Chute Family Notes: Notes 77-1316 through 77-1350

Note    N1316          Index
Notes on Garham Keith Chute: The given name was written as "Garham" on the Family Data Worksheet, but it may also be an accidental misspelling of the name "Graham".

Note    N1317          Index
Notes on Raymond Clare Chute and Mary Rose Kish:

Raymond worked as a Poultry Grader and Supervisor, in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.


Note    N77-1318         Back to Index        Back to William Fowler Chute and Henrietta Morse Chute.

Notes on William Fowler Chute and Henrietta Morse Chute:

"No children that I know of. I believe he passed away before I was born. I remember vaguely Father speaking about his half-brother, but do not recall any family having been mentioned." (Gilbert Welcome Chute, 25 MAR 1960)

William Fowler Chute worked as a carpenter and in 1888 lived at 21 Newhall Court in Lynn, Massachusetts.


Note    N1319          Index
Notes on Jared Troop Chute and Emma Elizabeth Rider Chute:

"I know very little of Jared's early life. I believe they moved from Nova Scotia to the States when he was quite young. We were married at my parents' farm near Belleville, Kansas, came west to Kelso, Washington, then to Canby, Oregon. Samuel and Max were born there. Leslie in Kansas, when I was back on a visit. Have lived in and around Spokane, Washington ever since." (Emma Rider Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 28 MAR 1951)

"Etta Chute's brother-in-law is very ill. In a fraternal home for the aged, she thinks it doubtful if he could give you any family history. There is a Raymond Chute, Sr., father of Robert, that visited Max during World War II. His address is Almina Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut. I have heard of Emma Chute, lived at Pasco, Washington. They have sons, I have had calls thinking I was she, asking about the boys in the army. I tried to find out then where she lived; they knew nothing. I'm sure the Ethlynn Styrnbrough is Jared's niece and Charles her brother that passed away. He married, we think there was only a step-daughter. No doubt Minnie & George have passed on. Lidy and Wes are at the same address, where Jared heard from them last about 35 years ago. There's a Chute living in Seattle, I may be able to contact him." (Emma Rider Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 5 JUL 1951)


Note    N1320          Index
Notes on Jared Leslie Chute and Hazel Jordan Chute:

According to his mother, Jared Leslie Chute, known as "Leslie", worked as an Ornamental Iron & Wire worker. In 1951, he was living in Portland, Oregon. For an explanation of his place of birth, see his parents' notes, above.


Note    N1321          Index
Notes on Max Leo Chute and Clair Bade:

According to his mother, Max Leo Chute was working as a Furniture Finisher in 1951.


Note    N77-1322         Back to Index        Back to Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute and Agnes Louise ("Louise") Tester Chute.

Notes on Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute and Agnes Louise ("Louise") Tester Chute:

Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute worked taught math and chemistry in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for many years and then changed careers entirely, working as a District Representative for the Canadian Veteran's Administration in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, "right at the beginning of the Alaska Highway".

Contents of Notes

  • Biography

  • Obituary

  • Christmas Letter, 1961

  • Christmas Letter, 1963

  • Christmas Letter, 1964

  • Christmas Letter, 1965

  • Christmas Letter, 1968

  • Biography, Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute:

    My Dad, Edward 'Ted' Clark Chute, was born in Innisfail, AB, 21 Apr 1915, the son of Alfred Edward Chute and Mary Lucinetta Clark. Alfred E. and Mary L. met in Innisfail Alberta ca 1905. She was from Manhattan, Kansas and had left home at an early age to fend for herself in St Louis and left after the World's Fair to follow her brother to Innisfail where he was homesteading. Grandad had come to Innisfail to visit his Uncle Andrew Fuller Chute.

    Dad grew up in Innisfail with his brothers Alfred Martin and Willys Glen and sister Edythe Ellen.

    In 1933 he attended Normal School in Calgary to obtain a teaching certificate. His first school was in the rural community of Ricinus, nestled against the foothills of the Rockies some 60 miles west of Innisfail and just a few miles beyond the village of Caroline, AB. Caroline was home to Kurt Browning, the former multi-time holder of the World Figure Skating Title. In fact, in those early days, Dad boarded with the Browning family (Kurt's grandparents). Dad was not altogether happy here because of a dispute with the local school directors, who were unable to pay him cash. They wanted to have him accept bartered goods in lieu of cold hard cash. This was during the depression and cash was scarce. At Christmas of that year Dad transferred to a small country school north of Vegreville. Between school terms Dad enrolled for a BSc degree at the University of Alberta, a program that would be interrupted by World War ll. He did receive his degree in the 1950s and went on to obtain a certification as an Agronomist. In the fall of 1937 Dad took a teaching position with the Little Red Deer school west of Innisfail where one of his students, Louise Tester, my mother, caught his eye. And as she says, school life suddenly took on a whole new meaning in the form of a dashing young man with an unruly shock of curly sandy red colored hair! My Grandfather Tester, who at this time was on the school board, told the story of returning home from the board meeting where Dad was hired to tell my grandmother "Well, I've found a wife for Ted and a husband for Louise", referring to Dad and the young lady hired at the same time that was to become my Aunt Winnie. The Little Red Deer School opened in 1895 and among its first four students was my grandfather, Frederick William Tester. In fact both my grandfather Tester and my great grandfather Edwin Tester had served on the local School Board. In due course I became the third generation of our family to have attended this quintessential country school. Indeed I started Grade 1 here, riding my horse, Tony, to school each day.

    Sometime during Dad's first year at Little Red Deer he had told Mom to quit worrying about the future -- he would take care of it. And he did. Ted and Louise were married 1 Jan 1939 and Dad started teaching in Fort MacLeod. I came along 27 Jul 1939 and was followed by my brother Gerald Clark 20 Jul 1940.

    Then on 7 Oct 1940 Dad was called up to serve in the RCAF and left for 10 months of basic training in Ontario. The War in Europe was beginning in earnest. The next few years saw our family trailing Dad from one military base to another, interspersed with extended stays on the Tester family farm for the rest of the family whenever Dad was back east for more training. We spent time all across western Canada: first to Yorkton, SK, then to Claresholm, AB where sister Judith Louise joined the family ranks 29 Sep 1942, then to Whonnock, BC where Dad was posted to first Jericho Beach in Vancouver and then to Tofino on Vancouver Island's west coast and finally off to Rivers/Wheatland, MN. Dad was an Ordnance Officer, an expert on bombs. One of my earliest memories is of a toy box made from a small bomb storage box. He spent his time involved in training bomber crews and learning how to defuse all kinds of German and Japanese munitions.

    In Aug 1943 Dad was sent overseas where he joined the 576 Squadron at Elsham Wold in northern Lincolnshire. 576 Squadron participated in 189 bombing operations and 2 minelaying operations. 2788 sorties were flown with the loss of 66 aircraft. In addition 9 aircraft were destroyed in crashes in Britain.

    The rest of us moved back to the Tester farm. We had no idea when or if Dad would return. However the war in Europe ended 9 May 1945 and after a few extra months of aiding to defuse unexploded German munitions Dad returned home. We all moved back to Fort MacLeod where Dad resumed his teaching position.

    In the fall of 1946 Dad became the Principal of the High School in Lac La Biche in northern Alberta and as well acted as Chief Magistrate for the town. My youngest sister was born here 11 Jan 1947. Looking for better prospects Dad moved the family to the bustling center of Edmonton and into the new home that was to be ours for the next five years. Here he taught a Grade 4 class and Music, one of his passions. (I've lost count of how many Chutes in this line were involved teaching music!!!)

    Then in 1952 Dad left the teaching profession to take a position as Field Officer for the Veterans Land Act or VLA in Dawson Creek in northern BC. Here Dad also acted as an Agronomist for the Farm Credit Corporation. Dawson Creek proved to be the family's first long-term home. In 1972 Dad was promoted to the District Office in Edmonton where after a few years he retired. My brother James Alfred born 30 July 1955 still resides in Dawson Creek where he serves as the City Manager. Dad passed away from cancer 19 Feb 2002. Mom continues to live in the family home in Sherwood Park east of Edmonton, surrounded by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Frederick Stephen ("Steve") Chute, OCT 2002

    Obituary, Edmonton Journal, 20 FEB 2002:
    CHUTE, Edward (Ted) Clark
    April 21, 1915 - February 19, 2002

    Ted had pancreatic cancer, and passed away of heart complications associated with his cancer on February 19, 2002, in his 86th year.

    His last days were spent comfortably at Sturgeon Memorial Hospital. Ted was born in Innisfail on April 21, 1915, the son of Alfred Edward Chute and Mary Lucinetta, nee Clark. He went to Normal School in Edmonton before beginning to teach. Ted began his work career at Caroline, Alberta in 1936 before moving to a rural school in the St Paul/Ashcroft area. From 1937-39 Ted taught at Little Red Deer where he met his wife, Louise. Following their marriage, Ted and Louise moved to Fort Macleod where he taught from 1939 through 1940. He joined the air force in 1940 and served as a gunnery sergeant, eventually promoted to Flight Lieutenant and assigned overseas. He had the dangerous task of defusing bombs left over by the London blitz. Ted remained behind after the official armistice to help decommission bases.

    He returned to teaching at Fort MacLeod. He left to take a job as the principal at Lac LaBiche High School. He also served as Justice of the Peace there (1946). He decided to take a degree at the University of Alberta while teaching at Norwood Elementary in Edmonton (1947-51). He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Science with BSc in(1951). A chance encounter wlth an old friend led Ted and Louise and their four older children moving to Dawson Creek, B.C. where he took a job as a Field Agent for the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Ted remained in the Peace Region working as a Field Agent until 1973 when he was transferred to Edmonton where he worked as a District Supervisor until 1980.

    He had a long retirement in which he enthusiastically supported the Edmonton Oilers, the Edmonton Symphony, and World Adventure tours. He and Louise traveled extensively from Newfoundland to the Arctic Circle. Ted is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise, his children, Frederick Stephen Chute (Dani) of Vernon, B.C. Gerald Clark Chute (Loraine) of Armstrong, B.C. Judith Louise Roberts (Tom) of Sherwood Park, Shirley Doreen Marion (Terry) of Calgary, Alberta, James Alfred Chute (Shelly) of Dawson Creek, Dennis Robert Chute (Janet) of Sherwood Park. He also leaves behind a large and loving extended family including 21 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild.

