This information was submitted "after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available."
Note that Arthur Chute and Helena Ridgway Chute, parents of Jane Burleigh Chute, born
9 JAN 1866, are also from Waterford, Waterford County, Ireland. The "Burleigh" surname,
included in the given name, also appears in Australian records.
The data information for the Arthur Chute record is:
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Abigail's headstone is unique in that it was carved by sculptor and artist Eric Gill, a close friend of Father Desmond Macready Chute, her son:Public Monument and Sculpture Association National Recording Project
This Francis was once tentatively thought to be the son of father Francis, and mother Mary Lowney, who was born in NOV 1836, in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland (original record source unknown).
However, based on research by Australians Philippa Garnsey, Moira Streets and others, he is now believed to be the son of James Chute (II) and Honora Quill. This family seems to have been world travelers - first emigrating to New Brunswick, Canada - where several children were born - returning to Turnham Green and then Lambeth, Surrey, Great Britain, where several additional children were born, and then emigrating a second time to Australia, where most of their immediate relatives had moved in 1862 and 1863. It is not yet known which ship they used to make the trip or when they made the trip.
They appear in the 1881 British Census, residing at 2 James Court in Surrey; Francis and his elder sons working as "General Laborers".
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Age||Estimated Birthdate||Birthplace||Occupation|
|Francis Chute||Head||M||Male||44||~1837||Ireland||General Laborer|
|Mary A. Chute||Wife||M||Female||38||~1843||Ireland|
|James Chute||Son||U||Male||18||~1863||Canada||General Laborer|
|Francis Chute||Son||Male||13||~1868||New Brunswick||General Laborer|
|Mary Ann Chute||Daughter||Female||10||~1871||Turnham Green||Scholar|
|George Chute||Son||Male||8||~1873||Turnham Green||Scholar|
|Thomas Chute||Son||Male||3||~1878||Lambeth, Surrey, England|
|Ann Chute||Daughter||Female||1||~1880||Lambeth, Surrey, England|
The original source for this record is unknown at this time; However, their son Francis, born NOV 1836, in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland may be the same Francis Chute, aged 44 at the time of the 1881 British Census (estimated year of birth would be ~1837), whose family emigrated to Canada and then returned to Great Britain.
Eric, wife's name unknown, has one son, Jesse James Shaw, as of 2003.
Alfred Gary Shaw II, wife's name unknown, has one son, Dylan Joshua Shaw, as of 2003.
Roxanne Marie Chute works for the State of Minnesota; she worked for 20 years in the Drivers' Licensing Bureau and currently (2003) works for the BCA.
Obituary, Roxanne Marie Chute
Roxanne Marie Chute, 64
July 23, 1952 - Dec. 2, 2016
... of 5020 High Branch Court, Stedman NC 28391, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Archie Chute and Irene Kober Chute.
Services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Butler Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Saturday at the funeral home before the service.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Eugene LeFavour of the home; son, George Marvin Chute of Wisconsin; daughter, Sonya Tyus of Peoria, Arizona; brothers, Jimmy Chute of Wisconsin and Richard Chute of Minnesota; sisters, Arlene Belic and Marylou Ebert both of St. Paul, Minnesota; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC 28391
Source: Facebook Posting, 3 Dec 2016
The surname may be spelled either "Ridgway" or "Ridgeway" - family researchers have concluded that "Ridgway" was the originally spelling, and the "e" was added later.
That Helena and Richard Ridgway were siblings is theory only, based upon the time frame, the location (Waterford County, Ireland) and the name of Richard's daughter by his wife Kathleen Mary Atkinson, Helena Chute Ridgeway. The supposition is that "Helena Chute Ridgeway" was named after "Helena Chute, nee Ridgway"; and at the moment, I assuming this is a niece, born after the marriage of Helena Ridgway to Arthur Chute, and named for her father's sister.
There is no proof to back up this theory; further research and confirmation is needed.
There is also a theory that a member of this family is the ancestor of William Burleigh Chute of Fiji, as "Burleigh" also appears as the middle name of Arthur Chute & Helena Ridgway Chute's daughter, Jane Burleigh Chute.
From Rodney Cecil Chute: "Was married twice with one child by each marriage: eldest is Dana Walter Hewins; second child is Corey Peter Hewins."
From Rodney Cecil Chute: "Walter Thomas Hewins was a Baptist, a highschool graduate, a farmer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Celia attended the Universal Church, also graduated highschool and was a homemaker. They have lived in Dyer Brook, Narrow, St. Albans and Hartland, Maine."
From Rodney Cecil Chute: "Craig earned his Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is an electronic technician. He served for four years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Patricia earned her Associates Degree in teaching, and has retired from teaching music. She is now a property manager on a horse farm. Their older bother and sister married, but they met originally as children in church. Reverend Zeto performed the marriage ceremony at the First Congregational Church in Watertown, Connecticut."
From Rodney Cecil Chute: "Harold was a high school graduate employed as a machine operator. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Virginia attended college for 2 years and was a payroll clerk and a homemaker. They met as neighbors."
From Rodney Cecil Chute: "Wayne was born and raised and has lived most of his life through 2003 in the Hartland, Maine, area. He is an active member of his church, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loves spending time with his wife and family, camping and ATV'ing. Liandra moved around Maine a lot, but finally found the right husband in Wayne; she loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren and shares with Wayne a love of the outdoors, camping and ATV'ing. Wayne and Liandra are sealed together in the Church. They met at Church (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) in Skowhegan in 1996."
