"Nanetta Black died of influenza when Donald Edward was two weeks old. There was an influenza epidemic, which took the lives of thousands during the early 1900's. Due to my grandfather's inability to care for the family and tend the farm, he found it necessary to break up his family. Glenna was placed in the home of another relative, I'm unaware of who that relative was. I know she lived in Springfield, Illinois until adulthood, never returning to the Chute family unit. Glenna married Roland Stead and they made their home in Lombard, Illinois, and then retired in Tucson, Arizona where they remained until their death. They had two children, Barbara and Ivan."
Source: "As I Remember It", Harold Glenn Chute
"With William Teed, she [Barbara Ione Stead] also had Douglas Alan Teed and Sandra Louise Teed. There was another child, Sharon, but she died at the age of 2 and I don't remember her middle name. They were all born in Illinois. My dad's father died which is why Grandma remarried. Her second husband's name was Owen Joseph Clark. Together, they had a son named Owen Joseph Clark Jr. Owen Clark adopted my dad and his siblings so their last names are Clark and it is also my maiden name, not Teed. But you can leave the last names as Teed. My Grandma has 16 grandchildren altogether, so I don't think you want all of that info! She was actually married 3 more times after Owen, but that's a long story."
Source: Jen Teed Clarke Dominick, granddaughter of Barbara Iona (Stead) Teed Clark, via e-mail, 08FEB08
Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.Torrance, Calif.
I have never known very much about my Father's people as my Father died when I was only 11 months old. I was born March 28th 1875 and my Father died March 10th of the following year. He was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He had three brothers and one sister. The following are their names:Joseph Chute
I hope I have been able to give you some information that you desire.Sincerely,
"I have recently developed some new information on Mabel Augusta Lawrence, who was my great-grandmother and the first wife of Arthur Harris Chute. Mabel was the daughter of William Abner Lawrence of Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts and Mary Ella Bixby of Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Mabel was born on 16 June 1877 in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts and died on 24 April 1945 in Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts. She is buried at The Old Cemetery in Ashburnham. Mabel was first married on 03 January 1898 in Ashburnham to Arthur Harris Chute (1875-1957). The only child of this marriage was Edward Abbott Chute (1898-1948). This marriage ended in divorce in October of 1905. Mabel married second to Leon Francis Harris (1887-1965) of Ashburnham about 1912. Leon was a son of Charles F. Harris and Alicia Farmer. There were no known children from this marriage. Arthur Harris Chute relocated to California between 1907 and 1910, along with his son, Edward, his mother, Adline Burgess-Chute and his second wife, Mabell Edith Babbitt-Maynard, whom he married on 24 December 1906 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts. There were no known children from this marriage."Sources -
The Reverend Richard A. Chartier, 80, a Poughkeepsie resident since 2000, as husband to Grace Robertson Williams, died Wednesday night, May 26, 2004 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. His family is appreciative of the attention received there. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie.
Richard Chartier was born on Dec. 10, 1923 in Wakefield, Mass., to Arthur Chartier and Ada Chute. He was educated in the Wakefield public schools, graduating from Wakefield High School in 1941. He received a B.A. degree from Ottawa University (Kansas) in 1950 and a M.A. and M. Divinity from Boston University. United Methodist Church Missionary, Interdenominational Pastor, Champion of Social Justice Causes, and University Professor, Mr. Chartier had a lifelong involvement in a wide variety of local, national, and international organizations concerned with issues of peace, justice, human rights, and socio-economic well being.
Mr. Chartier lived through many of the challenging events of modern history. Those who heard him speak vividly remember his personable style, rich command of language and classical references, frequent anecdotes, but most of all, his purposefulness and sincerity. He served from 1973 to 1977 in various capacities in Massachusetts, community college teacher, 'supply' preacher, mental health researcher, and writer.
