they did receive. Even though this family isn't related to the Chute family, any historian would consider this letter "an original source document" - it certainly contained a good deal of information a Connor researcher might find useful - which wouldn't happen if it were filed away in the Chute Family Records file, never to be seen again. If roles were reversed, I would hope someone would make Chute family information available to us, even if it didn't pertain to their family directly. So with apologies to everyone else but a branch of the Connor family not even remotely related to us - or, at least, not to my knowledge - here it is:]

Mrs. F. G. McAlister
275 Regent Street
London, Ontario
Nov 19, 1960

Dear Mrs. Haggan:

Your letter came while we were away on a short vacation.

First of all, our name "Connor" was spelled with an "or" instead of an "er" at the end - but originally it may have been the same name. I do not recall having heard my father speak of William Connor of Yorkton, Sask.

My great-grandfather Matthew Connor (a hatter) came out from County Cork, Ireland with his wife and family about 1823 on account of the sudden ending of a war, leaving him with his capital tied up in military caps which could not be sold. He brought nine of his ten children with him, the eldest, James, remaining in Ireland. The names of the sons who came were: John, Henry, Abner, Isaac, Matthew, Robert and Frank. The names of the girls were Mary Ann and Eleanor. Henry was my grandfather, and he lived at Delmer and Springfield, Ontario. Isaac lived at Corinth, Ontario. Frank located in Buffalo, New York, Abner in Michigan, Matthew in Ottawa, where his son James Henry founded the Connor Washing Machine Co., Robert died in his youth and John remained in eastern Canada.

There was a William Connor in Ottawa in the business there whom I met in 1918 and he was a young man then, with small children.

My great-grandfather Matthew Connor knew John Wesley when he came to Ireland on an evangelical mission.

It makes me sad that we know so little about the lives of our ancestors. I have obtained this information from a letter written by my father, which I prize.

Yours sincerely,

Beulah E. McAlister


Note    N91-1763         Back to Index        Back to Frederick Hawley Chute, Sr. and Marcella Phelps Chute.

Notes on Frederick Hawley Chute, Sr. and Marcella Phelps Chute:

Letters from Frederick Hawley Chute, Sr. to George M. Chute, Jr.

May 26, 1950

Mr. George M. Chute
700 Antoinette Street
Detroit 2, Michigan

Dear cousin George:

Your letter of May 16th to my father has been received. With sorrow I must report to you that he was stricken with a serious hemorrhage May 17th, and died early Friday morning May 19th.

I know that he enjoyed his recent correspondence with you, and had done a considerable amount of work, accumulating family data to be sent to you. When I do get the chance, I will go over these things and send you what information he would have wanted you to have.

Naturally these are very difficult times for our family. He are comforted only by the fact that he lived such a wonderful life, and set such a wonderful example for us.

I would be very happy at any time to correspond with you further.


Frederick Chute

March 2, 1951

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

Dear Cousin George:

Thank you for your letter of February 4th. I am sending along the answers to your list of questions. I think I have been able to answer them all.

I had also noticed in the Navy Register, at one time or other, that there were other Chutes in the Navy. It is interesting to note that one is your son. I have not been recalled to active service, and don't believe I will be unless we get into all out war. I certainly hope not. As you can see, my children are quite young. I have been married only four years. My son, our latest, is the only male Chute in our line of the family, outside of myself and my Uncle Louis.

My Uncle Louis P. Chute, the only presently surviving child of the Samuel H. Chute's, is now 82. He comes to the office here at 307 East Hennepin Avenue every day. He is very up and coming and spry.

If I can be of any further assistance to you at any time, please let me know. I hope that if you ever are in Minneapolis that you will look me up.

M. P. Chute is my wife, Marcella P. Chute.


Frederick H. Chute
307 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis 14, Minnesota

July 10, 1952

Dear George:

It was a great pleasure for both me and my Uncle Louis to meet you recently when you were in Minneapolis. It was very interesting to be brought up to date on a lot of the matters concerning Chute genealogy, and the part that you are playing in filling the gap of the last 50 years or so. As you know, if there is anything we can do at any time, we will be very happy to help.

I hope that everything went smoothly for you when in Minneapolis, and that the next time you visit here, you will be able to come out to our home for a visit, and at least a meal.

With best wishes,
Frederick H. Chute
307 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis 14, Minnesota

Obituary, Frederick Hawley Chute, Sr., February 8, 2009

Chute, Frederick Hawley Passed away at his home on February 8, 2009. He was 96 years old. Frederick was born in Minneapolis on June 4, 1912. He attended Blake School, where he was head boy of the school and a standout athlete, particularly in football and baseball. He went on to attend Yale University, where he graduated in 1935. He served in World War II as a naval aviation officer assigned to an anti-submarine patrol squadron. He retired from the Navy in 1945 as a lieutenant commander. In 1947 he married Marcella Phelps, and together they raised six children. After college and military service, Frederick went to work for his father and uncle in the family real estate business where he continued to work until the business was sold in 2007. During his real estate career he developed the Mid-City Industrial Center in Northeast Minneapolis, the Broadway Place office buildings, and several motels. Frederick was an avid sportsman who enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, downhill skiing, canoeing, ice boating, and sailboat racing. A number of times he was on the winning boat while racing A Scow sailboats at the annual Inland Lakes Yachting Association championships. Frederick had many interests in life, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. Frederick was a past president of the Minneapolis Club; commodore of the Minnetonka Yacht Club; commodore of the Inland Lakes Yachting Association; ILYA racing judge; member of the Blake School Board of Trustees; member of the Advisory board at First National Bank in St. Anthony Falls; active in fundraising for United Way; and active in Girl Scouts of Minnesota.

