About 1150, was granted a coat of arms by Richard I, 1191, as Sir Robert Lawrence of Ashton Hall.
"Born Aug. 11, 1806; married Sybyl Marshall (William, Isaac), by Rev. Nathaniel Viditoe, Oct. 24, 1833; and lived in Granville, a mile below Bridgetown, on a part of the old Benjamin Foster farm; a mild, patient, Christian man; died Sept. 23, 1882; the widow lived on the place, and with the children, ten years, and in the fall of 1892, went to Lynn, Mass. to live at the age of seventy-seven."
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 105.
While Alice had not yet married in 1881, Selina had, and had four children. Why she is living with her parents and the children is not yet known.
I now have a little time to begin a reply to your inquiry concerning the furnishing of data of my immediate family for the genealogy. Here it is, as near as I can get it now.
Hallie Oleta Chute. Born April 8, 1899, near Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois. Married to Dwight Herbert Adams, August 2, 1919. He born June 1, 1900, at Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois. Of this marriage, one son - James Herbert Adams, born Nov 19, 1922, near Cooperstown, Brown County, Illinois. Married to Mary Margaret Veith, on Oct 5, 1947. She was born April 12, 1921, near Mr. Sterling, Brown County, Illinois. Born to them a daughter Jacquelyn, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois.
Hallie Oleta Adams divorced from Dwight H. Adams October 1939. Married to Grover C. Daniels, September 2, 1949. He was born November 17, 1885, near Payson, Adams County, Illinois.
I can't help a lot right now on Aunt Angelina's family, but might [have?] some information a little later on. This I know. She had a daughter in Canada by her first marriage, named Eva, and who married a man by the name of Steel. She died childless. When and where, I can't say. Aunt Lena was married a number of times. If Mamma were alive, she could help on this for she knew quite a bit about her activities and her marriages.
The folks told me most of what I know; however, I remember her very well. I suppose Papa told you she died in Eureka Springs, Ark. In what year I don't know yet. Will try to get some more on this and let you know.
We expect to go South again this winter. It may be we could go by way of Eureka Springs, and come home that way.
May not be able to make you that visit this year, I'm having my teeth out, but many thanks, we appreciate the invitation. Would like for you folks to drive down and make us a visit. Hope you had a nice time on your trip West.
We are having cool and damp weather now. Heat from the furnace feels good these days.
Let's hear from you, and take care of yourselves. Bye now.Sincerely,
Source: A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources, William Edward Chute. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 167.Clementsport, Nova Scotia 1881 Census
"Carrie Eulalia, b. June 29, 1866; came over to Boston about 1888; m. Merritt E. Keith (Ephraim, Thomas, William? from north of Ireland, of Scotch origin), of Wavelock, Kings Co., N.B., June 11, 1890 and live in Lynn; son Edgar Neal, b. Jan. 6, 1891."
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, p. 167.
Born Jan. 8, 1811, was a mason by trade; traveled considerably in early life; was in New York City at the time of the great fire in December 1835; in Ontario in 1840; married Abigail3, daughter of Isaac*, son of John2 Morehouse from Digby Neck, N.S., in Malahide, Ont. by Rev. M. S. McConnell, July 27, 1851, and lived in Bayham, Elgin Co., near Vienna."
*In the text Abigail is identified as being in the 8th generation, but this appears to be through the maternal line, as her father Isaac is identified as being the son of John, of the second Morehouse generation. The remainder of the pedigree note reads: "Isaac Morehouse m. Abigail Johnson7, daughter of William6 (and Hannah Van Dyne), from New York to Nova Scotia time of the Revolution, William5, Nathaniel4, Deacon Samuel3, Deacon William2, Robert1, settled in New Haven, Ct., 1637. They are traced back to a general in the army of William the Conquerer, 1066."
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 106
"Born in Granville, Nov. 1. 1858; married Phebe Ann, daughter of Perkins Rhodes, Dec. 14, 1880, and lived on the old farm of his father and grandfather, near the North Mountain, three miles west of Bridgetown."
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 169.
Note: WEC identifies him as "George Abel", GMC as "George Armstrong".
This family was recorded as having had three children.
The date of Lloyd Chute's death (18 SEP 1944) and the location of his burial (near Rimini, Italy), most likely places him in the the Canadian Corps of the Eighth British Army, which at this time consisted of the 1st Infantry, 5th Armored and 21st Tank Brigades. This same area had also claimed the life of Donald William Chute (see above) of Montreal on 23 AUG 1944 (buried in Ancona, Italy). The two men were 5th cousins, but, given the infrequency of finding other people named Chute, no matter where you are, it is possible that they ran across each other within the Eighth British Army.
At the time of Donald William Chute's death, the Allies had been moving north through Italy, pursuing the retreating Germans, after having liberated Sicily, Rome and Florence. By the time of Lloyd's death, a little less than a month later, the Germans had backed into the Appenine Mountains in northern Italy. The line between the advancing Allies and the retreating Germans as they reached the Appenines was labeled the "Gothic Line".
One of the difficulties facing the Allies on the Italian side of the Gothic Line was that troops and weaponry had been pulled from their ranks to support the D-Day Invasion on 6 JUN 1944, 3 months earlier. While the much larger Allied force was battling their way across France, the smaller Allied force fighting their way north through Italy remained to battle the Germans, now defending their homeland while entrenched in the natural land barrier of the Appenine Mountains.
"This fighting was described as an all up-hill battle as several large peaks had to be assaulted. Both the 5th & 8th Armies were drained of men as units were pulled out for the invasion of Normandy and southern France. Without sufficient reserves, the fighting drew to a stalemate as the second winter in Italy set in." 1
The most brutal attacks by the Allied forces on the Gothic Line took place from September 10 - 18, 1944, making this in all likelihood the general area where Lloyd Chute died on 18 SEP 1944.
1For a map of the Gothic Line at this time, see http://members.aol.com/Custermen85/Units/BritishOrg.htm. Note that I've placed Lloyd in the 8th British, as by this date, the 1st Canadian, which had participated in the invasion of Sicily, had been reconfigured - portions of the 1st Canadian, now with the 8th British, would have fought in the assault on the Gothic Line.
Drowned at the age of 18 in Jim Harris Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada, "when he crossed the lake on thin ice. He was in his teens." [Source: George Douglas Chute, date unknown].
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