Richard Chartier was editor of Fellowship (magazine of the Fellowship of Reconciliation) in Nyack, N.Y., between 1977 to 1982 and was director of the Lysle Fellowship Program of Intercultural Education in conjunction with Rockland Community College from 1983-1985. He was the author of many published articles in both English and Spanish, and became a Spanish-English interpreter during years in Argentina as a United Methodist missionary making an important contribution to the social awareness of Methodism in that country, and sharing with English-speaking Christians the Latin-American point of view. An ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., from 1985 to 1991, he served as part-time pastor of the Croton Falls Community Church and from 1991 to 1997 as a part-time pastor of Cold Spring Baptist Church. He served as an adjunct professor at Dutchess Community College from 1993 to 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Robertson Chartier, at home. He is survived by his children, their mother, Jennie, their spouses, and grandchildren: Anne and her husband, James Oakley of Ashland, Wis., Elizabeth and her sons, Cristobal and Santiago Gomez of Brookline, Mass; Ricardo Chartier, Gabriela Carmuega, and grandchildren, Ricardo Arturo, Maria, Jose Ignacio, in Juanico, Canelones, Uruguay, Carlota and her partner, Rheba Rutkowski of Revere, Mass.; stepson, Eric C. Williams survives in Plano, Texas. He is also survived by an older brother, Raymond Chartier of Ocala, Fla., whose wife, Bea, died in 2002; and brother-in-law, Neil K. Robertson survives in Pebblebeach, Calif. He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Hayden Chartier and her husband, Robert Hayden. There are ten nieces and nephews, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie in early June. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie, Doctors Without Borders, or Bread for the World. Arrangements by Clinton Funeral Home of Cold Spring, New York.
Source: Published: Poughkeepsie Journal - May/30/2004
From Lara Gordon, wife of Thomas Chute, in an e-mail dated 8 JAN 2007:
"My husband is a Chute from Listowel, Ireland - Thomas Chute. Here's his family info:
Father: Rolland Chute
Mother: Philomena Chute
Sisters: Mary Francis, Marcella, Anne
Brothers: John, Martin, Gerrard
Also, Rolland went to the U.S. during or just after World War II and stayed there for 14 years. Mary Francis was born before he left, the rest after he came back. So we think there may be half siblings in or near Boston.
If you have any info to share with us that would be great!"
This extended family was pieced together when she added, "I just noticed the info on Jed Chute listed under Tralee. This is Tom's half Uncle. He (Jed) is his father's half brother. I know this is the same person as I've met him and Pauline."
With this, the former "P. O'Quigley", wife of Rowland Chute III was transformed into Philomena T. O'Quigley, married to Roland/Rolland/Rowland "Tony" Chute, with a straight line of ascent back to Alexander Chewte and the Main Line. Also, this information coincided with a passenger record between either Ireland or Southhampton and the Port of New York in 1946. Rolland was not on the same passenger list and may have arrived earlier.
In the 1890 census, Andrew Chute describes his occupation as a "torpedo dealer". I at first questioned this as being a viable occupation in the 1880's, but it appears that "originally the word referred to any explosive charge, including the weapon now known as a submarine mine. The first modern torpedo (1866) carried an 18-lb (8-kg) charge of dynamite in its nose and was powered by a compressed-air engine driving a single propeller; its range was 200–700 yards (180–640 m)."
Andrew Chute may very well have been a torpedo dealer, although this would make him the first Chute thus far to claim this as his occupation. It may have been a quite legitimate occupation, but the dates also coincide with two other trends: (1) the growth of a strong intercontinental relationship between groups in Ireland and the United States, raising funds and weapons for Irish nationalism and (2) a very strong anti-Irish racism in the United States, making the possibility that he was working in a government or military sales capacity somewhat remote. 1880 would have marked the shift in power from the Fenian Brotherhood of America to its successor, Sinn Féin. In any event, let's hope he wasn't storing his inventory in the basement because, coincidentally (it is fervently hoped), the Chute family home at 11 High Street in Bradford is no longer standing.
Looking for Andrew Chute's back through the years of census records in New York State brought me to an Andrew Chute, aged 15, with the estimated birth year of 1845 in New York, working as a laborer on his father's farm in Java Center, Wyoming County, New York (southeast of Buffalo). His record in 1880 at age 36 and living in Bradford, Pennsylvania set his estimated birth year at 1844, so the records matched in birth year and state.
Andrew Chute of Java, Wyoming, New York (father was Thomas; mother named Rose, both born in Ireland) had several older siblings at the time of the 1860 census: Bridget (aged 19) and James (aged 18).
There were two other Chute families, living next door: the first family contained Nicholas, Bridget and Elizabeth; the second family contained James, Mary and Margaret. The next family that pops up, living next door to James, Mary and Margaret consisted of: Thomas, Mary, Barnard and James KIRWIN. A short distance away was another KIRWIN family, consisting of Patrick, Catherine, Thomas, Ann (aged 14 at the time), Bridget, Margaret and Frances.
The theory now is that Andrew Chute of Bradford was very probably the brother of the James Chute-Anna Kerwin (or Kirwin) family of upstate New York, and that both James and Andrew were sons of Thomas and Rose who were born in Ireland. The theory also is that Thomas Kirwin (aged 52) who lived next door to a line of Chute families, was the older brother of Patrick Kirwin (aged 50), who had a daughter Ann, who is probably our known Anna Kerwin. So far, no emigration record has been located for either Thomas or Rose Chute.