    A celebration of Ted's life will be held at Festival Place in Sherwood Park Alberta, Saturday February 23 2002 from 1 to 5 in the afternoon as a come and go event. In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the charities or organizations Ted supported during his life would be gratefully appreciated: Red Cross, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Edmonton Symphony, CNIB, and SPCA.

    Christmas Letter, 1961:

    "Another year has rolled around, and while it only seems a few days, in retrospect I see a few changes have taken place. Stephen (the eldest) is in his senior year at U.B.C. and should graduate next May. He did very well last June in his 3rd year exams, winning two scholarships - one a University honors prize which paid his final year's tuition, and another from a Commercial organization for $520.00 which will cover most of the year's incidental expenses. He was married about a month before the final examinations - a lovely girl who is working in the University library until he graduates. After that, of course, their plans are somewhat indefinite, as he has 3-5 years military service. He thinks, however, that he may be posted back to Clinton, Ontario (the Radar & Telecommunications Training School) as an instructor. His wife's name, incidentally, is Diane Danielle ("Dani") (Rose).

    Gerald, the second eldest, has a daughter, Lorrie Lynne, at Portage La Prarie, Manitoba. Family all well. He is in the R.C.A.F.

    Our oldest daughter, Judy, is taking a Commercial course at Alberta College, Edmonton. She will be home for Xmas this week. Steve & Dani are also coming, as well as Louisa's parents from Innisfail. My Dad will be spending Xmas with my brother Bill, in Calgary.

    I took no holiday this year, but was called out for a "refresher" to Camp Wainwright during the summer and am now active in the reserve again - a phase I thought was behind me. Took a short course last winter at Civil Defence College, Arnprior (sp?), Ontario also. Certainly hope these "precautions" are never needed."

    Christmas Letter, 1963:

    Received your card and enclosure last week and was glad to hear from you again. I had intended to enclose this note with our card also, but I was out of town on business when it became necessary to dispatch the cards, so Louise had to send them without waiting for any special messages I might wish to send. So I will proceed to bring you up-to-date anyway:

    First for the more important items:

    Born to Mr. & Mrs. F.S. Chute (Steve and Dani) at Vancouver - a daughter - LISA WHITNEY. Born to Mr. & Mrs. G. C. Chute (Jerry & Lorraine) at Portage la Prairie - a daughter - SHELLEY LEA - a sister for Lori Lynn. Married to THOMAS EASTON ROBERTS (son of Wm. A.G. ROBERTS & Mrs. Roberts of Whitehorse & Dawson Creek) - Judith Louise.

    So much for the Vital Statistics. Judy's husband is a fine young man, and articled student with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Dawson Creek, so she will still be around for a few years, at least until he has finished his Degree. The firm he is with have a number of Branch Offices throughout Western Canada, so he could be transferred later, or he may wish to open his own office somewhere. But in the meantime it is nice to have them close. We miss the others who are so far away. We visited Jerry & Lorraine and their two little ones this past summer, in a two week trip which took us as far East as Winnipeg. They have an application in for overseas duty so it could be several years before we see them again.

    Stephen is still at U.B.C. under somewhat trying and unsettled circumstances. As you know, he was granted a 15 month Leave of Absence from the R.C.A.F. to pursue his M.Sc. which Leave was to be completed by the end of this year, but he has been working on a National Research Council Scholarship on a special "farm-out" project from Dept. of National Defence. His Scholarship was renewed for an additional $2500 and his Department head requested that he be allowed to stay on the project and work for his PH.D. He couldn't get a definite approval, but was persuaded to "take a chance" and assume that it would be approved, as he had to register and commence several additional courses (mainly in advanced mathematics) in September. Also, as a result of the latter, he left the work of preparing his Thesis - which otherwise he would have been writing up to conclusion during the past couple of months. There was some question that he would have to write one, if he was going on. However, when the Air-force finally came through with further Leave (two years), it was conditional upon satisfactory completion of his M.Sc. degree. This was about the lst of December, so that he had to complete his Thesis in addition to term exams on the advanced courses - and another complication to which he had not given much consideration - the passing of examinations in a second language. Fortunately, he took honors in a French major in High School, but of course he has had little contact with it since then. This is one of several requirements for advanced degrees that it seems to me could bear some reexamination. However, what can't be helped must be accepted. At this writing we don't know how he is making out, but we "have our fingers crossed" and are hoping for the best.

    The project he is working on seems to have little connection with Electrical Engineering except in its applications, but I suppose it doesn't make much difference at that level. He is working on the causes of failure in materials used in electronic devices, and they feel they are close to a "break-through". It seems that if they succeed, it will make possible construction of much more compact nuclear accelerators - among other things. It is all well above my head anyway.

    Well, I have played the proud father long enough and must get on with my own work, mundane as it may seem. Like you, I sometimes get tired of being so busy all the time. I had my terrtory enlarged by 50% last April and I now have to spend more time away from home. Previously, I have been able to get home nearly every night, but now I have to stay away several days at a time regularly.

    By the time you receive this, another Christmas will be over, but I hope it will prove to have been the very Best yet, with prospects for another Happy New Year.


    PS: Dad is still remarkably well for his age - smaller, thinner, less stable on his feet, but still active and alert. Still working, in fact.

    PPS: My apologies for the brown envelope. I wrote this at the office and couldn't find any others without Department letterhead.

    PPPS: We have had a fair amount of snow, and it has been down to 40 below for about a week, but it is 45 above today and water running in the streets. I just hope it tightens up a bit and gives us a little fresh white for Xmas. Never seems right without it.
    Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 23 Dec 1963

    Christmas Letter, 1964: "Probably you have heard of the death of my Uncle Andrew - my father's elder brother - early in November. Dad went down to Yakima for the funeral. Dad is still working at the hospital. Says he's going to retire next spring!

    Stephen - our eldest - is still going to University, but has transfered to Atlanta. He completed his M.A.Sc (Electric Engineering) at U.B.P. a year ago and went right on to the PhD programme, but at commencement of fall term his sponsor (mentor or whatever) was appointed Dean of the Faculty at the University of Alberta, and "took" Stephen and a couple of other senior graduate students with him.

    In the springtime, our younger daughter, Shirley, commenced a course in Dress Design at Vancouver, so now our forces are split. The elder, Judy, who was married last year, has a daughter now, Cathy Lynn. She and her husband are still living here in Dawson Creek (thank goodness). Her husband is an articled Chartered Accounting student.

    That just leaves me with the two little boys: James and Robert, at home. They are just 8 and 9 now, but in no time at all - or so it will seem - they will be "grown up" too.

    I hope this finds you well and happy. Best wishes for Christmas and the brand new year to come."

    Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 6 Dec 1964.

    Christmas Letter, 1965: "We started [Christmas] earlier this year than we have ever done, and I think we are going to finish late. Reason for the early start: a parcel to Germany, where our second son is serving a three-year hitch with the R.C.A.F. For the record, they now have a son (our first grandson), Gerald Edward, born at Baden-oos-Solingen, West Germany. With the sweet smell of success to urge us on our way, we were prepared to devote last week-end to getting our cards and Xmas letters on the way, but on Thursday afternoon (the 9th) at 4:00 p.m. we received a long-distance telephone call from Stephen at Edmonton. He had just turned his Doctoral thesis in to the printer and announced that he was coming home for the week-end. He had to be back in Edmonton to proof-read the first printing by the following Wednesday (now past), so that it could be printed in final edition and in the hands of the Board before Xmas. His Oral is set for the first week in January, and he reports to the Defence Research Board in Ottowa on the 15th, where he will "serve" his three-years, ostensibly for the R.C.A.F, but seconded to the Navy for an antennae research project which they have under way. Your N.A.S.A. were very much interested in his Doctoral programme - sent two men up early last Fall to study it and will have a member on his Board in January (from University of California at LaJolla). I hope to send you a copy of his thesis ("The Possibility of Using Electro-Magnetic Angular Momentum To Stabilize a Space Vehicle")

    We are planning to spend Christmas with my wife's folks at Innisfail - the first time in 16 years that we have not been "at home". However, Stephen and his family are going to Vancouver for Xmas to visit her family before they go east, and our two girls will not be home either, so we are taking the younger two and going back to our old home. Both my Dad and her parents are getting on in years and we will probably not have too many more opportunities to be with them.

    Judy, our first daughter and her family are now living in Prince George (the fastest growing community in North America, they say) where he is an articled accountant, in his third year. We intend to spend New Year with them. Shirley will spend Xmas in Vancouver with her husband, Terence Lionel Marion ... he is in his Third Year Mechanical Engineering at U.B.C.

    We had a most enjoyable vacation this past summer - a leisurely camping trip to Prince Rupert, stopping wherever we felt the urge. Visited Kitimat (Aluminum Co of Canada's big plant) - lava beds in the Nass River valley, salmon spawning streams tributary to the Skeena - Babine and Francois lakes. Came to the conclusion that California must be planning to take us over. Everywhere we went there were Californians in holiday trailers. On Babine - a real wilderness area - where we ventured with no little trepidation ourselves - we came upon a New Mexico "Home on Wheels" (a self-contained home in a bus)."

    Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 18 Dec 1965.

    l42l-l04th Ave
    Dawson Creek, B.C.
    12 Dec 68

    Dear George & Jo

    I am honoring a "New Year Resolution" ( made l1 1/2 months ago) to get my Xmas Greetings out in time this year. I was so late last year that I missed some altogether, including, I believe, yours. The letter, at least.