"Clinton Chute was a farmer in Washington County, Ohio."Waldo Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 4 FEB 1951
* The retelling of the Irish origin of this family may have originated here, as Nancy "Anna" Varner has told the Census taker that both of her parents originated in Ireland, when official records do not support this. This is another of the curiosities that hint at a possible connection between the William B. (or C.) and James P. Chute families - the German history may in fact be a confusing of the Varners/Verners and the Chutes in the memories of their children.
Both families have some roots in the Kennebec, Maine area - and although they differed in the intermediate localities (Boston and Philadelphia), they both ended up in the same Ohio area - with a "German" ancestry notation tossed into the mix.
We're still considering the strong possibility that both James and William were brothers or cousins who originated in Ireland ... the memory of a German ancestry may have been a memory of the "Verner/Varner" family history.
This record of a Chute marrying the descendant of Matoaka and John Rolfe is unconfirmed - there is, so far, only this one record of it; Thomas appears to be one of the Norfolk Chutes. So little information is provided that it's nearly impossible to place him definitively on our Chute family tree. Small hints were the dates of the others surrounding him, and his place of death, listed in this Gedcom as South Pickenham, Norfolk County, Great Britain. This places him in close proximity and time frame to the Chutes at the Vyne. However, what made this Thomas Chute rather interesting was his marriage to Esther Elwyn, who had yet to appear in the records at all. That might not be as remarkable as it sounds, were it not for Esther's unusual pedigree - a straight line of ascent, according to this Gedcom - to the legendary Captain John Rolfe and Matoaka ("Pocahontas"), who would have been her great-grandparents.
You'da thunk this little historical connection would have already been discovered, celebrated and written about somewhere along the line, and that was my thought as well. (Actually, that's not entirely true - my very first thought was "Huh?", but I've had a few moments to rewrite my first thought into one a little more dignified.) After all, this is a woman who has achieved legendary status in the intervening years. Because I'm guessing that just about every Chute genealogist out there, like I did, raised a skeptical eyebrow at this new piece of surprising information, I'm keeping an open mind on this record. Part of my difficulty with this record is reconciling the records in England, while knowing that Thomas Rolfe returned to Virginia; I'm unsure of the time frame.
The legend itself has been largely disproven - Smith was known for his exaggerations. Certainly the Disney story has nothing to do with any of the recorded events; the real version is a lot more unsettling. If anything, the real story lies in her strength and courage in being able to face an entirely different culture, alone, in a strange country, be looked upon as a curiosity, and still speak her mind to everyone from the British monarchy to the same Captain Smith she is remembered now as saving - basically she told him he was a liar. If she was afraid, it was never recorded. It's a lot easier to be brave in familiar surroundings. She can still be celebrated as a heroine, even without the disproven legend, for reasons like these.
The indigenous descendants of Powhatan, still living in the Virginia area, have an entirely different view of the well-known story. The article below describes the recent discovery of Werowocomoco, and appeared in Indian County Today in May of 2003. The second is a response to the Disney production of "Pocahontas", written by Chief Roy Crazy Horse of the Powhatan Nation. They recently performed a version of the Matoaka story told from the Native perspective; information on this can be found on their web site.
As I've used both "American Colonies" and "USA" as names for the country depending on the time frame, the use of "Turtle Island" represents the name of the area prior to European arrival. I'm using an anglicized Algonquin term - possibly someone out there knows the actual Algonquin/Powhatan phrase. The Algonquin language group, which consisted of numerous tribes and nations including the Powhatan, lived along the eastern seaboard, and were both the first to encounter European explorers, as well the first to be decimated by the diseases they brought (against which they had no resistance) and the battles for their land. "Turtle Island" derived its name from the earliest known story of creation passed down over tens of thousands of years by the Algonquin.
And what you might find interesting about the Algonquin creation story is that one of its earliest components is of a great flood - time wise, it would have roughly coincided with the Sumerian record of a great flood recorded in the Gilgamesh legend as well, the earliest known source of the more well known Biblical record - the biblical Abraham having been a Sumerian.
GLOUCESTER, Va. - State and university archeologists will begin excavating along the York River in June to prove - once and for all - the location of Werowocomoco, the capital of the Great Powhatan Nation.
The archeological team, which calls itself the Werowocomoco Research Group, has asked Virginia’s eight tribes, many who are descendants of Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas, to participate in the project and help with the excavation. Despite the invitation, some of the state’s American Indians say they have reservations about the extent of their input for this project; others disapprove of the excavations.
For the past 30 years, archeologists have theorized that the village, Werowocomoco, the capital of the Powhatan Nation, sat 15 miles across the York River from Jamestown. They based their theories on maps drawn by explorers and Capt. John Smith, who also claims the village was the site where Pocahontas saved his life from Powhatan warriors who planned to kill him.
The state’s eight tribes agree that the site is that of Werowocomoco. Representatives from the tribes met in February with the research team and owners of the property, who informed them of the artifacts found and the excavations planned at the former village.
The archeological team, composed of researchers from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the College of William and Mary along with Gloucester-based archeologists will do the excavations in June.