The families mentioned above are captured in the table below. The first KIRWIN family would be headed by the uncle of Anna Kirwin; the second Kirwin family is Ann/Anna Kirwin/Kerwin, her parents and siblings.
James Couture's electronic database on Ancestry.com contains the following detail on this family:
"Information from Christine Chute of Salem, Oregon. Paper written by Harold E. Chute. Cremated ashes put in Pacific Ocean. Lived in Oak Park, Illinois. Was studying to be a chiropractitioner but for some reason gave that up and became involved in real estate. Went to Minnesota for yearly vacations. Avid fisherman. Moved to Oregon. Next, moved to Bakersfield, Colorado. Frank continued to build houses and Effie continued teaching. After retirement moved to Laguna Hills, CA.
Effie graduated from Aitkin High School in 1914. Soon after graduation she moved to Illinois to became a school teacher. Went to live in Aurora, Colorado near her son after her husband's death. Died age 93. Lived with her daughter in Seattle, Washington for many years. Her ashes were interred along her husband's grave."
"Bakersfield, California" is more likely. It is uncertain if "daughter" is actually her daughter-in-law, as no record of a daughter has been located. However, her younger sister Mabel did live in Seattle, Washington until her death. Also, as her husband's ashes were reported here to be scattered at sea, it is not known if there is an actual cemetery gravesite.
Correspondence, received by George M. Chute, Jr.
We were so pleased to receive your interesting letter. have managed to get the data you requested. Can also get the information on my husband's other brothers and sisters if you haven't already. Do you know where we could get the book "Chute Genealogies" and at what cost?
Where do your sons live? Ours live near us. If you or any of yours ever come to California we would love to have you come and visit us.
What was your father's name? The only uncle I know on dad Chute's side was uncle Henry, who never married.
We are both in fair health, hope to spend next June visiting in Montana and Minnesota, perhaps you folks could be in Minneapolis or St. Paul at that time, certainly would enjoy meeting you.
Hoping to hear from you again soon.Sincerely,
So sorry I've neglected returning this information before this. Had a wonderful summer, relatives here to visit us, etc. Having beautiful weather between 75 - 80 degrees every day. Have enjoyed reading the book of the "Chute Family in America". I am certain the booklet you're compiling will be very interesting to us all. My husband's niece in Minneapolis may be able to give you more information about the folks in Minnesota. She is Estella Chute's daughter:
Mrs. Daisy Osborne
1109 Gould N.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55104
She has a married daughter and several grandchildren now.
Presume you are busy teaching again.
Hope you and yours continue having good health.
If you ever come this way, be sure to come and see us.
Mrs. Ruth Chute, Stanley's wife
Thanks so much for sending me copies of our family record you have typed. I've written the daughters of Hester Chute, who married Oscar Kjelshus who are living in Canada. Perhaps they have already sent you information on their families.
Noticed there is a mistake on my husband Stanley's birth year: he was born 1897. And in Harold Chute who married Lorraine Bahe, [it] doesn't mention their youngest daughter Dianne, born [Private]. Also on June Arline Chute who married Stanley Smith: have Jo Ann and Lauri G, born [Private]. On Jane Chute Skarphol, their daughter Colleen's birth should read [Private].
You are doing a marvelous job, it must be interesting but tedious. Mrs. Skarphol perhaps has sent you information on the Hanska relatives by now, she and her husband are so very interested, are donating the book, Chute Families in America to a oollege in Hayward, Calif. where they reside, about 45 minutes from us.
We are having nice weather temp. above 60° every day. Heard Minn. has had some bad snowstorrms and cold. Hope you and yours are keeping well. We are per usual here.Sincerely
As I received the information about Hester (Chute) Kjelshus' daughters Cleo & Goldie and their families last week, decided to send it on immediately. Cleo S. Kjelshus, born May 16, 1912 married Beattie S. Shields Dec. 31, 1929. Beattie born Nov 30, 1898. Have four sons:Douglas Arthur Shields, b. [Private]
B. Donald Shields married Violet Anderson 1954; have three girls; Donna Barbara, born [Private], Valerie Joy, born [Private], Darlene Kerry, born [Private].
James Marven Shields married Arlene Rierson, 1964.