    Not that there was all that much to tell. We were planning, as you know, a trip East mainly to visit Steve and family at Ottawa, where we thought we might work in a side trip to Montreal and EXPO. We had quite a time trying to co-ordinate leave, Minor League baseball, visits from other memebers of the family and so on and had decided we were not going to be able to make it, when suddenly things seemed to sort of fall in place and we took off - on a moment's notice, as it were - about the end of the first week in July, as I recall. We stopped overnight at Edmonton, then "angled" across Alberta and Saskatchewan in a south-easterly direction, visiting the South Saskatchewan River project, the Qu'Appelle Valley, and Rivers, Manitoba ( war-time Air-Force base where I received Navigation training) then Winnipeg, Kenora, Fort William and the �Northern Route" through Ontario, then south through Algonquin Park to Kingston, where Steve and family had moved from Ottawa since we started out. We got the word of their move just before we left. So we spent a week with them, making one-day excursions to Ottawa, the Thousand Islands, Trenton-Belleville ( another war-time haunt) and Toronto and Kingston. We never did get to EXPO. I was not sorry, except in a superficial sort of way ( just to say I�d been there) because the crowds of people were depressing to me. I guess I've lived in a semi-rural atmosphere too long! We started back from Kingston via Niagara Falls, intending to cross at Windsor-Detroit and head for Plymouth, but the morning we left Niagara we heard on the radio that the border was closed because of the race riots, so we swung back north through Kitchener-Waterloo and on to the Trans-Canada (Southern Route). We debated crossing at the Soo, but wound up at Fort Frances, where we crossed into northern Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana, to Glacier Park and Waterton, thence home through Mcleod ( where we lived before the war), Claresholm (R.C.A.F. base where I received basic training) and Calgary. It was a wonderful trip and we enjoyed every minute of it, but it was too much for the time at our disposal ( about 25 days altogether).

    This Summer we spent three weeks in one area - the �Chilcotin" territory in central B.C. - camping , fishing and sight-seeing. Unfortunately, the weather was bad, which somewhat cramped our style. However, it was well worth doing and we were not sorry we did.

    We have had a complete round of new grandchildren in the past year. Jerry and Lorraine have a son, Kelly Clark, born 3 Sept 67 in Germany. They returned to Canada this summer and spent 6 weeks with us before going back to Chatham, New Brunswick where he is now stationed. Incidentally, he is considering "picking up" the Genealogy (for our branch of the family at least) and carrying it on through his lifetime. At the rate of multiplication, he should have plenty of material! Steve and Dani have another daughter, Sandra Dianne, born 17 Jan 68 in Kingston, Ontario. They have moved to Edmonton now, where Steve joined the faculty of the University of Alberta after a year and a half at Royal Military College. Judy and Tom (Roberts) have a son, Bradley Easton, born 8 Mar 68 at Prince George, B.C. and Shirley and Terry (Marion) have a daughter, Vicki Lee, born 11 May 68. So time marches on! Jimmy entered Junior High School this Fall and Bob is �bringing up the rear� in Grade VII.

    Dad is getting pretty feeble. He was 90 in October. We tried to get him in to a "Home" at Innisfail (they have a very nice "dormitory" style home there, and many of his friends are there - both sexes) but he wouldn't go. He's still living on the farm with Alfred, but they have no conveniences and its pretty rugged in the winter.

    I hope you are keeping in good health and enjoying life. We send you our very Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and the coming year.

    Ted and Louise

    Edward Clark ("Ted") Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 12 Dec 1968.

    Note    N77-1323         Back to Index        Back to Vernon Eugene Chute and Norma Elaine Bartlow Chute.

    Notes on Vernon Eugene Chute and Norma Elaine Bartlow Chute:

    "I was interested to learn that you and your sons are in the same field of work as myself. I am presently employed with the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation here in St. Louis. My work now is in the F-4-H Systems Integration Dept. The F4H is an integrated fighter that we are building for the Navy. Our department's main function is to assure that all the electronics systems tie together and function as a unit." Has a BSEE from the University of Illinois. Vernon Eugene Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 4 Dec 1960

    "Vernon And Norma Chute Obituary:

    GREENVILLE - Vernon Eugene Chute, 79, and wife, Norma Elaine Chute, 77, both of Greenville, died as the result of a traffic accident on Monday, June 28, 2010, near Burlington, Colo."

    Source: Also published in The State Journal-Register (Illinois) on July 8, 2010

    "3/2/1931 - 6/28/2010

    Vernon Eugene Chute, age 79 of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 following a car accident in eastern Colorado. He was joined in death by his wife of 58 years, Norma Elaine Chute.

    Funeral services for Norma, Vernon, and Daniel will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 10, 2010 at the Greenville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Newton officiating. Friends may call at the Greenville Free Methodist Church between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday July 8. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made for a memorial in honor of Norma and Vernon to the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

    Vernon Eugene Chute, the son of James Halsted and Lucile Estes Chute was born on March 2, 1931 in Cooperstown, Illinois. He grew up there and attended Fern Dale and Barton one room schools. He graduated from Mt. Sterling High School in 1948. Vernon and Norma E. Bartlow were united in marriage on December 23, 1951 in Rushville. Vernon answered his country's call by joining the United States Navy on October 10, 1951 in Chicago raising to the rank of AT 2 and was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida and later in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was awarded the National Defense Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. After his honorable discharge on September 13, 1955, the couple returned to Rushville while Vern earned his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois in 1959. After graduation, he began his career with McDonnell Aircraft as an Electrical Engineer. Vern and Norma lived in Florissant, Missouri for almost twenty years. In 1976 they moved to their home just outside of Greenville by Governor Bond Lake. Vern retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in 1987 and continued working as a consultant for ten more years. In recent years Vern was able to travel extensively and especially enjoyed exploring his roots in England with family members. He was a wonderful father and doting grandfather to his eight grandchildren. He seldom missed any of his grandchildren's activities including athletic events, school plays, and graduations. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church serving as Treasurer for many years, and served Jesus by freely giving of his many talents to his church, family, friends, and community members.

    Vern is survived by their three children: Stephen Chute of Highland; Rodney (Anita) Chute of Greenville; Karen (Thomas) Arnold of Tucson, Arizona; brother James Chute of Rushville IL; sister Darlene (George) Lahr of Medora, IL; sister-in-law Dorothy Chute of Port Charlotte, Florida, grandchildren: Jeremy Chute, Creighton Chute, Rachel Chute, Renee Chute, Daniel Chute, Christopher Arnold, Sean Arnold, Haley Arnold, and great-granddaughter Anna Chute. He was preceded in death by his father James Halsted Chute, mother Lucile Estes Chute, brother Gerald Chute, sister-in-law Joan Chute, and daughter-in-law Lois Chute.

    Additional visitation and Memorials services will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with Memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.

    Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home

    Norma Elaine Chute, 77, and Vernon Eugene Chute, 79, of Greenville, died on Monday, June 28, 2010, following a car accident in Eastern Colorado.

    Joint services for Norma and Vernon, and their grandson, Daniel, who also died from injuries sustained in the accident, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Greenville Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Doug Newton officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Services will also be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Rushville Free Methodist Church, with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial for Mr. and Mrs. Chute will be in Rushville City Cemetery. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Greenville Free Methodist Church.

    Mrs. Chute was born on Jan. 23, 1933, on the family farm near Rushville, the daughter of Norris and Alice Burnside Bartlow.

    Mr. Chute was born on March 2, 1931, in Cooperstown, Ill., the son of James Halested and Lucile Estes Chute.

    The Chutes were married on Dec. 23, 1951, in Rushville.

    Mr. and Mrs. Chute are survived by children, Stephen Chute of Highland, Rodney Chute and his wife Anita of Greenville, and Karen and her husband Thomas Arnold of Tucson, Ariz.

    Source: LEADER UNION


    Note    N77-1324          Index
    Notes on Eugene Samuel Simpson and Addie Sophronia Chute Simpson:

    There may be an additional daughter, Susan, based on correspondence written by Addie Sophronia Chute's grandson Craig Ferguson Misener to George M. Chute, Jr., on April 21, 1978: he mentions that his mother, Dorothy "has several interesting documents including Susan Simpson Sayle's genealogy from around 1900."

    Need some additional confirmation on where these names fit into the family data.


    Note    N77-1325          Index
    Notes on Richard Martin Chute and Deanna Jean Weer Chute:

    Richard Martin Chute in 1966 was employed by the Washington State Department of Fisheries Engineering Division. Deanna Jean Chute completed the Family Data Worksheet in 1966, which was delayed due to a home remodeling, and after waiting for a letter from the Backus family, "who recently moved to Georgia, verifying the birthdate of their twins [Denise Colette and Denton Eugene]. It seems that no one here could agree on it!"


    Note    N1326          Index
    Notes on Robert Andrew Chute and Ruth Irene Neal Chute:

    Robert Andrew Chute worked in the construction business.


    Note    N1327          Index
    Notes on Willie Young Chute and Edith May Pickburn Chute:

    From a note dated July 23, 1938, written by Alice Church of the Naples Maine Church family, to either James Cleveland Chute or his son Philip Conrad Chute, relating a story told to her by Mary Lila Chute, daughter of James Thurston Chute. The note was forwarded to George M. Chute, Jr. by Philip Conrad Chute on May 4, 1958:

    "Lila Chute of Pasadena told me today (she is 86 yr) that "Willie Young Chute"'s wife first name was Mollie and that she was a nurse from England. Was in San Francisco at the time of the great quake in 1906 and was called to Los Gatos, California, on a case in the family of Grace Fairchild Jacobs, where she met Willie Young Chute who was visiting his sister after delivering one or more carloads of flour to the quake sufferers, sent from Minnesota in his charge. They fell in love and were married some [time] later."

    Edith May Pickburn Chute, may have gone by the nickname "Mollie" - would like confirmation of any of the details of this story.


    Note    N1328          Index
    Notes on William Henderson Chute, Leotta G. Chute, Alan William Chute:

    Leotta Chute's maiden name might be either "Glove" or "Glore", as the penmanship on the Family data worksheet, completed by son Alan William, is difficult to interpret. Alan, who was unmarried at the time of the record submission, was an Art Director in Los Angeles.


    Note    N1329          Index
    Notes on Harry Frank Chute and Clara Irene Stevick Chute:

    "I will try to answer your letter the best I can. My husband (Harry Chute) passed away March 20, 1951. I haven't entirely recovered from the shock. He had a severe cold. Just a few days before he became serious he had driven home a new Pontiac car. I was never in the car till after the funeral, which was on Good Friday. His heart just couldn't take it.

    We were a very devoted couple and without him I think sometimes I can't go on, but I have worked the biggest part of my life at Capper Publications and am so thankful to be able to keep busy.