Lynn Ripley, who spent time walking the grounds of her property, accidentally came across pottery shards, arrow and projectile points of Native people. After consulting local archeologists about her findings, she later learned these artifacts were quite significant.
Archeologists then conducted an archeological survey of the property. After examining the surface area of over 50 acres and excavating over 600 shovel tests, they found they had enough evidence to support theories of the site being the former Werowocomoco village.
The Ripleys agreed to open their property to the excavation provided that the Virginia tribes were allowed to participate in the research, Lynn Ripley said.
"We were told by the tribes that it’s rare they are contacted," Lynn Ripley said. "They said they’re usually contacted at the end of a project, instead of the beginning."
Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, the College of William and Mary’s American Indian Resource Center director, is also working with the owners, the tribes and the archeological team. Her part in the project is to assure that the Virginia tribes know about the project and offer the importance of the findings to their communities, Moretti-Langholtz said.
"It offers us a place to examine history from the Native perspective and to include their voice in the interpretation and in formulating the research questions," Moretti-Langholtz said.
The state’s eight tribes agree with the archeologists that the Gloucester County site is that of the former Werowocomoco village, and some have visited the site to meet with the property owners and archeologists.
"I say with reservation that it appears they want our input as long as they are controlling it," said Chief William Miles of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and a descendant of Chief Powhatan.
Dr. Linwood Custalow, a Mattaponi and the oral historian for the tribe, also agrees that the maps from the early English showing the location of Werowocomoco are "fairly accurate" in depicting the village’s site.
"We believe it is the site of the capital of the Powhatan Nation," Custalow said.
The archeological team has asked for input from Virginia’s tribes through an outreach coordinator with the Virginia Indian Council, a state-operated agency. However, Custalow said the Werowocomoco Research Group should have consulted with the Mattaponi and Pamunkey tribes first because they are the descendants of the people who lived there.
"We are the direct descendants of the only two original of the six tribes left that formed the Powhatan Nation," Custalow said. "We carry the longest unbroken treaty."
While Werowocomoco remains most famous for Capt. John Smith’s story about Pocahontas saving his life, many researchers have questioned Smith’s tale. Smith wasn’t a large man in stature, liked to throw his weight around and boasted quite a bit, Custalow said.
"As far as Pocahontas saving his life, I don’t have any facts on that. This was not something in our oral history," Custalow said.
Custalow maintains that Pocahontas’ husband, John Rolfe, poisoned her after taking her to England.
"The English took Pocahontas against her will, had her marry John Rolfe and then took her to England," Custalow said. "She wanted to return home. But before she got out of England, she died. I find it hard to believe she died of natural causes. I think she was poisoned."
He bases his reasoning on the fact that the English feared if Pocahontas returned, Chief Powhatan would order attacks on their villages.
"The researchers take the facts and sometimes misconstrue them by giving the English credit for things that make the settlers sound as though they were justified for their actions," Custalow said. "And other times, they misinterpret the facts."
Custalow said he opposes the excavations if they disturb graves, and he’d like to see the artifacts returned to the Pamunkey and Mattaponi.
"We have problems with their distribution of the artifacts because they should belong to the descendants of the people who made them," Custalow said. "They won’t give the people who those artifacts belong to any access to them. We should at least be overseeing the digs."
In 2007, Virginia will mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Because this celebration is nearing, the push to establish the capital of the Powhatan Nation has increased, Custalow said.
"They’ve known and suspected for some time that this was Powhatan’s Werowocomoco," said Custalow, adding that the celebration will bring money to many people. "They’ve gotten permission now to conduct research on the site because they’re closing in on this big celebration."
Dr. Randy Turner, director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Portsmouth Regional Office, will head the Werowocomoco excavation and began research on the location of the village 30 years ago. An archeologist, Turner met with the Ripleys to look at what they had found, and he said he would like for the state’s tribes to participate in the excavations.
"My interest is in the lifeways of the Native Americans of Virginia during the contact period through the archeology and their interactions with the English settlers," Turner said. He displayed a number of small triangular projectile points found at the site from the very end of the late Woodland period or the early contact period with the English at a May 6 press conference.
Turner admits that the theory and belief that the Gloucester County farm was that of Werowocomoco isn’t a new idea.
"The evidence has finally come together that confirms what we had suspected from historical documentation," Turner said. "We’re not the first to put this out."http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/
"In 1995, Roy Disney decided to release an animated movie about a Powhatan woman known as "Pocahontas". In answer to a complaint by the Powhatan Nation, he claims the film is "responsible, accurate, and respectful."
We of the Powhatan Nation disagree. The film distorts history beyond recognition. Our offers to assist Disney with cultural and historical accuracy were rejected. Our efforts urging him to reconsider his misguided mission were spurred.
"Pocahontas" was a nickname, meaning "the naughty one" or "spoiled child". Her real name was Matoaka. The legend is that she saved a heroic John Smith from being clubbed to death by her father in 1607 - she would have been about 10 or 11 at the time. The truth is that Smith's fellow colonists described him as an abrasive, ambitious, self-promoting mercenary soldier.
Of all of Powhatan's children, only "Pocahontas" is known, primarily because she became the hero of Euro-Americans as the "good Indian", one who saved the life of a white man. Not only is the "good Indian/bad Indian theme" inevitably given new life by Disney, but the history, as recorded by the English themselves, is badly falsified in the name of "entertainment".