Goldie Odell Kjelshus, born April 27, 1916, husband Andrew Graham born Sept. 13, 1912. Married Nov. 6th, 1935. Have 4 sons:Andrew Delvin Graham, b. [Private]
Andrew Delvin Graham married Patricia Negryck, born [Private], on July 16, 1960. Have five children:Theresa Lynn Graham, b. [Private]
Wayne M. Graham married Elizabeth Ann Fitzpatrick, born [Private], on Nov 16, 1962. Have two children:Donna Lynn Graham, b. [Private]
Robert Barry Graham married Sandra Irene Genyk, born [Private], on Nov 19, 1963. Have one son:Michael Andrew Graham, b. [Private]
Trust you've received information from Mrs. Osborne by now; also from Mrs. Skarphol. Our niece Goldie (Kjelshus) Graham mentioned in a recent letter they might look you up if they go visit their oldest son this year. He lives in Canada, but not too far from Michigan. Goldie lives at Flin Flon, 70 Green Street. Her husband has worked over 25 years at the smelter at Flin Flon. They are a very nice couple.
We are having beautiful weather, 70 degrees outdoors today, the country is beautiful with its green carpet and fruit trees blooming. We have loads of camillas, daphne and lilies blossoming now besides the faithful geraniums, fushias and also some roses. It sounds like the middle west has had a terrible winter, they'll be happy when spring somes.
We are both doing well, enjoy being retired. Stanley has plenty yard work to do, has a power mower for the lawn, which helps. He does [illegible] painting, which is a good past time, also inexpensive gifts.
Hope you and yours are in good health.Sincerely,
PS: Our grandaughter Darlene expects the stork next month, will let you know its name as soon as possible. The great-grandson Robert Lewis Kinkel is a [she wrote "daring", but may have meant "darling", unless he was unusually precocious at a young age] child. He was a year old on [Private]; they live about 200 miles away, so we don't see as much as we would love to. On our grandson Gary D. Chute: his birth should read [Private], instead of July 15th. Thank you.
Harold Chute's daughter's name is Dianne Marie, they now reside in Concord, California, so see them often. Jo Ann Smith's birthdate is [Private].
Laurie's second name is Gena, born [Private] to June Arlene Smith.
I'm writing the Skarphols and Mrs. Osborne to remind them, they may have written by now and it went astray as so often happens these days. So glad you are keeping well and enjoying being retired. You have some good hobbies.As ever,
I have a feeling I haven't informed you of the birth of our little great-grandaughter's birth on [Private]. They named her Michele Lynn Kinkel, [daughter] of Darlene and William Kinkel.
Hope Mrs. Osborne has found time to complete the information on the relatives in Minnesota.
Presume you've been busy compiling and typing this summer. Do you enjoy being retired? Hope you and yours are keeping well.Sincerely,
Canyon News, 17 FEB 2008, Canyon, Texas
"Jaimi Rae Ann Wood, of Borger, and Nathan Lynn Chute, of Canyon, were united in marriage Feb. 16, 2008, at Conway Community Church in Panhandle. Clay Houdashell, of Canyon, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Anji Wood, of Borger. She is the granddaughter of Elijah and Janie Tate, of Fritch, and James and Pat Woosley, of Borger, and the late Johnnie Wood, formerly of Irving.
The groom is the son of Robyn and Amelia Chute, of Canyon. He is the grandson of Shirley Chute and the late Marion Chute, of Meredosia, Ill., and Jose and Eva Martinez, of Canyon, and the late Antonia Martinez.
Matron of honor was Anji Wood, mother of the bride. Bridal attendant was Brittney Wood, cousin of the bride, of Amarillo. Best man was Nicolas Chute, of Canyon, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Josh Wood, of Borger, brother of the bride. Flower girl was Kada Tate, of Borger, cousin of the bride. Ringbearer was Collin Tate, of Borger, cousin of the bride.
The bride was presented in marriage by David Wood, father of the bride. Guest registry attendant was Hailee Wood, of Amarillo, cousin of the bride. Wedding favors were passed out by: Morgan Dean, of Canyon; Kennedy Wood, of Amarillo; and Ridgleigh Glaze, of Canyon, all cousins of the bride. Ushers were Roque Estrada, of Borger, friend of the bride and Cruz Luna, Jr., of Canyon, friend of the groom. Soloist was Kathy Knapp, of Amarillo, friend of the bride's family.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Borger Country Club. Reception attendants were Julie Wood, of Amarillo, and Liz Dean, of Canyon, aunts of the bride and Cruz and Veronica Luna, of Canyon, friends of the groom's family. After a wedding trip to New York City, N.Y., the couple will be at home in Amarillo.
The bride graduated in 2005 from Borger High School. She is employed by the Amarillo Downtown Athletic Club. The groom graduated in 2001 from Canyon High School. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering technology in 2005 from West Texas A&M University. He is employed by B&W Pantex.