Frederick was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret, who died at age 13 in 1923; and by his parents, Frederick Butterfield Chute and Elizabeth Hawley Chute. Frederick is survived by Marcella, his wife of 62 years; children, Constance Dowling (Patrick), Frederick Chute Jr. (Lynn), Dr. Edmund Chute (Harriett), John M. Chute, David Chute (Christina), Anne Nowlan (Tom), and sixteen grandchildren. Memorial service 2 pm Monday, February 16, 2009 at The Episcopal Church of St. Edward the Confessor, 865 North Ferndale Road, (Corner of Ferndale Rd. & County Road 6) Wayzata. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, Minnesota Historical Society, or Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

Spurce: Published in Minneapolis Star Tribune from 2/12 to 2/15/2009


Note    N91-1764         Back to Index        Back to Katharine Marie Chute.

Notes on Katharine Marie Chute:

Awarded: All-Time Top Player
Best player in the Class of 2007

Katherine Chute's skill on skates should come as no surprise. The family tree of the Blake girls' hockey star contains a long line of relatives comfortable on the ice.

Katharine's father, Dr. Edmond Chute, played for Blake back in the "brown and white" era, the time when The Blake School was Blake School for Boy's. Edmond was a defenseman. In his junior year, their record was 23-3-3, and they won the MISL (Minnesota Independent School League) Championship.

Katharine started her career as a 3rd-grader when she was selected to play on the Girls U12B team in the Wayzata youth hockey system. She earned the center position. She then played U12A in Wayzata for the next three years. After a year of U15 in Wayzata, she made the Blake School varsity squad in October 2002.

Katharine Chute, 2007
A Final Tribute

Katharine has a waterbug-like skating ability. She has always had elite talent, but she became even better in her final season once she figured out how to take advantage of her scoring opportunities while at the same time maintaining an unselfish approach that made her into a leader.

"Katharine is soft-spoken and the quiet leader of this Blake team. The example she sets in practice first, and then in games is inspirational to her teammates as well as the coaching staff. Someone of her character, will, and work ethic comes along rarely. She is congenial in victory and coaches from other teams hold her in the highest regards, as she is polite and respectful as an opponent, but yet a competitor of the highest quality in a game." (Blake head coach Brano Stankovsky)

"Chute from Blake is in my mind the fastest kid in the state this year, if you haven't seen her yet, I recommend it, she is fun to watch." (Holy Angels coach Jaime Grossman January 10, 2007)

Katharine Chute, 2007

High School Record: The Blake School, Minnesota

2006-2007 Girls' Hockey Summary (The Blake School)
Conference Record: 12-0
Place: Champions
Overall Record: 26-4
Section 4A: Defeated Totino-Grace (7-0) in semifinal contest and then defeated Mahtomedi (3-0) in the Section 4A Championship game.
Ms. Hockey Nominee: Katharine Chute
Ms. Hockey: Katharine Chute
Associated Press All State Team: Katharine Chute
Associated Press All State Honorable Mention Team: Rachel Bowens-Rubin
Associated Press Player of the Year: Katharine Chute
Star Tribune's 2007 All-Metro Girls' Hockey Team: Katharine Chute
Star Tribune's 2007 Girls' Hockey Player of the Year: Katharine Chute
Academic All State Team: Katharine Chute, Rachel Bowens-Rubin
Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association (MGHCA) Class A All State Team: Katharine Chute
MGHCA Class A Honorable Mention All State Team: Margaret Chute, Sally Komarek
All Conference: Katherine Chute, Laura Komarek, Margaret Chute, Sally Komarek and Rachel Bowens-Rubin
Class A All State Tournament Team: Katherine Chute, Margaret Chute and Rachel Bowens-Rubin
All Conference Honorable Mention: Samantha Butters and Sara Cole
Blake School players selected to the High School Senior Classic: Katharine Chute and Laura Komarek
Blake School players selected to try-out for the US National Development Camp: Rachel Bowens-Rubin, Sally Komarek, Margaret Chute, Chloe Billadeau, Hilary Hayssen, Sam Butters, Sara Cole and Andi Foss
Blake School players invited to the Junior Festival try-outs: Sam Butters and Kate Dasburg
Nominated for the Freshman Sophomore Elite camp by the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association: Sally Komarek, Margaret Chute, Hilary Hayssen, Sam Butters, Sara Cole, Andi Foss, Gina Abrego and Michelle Tremblay
Team Awards:
Most Valuable Defensive Player -- Rachel Bowens-Rubin
Most Improved Player -- Olivia Rotenberg
Most Valuable Forward -- Katharine Chute
Most Valuable Player -- Katherine Chute
2006-2007 Captains - Samantha Butters and Kate Dasburg
The Bill Marton Award is for the player that gives a 110% of themselves on the ice in games and practice and for the team -- Katharine Chute
The Neale Goodman Award is for the "unsung hero" of the team, someone who does not receive the recognition they should for all their contributions to the team -- Julia Heffelfinger
1) Getting to the Championship game of the 2006 Schwan's Cup Holiday Tournament. 2) Winning the Tri-Metro Conference (going undefeated) 3) Winning Section 4A, going to State 4) Winning State 5) Katherine Chute being named Ms. Hockey