The truth of the matter is that the first time John Smith told the story about this rescue was 17 years after it happened, and it was but one of three reported by the pretentious Smith that he was saved from death by a prominent woman.
Yet in an account Smith wrote after his winter stay with Powhatan's people, he never mentioned such an incident. In fact, the starving adventurer reported he had been kept comfortable and treated in a friendly fashion as an honored guest of Powhatan and Powhatan's brothers. Most scholars think the "Pocahontas incident" would have been highly unlikely, especially since it was part of a longer account used as justification to wage war on Powhatan's Nation.
Euro-Americans must ask themselves why it has been so important to elevate Smith's fibbing to status as a national myth worthy of being recycled again by Disney. Disney even improves upon it by changing Pocahontas from a little girl into a young woman.
The true Pocahontas story has a sad ending. In 1612, at the age of 17, Pocahontas was treacherously taken prisoner by the English while she was on a social visit, and was held hostage at Jamestown for over a year. During her captivity, a 28-year-old widower named John Rolfe took a "special interest" in the attractive young prisoner. As a condition of her release, she agreed to marry Rolfe, who the world can thank for commercializing tobacco. Thus, in April 1614, Matoaka, also known as "Pocahontas", daughter of Chief Powhatan, became "Rebecca Rolfe". Shortly after, they had a son, whom they named Thomas Rolfe. The descendants of Pocahontas and John Rolfe were known as the "Red Rolfes."
Two years later on the spring of 1616, Rolfe took her to England where the Virginia Company of London used her in their propaganda campaign to support the colony. She was wined and dined and taken to theaters. It was recorded that on one occasion when she encountered John Smith (who was also in London at the time), she was so furious with him that she turned her back to him, hid her face, and went off by herself for several hours. Later, in a second encounter, she called him a liar and showed him the door.
Rolfe, his young wife, and their son set off for Virginia in March of 1617, but "Rebecca" had to be taken off the ship at Gravesend. She died there on March 21, 1617, at the age of 21. She was buried at Gravesend, but the grave was destroyed in a reconstruction of the church. It was only after her death and her fame in London society that Smith found it convenient to invent the yarn that she had rescued him.
History tells the rest. Chief Powhatan died the following spring of 1618. The people of Smith and Rolfe turned upon the people who had shared their resources with them and had shown them friendship. During Pocahontas' generation, Powhatan's people were decimated and dispersed and their lands were taken over. A clear pattern had been set which would soon spread across the American continent."Chief Roy Crazy Horse
"My brother Robert Eaton Chute and his wife Inell (Kirkpatrick) Clarman Chute are both deceased. Robert passed on Nov. 13, 1999 in Lake Wales, Fla and his wife Inell on Mar 28, 2000 in Union, Mississippi, both are buried in Blue Springs Cemetery, Union Mississippi. His obit has a few errors, for instance he went to Fl from Montville, Me right after his discharge from the service long before 1963:Robert Eaton Chute
Robert Eaton Chute, 63, of Lake Wales, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at The Grove Center. He was a native of Lynn, Mass., who came to the area from Dover, N.H., in 1963. He was a retired self-employed salesman in commercial sales, and attended the First Baptist Church of Lake Hamilton. He was an Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Inell K. Chute of Lake Wales; a daughter, Donna Gatlin of Lake Wales; a son, Danny Clearman of Union, Miss.; two sisters, Alma Jackson of Searsmont, Maine, and Muriel Hart of Belfast, Maine; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Beth Milling Funeral Home in Union, Miss. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales.Muriel Olive Chute Hart, via e-mail, 30 MAY 2003
Eaton Chute appeared in the 1881 Canadian census. Head of the household was listed as "Heber Chute". Eaton was described as aged 16, born in Nova Scotia, a farmer's son, of English heritage, and a Methodist (Canada) in religion.
"Brian Vernon Chute, 54, of School St., died unexpectedly Aug. 30, 1999. He was born in Eastport, Jan. 26, 1945, the son of Glenna (Chute) Kinney. Mr. Chute graduated from Brewer High School. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a hand-sewer for many years and served his Lord Jesus Christ for many years, as a chef, presently at Rumney Bible Conference. He was a member of the Hermon Baptist Church in Maine and attended the Gateway Alliance Church in Plymouth, N.H. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Carol A. (Harvey) Chute of Rumney, N.H.; one son, Larry J. Chute of Chester, S.C.; two daughters, Lisa (Chute) Miller of Bingham and Lori Jean Chute of Rumney, N.H.; his mother and stepfather, Alfred and Glenna Kinney of Campobello Island, N.B., Canada; six grandsons, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Rumney Bible Conference. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Hermon Baptist Church, Hermon, with the Rev. Garnett Chute, pastor, officiating. Burial will be held at 4 p.m. in North Road Cemetery, Campobello Island, N.B., Canada. Memorial gifts for the family may be given through the Hermon Baptist Church, RR 2, Box 4330, Bangor 04401.
A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor."