"The RECTORY estate was held by St. John's hospital, Bridgwater, from 1285 until the Dissolution. (fn. 79) In 1535 it was charged with the maintenance of five boys at school in the hospital. (fn. 80) The estate also included land and offerings at Holowell chapel. (fn. 81) The Crown leased it in 1553 to Nicholas Chute, formerly the hospital's tenant, (fn. 82) and sold it in 1560 to Ralph Bosseville. (fn. 83) Bosseville presumably sold it to Nicholas Halswell, who died in possession in 1564. (fn. 84) Robert Halswell, son of Nicholas, died in 1570 and was succeeded by his son Sir Nicholas (d. 1633). Henry Halswell, second son of Sir Nicholas, (fn. 85) sold the rectory, which included 40 a. of land, in 1634 to John Bourne (d. 1656) of Gothelney in Charlinch. His widow Elizabeth (d. 1660) was succeeded by her son Roger (d. 1672–3). Roger's daughter Florence died in 1673 and the eventual heir was Roger's brother Gilbert (d. 1686). Gilbert's son Edmund (fn. 86) (d. 1695) settled the rectory with Sandford manor on his wife Anne. The rectory descended with Sandford; (fn. 87) it included 43 a. in 1754 (fn. 88) and 36 a. in 1823. (fn. 89) John Cridland was in 1841 awarded a rent charge of £200 in lieu of the great tithes. (fn. 90)"
Source: Wembdon: Manors and other estates, A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6: Andersfield,
Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and neighbouring parishes) (1992), pp. 325-330.
Date accessed: 13 April 2008.
Jackie's Note: The hospital itself - not a hospital in the sense that we now use the word, but more of a poorhouse - may no longer have existed at this time. The rectory itself would have been connected to the Parish of St. Mary. For a history of The Hospital of St John the Baptist in Bridgwater, see http://www.friarn.co.uk/StJohn/. I am unsure as to what is meant by the description of Nicholas a former "tenant" of the Hospital, as the poorhouse itself appears to have been torn down.
Correspondence, Mildred Landreth Heitz to George M. Chute, Jr.
Yes, we were really surprised but really thrilled to hear from you. I remember hearing you folks talking about working on the Chute genealogy the last time we attended the Chute reunion.
Maybe Wilma can give you more accurate data on our Dad than I can. I don't even remember our Mother, but do remember Dad some. I believe he was born in Rushville, Illinois in 1885. Died in 1917, in Hamilton, Illinois.
My husband Harlan was born Nov. 15, 1901 at Camden, Illinois. I was born Nov 28, 1907 at Rushville or in Schuyler County. We were married in Versailles, Ill. July 11th 1926. Yes we celebrated our Silver Anniversary last July.
Our first baby, a little girl, Doris Evelyn, was born Sept. 14, 1930 in Mr, Sterling and passed away Sept 15th 1930. We we didn't keep her with us long. Shortly after her death I had a dream or vision or something & saw my Mother holding our baby girl in Heaven. Made me feel better anyway.
Our son - Richard Harlan - was born Feb 22nd 1933 in Paris, Illinois. That is all of our family but our son is a wonderful boy & now we are so worried about Uncle Sam taking him. He will be 19 next month.
Wilma my sister and I married brothers & now we live about 60 miles apart. She is just 2 years older than I and she has 5 grandchildren. She has 2 wonderful boys.
We do want one of the books when they are finished. Do hope this information is what you need.Sincerely,
Correspondence, Joseph Franklin Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.
Sorry to have been so late in getting the information to you but writing and I were never great pals.
It must be rather interesting to follow the various branches of the family and no doubt there are many of them since the last genealogy was printed.
Hope you will be able to read the writing, and if there is any information I can give would be glad to.
Am employed by the Maine Highway Commission where I have been for thirty-one years. Am a foreman mechanic. My boys are both employed with the Maine Highway Department, one in the garage, the other with the Engineering Div of Bridge Dept. Both live in Augusta.
You must find a number of fairly nearby relatives who you have not previously known of. Hope this information will help you out and any further help I can give you I will gladly.
With best regards to you and family,
J.F. ChuteAttached: Chute Family Data Worksheet, 20 JUN 1951
Correspondence, Vivian R. Longmire Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.
Your letter of recent date rec'd. Your record of the Chute family is quite interesting. Otis has asked me to write this letter along with the information we were able to give. You may be interested to know Otis had three half sisters, one of whom is still living. She is Minnie Chute Dorkindoff, in U.S.A. (Saugus, Mass.); the others were Jessie Chute and Effie Chute McGranahan, Jessie never married and died quite young. I am sending you the address of Laura's eldest daughter if you wish to write to her for names of her sisters and brothers. Laura died a few years ago. Uncle Joe Chute had four daughters but no sons, have sent an address of one daughter. If you should care to write, we would be interested to know which one of the Chute brothers you are descended from.