Blake's Chute Named Minnesota's Ms. Hockey
Minnesota Wild
Feb 27, 2007, 11:35 AM EST

Katharine Chute led the Blake Bears to the 2007 Class A Girls' State Championship. Katharine Chute, a senior forward on the Blake School girls' high school hockey team, Sunday was named the winner of the 12th annual Ms. Hockey Award by "Let's Play Hockey" newspaper at a banquet at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. The award, presented to the top girls' high school hockey player in Minnesota, is based on the following criteria: academics, community/extra curricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.

Chute, who will play at either Yale, Harvard or Dartmouth next season, scored 66 points on 36 goals and 30 assists in the regular season for the 26-4 Bears, who defeated Farmington 2-1 in the championship game of the Class A state tournament. Chute, a 2006-07 National Merit Scholarship finalist, added four goals and eight assists in the playoffs to finish with 40 goals and 38 assists for 78 points in 30 games in 2006-07. The Bears were ranked No. 1 in the Let's Play Hockey preseason poll and never left the top spot.

For her five-year varsity career, Chute tallied over 220 points, including 13 shorthanded goals. She was named to the Minnesota Girls' Hockey Coaches Association's Class A All-State honorable mention list in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She landed on the All-State team in 2007. She is a four-time All-Tri-Metro Conference selection and was honorable mention all-conference as an eighth-grader in 2003, when she helped Blake to the first of its two Class A state titles during her tenure. Chute was named to the 2007 Class A All-State Tournament team after leading Blake in scoring with two goals and four assists. In addition, Chute is a four-time All-State performer in cross country and was honorable-mention all-state as a junior in lacrosse.

"Being named Ms. Hockey is an incredible honor," said Chute, who played exclusively on girls' teams while growing up in the Wayzata Youth Hockey Association. "The top 10 finalists for the award are so talented on and off the ice, that it really could have been any one of us who won. I just want to thank all my coaches over the years, my teammates and my family. I couldn't have done it without them."

Chute is equally proficient in non-skating endeavors. She carries a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average with three advanced placement classes this year. As a junior, she was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. She has played the French horn in the school band since sixth grade. Keeping with the French theme, in 2006 she ranked second in the state and fourth nationally in a Level 5A French examination. Her volunteer work includes working as a coordinator and participant in the Spring Lake Restoration Project.

"The example she sets in practice first, then in games, is inspirational to her teammates as well as the coaching staff," Blake coach Brano Stankovsky said. "Someone of her character, will, and work ethic comes along rarely."

The other finalists for Ms. Hockey were forward Jenna Kilpatrick of New Prague, defenseman Ashlan Lambert of Eden Prairie, defenseman Terra Rasmussen of Coon Rapids and forward Maria Stoa of Eden Prairie. This is the 12th season "Let's Play Hockey" has sponsored the Ms. Hockey Award. The award's previous Ms. Hockey winners were: 2006 - Allie Thunstrom, North St. Paul; 2005 - Gigi Marvin, Warroad; 2004 - Erica McKenzie, Hastings; 2003 - Andrea Nichols, Hibbing/Chisholm; 2002 - Ashley Albrecht, South St. Paul; 2001 - Renee Curtin, Roseville; 2000 - Krissy Wendell, Park Center; 1999 - Ronda Curtin, Roseville; 1998 - Laura Slominski, Burnsville; 1997 - Annamarie Holmes, Apple Valley; and 1996 - Winny Brodt, Roseville.

The 12th annual award, selected based on consultations with a panel of Division I and III college coaches from Minnesota and Wisconsin, is sponsored by "Let's Play Hockey" and the Minnesota Wild.


Katharine Chute, Harvard Roster
College Record: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Women's Ice Hockey - Roster
#15 - Katharine Chute
Position: Forward
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wayzata, Minn.
High School: Blake School
Height: 5-7
Shoots/Catches: R
House Affliation: Lowell
Sophomore � 2008-09

Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic team for second straight year ... Appeared in all 32 contests ... Ranked fourth on the Crimson in scoring with 18 points on five goals and 13 assists ... Boasted a +18 rating, the third-best mark on the team ... Matched her career-high with three points (two goals, one assist) in victory at Union (Jan. 30) ... Picked up first assist of season in 1-1 tie against Rensselaer (Nov. 7) ... Collected an assist on Kathryn Farni's power-play goal against Union (Nov. 8) ... Tallied a goal against Colgate (Nov. 22) ... Added a score in 3-2 win at Dartmouth (Dec. 17) ... Collected an assist at Rensselaer (Jan. 31) ... Had an assist in Harvard's 8-0 win over Boston University in Beanpot semifinal (Feb. 3) ... Earned two assists in first period in win over Brown (Feb. 7) ... Collected two assists in victory at Cornell (Feb. 13) ... Picked up an assist the following afternoon in win at Colgate (Feb. 14) ... Earned two assists against Clarkson (Feb. 21), as Harvard defended its ECAC Hockey regular-season title ... Tallied a goal against Cornell in Game 2 of ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series.