GMG 3 US NAVY, SSGT US AIRFORCE, VIETNAM-PERSIAN GULF
"You asked me concerning my grandfather. My father once told me his father came from Boston, Mass., but they had come from some place in Maine or Canada to Boston, so you see you and I might be quite close relations if we had more information. Grandfather and three other men walked from Boston over the Allegheny Mts. and then by boat down Ohio to Marietta, this was about 1800. He met a young lady by the name of Nancy Varner and they were married. He was a farmer near Bartlett, Ohio, not so far from Marietta, Ohio, they had quite a large family. I don't know too much about them; however, I do remember my father's brothers and sisters:Nancy the eldest married - I have no information of her.
I am enclosing some of the information you desire, but thought it might be best for you to write direct to each one as I do not have exact dates.
In the case of Clarence Virgil, I have all the information you asked for, so will just enclose that as it was given me.
Mr. Clarence Chute, a Funeral Director of New Lexington, Ohio, I am told, has a lot of information on the Chute family, I met him several years ago, but do not know him very well.
My brother Clarence met him one time in New Lexington, and this Mr. Chute said he had collected quite a lot of data on the name. He is a very high class gentleman and if you write him, no doubt he can assist you.Wishing you success in every way, and with personal regards,
"Benjamin, son of Jesse, and wife, accompanied by her brothers Robert and James, came from Hampshire County, Virginia in 1816. Having served in the War of 1812, he came to what is now Palmer Township, soon after his discharge, settling on the farm now owned and occupied by his great grandson John H. Pugh."History of the Pugh Family
"Elvira married Austin Pugh and had two children Philander and Laura, they were farmers in Washington County."Waldo Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 4 FEB 1951
"Hiram Chute became a doctor and located at Freetown, Indiana."Waldo Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 4 FEB 1951
"Dr. George Chute is a native of Washington County, Ohio. He was born June 8, 1825, being the eldest son of William and Anna Chute. His parents were natives of Maine and Ohio, and were descendants of the old Yankee and Dutch elements of the Eastern States. George's early schooling was received in a log schoolhouse of his native county. At the age of seventeen he entered the academy at Marietta, Ohio, where he remained about one year. About this time he began the study of medicine with Dr. Freeman of Marietta, devoting but a portion of his time to the study. In the fall of 1844 he entered a medical college at Cincinnatti, under Prof. Alva Curliss. Having graduated from that institution in the spring of 1861, he came to Indiana and began the practice of his profession in Freetown. Being conscious of the responsibilities of a physician, Mr. Chute understood that a medical college diploma was not a synonym for the words "skilled practitioner", and he has been untiring in his devotion to the study of the science. As a result of his efforts he was most successful and acquired an extensive practice. December, 1848, he married Mary J. Nichol, a native of Pennsylvania. To them have been born six children, of whom three are living: Edna, Eliza and Roxena. He is a member of the F. & A. M. and in politics is a Democrat. Of late years the Doctor's health has been failing, and he has given up the practice of calling upon his patients."
History of Jackson County, Indiana. From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. Illustrated. Chicago: Brant & Fuller. 1886. Page 739.
Worked as a farm laborer for the Loymerchan Family in Barlow, Washington County, Ohio in 1880, according to the 1880 United States Census.Household:
"Sylvester Chute went to Iowa in young manhood and had a farm, but I do not know about
Waldo Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 4 FEB 1951
Waldo, who was this Samuel Sylvester's cousin, was writing about his uncle - his father's brother - Samuel Sylvester Chute, Sr. There is no record yet of Sylvester Sr. moving to Iowa, although he might have and then returned, as he was buried in Washington County, Ohio, or Waldo could have confused the son with his father. However, Samuel Sylvester, Jr., it appears, sometime after 1880 did move to Iowa, where he married Tamar Ann Stahl, of Keswick, Iowa.
"Albert Chute was a Union Soldier in the Civil War. After the war was over he went to Nebraska. I do not know anything about his family."Waldo Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., 4 FEB 1951
According to the Scribner Family, William Winsor Chute was a farmer in Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine.Source:
From a Souvenir-Teachers List, 1898-1899, Green Land School Green Township, Hocking Co., Ohio:
*Note: Mary Newman is also on this list.Teacher - F.M.Stevens
Hope someone can find their names from this one room school house. Would like to hear from you if one of your ancesters are here. Kenda L. Wyckoff Columbus, Ohio ==== Maggie_Ohio Mailing List ====
Four brothers, namely, Ziba, Cyrus, Jonathan and Nathan Andrews have at different times
lived in Woodstock. They were the sons of David Andrews, who moved from Poland to Paris.
Ziba came previous to 1826, and built a mill in the south part of the town, which is still
operated by his son. He was a licensed preacher of the Baptist denomination. He married,
August 8, 1824, Thankful Washburn, daughter of Stephe, of Bridgewater, Mass., Hebron and
Paris, and had:
Elvecy, b. January 28 1828; married Moses W. Bryant.
Rachel, b. December 18, 1830; married Samuel W. Dunham.
Isacc W., b. July 6, 1833; m. 1st, Lucinda Bryant, 2nd, Elvira Bryant, daughters of Alexander; he carries on business where his father did.
Morton, b. April 10, 1835.
Anna F., b. February 25, 1837; m. Oscar P. Ellingwood.
John C., b. April 22, 1838; m. Lorenda C. Packard, daughter of Henry H. He is a Baptist preacher.
Mary E., b. July 6, 1841.