Hope this information will be of some help to you.
Correspondence, Joseph Herman Chute to George M. Chute, Jr.
I'm really ashamed of not getting this information to you earlier. It seems that my group aren't very good at answering letters, and it was some time before I received the information from my aunt. As you will see from this list, there are only eight of the nineteen children still living. I only know the exact address of four of them. I will give you their addresses and you might get additional information by writing them and in the meantime if I can get any I will forward it to you.
You don't know how much I appreciate the information you have already given me concerning my family. The information which you gave me on George Alexander Chute checks, as you can see, with George Tupper Chute from his family Bible. I wonder why he used an alias? None of his children whom I have talked to seem to know who their grandfather was.
After receiving your first letter I went to the Library but was unable to find the 1894 book on the Chute family. However, I did find the Chute name in a genealogy book. It was a Captain Lionel Chute who came to Massachusetts in 1639. I returned home quite disappointed because I didn't find any Nova Scotia Chutes. You can imagine what a surprise it was to me when I received your letter and found that we are descendants of that same man. Our folks might not have come over on the Mayflower but they were right on her stern.
I am passing this information on to my sister Eunice in Germany and asking her to check on Lionel Chute if she visits England this summer and see if she can trace the name further back. I have been told, but can't remember by whom, that the name goes back to William the Conquerer.
I hope his information proves helpful to you. Sorry I can't give you more at this time.Sincerely yours,
I am really ashamed that I have not answered your letter of Apr 12 before now, but haven't had any additional information to offer. I wrote to Uncle Bert, who is "Berty Bowlby" in Pittsburgh, Kansas, but haven't heard from him. The chances are that I won't since I wrote him right after your last letter. However, he has two children: one boy Deward who is a doctor somewhere in Missouri, and a daughter, whose name I don't know. This is the only one of my father's brothers living that I've never seen and my father hasn't seen him in over fifty years.
I understand that Deward is also interested in learning about the family history, and if you will write to Dr. Derward Chute, Rt. 3, Pittsburgh, Kansas, I'm sure he would be glad to give the information you seek about his father and mother. I'm sure your letter will be forwarded on to him if you write him at the above address.
Aubrey James is a bachelor and of course has no children. My father visited us this weekend and he said that none of the boys in the first family that have passed on left any children.
You may have already heard or soon will hear from Aunt Pearl, who is Mrs. Pearl Crabtree in Pasadena, California. She requested your address and I sent it to her.
Did you get any more information on the younger set from Gladys, Ralph's wife? I believe Frank had two boys, I'm not sure, but Gladys should be able to furnish this information, I have never seen them.
How are you coming on with the information on the family? Hope you have been getting better cooperation than I have been able to give, although it hasn't been intentional on my part. The family is scattered all over the country and it isn't easy to get information, especially if the rest of them are like my father and his brother Berty.
I would like for you to keep me posted on the progress you are making and in the event that you should be traveling south would appreciate your looking me up.Yours sincerely,
Received your letter some time ago, and I am Earle's mother and I have filled out the papers you sent my son. Hope it will help out in your information desired.
My son's father was born in Nova Scotia, son of Sea Captain Eaton Chute; has two sons and a daughter: Harold D., Morris W amd Nellie E.
Would you please inform me where I could obtain the old book "Chute Family in America". Would like very much to read it. My son is overseas just now, he's been in Navy for nearly fourteen years.
Would like to hear from you again.Sincerely yours,
On Family Data Worksheet: (in response to question: "Is Nellie E. older than Morris?") I think so. I think [she
married] a Mr. Langill or Longill but you could write my Aunt Stella and she would know:
Mrs. David Kearns
Hampton, Annapolis County,
19 Brandon Ave
Dorchester 20, Mass. Apt 134.
Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.Caledonia (Queens Co), N.S., Jan.9/52
No doubt you will be surprised to hear from me, I am Ronald Chute's sister. One day Ronald told me of receiving your letter requesting data on the Chute Family. He said he was not very interested in that genealogy of families and did not know anything about the subject at all. I told him I would try to see what I could do for you, for as you say, if someone does not keep the history up to date, all true continuity will be lost.