Freshman � 2007-08

An ECAC Hockey All-Academic team pick ... Tallied the game-winning goal in ECAC semifinals vs. Clarkson (March 8) ... Scored the game-winner on power play for first career goal vs. Quinnipiac Nov. 2 ... Had a career-high three points (1-2-3) and +4 rating in win over Boston College (Jan. 8) ... Assisted on Jenny Brine's game-winning goal against Northeastern in Beanpot semifinals (Feb. 5); had a career-high seven shots on goal against the Huskies ... Tied her career-high with three points (2-1-3) against Rensselaer (Feb. 9); had a +4 rating and scored the game-winner ... Earned +8 rating during four-game scoring streak (Feb. 2 - Feb. 9) against Yale, Northeastern, Union and Rensselaer ... Recorded two tallies against Clarkson (Nov. 23), including the game-winner ... Added a tally and an assist against Union (Feb. 8) ... +15 rating.

Before Harvard

A member of the ice hockey team while at The Blake School... Also ran cross country and played lacrosse in high school... Dubbed "Ms. Hockey" and named to the all-state and all-conference ice hockey teams... Minnesota State Champions in ice hockey freshman and senior seasons ... Cross country team placed second in the state senior year ... Lacrosse team finished second in the state freshman, sophomore and senior seasons ... Graduated Cum Laude... Assisted with the restoration of Spring Lake Park.


Enjoys camping, spending time with family, being outdoors, reading and running.


Note    N91-1765         Back to Index        Back to Margaret Phelps Chute.

Notes on Margaret Phelps Chute:

Margaret Phelps Chute
Margaret Chute Named Athena Award Winner

The Blake School senior Margaret Chute has been named the school's 2009 Athena Award winner. The Athena Award is given annually to a senior for outstanding athletic and academic achievement. The award is named after the mythical Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom and skill, who was invincible and possessed the gifts of dignity, power, and youth.

Chute is one of the most decorated tri-sport athletes in the history of The Blake School. She has earned accolades in cross-country, hockey, and lacrosse. Chute has earned 17 varsity letters during her career and has been recognized as All-State in each of her sports. Upon graduation, Chute will attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she plans to play hockey and be reunited on the ice with her sister Katharine Chute '07.

Chute began her athletic career at Blake as a seventh grader and never looked back. She earned six varsity letters in cross-country and numerous Tri-Metro Conference and All-State awards. She is the only Blake student (male or female) to ever compete in six state cross-country meets, her highest finish resulting in seventh place. Chute also earned All-State Academic honors her junior and senior year and was captain and most valuable runner her senior season.

Spending her time on the ice in the winter, Chute earned five varsity letters in hockey. Chute was annually one of the top scorers not only on her team, but also in the state of Minnesota. Chute was an integral part of the Blake State Championship Hockey Teams in 2007 and 2009, being named to the All-Tournament Team in 2007. In each of her final three seasons, Chute was honored with both All Tri-Metro Conference and All-State awards and also served as captain as a senior.

Chute has also excelled on the lacrosse field. At the culmination of her career, she will have earned five varsity letters. Chute has been honored as All-State for the past three seasons and led her team to the 2008 State Championship, defeating an Eden Prairie team that had won four straight titles. Not only has Chute shined in athletics, but she has an impeccable academic record and is active in the community. Chute is a National Merit Scholar Finalist and maintains a high grade point average while taking advanced placement courses. She has won a Gold Key Award for her artwork and has had her poetry published in a national literary magazine. Chute is a member of Blake's Student InterAction Committee (SIAC) and as a junior won several school awards related to excellence in scholarship and achievement.

Coach Brano Stankovsky may have said it best, "Margaret is an exceptional student athlete. What you see today is an embodiment of her hard work, persistence, and pure desire to become the best that she can be whether on the ice, in the classroom, and as a teammate."

The Blake School congratulates Margaret Chute on her academic and athletic achievements!