    Harry had been a cable splicer for the Telephone in various parts of the country. Belonged to the Brotherhood of Electrical workers for 15 years. Then he was cashier and assistant to the water commissioner for six years. Then he worked in the Engineering Department for the city until about five years ago when he retired on pension. He was only off a few days when he went to work for the Shrine as part-time cashier.

    He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Charter members of Arab. Shrine. He certainly enjoyed hunting and fishing and more than anything, his Home."

    Clara Irene Stevick Chute, January 6, 1952 to George M. Chute, Jr.


    Note    N77-1330         Back to Index        Back to Charles Hubble (Fairchild?) Chute and Mary Belle Henderson Chute.

    Notes on Charles Hubble (Fairchild?) Chute and Mary Belle Henderson Chute:

    "Born at Evansville, Ind., Dec. 4, 1843; married Mary B. Henderson, Montezuma, Ind., Sept. 14, 1871; and is a confectioner, at Lawrence, Kan."

    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 181

    The question about Charles Chute's middle name was raised by the Family Data Worksheet submitted by daughter-in-law Clara Irene Stevick Chute (wife of Harry Frank) in 1952, identifying him as "Charles Fairchild Chute", while family records had him listed as "Charles Hubble Chute". Until official confirmation one way or the other is located, I'm leaving Hubble as his middle name with Fairchild as an alternative.


    Note    N77-1331         Back to Index        Back to Walter John Chute and Mary Elizabeth Grace Powers Chute.
    Notes on Walter John Chute and Mary Elizabeth Grace Powers Chute:

    Walter John Chute was professor of Chemistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the time that the following letters were written, he was on sabbatical leave from this position, and in London, Great Britain.

    Letter from Walter John Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., February 21, 1970

    "Perhaps ten years ago I heard from you concerning inquiries you were making about the descendants of the Chute family. I believe my mother, Mrs. Jessie Chute, widow of John M. Chute of Brooklyn Corner, Kings County, Nova Scotia, provided some information from a Chute family Bible. I am curious as to how far you carried the compilation of an extended genealogy.

    I am on sabbatical leave from my University this 1969-1970 year and have amused myself digging up Chute records in England. Various libraries including that of the Genealogical Society have provided some interesting records.

    Previously, my knowledge had been limited to William E. Chute's genealogy of 1894. I am rather skeptical of details of William E.'s family pre the New England immigration. It is true that Burke's and deBrett's works carry a lineage which is roughly the same as that derived from an old parchment available in 1857 and recorded in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register XIII, p. 123. I wonder if that was the same as the record possessed by Thomas Chute of Marblehead, Massachusetts, for the Gore Roll of Arms of 1721?

    At any rate, a similiar lineage back to Alexander of Taunton, 1268, seems to have appeared among the English Chutes about 1600, but no records appear to substantiate it. Alexander was not the chief tenant (constable) at Taunton in 1268, it was one Roger de Karswell. I have found that Adam Chute, reasonable spelling for the time, was a labouring, sub-tenant with 12 acres of the 17,000 acres of the manor in 1208-9!

    Incidentally, William E.'s Baron Edouard leChute was not dreamed up over here. It cannot be found in any of the English pedigrees and certainly the Englishmen would have stuck it in if there was any suspected foundation.

    I suspect that "Chute" stems from Old English, pre-Norman usage. There are villages and a forest of Chute in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset. Scholars of Old English have spent much effort on the origins which provide Ceat 1110, Ceit 1178, Chut 1252, Cheut 1281, Chewte 1553 and Chute from 1600 onward.

    I believe the spelling in some ways reflect the changes in vowel sounds with the years and never was very exact up to the 18th century!

    I would be interested in hearing of the results of your searches. Perhaps I could provide more family background if you wished."


    Walter J. Chute
    St. Albans Grove
    Kensington, London England
    21 Feb 1970

    Letter from Walter John Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., April 10, 1970

    "Since, in probability, I have finished the bulk of my digging into the past of the English Chutes, I thought I might send you a brief account.

    Thanks to your letter, my family and I called on Mrs. Emerin Chute. Indeed we are invited again next week to meet her son who is home from Turkey. We enjoyed the visit and her memorabilia of the Chutes of the Vyne. Mr. Higgins of Rugby was most kind and advised about Dedham.

    I have done the public libraries, the library of the Society of Genealogical Society and, lately, the British Museum which provides both manuscript documentation and files of court proceedings, etc from 1200 A.D. onward.

    I believe I suggested to you earlier that Baron Edouard LeChute sounded like a fiction. Edward is not Norman - the Normans had no surnames as such e.g., William de Normandy or such place names, or possibly Robert Fitzwilliam. William's barons have been catalogued - no LeChute!

    The Somerset lineage as given in the 1894 genealogy and provided in deBrett and Burke is also most delicious. In the case of both the Vyne Chutes and the early New England branch, there were copies of 'parchments' which carried the line back to Alexander, Lord of the Manor at Taunton, 1268. The two are so closely the same that they must have been taken from a like source. I learn that it was fashionable to commission family trees about 1600, particularly in Kent. I would guess that memory gave some truth for a generation or two behind Philip of Appledore and Anthony but the rest does not have much base.

    Taunton belonged to the Bishop of Winchester from pre-Conquest days until it was broken up in 1647. Lord Denham (15th earl - of dubious qualifications and last of the line) never bought Taunton from Edmond Chute or anone else.

    I did find Adam Chut (as in original Latin), a ploughman tenant at Taunton - I am not certain whether he was a freeman or bondman, in 1208-9.

    There was a Thomas Chute (original latin) as a justice of the peace in Canterbury, Kent as early as 1256, so the migration from Somerset to Kent began before 1500.

    I have several dozens of references to Chewtes, Choutes, latterly Chute from Kent and Essex through to Suffolk. In Devon and Somerset there were Shutes. These last were small tenants and one in 1349, Isabel atte Shute, who was a bondswoman.

    A pair of brothers Richard and Nicholas Shute apparently were in a band of soldiers belonging to the Prince of Wales, who got in trouble from Scotland, Oxford and the King's park in Richmond from 1303-1343.

    I wish I knew whether John Shute who held various manor posts (earned 12d day for the lot) in Essex under the King (1484) was an antecedant of Philip of Appledore.

    Philip of Appledore, etc., the "standard bearer" to Henry VIII is well documented. I have notations on his doings year by year from 1538 to his death in 1566. He began hanging around court as a yeoman (45S.6d a quarter). Incidentally, the cost of living didn't rise rapidly then - he got the same pay several years later. He became Captan of the Castle at Rye (24 men) in 1540. He then had the Castle at Camber in 1541, with jurisdiction over Rye. In August 1544 he was standard bearer to the king's men at arms in Henry VIII's descent upon Boulogne. There were 300 1/2 men in the group with a Captain, Philip and four horse-keepers. [Wonder who the "half a man" was?] The campaign lasted from 16-31 Aug. The Captian got 10 s/day; Philip 6s/day, men at arms 18d/day and the footmen 6d/day. No doubt there were other gunners, archers, etc., up to a few hundreds or thousands, but this was the king's troop. Philip was given various bits of land in Kent - mostly taken from the church - or good Catholics. So the Chute family got its landed start.

    Incidentally, Anthony, Philip's brother and our progenitor, was appointed gunner in the Tower of London, 14 Nov 1529 at 12 d/day.

    As a matter of record, Philip's burial place at Appledore is said to be lost by some writers. Mrs. E. Chute, who sought for it at Appledore, has a note from the vicar there who says it is covered up by a mat.

    On Lionel. I have the baptismal records of James, Feb 2, 1613-14 and his sister Mary, Mar 23, 1619 at Dedham. These the only Chute records there. The Dedham church records are scanty or non-existant 1620-44.

    It seems obvious that Lionel was in Dedham 1613-14 - thus earlier than the Nov. 1621 when he became master in the school. He witnessed various wills in Dedham 1627 - 1638. The last date surprises me - he was, it seems, replaced in the school 1632-33 and it is known that he was in Ipwsich, Mass in 1639.

    I have seen a copy of Lionel's father's (also a Lionel) who died 24 July 1592 - he left Lionel Junior a horse! Lionel Sr.'s brother Arthur who lived in Wrentham, Suffolk (nearby) is also connected. So also another brother Christopher. These were three sons of Anthony, brother to Philip.

    I should have liked to have found record of Lionel's marriage and his taking ship to America. It seems shipping records here are troublesome. Many were lost. Others quite deliberately not made out because of general turmoil - religious and otherwise. I believe Governor Winthrop's passage is not documented, nor Samuel Symonds'. Symonds became Deputy Governor of the Mass. Colony. He was step-father to James Chute's wife. I would have liked to have seen the record book of Lionel's school in Dedham. It still existed in 1937. My attempts on the vicar at Dedham and at the Essex Record Office at Chelmsford have not revealed its hiding place. Chelmsford has the original charter and other records from the school.

    I trust I do not bore you to much. I owed some reply for the introduction to Mrs. Chute and Mr. Higgins. We still hope to go to the Vyne.


    Walter J. Chute
    St. Albans Grove
    Kensington, London England
    10 April 1970

    A cousin, Dorothy M. (Bentley) Williams, de. Lina Evans Chute, comes here tomorrow. She has spent the year past on a round-the-earth tour - now to London. Perhaps I can get her to abet me.


    Note    N1332          Index
    Notes on Guy R. Gentry Sr., and Grace Viola Chute:

    Grace Viola Chute used the name "Viola Chute" professionally. She was a graphic artist in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Letter from Grace Viola Chute Gentry to George M. Chute, Jr., November 26, 1966

    "I was very much interested to receive your letter on the "CHUTE" family. Would have answered you sooner, but I have been ill for the past few months ... as you see, I could have been in the old book, as I was born in 1893, in Canada.

    My cousin would be able to give you much more information than I can. His father was James P. Chute, who lived 84 years. Stanley is the only son of that marriage and is older than I am ... he has been interested in the family tree for many years and has the data.

    My two sisters, two cousins and myself, have lived in the U.S. since the turn of the century. My grandmother CHUTE lived until 92, in this country ... I worked for 50 years at art work, engineering drafting and real estate subdivisions in my studio. Now at 73, my doctor tells me it is time to stop and close my studio at my home."