There is a retired Doctor living in Caledonia, he is a McLeod from a good old line and in the last few years since his retirement he has been delving into the family history of some of the families who came as pioneers to this district, and among them was the name of Chute. The Chutes were not strictly pioneers as this District was settled by Scotchmen and one Irishman, but one of the pioneers was Alexander Spears, and my grandfather, John W. Chute, married Elizabeth, their (Alexander and Charlotte Spears)'s daughter. Dr. McLeod had written to Rev. C. L. Chute for some data on the Chute family. This I have obtained and am enclosing a copy for you which I trust will be of some help to you in your work. I also had a little information myself taken from Nova Scotia History briefs, which I am also passing on to you. I have filled in the names and dates on the paper which you sent to be completed.
I have been interested in the family history and have some information on the Spears line which would be my Grandmother Chute's family, you may be interested to know that this family came direct from Scotland, i.e.,
Robert Spears and his wife Margaret were from Aberdeen, Scotland and their family were: Martha, Alexander and Robert. Alexander came from Scotland to Liverpool, N.S. and married Charlotte, daughter of Captain Benjamin Freeman of Liverpool, N.S. Their daughter Elizabeth married John W. Chute, so you can see I have some Scotch blood as well as English.
My Grandmother on my Mother's side was a Freeman, and I have that line back to the Mayflower, or I should say, the Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth, Mass on the "MAYFLOWER".
I trust this information which I am sending you will help in some way and if in the future I can be of any help to you I will be only too glad to do what I can. I should like very much to hear from you again.
Wishing you all of the best in 1952,
(Mrs. Rita Parker)
|Lionel Chute||Born in Dedham, Essex County, England, emigrant ancestor of the Chute family in America. Had three children.|
|James Chute||Son of above, born in Dedham, England, 1613. Had one child James born 1649. Only child.|
|James Chute||Son of above, born 1649, married Mary Wood 1673. Had 9 children.|
|Lionel Chute||Son of above, born in Ipswich 1681. Well-educated. Had 9 children.|
|John Chute||Lionel's son, born about 1720 in Rowley, Mass. He had 10 children. In 1759 he moved from Hampstead, N.H. to Granville, Annapolis Co., N.S. and settled on a farm a mile below Bridgetown. A farmer, blacksmith and pioneer Baptist.|
|James Chute||Eighth child of the above, born 1762. He lived in Granville, married twice, 16 children. Religiously rather skeptical. His seventh child was David Morse, born January 3, 1795.|
|David M. Chute||Son of above, married Sarah Chandler Jan. 20th, 1818. He was a farmer on the Bay Shore a mile below Hampton. 16 children. John born Aug 20 1821. Handley born Sept. 20 1827.|
|John W. Chute||3rd child of David M. Chute (above), born near Chute's Cove of Hampton, Aug. 20th 1821. Married Elizabeth Spears,
daughter of Alexander and Charlotte Spears Jan 1st 1847 and moved to Caledonia, Queens Co., N.S. "A christian man,
farmer and shoemaker". Died July 31st, 1884. He had 10 children, as follows:|
|Ronald Chute||Son of above (i.e., of John D'Orsay Chute), born at Caledonia, N.S., Nov. 20th 1912, married Brenda Ball Oct. 3rd, 1937. Had 2 children, John and Deborah.|
|John Chute||Son of above, born at Bridgetown, N.S. [Private].|
Correspondence with George M. Chute, Jr.Montreal, Que
It is rare indeed when we have the pleasure to hear from another "Chute" family so far away, and I am happy to enclose all the information that I have available at this moment.
I only regret that I cannot do more to help you ... perhaps I can. I do, for instance, know that there is another Chute family in Montreal, one in Sherbrooke and one not too far away from Sherbrooke. However, I would prefer not to disturb these people if you have already contacted them.
I believe there are also some "Chutes", cousins of mine, in the Hamilton, Ontario district. If by contacting these people I can be of help to you, please let me know.
As you will have noted on the form which you supplied, I have not filled in the part pertaining to Uncles and Aunts. This I will do as soon as possible and forward them to you.
I have been aware for some time that a book about the Chute family existed. However, this is the first time that I know of anyone who has any direct information.
I would be interested, needless to say, in procuring a copy or copies of this book, if there are any available. If you know anything about this, would you be kind enough to inform me.
Again, I wish to repeat my offer. I will be very happoy to give you any assistance I can. Please call on me.
Thank you for your letter and O hope that I shall hear from you in the not too distant future.Sincerely,
The birth location of Leo James was originally given as "Rollo, North Dakota", but, with the exception of the connection between Fargo, North Dakota and Rollo the Norman Viking, there is no record of Rollo, North Dakota. Pending further research into the original information source, I'm making the assumption that his birthplace was actually Rollo, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, unless an error was made in a North Dakota birth location.