The Chute Profile
Cross-Country �
Varsity Letters: 6 years
Captain: 2 years (2007, 2008)
All Tri-Metro Conference: 4 years (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
All Tri-Metro Conference Honorable Mention: 1 year (2007)
All-State: 5 years (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
All-State Academic: 2 years (2007, 2008)
State Meet Appearances: 6 (2003-2008)
Hockey -
Varsity Letters: 5 years
Captain: 1 year (08-09)
All Tri-Metro Conference: 3 years (06-07, 07-08, 08-09)
All Tri-Metro Conference Honorable Mention: 1 year (05-06)
All-State: 2 years (07-08, 08-09)
All-State Honorable Mention: 1 year (06-07)
Ms. Hockey Finalist: Top five
State Tournament Appearances: 2, 2007 & 2009 State Champion
Lacrosse -
Varsity Letters: 5 years
All-State: 3 years (2006, 2007, 2008)
State Tournament Appearances: 4, 2008 State Champion, 2007 (2nd Place), 2006 (3rd Place), 2005 (2nd Place)


Note    N91-1766         Back to Index        Back to Edsel Henry Chute and Lucille Mable Rubuliak Chute.

Notes on Edsel Henry Chute and Lucille Mable Rubuliak Chute:

Letter from Edsel Henry Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.

Red Deer, Alberta
Nov 28, 1966

Dear Mr. Chute,

We are sorry for the delay in obtaining the information you requested; however, a trip to Edmonton was necessary to get some of the dates for you.

It was too bad we didn't know of your trip to Calgary. We live only 90 minutes north of Calgary, and would have enjoyed meeting you. We were in your part of the country in September 1965, on our return trip from Wheeling, West Virginia - a trip we really enjoyed!

We are very interested in these records you are compiling. Is there any way in which we could receive these records also? We would really like to obtain them.

Thank you for your interest.


Edsel H. Chute
Attachment: Chute Family Data Worksheet
Annotation by George M. Chute: "Answered him Dec 12. Sending copy of typed N & S records".


Note    N91-1767         Back to Index        Back to Sybil Margaret Chute.
Margaret Chute (left) with actress Lillian Gish on movie set, Los Angeles, 1928

Notes on Sybil Margaret Chute:

N�e Sybil Margaret Chute b. 7 June 1886, Norwood, London, England d. November 1948, Los Angeles, California, USA. Journalist, columnist for Picture Show and Everybody's Weekly in the late 1920s.

Margaret Chute was the daughter of actor Charles Kean Chute (b. 1858, Bath, Somerset, England) and Sybil Claridge Andrews (b. 1860, Holloway, London, England) and the sister of Dorothea Emily Chute. Margaret was a columnist for the magazine Picture Show during the late 1920s. In November 1926, the magazine recorded that 'Margaret Chute, the well-known society writer recently visited Los Angeles, taking with her exclusive introductions that gained her entry to all of the best-known studios'. While in Hollywood, Margaret wrote a number of articles including a series of 'intimate' interviews with Pola Negri and Gloria Swanson and a piece titled 'John Gilbert and his Hair' (!). Margaret's society connections may have come from her sister Dorothea (known as Dora), who had become Lady McFaydyean following her marriage to Andrew McFadyean. Margaret visited America again in 1928 and in 1940 but we do not yet have any detailed information about these visits. (NM) If you know any more about Margaret Chute, or have details of/references for any other writing she produced, please Contact Us."

Source: Women and Silent British Cinema, or leave the information on Margaret's Posts page. See Posts Posts for Margaret Chute.

'The One Eyed Machine', The Royal Magazine, 1912 (?)
'I Talk to Pola Negri', Picture Show, 20 November 1926, p. 18.
'John Gilbert and His Hair', Picture Show, 20 November 1926, p. 20.
'My Visit to Gloria Swanson', Picture Show, 4 December 1926, p. 5
'Girl of Twenty-Two Who Photographs Stars', Everybody's Weekly, 8 September 1928
'A Hungarian in Hollywood: An Exclusive Story about Victor Varcoini', Picture Show, 15 September 1928, pp. 10-11.
'The Heroine of the Wind � Lilian Gish as seen by Margaret Chute', Picture Show, 10 November 1928, pp. 10-11.

Source: Janice Healey of Women and Silent British Cinema


Note    N91-1768         Back to Index        Back to Edward Ervin Chute and Anna Long Chute.

Notes on Edward Ervin Chute and Anna Long Chute:

"Edward Ervin Chute, born at Caledonia, Queens Co., N.S., Feb. 21, 1857, married Anna, daughter of John H. and Caroline A. (Sprowle) Long, Mar. 16, 1879, and lived eight or ten years in Cambridgeport, Mass., keeper of a livery stable."

Source: A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources, William Edward Chute. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 179.

Edward learned his profession early, listed in the 1875 Cambridge City Directory as working as a hostler (someone who is employed to tend horses, especially at an inn) for J. Pike & Company, Main Street in Cambridge and boarding at 6 Green Street before his marriage. He learned his profession well, eventually owning his own livery stable and employing his own sons as teamsters. While the first automobiles wouldn't be seen on the streets of Cambridge for another 20 years or more, his would have been one of the last Chute families to earn their living as hostlers and teamsters in the United States.


Note    N91-1769         Back to Index        Back to Benjamin Belliveau and Grace Lubell Chute Belliveau.

Notes on Benjamin Belliveau and Grace Lubell Chute Belliveau:

Correspondence between Wendy Belliveau and Jacqueline Chute, 2002

"...I am searching for a Benjamin J. Belliveau who married a Grace last name unknown. They were living in Mass. circa 1903. Benjamin was from Pubnico Nova Scotia and was born Sept 10, 1866. Would you have any other info on the Benjamin who married Grace Chute? I have hit a brick wall with Benjamin and his brother George who both lived in Mass, Essex area, also their sister Annie who married a Francis Meehan."