Charlotte D., b. December 9, 1844.
Ziba, married a Bean, and was killed by the cars.
Cyrus Andrews married, first, Rebecca Robbins, second, Jane A. Dow, and third, Prudence Abbott. He had a large family, all by the first marriage. He lived in the Perkins neighborhood, and his son Jesse, also.
"Born Feb 4, 1848; married Lizzie M. Jordan (Barzillai6, Winter5, Jeremiah4, Jeremiah3, Jeremiah2, Rev. Robert1 of 1640) Jan. 4, 1873; a foreman in the Cumberland Mills; also deputy sheriff of Cumberland Co., Portland."
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. Pages 150-151.
ADELBERT C. CHUTE, who was for several years engaged in the paper manufacturing industry at Cumberland Mills, later serving as Deputy Sheriff of Cumberland County, was born in the town of Naples, Me., north of Sebago Lake, February 4, 1848, son of Captain James and Mary (Hoyt) Chute.
Ancestors of the family were early settlers in this county; and Mr. Chute's grandfather, Thomas Chute, was born in Windham. February 19, 1762. He was a farmer by occupation during the active period of his life. He died September 4, 1816, aged fifty-four years. He married Mary Mayberry, January 2, 1782, and reared a family of eleven children, of whom there are no survivors. They were named as follows: Francis; Sally; William C.; James; Fanny; Margaret; Daniel; Mary; James, second; Thomas; and Curtis.
Captain James Chute, Mr. Chute's father, was a native of Windham; and in his early life he followed the trade of a cooper in Naples, Me. He later engaged in farming, an occupation which he continued successfully until his death; and he was highly esteemed as a worthy and useful citizen. He served as a Captain in the State militia, and at one time was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In politics he was a Republican, and he attended the Congregational church. He died July 30, 1884, aged eighty-two years. His wife, Mary Hoyt, who was a native of Salem, Mass., became the mother of nine children, of whom six are living, . namely: Catherine, wife of Roscoe Mayo, of Naples; Charles A., who resides in Lowell, Mass.; Andrew, Deputy Sheriff at Naples; Adelbert C.; the subject of this sketch; Warren B. and Mary A., both residing in Naples.
Adelbert C. Chute obtained his education in the public schools of. Naples, finishing his studies at the age of eighteen years. He then went to the Alleghany Mountain region in Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in the lumbering business for two years, at the end of which time he returned to Naples. He next became employed in the S. D. Warren paper manufactory at Cumberland Mills, there rapidly familiarizing himself with the different departments of the industry, and for twenty years was connected with that enterprise in positions of responsibility, being engineer at the time of his retirement. He was appointed Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff True, was reappointed under the administration of Sheriffs Webb and Cram, and spent the last four years of his service in Portland, where he was stationed especially to enforce the prohibitory liquor law. He was the officer who arrested James L. Welch, the Gorham homicide, in 1894, and was the principal one employed to work up the case for the government.
On January 11, 1873; Mr. Chute was united in marriage with Lizzie M. Jordan, daughter of Barzillai Jordan, of Cape Elizabeth, now South Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Chute have been bereft of one child, and now have one son - Herbert E., who resides at home.
In social and fraternal circles Mr. Chute is very popular. He was a member of Temple Lodge,. A. F. & A. M., of which he was. Master for two years; is a charter member of Warren Phillip's Lodge at Cumberland Mills, of which he served as Treasurer; and he is connected with Eagle Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He was formerly Noble Grand of Saccarappa Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Westbrook, but withdrew from that body to become a member of the Lodge at Cumberland Mills, being elected to the principal chair during the first year; and he has been its Treasurer for the past thirteen years. He is also a member of Presumscott Valley Lodge, No.4, of Cumberland Mills. Politically, he acts with the Republican party.
Source: Ancestry.com. Biographical review. Provo, UT. MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Biographical Review: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cumberland County, Maine. Boston. Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1896. Pages 229-230
Appeared in the 1870 and 1880 United States Census
There are two marriage records for his second marriage to Evelyn H. Hatfield, or Evelyn H. Brinkerhoff - it is uncertain which of the two is her maiden name, and which is the surname from a previous marriage.
In 1891, he held the position of Deputy Sheriff and was stationed in the County Wing City Building at Cumberland Mills.
From the Murch Cemetery Burial Transcription RecordWilley. Chute.
"In the 1920 Census of Malden, Middlesex County, MA, Alfred gives his occupation as "transportation manager". Living with them was their daughter Dorothy (aged 21 and married to a Mr. Killan), Dorothy's 7-month old daughter, Barbara, and Stella's 73-year old widowed mother, Charlotte Bullock".Source:
The 1910 Census identifies Dorothy as "Dorothy E. Smith", the step-daughter of Alfred L. Chute, and the daughter of Stella Warren Bullock Chute. It is unknown whether or not he adopted her, and whether she was "Dorothy Chute" or "Dorothy Smith" and misidentified by relatives as Alfred's daughter, or whether this was a census error. The identity of Stella's first husband is also not known at this time.