    Note    N1333          Index
    Notes on Robert Edward Chute and Gail Janet Patenaude:

    Robert Edward Chute's occupation was as a Chemical Engineer.


    Note    N1334          Index
    Notes on Francis J. Chute and Doris V. Moore:

    "Francis J. Chute, 55, a divisional manager for Diebold Inc., and a former sheriff's deputy, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (May 27, 1959) after suffering a heart attack in his home, 210 Kenmore Avenue. A life-long Buffalonian, Mr. Chute was graduated from St. Nicholas School and Canisius High School. He served as a jailer under Sheriff Frank Offerman and later was employed for four years by Curtiss-Wright Corp.

    Recently he had been divisional manager for bank equipment for Diebold Inc office equipment, sales and vault company.

    Mr. Chute was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph's Church, the First Friday Club, the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club and National Association of Cost Accountants and the West Side Good Fellows Club.

    His wife, the former Doris V. Moore, died in March, 1957. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Arthur L. Benson, Jr., a brother Joseph and one grandchild.

    The funeral will be Monday, with prayers at 9:30 in the Lux & Sons Funeral Home, 2628 Main Street, and a Requiem Mass at 10 o'clock in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet."


    Note    N77-1335         Back to Index        Back to Ira Everett McCormick and Marion B. Frude McCormick.
    Notes on Ira Everett McCormick and Marion B. Frude McCormick:

    Marion McCormick, granddaughter of Sidney Chute and Sarah Bell Gilliland, was a genealogist of some renown in the Nova Scotia area. The clipping she mentions in her letter was included in my grandfather's files (see below), and she apparently was interviewed both in print and on television, and has published material on at least one of our allied families, the Rice Family. Typically, her letters were packed full of family information - some of it arrived prior to the published Chute supplement, some of it arrived later.

    In addition to family history, the other passion she shared with my grandfather was stamp collecting, a hobby which he passed along to both my father and my brother, so both remember her contributing to their collections via my grandfather.

    Marion B. McCormick (Mrs. Ira E. McCormick)

    Article, Digby Courier, September, 1967: "She Knows Many Branches on Many Family Trees"

    If you're a Chute, Rice, Clark, Harris, Hardwick, in fact a member of any of the older familes in the area of Bear River, Mrs. Ira McCormick may be able to help you trace the family tree.

    She probably has at least a thread to start one on his way, all because she became interested in her mother's family (Chute) and tried to bring that genealogy published in the 1890's up to date.

    Mrs.McCormick became so deeply involved in the process of research into that one family that a decision was reached to collect available material about any family at all.

    Under the general title, "Nova Scotian Genealogies", thousands of families are at least partially traced. This work fills more than 160 typed and bound volumes to which additions are made made almost daily. At the present time it is virtually a fulltime hobby.

    This has led, inevitably, to the discovery of many unsuspected relationships and to many friendships with people coming here to look for information regarding their own families. It, in turn, also led to a television appearance in Saint John, on The Laura Foster program earlier this season when, for half an hour, ancestors and their history were discussed. Exhibited on this program were a paisley shawl and an 1863 cookbook that included home remedies of that era, both belonging to Mrs. McCormick's grandmother; her great-grandfather's account book of 1828 (entries in sterling), an Anglican Prayer Book 1878 edition, while of later date was her mother's gold watch, the engagement gift, together with the engagement ring. A land grant too, to Ichabod Corbett and signed by Sir Charles Tupper was included in the display. This particular plot was later bought by an ancestor of the present McCormick family.

    Mrs. McCormick was borh in Smith's Cove, Digby County in 1913, daughter of Burton Thomas and Jeanette Elizabeth (Chute) Frude. She completed high school at Oakdene school, Bear River, and graduated from Modern Business College, Saint John. In 1941, she enlisted at Halifax and served four years with the RCASC in the city as supply accountant, and on demobilization was discharged as a sergeant.

    Her first marriage was to Edmond Francois Ivens of the Belgian merchant marine in 1942. She went to Belgium in 1946 and lived in Ekeren 18 months. She and her husband established a home in Bear River in 1948 and a year later, Mr. Ivens was killed while at work.

    She is now married to Ira E. McCormick and devotes much time to her latest hobby, genealogy. This is far removed from that when at 14 years old, Marion Beatrice Frude began what eventually became a large and valuable stamp collection which she proudly displays, along with many poems written through the early years and which found acceptance for various papers and magazines.

    As for the future, Mrs.McCormick hopes that when all possible information has been gleaned, it might be possible to publish genealogies of several families and even go further afield and complete the the histories of villages in both Annapolis and Digby Counties together with genealogies of the early settlers of those areas. And because of the mountain of material on the whole province in her possession, Mrs. McCormick hopes any historical society or other interested organizations might contact her."

    [Jackie's note: Adhered to the bottom of this article is a return address label for Jack M. Sanford, Sanford Family Genealogy, East Aurora, New York.]

    Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.

    Oct. 24, 1967

    Mr. George M. Chute
    546 S. Evergreen Ave.
    Plymouth, Michigan

    Dear Mr. Chute

    I was surprised and pleased to hear from you today, and to see the great amount of work you have done on the "Chute Family". Since you had the clipping about me, you know that it was the Chute family which got me started in this work, and I have a great deal compiled but I included the material in the Chute book, and added what I could in the proper generations, so it will take quite a bit of time to check all your material against what I have, and I am quite sure that I will be able to add to what you have. I haven't a copy of the Chute Genealogy, but typed a copy many years ago before I was even interested. So I do not have actual page numbers or other numbers which he used. Then, too, I have a great deal of material which I haven't yet placed in the main work, since I have been working on other families. Then, too, I am uncertain how far you want to go into other names, for instance, I see in some cases that you had families fairly complete, while in others you only mentioned the number in family. Actually, so long as anyone is a descendant I follow them as far as possible, since I find the relationships interesting.

    Now, for my immediate family -- my grandfather, Sidney Chute, as I think the Chute book mentions married twice, but all the children belonged to the second wife. Their eldest child, Idella May, b. December 5, 1874, d. January 1, 1876. My mother was their youngest child, and her name was Jeanette Elizabeth, not Janet as given in the Chute book. However, she got called "Lizzie", so I guess it didn't make too much difference. She was married September 21, 1911, and my father died April 3, 1966. My birth date is correct, but I married 1st, Edmond Francois Ivens, July 4, 1942, he was killed in an accident at work June 10, 1949 and I married Ira Everett McCormick September 4, 1950. I had no children by either marriage, but he had children hy his first wife. My only sister, Alice Gertrude, was b. December 30, 1914, and she married Louis Edward Darres, November 13, 1953. She has no children, either.

    Then in the family of my uncle, Charles Herbert Chute, his grandson, Raymond Gilbert Haddon, m. Katherine Faye Davis, May 17, 1962.

    In the family of William Minard Chute ... Idella Mae, who married Gordon Morine in 1935, had 11 children, not 10, all living and four married. One daughter was married this summer, so has no children, but the other two girls and one boy have children. The married son, Gerald, was to see me this summer and he is passionately interested in anything affecting the Chutes.

    In the family of Obadiah, his son Frank Augustus died September 30, 1964, and his son Arnold Linden died in 1959. Obadiah Maxwell changed his name to Maxwell Walter, and he died in 1961.

    Now, to go way back in the Chute book to John Chute who married Mary Crocker, I have done quite a bit of research on their descendants, and to my surprise find that at least two of their descendants are now Jesuit priests, but of course are far from the Chute name now. One is descended from Eleanor who married James Adams, and the other from John, who married Abigail Jones.

    Another thing which interests me is the fact that a Chute descendant, still in school, is interested in genealogy, and is coming to see me some day to find out how to get started to trace her father's family. She is on Handley Chute's line, and she is Burdette, daughter of Jeanette Audrey Chute and Denton Orde.

    I did get a fair amount on the family in Ontario, since last year Mrs. Jerred Mansfield was here looking for information on a variety of families, including the Chutes, and we spent a week together busily copying from one another's work. This summer I have been visited by at least three Chute descendants from Ontario, and missed connections with the fourth.

    I was going along, happily enough, just doing research into families for my own amusement, when the Television appearance last April began the rush, and ever since I haven't had much time to myself. The article in the paper was from an interview in May, and was first published in the Halifax Herald, and copied by the Courier. That came out in the middle of preparations for my step-daughter's wedding, and ever since have lived in a round of correspondence, visitors and telephone calls. It is adding very greatly to my store of knowledge, but can get hard on the nerves. I thought that things were calming down a little but today I got a request for information on the Haight family, and when I close this letter, will have to look and see what I can find for the inquirer. Since the article appeared I have been loaned the Whitman Genealogy (1200 pages, which I copied), was given a copy of the Haliburton genealogy, and one on the DeWolfe family, promised by the same person. I have been offered the loan of the Parker family history and the Doane Family, both of which are huge books, so they tell me. I love to get any complete books like that, as they give me so much information about other families, but you can imagine the time it takes to copy them.

    I very seldom get any time to spend on my Stamp Collection now, but still keep on saving stamps. When things calm down a little, will have to see if I can get some for you, if you have any particular ones that you need.

    This is a sort of mixed up letter, with plenty of mistakes, but am so tired that I can't see straight, so guess I won't attempt to re-type it. Will try to get at checking over the work you sent to see if I can add anything, just as soon as I possibly can. And I certainly do appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it. Between our two efforts, we should have most of the family traced, but imagine there will still be "missing links".

    With my thanks, and all good wishes,

    Marion B. McCormick
    (Mrs. Ira E. McCormick(
    Box 147, Bear River
    Digby Co., N.S.

    P.S. (the next morning)

    It suddenly struck me this morning that we are related even more closely than you figured. By checking the Chute book you will see that I have a double Chute line of descent. My great-grandfather Boemer married Sophia Chute, who was a daughter of Thomas and a sister of Andrew. Which, on that line, puts us both in the 4th generation from Thomas. Somehow, one has a tendency to forget the female line, which in this case did not even change name.

    On the subject of Boemer and Sophia, I have his account book which he began before his marriage, and which shows the purchase of materials for his house in the 1830's. My cousin Idella owns the house which he built then, still in good repair, and also the house which Obadiah Chute built sometime after that but over 100 years ago, since it is on the 1864 map of Digby County.