I have just rechecked my notes and on a settlement of the estate of Benjamin's father and mother I have Benjamin J. and Grace L. Belliveau, of the state of Massachusetts, City of Malden, as of July 16, 1903. According to older family members either Benjamin or his brother George was a carpenter. Benjamin and George possibly had a sister Helene or Helen who died young. Sister Annie married to Francis Meehan, lived in Cambridgeport, Mass. and an unmarried sister Barbara "Nellie" lived in Lynn. As for the difference in age I have found that these men either married late or were married twice. I know for sure that George was married twice, his second wife being much younger than he. Benjamin was the son of Isidore Belliveau and Phoebe Ann Goodwin of East Pubnico, NS. Their brother James Radford would have been my husband's great-grandfather. He also became a naturalized US citizen in 1891 but moved back to NS and brought up his family. Any information that you could find would be greatly appreciated. I know that Chute was a name here in South West Nova Scotia, due to the fact that Henry Chute married Susan Forbes (who by the way is also of my husband's family on his grandmother's side.) My reference to the Helene or Helen who died young was to a sister of Benjamin Belliveau, not the daughter.

I have found a Melvin Chute and wife Fanny with children Annie, Carrie, George and Hattie living in Belisle, Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia re 1881 Canadian census. Benjamin (my Benjamin) also would have had a connection to Belisle in that his mother had a brother Isaac Goodwin who moved there sometime after the 1881 census was done. I mentioned the name Helen since I thought it possible that if this was my Benjamin he might possibly named his daughter after a sister who died. This family of Belliveaus was and still is noted for keeping family names going, for generation after generation. If I find anything else I certainly will pass it on to you.

Speaking of Henry Chute who married Susan Forbes, I noticed that he also married a Sarah Nickerson, would you have parents for her? There is a place in this community of Woods Harbour, NS that is called Chute's Point, presumably because a Chute family lived there.


Note    N91-1770         Back to Index        Back to Burton Alden Chute and Elizabeth (surname unknown) Chute.

Notes on Burton Alden Chute and Elizabeth (surname unknown) Chute:

It is quite probable that Burton had two wives, although neither of them have been fully identified. There is a record of him marrying the first of his two wives (her name is unknown at this time) in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1906 shortly after he sailed from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Boston in 1903 (he would later estimate this date of arrival as 1905 in the 1920 census). By 1918 he had relocated to New Jersey, identifying himself as a widow; however, in 1928 he is living (and vacationing in Bermuda, apparently) with a second wife, Elizabeth who was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. Less than two years later he is again living alone as a boarder in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, USA, and eventually returned (still without Elizabeth) to Suffolk County, Massachusetts. More research is needed to determine the identity of both wives.


Note    N91-1771         Back to Index        Back to Asa Raymond Minard, Sr. and Adelaide Mercy (Minard) Minard.

Notes on Asa Raymond Minard, Sr. and Adelaide Mercy (Minard) Minard:

"Asa Raymond Minard, born August 31, 1873, at Port Medway, Queens county, Nova Scotia. He was educated in the public schools of Nova Scotia and Boston, also attended evening high and Boston Latin school. He is a member of the Baptist denomination, and has held the following positions: Worthy patriarch of Signal Light Division, Sons of Temperance, of Boston; worthy patriarch of Ray of Hope Division, Sons of Temperance, of Nova Scotia ; president of the Lafayette Lyceum of the Loyal League of America, a patriotic organization; superintendent of the Bible Schools of the Baptist church in West Somerville, and also at West Medford; chairman of the standing committee at the West Medford church: has held offices in the following churches : Ruggles Street Baptist Church, Boston ; First Baptist Church, Boston ; West Somerville and West Medford churches ; president of the largest Young Peoples' Society in New England in 1893; president of the Boston Central Convention, composed of the Young Peoples' Societies in the Baptist churches of Greater Boston : president of the Young Men's Baptist Social Union in 1904; treasurer of the Boston East Association of Baptist churches from 1904 to 1907; secretary of the Canadian Club of Boston 1905-6-7, and elected president January 6. 1908; sent as a special representative by the Canadian Club to represent it at the annual dinner of the Canadian Clubs at Hamilton, Ontario, in March, 1906, at Ottawa in February. 1907, at Toronto. November, 1907 : sent as a special delegate to the International Council of the Canadian Clubs and Societies of Nova Scotia and Canada at the Clifton House, Niagara Falls, Canada, in July, 1907; was elected vice-president of the council and chairman of the councils of the Canadian Clubs of the United States. Mr. Minard was a member of the Medford board of aldermen in 1904-05 ; member of the Boston City Club: an original member of the Massachusetts Naval Brigade, having joined Company D the night of its organization ; original member of the Neighborhood Club of West Medford: member of Mt. Hermon Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Mystic Royal Arch Chapter, and of Medford Council of Royal and Select Masters. Mr. Minard has filled many engagements as a platform speaker at religious and political gatherings, also as an after- dinner speaker.