There is also some discrepancy on Alfred's complete name: the no-longer active Scribner website (above) lists him as Alfred Leroy Chute; another Scribner website, as well as several other family genealogical databases, identify him as "Alfred E." However, "Alfred Leroy" is the name Alfred himself used, on his World War I Registration card, and he appears that way on both the 1920 and the 1930 Census. Generally, I've found that, unless they really dislike the name they were given at birth, people tend to know what their own names are and generally report them accurately to government officials - until we can track down his original birth certificate, we're sticking with "Alfred Leroy" for the time being.
"BIOGRAPHY: SHARON ANNE CHUTE: I graduated from Johnson High School in St. Paul, MN in 1985. I began working for Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department in 1988. I am still employed with Parks & Recreation. My basic job function is as a Graphic Artist. I design brochures, flyers, newsletters and create hiking/biking/location maps for the department. I am a Polymer Clay artist and have been working with the medium for approximately 12 years. I also enjoy charcoal drawing, stenciling, stain glass painting and faux finishing of walls."Sharon Chute, 7/26/2003
Nellie F. Chute of Fitchburg, Massachusetts was contacted by George M. Chute, Jr. by telephone. Although the card is undated, based upon other cards located in the same file as this one, the call may have been made sometime in 1961. She stated that she had been divorced, and that she and her ex-husband had been the parents of one son, who died at 6 months of age, "50 years ago". Her former husband was George N. Chute, a gas collector, now retired, in Leominster, Massachusetts. George was formerly George Duke. He and his brother Frank (now dead) were adopted by Mrs. Chute, who had three sons, William, Joe and Homer (all dead, and never married at the time of the call). She also said that she and George had lived for 3 months in Detroit, 20 years ago. She reported that he married a second time, she did not know the name of his second wife, only that she had died 6 years after the remarriage.
It is not known if brother Frank ever married, or had children.
Letter, George Joseph Chute (son of George Noble Chute) to George M. Chute, Jr.
[This record is interesting, as George Joseph Chute apparently assumes he is descended from a British family. It may be that he is, although the questionable aspect to his family's history is the "change of name" from "George Noble Duke" to "George Noble Chute" in the records of the State of Massachusetts. It appears that Joseph Homer Chute adopted both George and his twin brother Francis/Frank.]
Jan. 10, 1958
Dear Mr. Chute:
The only information I have of the Chute family is as follows:
My father was George Noble Chute, I presume his people come from England. He was a twin, his brother was Francis Chute; he also had a sister, her married name was Mary (Chute) Richardson.
Mr. Chute, I never remember seeing my father, in fact, I never did see a person named Chute. I have no record of my father either living or dead, but I presume he is dead. I have lived in Providence, Rhode Island all of my life; I live with my mother who is 78 years of age. I am single, never was married; no brothers or sisters, and my mother never married again. She was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts May 15, 1879.
I wish I could help you in your research, but I am not a learned man; I only have a grammar school education and I have no trade or profession.
I know you are busy, but would like to hear from you when you have time.
George Joseph Chute
715 Westminster Street Providence 3, Rhode Island
NAUSS, Ronald Willis St. Clair - 84, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Friday, July 9, 1999, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Walden, Lunenburg Co., he was a son of the late Ozem and Flossie (Dorey) Nauss (Naas). He had retired in 1980 from the Kings County Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville after having worked there for 19 years. He loved his family, friends and music and was a member of Christ Church, Berwick. He is survived by his wife, Erna (Fancy) Nauss; daughters, Inez (Lewis) Chute, South Berwick; Velma Barkhouse, Barrhead, Alta; Thelma (Harris) Huntley, South Berwick; Mabel (Clyde) Vaughan, New Minas; sisters, Helen Joudrey, Bridgewater; Hilda Joudrey, Mahone Bay; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandson, Wayne Alan Huntley; son-in-law, Charles Barkhouse. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, July 12, in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in Christ Church, Berwick, Canon Edward Leyte and Rev. Fred Hinxman officiating. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery with a reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Christ Church Memorial Fund, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice.
In November of 1958, Raymond Leslie Chute responded to a letter of inquiry from George M. Chute, Jr. by repeating the questions he was asked, and providing the answers, as well as clarifying comments:
PS: My middle name is Leslie. Birthdate - May 5, 1914. Birthplace - Newfield, Maine. Would like to see or hear more about the Chute book. Do you know how we can?