    My present husband is nearly twenty years older than I, and he has three living children, a boy and two girls. The boy has a son and a daughter, and son having just started the Dental Course at Dalhousie, and the daughter married and is expecting her first baby. The oldest daughter was married and divorced, and just remarried this summer. She has no children. The youngest daughter is married and has four children, her eldest is in the Army and slated to go to Germany for three years in December, the other three still in school. So I did alright, never had any children, but am still surrounded by grand-children with a great-grandchild soon to come.

    Idella has three daughters and a son married, one daughter working in Halifax, and six at home. I don't know how she has coped with eleven children, but guess she is the type and I am not. I think that many would have driven me crazy, although I would have liked to have a couple. My only "children" are a canary and two mourning doves.

    Must close, must get dressed and go to the Post Office, and see what today's mail has brought forth. Incidentally, I was afraid of the loose pages getting separated, so I put them in a binder, which should keep them safely.

    Nov 24, 1967

    Dear Cousin:

    I suppose you have been looking for another letter from me, but the rush still continues, and I still haven�t got it figured out what information I will have to copy for you. I have got the information I got from Mrs. Mansfield from Ontario and what you sent, the information is surprisingly complete. It would still take quite a bit of work before it is ready to publish, since a lot of the information I have is without dates, and I would have to try and fill in any that can be obtained.

    I was talking to Dale Young last Saturday and he is handling the sale of some of Jack Sanford�s books in this district. I ordered one of the books but it hasn�t been delivered yet. I was telling him about how complete the information on the Chutes was becoming and he also urges publication, since he claims a lot of his friends are interested. He is a pretty remote descendant of the Chutes himself, being one of the descendants of Eleanor Chute and James Adams. I have also tracked down some rather surprising descendants on that particular branch of the family. One, Father Edward O�Flaherty, is a Doctor of Philosophy (Rome) and an altogether remarkable man. He usually visits me once a year, but this summer was here twice (from Ontario). There is also another Jesuit priest, Father Carroll, teaching in the States, but I don�t know too much more about him because a lady in British Columbia contacted me to find out about her Rice ancestors, and she turned out to be also a descendant of the Chutes. Father Carroll is one of her relatives.

    Actually, the kind of work I am doing, research into any N.S. families, pays off very well in the families I am most interested in, since most of the local families seem to connect in some way with either the Chutes or the Rices, or both. Mrs. Mansfield, who came from Ontario last year, spent all her waking hours for a week with me copying my work, while I copied from hers. She is a descendant of the McConnells, Hankinsons, Saxtons, etc., although not of the Chutes. However, those families intermarried with the Chutes so much that she collected a great deal of information on the Chutes themselves and of course the Chute descendants in all the other families.

    This summer we had a wedding in the family, and an unusual number of relatives from the States were here and I got a lot of information from them, not specifically on the Chutes, but on families descended d from them. Anyway, when I got through assembling all the bits and pieces I had 325 pages of single-spaced typing beside all the information you had in the back of your work as unconnected.

    Incidentally, my cousin Idella�s husband, Gordon Morine, is also a Chute descendant, Aaron Chute�s daughter Sarah married Edward Beals, and their daughter Eunice Ann (1851-1918) m. Stephen Morine. Their son George (b. 1874) m. Susan Burrell, and Gordon was their son. Idella was the daughter of Minard, grand-daughter of Sidney. Anyway, I guess I have the birthdates of their children, so can at least look them up and copy them, although I haven�t all the information on the grandchildren, which she is supposed to write down for me. In looking at her family, I see that I have only the year of birth, not the exact dates, but she is supposed to give me that too.

    IDELLA MAE CHUTE (dau. of Minard), b. Mar 19, 1917
    m. Gordon Morine, 1935

    1. Mae Jeanette, b. [Private], m. William, Howie Lyon, living in Vt.
    2. Gerald William, b. 1939, m. Marguerite Brown, in Mass.
    3. Barbara Jean, b. 1941, m. John William Coffey (in C.B.)
    4. Howard Austin, b. 1943
    5. Ferne Elaine, b. 1945, m. Roland Emile Lavoie, July 1, 1967
    6. Marilyn Alice Gertrude, b. 1947
    7. Wilma Elizabeth, b. 1951
    8. Bernard, b. 1953
    9. Gloria, b. 1955
    10. Sherry Christene, b. 1958
    11. Deborah Darlene, b. 1960

    Mae, Gerald and Barbara all have children, and Ferne Elaine is married to a fellow in the Navy, living in Halifax, where she had a good job.

    You had two of the children of Gerald Otis Chute and Phyllis Lantz listed, but since that they had three more �

    GERALD OTIS CHUTE (son of Arnold), b. May 15, 1923
    Phyllis G. Lantz, 1948

    1. Gerald Arnold, b. Jan 18, 1950
    2. Annette Darlene, b. June 5, 1953
    3. Janice Elaine, b. Nov 16, 1957
    4. Deanna Dawn, b. Nov 13, 1961
    5. Tony Blaine, b. Jun 6, 1966

    I have been trying to get more information regarding Ann (Chute) Handspiker�s family (Gerald�s sister), but so far haven�t contacted her. I do have her children listed without dates, but several of them are married, including the oldest son , who, Phyllis tells me, married either a widow or a divorcee with five children and then had a couple of his own. So I guess I still have quite a bit to do on recent marriages and births.

    After Christmas I will try to get going and fill in what I can, using your system of numbering so you can identify them more easily, and in the meantime if there is any family which interests you particularly, let me know and I will try to do that ahead of the rest.

    Like you, I have never found any descendants of William E. Chute, the author of the book. He had two married sons, and it seems as though he should have had some, but I have never turned up any trace of them. But before I make any final copy of the work I would write some letters to the Editors of newspapers since that has paid off very well for me on other families, and it is hard to tell what might develop.

    And that is the real difficulty of work like this � just when I think I have every scrap of available information, a lot more comes from all sorts of unexpected sources, so I have come to the conclusion that such a work can never be finished, All one could do would be to put out an absolute deadline on the arrival of information, and possibly being out a supplement some years later.

    Well, I only intended to write a few lines, and as usually with me when I get started, I practically wrote a book.


    Marion B. McCormick

    Mrs. Ira E. McCormick
    Box 147, Bear River,
    Digby Co., N.S.

    December 15, 1967

    Dear Cousin George:

    Thank you for your nice long letter, which of course I found very interesting.

    Speaking about Jeanette Orde�s brother Richard � haven�t too much information about him at present, but will find out more. Apparently, he is teaching in the West and hates to rite letters � so much so, in fact, that recently his mother sent him a questionnaire with questions which he could answer with a �yes� or �no�. This at least shook him loose with a letter. When Jeanette first moved here I did her a direct line of her ancestry in the Chute family, and having nothing else on the subject she treasured it. Richard wanted to borrow it to have copies made and after some hesitation she lent it to him a couple of years ago. This Summer she had still not got it back so she wrote and asked for it. His reply was, �I lost that History of the Family, please send me another copy�. I guess her temper boiled over, and I told her I would do another, so did four copies which they picked up recently. She swears that he won�t get any copy until he writes a good long letter. The little boy adopted by Jeanette and Denton Orde is named Kevin Denton and he is three years old, but I haven�t his birth date.

    The information I got on the Ontario Chute family also traces the McConnell�s quite fully, since Mrs. Mansfield was a McConnell before her marriage, and although she is not descended from the Chutes herself she is related to a lot who were.

    Regarding Gerald Otis Chute�s daughter Darlene � her actual name is Annette Darlene, but I didn�t know it myself until I called her mother for information regarding the last three children. I checked the information you gave in your genealogy, to make sure the dates were correct, and she told me then that her actual given name was Annette Darlene, but Darlene is the name she is known by.

    A copy of Jack Sanford�s book was delivered last Sunday and quite frankly I haven�t had time to do more than glance at it, but I did see a name in the first family which rang a bell in my memory, and was able to send him a while line stretching back from John Sanford�s second wife, who was the mother of most of the children, to a Magna Carta baron, including a King and a Princess. Haven�t had time to hear from him yet, but the line was quite authentic, and was from a comparative recent book on the �Magna Carta Sureties� which was written by the brother of one of my correspondents. Some of the same surnames of the wives of the early Chutes also appear in the book, but I haven�t got it assembled to the point that I can tell for sure whether or not it adds to the Chute genealogy. If it adds anything, I will certainly send you the results. The author of this book ran the direct line from a Magna Carta baron to someone who came to the states and the same line might include a dozen surnames. I copied two of his books first, and now am trying to break down the information into proper families.

    My husband now has a great-grandson, Maureen had a 9 lb boy on November 28 and they named him Kevin Scott Coleman. Everett and Evelyn are expecting them down this weekend, so hope we will see the baby. Maureen�s brother, Allan, began the Dentistry Course at Dalhousie this Fall. He was in the first class to use the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, which only went into use this Fall. So, if he doesn�t become a good dentist, he can�t blame the facilities for study, or the equipment, since everything is supposed to be as modern as could be obtained.

    In our correspondence, you did not mention what your specialty was, or what the technical books you published were about. Having an author in the family, I would at least like to know what the subject was.

    With all good wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year,

    Marion B. McCormick

    February 16, 1968
    Bear River, Nova Scotia

    Dear Cousin George:

    I am getting further behind with my correspondence all the time, but things are getting back to normal now, and I am working my way through a heap of unanswered letters. To begin with, we have had a miserable cold winter, and because of my angina I don't feel very well any of the time, but really cold air adds to the difficulty. Then of course there were people coming and going all through the Holiday season. Then about a month ago my stepdaughter and her husband came from Somerville, Mass for a couple of weeks' visit. They are planning on moving home in the sping, and he is starting a business here, so as an Accountant and his mother-in-law, I got roped into the arrangements, and in fact will be temporarily keeping the company books. Two days after they left I came down with the flu, and just when I started to recover Ira got the flu, so my time has been very well occupied. In the meantime letters have been coming, and at the moment, I could use a secretary, if I had one.