He married, August 7, 1894, Adelaide Mercy Minard, daughter of David and Louisa (Chute) Minard. Their children are: i. Asa Raymond Minard, Jr., born January 3, 1896, at Boston. 2. Basil Boise Wood, born August 17, 1897, at Leominster, Massachusetts. 3. Roger Wolcott, born December 26, 1900, at West Medford. 4. Robert Butterworth, born April 4, 1907, at West Medford. Adelaide M. Minard, wife of Asa R. Minard, is descended from Elijah Minard (i), who came from the state of Connecticut about 1761, and married Peggy Peach. They settled in Milton, Queens county, Nova Scotia."

Source: Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume III. Prepared under the Editorial Supervision of William Richard Cutter, A.M., Historian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society; Librarian of Woburn Public Library; Author of "The Cutter Family," "History of Arlington," "Bibliography of Woburn," etc., etc. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1908. Pages: 1003-1005, "Minard"


Note    N91-1772         Back to Index        Back to Garnet Leroy Hudson and Irene Goldie Neaves Hudson.

Notes on Garnet Leroy Hudson and Irene Goldie Neaves Hudson:

"HUDSON, Irene Goldie - 81, Port Wade, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, in Valley Regional Hospital. Surrounded by family, Irene succumbed to complications from Alzheimer's disease, a condition that she had battled for over 10 years. Born in Round Hill, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Alvina (Purdy) Neaves. She was a very special lady. Many in the communities in the Annapolis Royal area would have referred to Irene as Mrs. Hudson, for she had been a teacher whose career started right after high school and lasted until 1987 when she joined her husband of 57 years, Garnet, in the life of leisure called retirement. To friends and family, she will be remembered for her many qualities. As well as teaching many of the children, family and friends could always rely on Irene when there was a need. This might involve helping out with Daily Vacation Bible School and Sunday school, or baking squares or an apple pie for a function. Her generous nature was matched by her love for life and her unforgettable, contagious laugh. Irene is survived by her loving husband, Garnet; daughter, Marcia Garagan (Den); grandchildren, Josh and Jason Garagan, Wolfville; Jodi Garagan (Ian Dewolfe), Calgary; nieces, Muriel Cotton, Annapolis Royal; Jan Ryan (Gerard), Saskatchewan; nephew, Harold Weir, Centrelea. She was predeceased by her sister, Victoria Weir. Visitation took place Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Port Wade United Baptist Church, Rev. Elizabeth Waugh officiating. Interment in Port Wade Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia."

Source: Halifax Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Obituaries, 11/2/2006, Irene Goldie Hudson. Contributed by Roger Weir.

"HUDSON, Garnet Leroy - 86, Port Wade, Annapolis Co., passed away on Friday, December 8, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Lloyd and Viola (Chute) Hudson. His unexpected death on the date of his wife's birthday marked the end of a wonderful life. He spoke with great pride about his working years of hauling pulp, working on automobiles and driving a school bus, which he did for 17 years until he retired in 1987. He shared these experiences with his beloved wife of 57 years, Irene, who recently passed away on October 29, 2006. In retirement his focus shifted to caring for Irene as she started her slow decline down the road of Alzheimer's disease. Despite this, he remained a person who consistently displayed an attitude of love, generosity, loyalty, responsibility and humility to family and friends alike. He remained an adventurous man who loved life, exemplified by his annual trips to Saskatchewan to visit friends or to Calgary to visit family. Prior to his recent and final bout with a condition that developed this year, he was excitedly planning his 2006 Christmas shopping spree on his newly purchased "scooter". Garnet is survived by his daughter, Marcia Garagan (Den); grandchildren, Josh and Jason Garagan, Wolfville; Jodi Garagan (Ian Dewolfe), Calgary; sisters, Audrey O'Neill, Digby; Dorothy Van Tassel, Digby; and Eleanor Hunt, Upper Granville; brothers, Dave Hudson (Dorothy), Port Wade; Ken Hudson (Uella), Port Wade and Janet Ryan (Gerard), Saskatchewan. As mentioned above, he was predeceased by his wife, Irene Hudson (Neaves). Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 15, in Port Wade United Baptist Church, Rev. Elizabeth Waugh officiating. Interment will follow in Port Wade Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice."

Source: Halifax Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Obituaries, 12/13/2006, Garnet Leroy Hudson. Contributed by Roger Weir.


Note    N91-1773         Back to Index        Back to Beatrice Joy ("B.J.") Chute.

Notes on Beatrice Joy ("B.J.") Chute:

"Beatrice Joy Chute was born in 1913 in Minneapolis, MN. She worked as a secretary, educator, and author, writing books for children and adults and teaching creative writing at Barnard College. She died in 1987."

Source: Something About the Author, vol. 53, p. 21-22.

New York Times
Published: Tuesday, September 15, 1987

Beatrice Joy Chute, a novelist and short-story writer who was also a past president of the PEN American Center and taught for many years at Barnard College, died of a heart attack Sept. 6 at Bellevue Hospital Center. She was 74 years old and lived in Manhattan.