"BIO: The crest of the Chute family is a hand in a gauntlet, holding the hilt and pommel of a broken sword. It is hard to imagine anyone who would have cared less about it than 'Lon'."From "351 Family Groups Plus Lateral Relatives", Author John DosPerros, quoting the Journal of Carrie Ann Lucas
BIO: Leon Sebastian Humbert met Ada Emma Lucas while they were both students in Corning Iowa, he being from that area, she being from California and Nevada. They married in Iowa but moved to California where most of their children were born (including my father, John, Sr.) and where (Oakland) they owned an apartment house located on Grove at about 27th - 29th, they also owned a feed and fuel yard and house** that was their residence. The sign for the Feed and Fuel yard was uncovered on the side of an old building when structures were being demolished to build the BART light-rail system (1960's ?). Leon was a man of ideals, a socialist and cohort of Jack London (John Griffith London, writer who was a socialist until he became wealthy). Leon was in accord with the views of Jean Leon Jaures (1859 - 1914). He was active in London's attempts to become Mayor of Oakland, Ca. It was said by family members that trying to live by socialist ideals led him to the loss of his business enterprises. My grandmother Ada Emma Lucas mantained to her dying day that London was nothing but a drunken bum. It is more than a little likely that Leon's business ventures were funded by Lucas family monies. After financial failure in Oakland, Leon moved his family by train to Florida, he and my father riding with their two milk cows in a boxcar. I at one time had a photograph of Leon driving a team and wagon on the streets of Oakland, and a photo of he and my father driving the two milk cows along the road in Florida*. Another slightly out of focus picture of Leon sporting a full beard was with the same collection. A tintype photograph of Leon taken between 1880 and 1885 (judging by his apparent age) shows the watch-chain which is attached to his pocket watch (mentioned below). The Florida experiment failed, and the family moved to Nodaway Iowa which is in Adams County, Iowa. The Humberts, Chutes, and Nelsons farmed north-east of Nodaway (towards Corning), John Humbert, Sr. attended "Hell's Half-Acre School", Leon died in 1913. I visited Nodaway in 1991, it has not grown. By comparing a sketch map made by John Humbert, Sr. with maps contained in two books ("Nodaway Iowa Past & Present", and "Nodaway Iowa Past & Present Part II" which I obtained from Mrs. Kay Spring, I have been able to identify some of the areas that have a bearing on family history. Nodaway is the only town of any size in old Adams County, which is the same as Nodaway Township, which is Township 71 North, Range 35 West of the 5th. P.M. This township is bounded on the North by Douglass County, on the East by Jasper County, on the South by Taylor County, and on the West by Montgomery County. The first farm occupied by the Humbert family was "the River Bottom Place", which is the northeast quarter of section 16 shown on the 1907 map as the A.S.Dunlap property, on the 1982 map. This parcel is shown as belonging to Doris Acton and Robert Brown. The second area farmed by the Humberts was across the road to the north of the River Bottom Place, and is in the southeast corner of section 9, shown as belonging to A.F.Okey on the 1907 map, and to Harold O'Riley et ux on the 1982 plat. The third tract farmed by the Humberts is the Anthony Devine tract in section 4 on the 1907 map, shown as property of D.W.Brees on the 1982 map. The fourth tract farmed by the family is in the eastern half of section 8 and the western part of section 9, shown as belonging to Eliza Sawyer in 1907, and to Carl Johnson et ux and Harold Brown on the 1982 map. Hokan Nelson farmed the tract shown as belonging to H. F. Moser on the 1907 plat, and to Gilbert Rider on the 1982 plat.ID: I103571973
BIO: Ada was born in Elko Nevada, in "the old Hunter house, by R.Road according to the journal of Carrie Ann Lucas. Her death notice from a newspaper of 1947 says:
"MUNSTERMAN - In Hayward, September 18, 1947, Ada E., beloved wife of the late Henry C. Munsterman; loving mother of Effie H. Nelson, Lucille R. Chute, John L. Humbert, Helen V. Mix and Leone E. Osborn; also leaves 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister of Carrie L. Partridge, Effie E. McElroy, Allen J. Lucas of Los Angeles and Winnie Norris of San Jose; a native of Nevada. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Monday, September 22, 1947, at 2 p.m., at the Elmhurst Chapel of the Clarence N. Cooper Mortuary, 8901 East 14th Street. Interment, Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward. (Phone TRinidad 2-4343 or KEllogg 3-4114.)"
One story told by Carrie took place in about 1875. Ada was playing with a Paiute girl of about the same age, the play got a little rough, and Ada knocked the other girl down. An older girl (mother or sister of the little one), knocked Ada down in turn. Carrie was in the house, and heard a commotion outside, on investigating, she was told by the older Paiute girl "You papoose push me papoose, me push you papoose" (why a Paiute would use the word "papoose" which is a Narraganset word is questionable). Carrie decided to avenge Ada's honor, so kicked the older girl in the shins. A general free-for-all seems to have followed. At this point, the fracas was loud enough to attract the attentions of Judge John Henry Lucas. It was apparently a well known fact that he kept a razor strop just next to the front door in case justice needed to be applied to one of his six children. It was also known that such swift justice was usually handed out to the nearest child to the Judge, rather than to the most guilty. So, when John H. Lucas steamed out into the yard, strop in hand, all four girls departed (presumably to the cardinal directions), in the interest of maintaining the peace. Early photographs of Ada Emma Lucas show her to have been quite attractive. She apparently met Leon S. Humbert while both were students in Corning Iowa (although she grew up in California).Ada's death certificate has the following errors;
The attending physician was Dr. M.W. Thorpe who took care of many family members for many years, including delivering me into the world.
In the belongings of Ada Emma Lucas Humbert Munsterman is a letter written by her to Elsie Munsterman on March 30, 1943, in Oakland, CA. It is as follows;
"Dear Elsie, I have just finished reading a letter written by you to Dad, Aug. 29 -1933 just after you had heard that we had been married. It is such a nice letter and portrays your considerate and good character, so much that I feel like writing to you. Though your own Mother had been gone only such a short time, really just about the same length of time that Dad has now been gone now (sic), but you show in this letter such a willingness to consider Dad's lonliness, and to be satisfied since he, (Dad) might be happier. We lived happily for almost ten years. From my standpoint I cannot remember that at any time I could done differently to make him more happiness, and I am sure he did all possible to make me happy..."