    Was interested in hearing of all the authors in the family and hope that some day I may be listed among them. At one time in my life I wrote poetry and have a collection of something over 800 "poems", some very long, and some very short. Some of it has been published in various publications, but most of it has never been published at all. I am toying with the idea of picking out some of the best ones, and having a small book printed, since so many people have asked for copies of some of them. Most of the poems were written before and during my first marriage, with very little since, although I find that I haven't lost the art of stringing rhymes together, just don't seem to get the time to do it.

    ... Much of the information I obtained about the Chute family in Ontario was from Cenoe (McConnell) Mansfield, who visited me two years ago. She and her husband apparently are both retired (she was a school teacher), and they go wherever the urge takes them. She was looking for a bit of information one night, and said that she guessed the information she wanted was probably in Nova Scotia, and Gerrald said, "Why don't we go there, then?" and the next day they were on their way. We spent a week together, busily copying from one another's work. She had pretty thoroughly tracked down anyone connected with the McConnells, Saxtons, Marrs, Hankinsons and any of the other Nova Scotian families who went to Ontario. She had quite a bit on the Chutes by themselves, but there were also Chutes scattered all through the other families, which added greatly to my store of knowledge. She copied what I had on the origins and Nova Scotian parts of the same families, so we both made out all right.

    ...And, on the subject of authors, did you know that Rev. Phillip Jerome Cleveland, who has several books published, and poetry and articles published in just about everything including Reader's Digest, was a grandson of William Henry Chute? You have in your work that Lizzie had two sons, Philip and Roy -- well, Philip is the one I just mentioned, and Roy is also a minister. Both started out as Adventists, but the last I heard of them Philip was a Congregationalist and Roy, a Baptist. Their father and mother are still living, but I don't think they are in Beverly now."


    Note    N1336          Index
    Notes on Reverend Philip Jerome Cleveland:

    "...And, on the subject of authors, did you know that Rev. Phillip Jerome Cleveland, who has several books published, and poetry and articles published in just about everything including Reader's Digest, was a grandson of William Henry Chute? You have in your work that Lizzie had two sons, Philip and Roy -- well, Philip is the one I just mentioned, and Roy is also a minister. Both started out as Adventists, but the last I heard of them Philip was a Congregationalist and Roy, a Baptist. Their father and mother are still living, but I don't think they are in Beverly now."

    Letter from Marion B. Frude McCormick to George M. Chute, Jr., February 16, 1968

    The Constancy of Easter

    Easter is something in the heart
    Inclined to love the good
    Wherever found, that dares believe
    Truth conquers nail-pierced wood,
    And rises from men's tombs to build
    A deathless brotherhood.

    Those best keep Easter who have minds
    God-kept and purpose clear,
    Who love the true, the beautiful,
    And live supreme to fear;
    Their Easter is a sacrament
    That lasts for all the years.
    Philip Jerome Cleveland

    Three Churches and a Model T by Philip Jerome Cleveland. Revell, 1960. Hardcover with jacket. 189 pages. The author shares his experiences as a traveling country preacher, including true stories about real people he has encountered in his ministry. It is his personal account of some of the triumphs and tragedies that are part of ministering to the needs of America's rural millions in the mid Twentieth Century.

    The Value of Tithing
    By Philip Jerome Cleveland

    It was a bright, promising day when a boy just sixteen years of age said farewell to his people and turned into the wide world to seek his fortune. As he trudged along, an aged gentleman, captain of a canal boat, recognized the boy and stepped to his side.

    �Well, William, where are you going?�

    "I don�t know,� answered the honest lad. �I must make a living for myself.�

    �There is no trouble about that. Just be sure you start right and you�ll get along nicely.�

    �But there is only one trade I know.�

    �And what is that, my boy?"

    �Making soap and candles.�

    The old salt grasped the boy�s shoulder as he said: �Well, let me pray with you once more and give you an old man�s advice. Then I will let you go.� The two knelt and prayed. Then the captain spoke seriously. �Someone will soon be the leading soapmaker in New York. It might as well be you as the next fellow. I sincerely hope it will be you. Be a good man, William; give your heart to the Carpenter of Nazareth.�

    The old man paused a moment and then looked deeply into the youth�s solemn eyes. �Listen, William. Give the Lord all that truly belongs to him, a portion of every dollar you ever earn. Make an honest soap, give a full pound and I am certain that the Lord will bless you. Make him your partner, William.�

    The lad thanked the earnest captain and turned his face toward the great city. Lonesome and far from home, he nevertheless remembered words his mother had spoken to him and the advice of the aged Christian man. He decided to seek first the kingdom of heaven and become a Christian.

    The first dollar earned brought up the matter of the tenth � the Lord�s share. �If the Lord will take one-tenth, I will give that.�

    Ten cents on every dollar was set aside for the work of the Master. He engaged in the soap business, made an honest soap, and gave a full pound. He said to his bookkeeper one day: �Enter an open account with the Lord in our business book.�

    �Wh-wh-at? stammered the bookkeeper.

    �An open account with the Lord and carry one-tenth of all our income in the ledger. It shall be his!�

    William prospered and his business doubled, tripled; he found himself growing rich. �Give the Lord two-tenths,� he ordered a few months later.

    Business increased amazingly. �Give the Lord three-tenths.� Soon the message was changed to four-tenths and five-tenths. Never did a soap manufacturer have a more surprising and stunning rise to fame and popularity and fortune. And what was the name of the boy who followed an old canal-boat captain�s advice? It is known all over the world even today for fine soap: William Colgate.

    Philip Jerome Cleveland offers praises in his work, I Yield Thee Praise:
    For thoughts that curve like winging birds
    Out of the summer dusk each time
    I drink the splendor of the sky
    And touch the wood-winds swinging by --
    I yield Thee praise.

    For waves that lift from autumn seas
    To spill strange music on the land,
    The broken nocturne of a lark
    Flung out upon the lonely dark --
    I yield Thee praise.

    For rain that piles grey torrents down
    Black mountain-gullies to the plain,
    For singing fields and crimson flare
    At daybreak, and the sea-sweet air --
    I yield Thee praise.

    For gentle mists that wander in
    To hide the tired world outside
    That in our hearts old lips may smile
    Their blessing through life's afterwhile --
    I yield Thee praise.

    For hopes that fight like stubborn grass
    Up through the clinging snows of fear
    To find the rich earth richer still
    With kindliness and honest will --
    I yield Thee praise.

    The Hands of Lincoln
    by Philip Jerome Cleveland

    Strong as the cedar trees, grey-gnarled and long,
    Supple at dawn, they were a woodsman's pride;
    His title-deeds to life, his right to hearth and home;
    He scarce had any help beside.

    Young hands that labored in green summer fields,
    Sun-tanned and cooled by winds, their virile length
    Downed men like saplings; in a few years more
    The nation feared the omen of their strength.

    Hands of a man, they pushed the great woods back,
    Cut friendly paths for life, sweat in the gloam;
    His good wife knew the records of their love and faithfulness;
    She watched them build a home.

    A father's hands, they bore his children up;
    The dusklit stairs to bed; upon the street;
    They clasped his sons like massive hoops of steel;
    And sheltered them against the winter's sleet.

    They gestured hope when war made men afraid;
    And gave, unceasing, all that love could give;
    Life's very blood and brawn, glad that their strength;
    Should fail if these United States might.


    Note    N1337          Index
    Notes on James Alfred Chute:

    "My brother James Alfred still resides in Dawson Creek where he serves as the City Manager."

    Frederick Stephen ("Steve") Chute, Saturday, October 19, 2002

    Note    N1338          Index
    Notes on Dennis Robert Chute & Janet Pelltier Chute:

    "My youngest sibling Dennis Robert and his wife Janet (Pelltier) live with my Mother. Dennis is a budding author. His first book "Turning Samoan" was well received and he has a contract with Scribners for several more."

    Frederick Stephen ("Steve") Chute, Saturday, October 19, 2002

    Dennis Chute's biographical sketch, from Turning Samoan: "Dennis Chute, born in Dawson Creek, B.C., Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway, made money as a child posing for American tourists in front of his cardboard and foam "igloo". He is undoubtedly the only "Inuit" thousands of Americans have ever met. Chute continued his unusual career path as an adult, earning a Ph.D in botanical medicine from the University of California and holding down a series of interesting jobs such as private eye, frog tender, tick physiologist and corporate CEO. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta."


    Note    N1339          Index
    Notes on Elizabeth Estelle ("Lizzie") Chute and Charles Allison Wilkins:

    "Went through all the grades at Bear River (illegible) and after completing her studies at Bear River went to St. John (New Brunswick) and took a business course and after graduation went to Edmonton, Alberta and had a position with a law firm of Wallhedge as stenographer. Later married Charles Allison Wilkins. She died in 1930, leaving two children, Robert Burnside and Helene May, Her husband died later."

    Rachel Clark Chute, 1952

    Note    N77-1340         Back to Index        Back to Margaret Claire Chute.
    Notes on Margaret Claire Chute:

    Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.

    August, 1978

    Dear George Chute:

    I have never written you before, but I'm sure you have heard of me.

    To introduce myself a little better, I am sending you some things I wrote {see poems, below]. I heard from Louise Chute in Canada and she gave me your address. I was sure glad to hear from them. The last letter was in 1971 and then she wrote me some time last year.

    My Dad, Glen, was killed in an automobile accident in March of 1974. After his death, my mother didn't care about much of anything at all. I was the one to "keep the home fires burning", as so to speak, because the others have their own families to care for.

    Then in October 1977 my Mother passed away. She had congestive heart failure. I rushed her into the hospital at 1:30 on a Tuesday morning and stayed until 4 p.m. Thursday. They had tapped her lungs and given her some other treatments. She was in the brightest, cheeriest mood when I went to see her Wed. and she begged me to take her home. But I couldn't. Then Thursday, my sister Laurel went in to bring her home and she was a different person. We figured she was tired and was medicated up pretty well. She ate dinner in the living room and about 10:30 she started her "labored" breathing. I talked to her about going back to the hospital. I finally went to sleep about 1:30 a.m. when she had turned on her right side, sleeping quite peacefully ... I had to get up at 5:00 to get my brother, Bob (he was working out of Seattle then) off to work. That was when I found her. She was turned towards her clock which she was destined to spend her what little amount of energy to wind and set. She was too weak to wind and set it so I told her I would do it for her when I came to bed. But having her clock correctly set was very important to her.