Miss Chute, who was born in Minneapolis in 1913, published her first story in 1931. She wrote many stories for and about adolescent boys for Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post and other magazines during the 1930's, and her first book, "Blocking Back," was published in 1938. Many of her early works, such as "Shattuck Cadet" (1940) and ""Camp Hero" (1942), were realistic tales of sports and camp life that captured the relationships and slang of her primarily male teen-age heroes.

Although she continued to write short stories for children and adolescents in the 1940's, Miss Chute began to concentrate on adult fiction with "The Fields Are White," a 1950 book about marriage and manners.

Her best-known novel, "Greenwillow" (1956), was described by a critic as "a deeply moving, gently humorous and serenely wise" story of young love and self-discovery. It was made into a Broadway musical in 1960. Subsequent works included a 1957 anthology called "The Blue Cup and Other Stories,'"'The Story of a Small Life" (1971) and "Katie: An Impertinent Fairy Tale" (1978). Taught at Barnard.

Her most recent novel, "The Good Woman" (1986), was a parable about a lonely woman who abandons her home for a journey of spiritual awakening while living on the streets.

Miss Chute - who preferred to be called Joy and signed her books B. J. Chute - moved to New York in the early 1940's with her mother and two sisters. Over the years, she did volunteer work with poor children and the Police Athletic League. She became an adjunct professor of English at Barnard College in 1964, and taught creative writing there until her death.

She was also director of Books Across the Sea, a division of the English-Speaking Union that promoted American books overseas, and was an active member and one-time president of the American chapter of PEN, the writer's association.

Miss Chute is survived by two sisters, Marchette Chute, an author, of Manhattan, and Mary Chute Smith, of Morristown, N.J.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Church, Lexington Avenue and 53d Street, on Oct. 8 at 5:15 P.M.

Saturday Evening Post, "Keeping Posted" Section
June 9, 1951
Page 176

"We asked B.J. Chute, who is Joy Chute, what she is doing these days besides composing novels like The Fields Are White and stories like the one on Page 28, and she said baking bread once a week with the aid of a hot water bottle. Joy finds yeast to be temperamental stuff, needing an even 80-85 degree temperature to do right by the dough. For some time she got along pretty well in her New York apartment by setting dough pans in warm running water in a closed laundry tub, but then the Chutes moved to an apartment with such modern labor-saving devices that there was simply no place to raise bread. As Joy raged against civilization, her sister Marchette, who is so smart that many critics called Shakespeare of London the best American non-fiction book of 1950, flashed the idea of suspending dough pans above a hot water bottle inside their glass enclosed shower bath. An even smarter idea might have come from a third sister, Mary Grace (Mrs. Frank Smith), only she was busy with her children and maybe also writing. M.G Chute, you know - forty-one times in the Post.

Speaking of writing, the mother of these remarkable sisters had been considered immune to it until she recently started publishing book reviews."


Note    N91-1774         Back to Index        Back to David Chute and Margaret Ann Mylotte Chute.

Notes on David Chute and Margaret Ann Mylotte Chute:

Obituary, Margaret ann Chute

Margaret Ann Chute
Date of Death: 26th January 2009
Date 1st Published: 28th January 2009

CHUTE (High Howdon). On January 26th, aged 89 years, Margaret Ann (nee Mylotte), a dearly beloved wife of the late David, dearest mam of Therese, Mary, Patricia and Veronica and mother-in-law of Gordon, Alan and Rob, a much loved and respected grandma and great grandma. Requiem Mass at Our Lady and St. Aidan's Church, Coniston Road, High Howdon, on Saturday January 31st at 10.00am, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery after Mass. Friends please meet at the church. On Whose Soul Sweet Jesus have Mercy. R.I.P. Afterwards all welcome to the Lindisfarne Club, West Street, Wallsend.

Source unknown


Note    N91-1775         Back to Index        Back to Clarence Chute.

Notes on Clarence Chute:

"Clarence Chute, 102 Brunetville Road, Kapuskasing, died at Sensenbrenner Hospital on Nov. 2, 2005. He was 86 years old. Mr. Chute was born on Aug. 5, 1919 in Aylmer and came to Kapuskasing with his friend Shirley in 1981, and has been with the services of the Kapuskasing and District Association for Community Living since then. He worked as a caretaker at the Spruce Work Shop.

He was a special Olympian who participated in bowling and skiing. Mr. Chute enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, country music, dancing, yodeling and participating in community activities. He was described as quite a storyteller and being fascinated with anything to do with the military. He also collected pins of all kinds and wore them on his shirt collar or hat and liked all animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.

The Times was told that during his retirement he enjoyed sitting in his lazyboy chair in front of the window soaking in the sun and enjoying his flower garden, and going for coffee. For the last four years he resided in one of the association's group homes with three other men.

Rev. Brenda Lumsden officiated at the funeral service at the Guenette Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Chute will be interred at the Kapuskasing Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Kapuskasing and District Association for Community Living. Funeral director was the Guenette Funeral Home.

Source: Unknown. May be the Kapuskasing Times.

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