    She is at rest now, next to Daddy at the Orting Cemetery. She had her faculties about her and her body was free of any blemishes or sores and she didn't suffer much. That is so very important to me and since having worked in a nursing home for 9 years, I am thankful to God that He took her home when she still had her mind and health. I saw people that died by the inch and they never had their minds. I had been with some of these people before, during and shortly after death.

    I have called, but not met him in person, a Bill Chute from (illegible). He told me he is from Michigan, he told me that his Dad left the rest of the Chute clan and struck out on his own alone and didn't talk much about the Chutes, so he just knows what his Dad told him.

    There are some other Chutes that found Rich and Deanna (my brother and his wife in Longview, Wash.) about a year ago. This one woman has an old, old genealogy book that she said her grandfather had, and had written in it. Deanna and Rich have their address - Deanna also gave it to James Adams in Bellevue, Wash.

    Rich and Deanna are grandparents by Verla, their youngest. Her name is Sara Dovetta and she resembles the Chutes. She is a real cute little gal. I haven't seen her since Christmas time.

    Well, I will close know and hope to hear from you later.

    Margaret Chute

    Poetry Enclosure:

    "MY DAD",
    My Dad's given name was Glen,
    A God-fearing soul, to everyone a friend;
    In August of his young life,
    He took my mother, Esther, as his wife.

    His ways were gentle, sometimes meek,
    For the best way of life he did seek;
    Silently strong and yet humble was he,
    He was a Dad that loved his family.

    To his country he firmly stood loyal,
    Filling his days with family and toil
    For God and his country he firmly stood,
    He volunteered time whenever he could.

    Happy, alert and bright that day,
    God looked down and took him away;
    Now in heaven he makes his home,
    Remembered by many, unforgettable to some."

    Margaret C. Chute

    God did give and God has taken,
    In our hearts an old pain has awaken.
    She gave us life and taught us well,
    Gave of herself more than tongue can tell.
    Wise in her ways and eager to give,
    She made the best for us to live.

    She smiled often when tears she felt,
    Before our God she often knelt.
    Her words were wise, gentle her touch,
    For her family she did very much.
    For each of us she did her best,
    Smart she was when put to the test.

    True she was to our dear Dad,
    Bright was her face when things were sad.
    In her crown many diamonds she'll wear,
    Five souls to earth she did bear.
    Sad were our hearts when He took her away,
    But glad we are for with God she'll stay.

    Margaret Claire Chute

    "I'm sorry to have to pass along the sad news that Margaret Claire (Margy) died last night of a massive heart attack. She had had a series of chest pain episodes a few weeks back that went undiagnosed."

    Frederick Stephen ("Steve") Chute, 25 OCT 2002


    Note    N1341          Index
    Notes on William Jehial Burgess and Mary Jane Chute:

    "General Notes: According to the 1864 Church Map of King's County the present address of #419 Burgess Mountain Road, King's County, Nova Scotia, was the residence of William Jehiel Burgess. At what is today #432 Bligh Road, Woodville, King's County, Nova Scotia was in 1864 the same house that Ben and Elizabeth Kinsman owned. Ben Kinsman built a store directly south of the house. It was in this store in the 1860s that the men of the community gathered and decided to call their village Woodville. Mr Kinsman was also the first postmaster at Kinsman's Corner (Woodville). In the late 1860's, the house and the store were sold to William Jehiel Burgess. He kept the store going. Previously, he had owned a store in Black Rock, King's County, Nova Scotia. Mr. Burgess was a farmer and merchant and resided in Woodville, King's Co., Nova Scotia."
    Source: Burgess family records
    Research compiled and text written by Bill Burgess for the Burgess Family Genealogy/Website


    Note    N1342          Index
    Notes on Dr. Ernest Howard Chute & Alice M. Morse:

    "A graduate of Harvard Dental School, and for several years an instructor there also. Still practicing, he lives in Dedham, Massachusetts."
    Anne Gertrude Chute, 21 FEB 1950, in a Family Data Worksheet compiled for George M. Chute, Jr.

    Note    N1343          Index
    Notes on Arthur T. Newell & Mildred Chute:

    "Lived until this winter in Huntington, Long Island, New York. They are moving in spring to Ashtabula, Ohio."
    Anne Gertrude Chute, 21 FEB 1950, in a Family Data Worksheet compiled for George M. Chute, Jr.

    Note    N1344          Index
    Notes on Donald Everett Chute & Lena Cloyd Day Chute:

    "Donald Everett Chute is a graduate of Osteopathy College in Missouri. Now lives and practices in Bay City, Michigan."
    Anne Gertrude Chute, 21 FEB 1950, in a Family Data Worksheet compiled for George M. Chute, Jr.

    Note    N1345          Index
    Notes on Paul Joseph Chute:

    "I'm currently living in Farmington Hills, Michigan. I have three stepchildren and one grandaughter. I'm a clinical social worker with a private practice, also in Farmington Hills. I have a BS from the University of the State of New York, Albany and a MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor."
    Paul Joseph Chute, Monday, October 28, 2002, to Jacqueline Irene Chute

    Note    N77-1346         Back to Index        Back to Ray Dean Chute and Maxine Marie Harper Chute.

    Notes on Ray Dean Chute and Maxine Marie Harper Chute:

    "Served in the Navy in World War II"."
    Ray Dean Chute, Letter to George M. Chute, 19 OCT 1974

    Obituary, Maxine Marie Harper Chute

    "Maxine Marie Chute: Maxine Marie Chute passed away on May 10, 2010. She was 88 years old. Maxine was born in Stoutland, Mo., on June 13, 1921. to Willie and Ruth Harper. The family moved to Southern California, where Maxine met Ray Chute. They were married on Jan. 1, 1942. After raising four children, Ray and Maxine moved to Lemon Cove, where they farmed oranges. After the death of her husband and after suffering a stroke, Maxine moved to Fresno. In 1998, she moved to Klamath Falls, Ore. Maxine leaves her four children and their spouses; Barry and Nicki Gottula of Klamath Falls, Rick and Nancy Hurd of Columbus, Kan., Jim and Jan Kunkel of Lemon Cove and Mike and Cynthia Chute of Jacksonville, Fla. She leaves 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister. A memorial service will be held at the Lemon Cove Presbyterian Church on June 12, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. "�we can cry because she is gone, or we can smile because she lived�" Those of us who knew and loved her will smile and celebrate her life and legacy."

    Source: Published in Visalia Times-Delta, Tulare, California on May 21, 2010


    Note    N1347          Index
    Notes on Michael Donald Chute and Patricia McCarty:

    Was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1974.
    Ray Dean Chute, Letter to George M. Chute, 19 OCT 1974


    Note    N1348          Index
    Notes on Stanley Earle Chute and Clara Belestri:


    Earle Stanley Chute

    Earle Stanley Chute, 71, of Wichita Falls, a former resident of California, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, in Wichita Falls. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

    Mr. Chute was born May 22, 1930, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He sailed on the "Golden Bear" based in Crockett, Calif., as a Merchant Marine. He started working with computers in 1955 at Mare Island Naval Shipyards. He worked for IBM and Kaiser Aluminum before retired at Date Processing & Accounting Services. After retiring, he worked as a marshal at Franklin Canyon Golf Course in Martinez, Calif.

    Survivors include a son, Don Chute of Wichita Falls; a brother, Sanford Chute and his wife Elaine of San Leandro, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Spencer and Elena Chute. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.

    October 30, 2002, Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas


    Note    N77-1349         Back to Index        Back to Leroy James Chute and Charlotte R. O'Connor Chute.

    Notes on Leroy James Chute and Charlotte R. O'Connor Chute:


    Charlotte R. O'Connor Chute

    September 24, 2001
    Charlotte R. Chute

    Charlotte R. (O'Connor) Chute of Winchester passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Monday Morning, September 24, after a brief illness. She was 58 years of age. Born in Wellsville, NY, she grew up in Belmont and Watertown. She was a graduate of Belmont High School and the Chandler School in Boston. Mrs. Chute had been a resident of Winchester for 37 years. She was a member of the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church in Winchester. She is survived by her husband, Roy J. Chute of Winchester, and her parents, Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (McDermott) O'Connor, both of Woburn. She is also survived by three daughters, Cheryl A. Meaney of Woburn, Kristen L. Chute and Elizabeth M. Chute, both of Winchester; two sons, James L. Chute of Woburn, and Charles F. Chute of Winchester; and four grandchildren, Paul Joseph, Max Francis, Kyle James, and Connor Charles. She also leaves her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James E. and Mary G. Chute, both of Winchester; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Gilbert of Melrose, and Carol Schrock of Hamilton; and one brother-in-law, James Edward Chute Jr. of Winchester. Funeral Services were held at the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church in Winchester on Friday, September 28. Interment was at the Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 654 Beacon St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215.


    Note    N1350          Index
    Notes on Russell Newton Chute:

    Russell N. Chute

    Russ Chute, Senior Associate of Trilogy Associates, has been affiliated with the firm since 1994.

    Chute began his career as an engineer after receiving a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Cornell University, joining Procter & Gamble as a systems consultant for manufacturing and subsequently holding a series of manufacturing positions -- production supervisor, quality control and production planning manager, and plant manager -- over a seven-year period.

    In 1975 Chute received an MBA from MIT and joined FMC Corporation as a strategic planning consultant in its Chemical Group. He subsequently became Division Manufacturing Manager of a pharmaceutical specialty chemical division, then Strategic Planning Manager and New Venture Manager in a newly acquired division that ultimately achieved significant profit growth with a strategic focus on specialty chemicals for the biotechnology industry.

    Mr. Chute co-founded Endeco Medical as President and COO, where he commercialized a new medical electronic device after raising funds from private investors. He then joined CP Ventures/Evergreen Company, where he provided organization and strategy development consulting to portfolio companies and made venture capital investments in early stage medical, biotechnology and telecommunications firms. Several of his investments are now successful public companies. Chute later co-founded Millenium Medical, where he pioneered a new system for reusable laparoscopic surgical instruments.

    Since 1990, Mr. Chute has provided strategic business planning and product/market evaluation services for companies in the medical device and laboratory instrumentation industries.

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