The surname for this family has been corrected from Heikkala to Heikkila.OBITUARY
Phyllis M. Heikkila, 73, of Virginia died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 20, 1933, to Lester Warren and Ethel (Bergdahl) Chute in Ray, Minn., where she grew up. She attended school in International Falls, graduating in 1951. Phyllis was united in marriage on March 1, 1952, to Edward Heikkila in International Falls where they resided until 1956 when they moved to Britt and resided there for 40 years. In 1996, they moved to Virginia. She worked for American Greetings. Phyllis loved to knit and cook. Her passion was her grandchildren.
Survivors include son, Edward Heikkila of Virginia; two daughters, Sally Heikkila of Eden Prairie and Jane Heikkila of Virginia; three grandchildren, Christina, Kerry and Emma; brother, David Chute of Ray; and sister, Roberta Chute of Billings, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward on Nov. 8, 2002; and brother, Lester Jr.
"Douglas L. Chute, Ph.D is Professor of Neuropsychology for the APA approved Clinical Psychology Program and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University. Dr. Chute's academic focus centers on the integration of applied neuroscience and cognitive technologies especially for people with acquired cognitive impairments like traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Chute is known as a leading educator in Neuropsychology, co-establishing the first Ph.D program in the field at the University of Houston, founding the graduate program at Drexel University (ranked one of the top programs internationally), and serving as a founding co-editor of the journal Neuropsychology. He is currently the Technology Section Editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist.
More recently, Dr. Chute collaborated in the founding of the distanCE continuing education program for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and authored or edited courses delivered over the web in neuroanatomy and medical neuroscience and in mild traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Chute has over 100 books, chapters, papers, and software titles published. He has commercialized a number of technological products in education and cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging and developed a patent for a cognitive and environmental assistive system to help maintain community living for persons with neurocognitive impairments.
Dr. Chute was named an "Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century," honored with two EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL Best Scientific Laboratories software awards, an Apple Teaching Fellow Award, and a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a fellow of the National Academy and recently garnered the Distinguished Service Award in Neuropsychology. He has also received national and international recognition for his work with technology for people with cognitive impairments, e.g. NSF/MCI National Search for the Use of Computers for Persons with Disabilities, and an iec ProGAMMA for Social Science and Information Technology, Special Software Award of Excellence. He has lead major research projects funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Pew Foundation, Albisser, and other private and public agencies.
But what he is most proud of is the successes of his students, many of who hold professorships and senior positions around the world and who include past and present leaders of the National Academy. Dr. Chute serves on a number of corporate, professional, and government boards. He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and with the Ontario College of Psychologists. Dr. Chute is the Neuropsychology advisor to the Department of Health, Pennsylvania Head Injury Program, and he also serves in a similar capacity with the Department of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In Canada, he serves on the executive board of Brain Injury Service of Simcoe, a provincially funded provider.
Source: Drexel University.
Obituary, Edgar Verne ("Buddy") Chute
St. James - Edgar “Bud” or “Buddy” Chute, 83, of St. James died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at his home in St. James. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22 at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm. Burial with full military honors by the St. James American Legion and VFW Honor Guard will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hanska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Edgar Verne Chute, the son of Edgar and Julia (Ulen) Chute was born September, 23, 1923 in Watonwan County. He attended school in Watonwan County and served in the U.S. Army in Japan from 1946-1947. He was united in marriage to Rosaline Pettersen in St. Paul on November 19, 1950. Buddy worked first at road construction, then farmed and did custom corn shelling for many years until his health would no longer allow. He worked at various other jobs until his retirement. Buddy enjoyed many pastimes including fishing, woodworking, gardening, coffee with friends, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Rose of St. James; son and daughter-in-law, David (Lynn) Chute of Mankato; daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine (Jerry) Laabs of New Ulm, Nancy (Ron) Symanitz of Shakopee, Mary (Keith) Ratzlaff of St. Louis Park; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane Skarphol of Hayward, CA, Goldie (Eldon) Kintzi of St. James; brother, Dale Chute Sr. of Darfur; sisters-in-law, Irene Pooley of St. James, Joyce Pettersen of Madelia, Marlis Bruns of Waconia, Margo (Paul) Fohs of Arlington, IA; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joseph, Orren, and Marlowe Chute; sister, Elsie (and brother-in-law Harold) Smith; mother and father-in-law, Eldon and Olga Pettersen; brothers-in-law, Erwin Skarphol, Darwin Pettersen, Orville Bruns; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Paulson.
Published August 21, 2007 06:55 pm - The Mankato Free Press
Ray Ellis Chute attended Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School (PCVS) and works for Canada Post (Postes Canada) as a postal clerk. Sandra attended St. Peter's High School and worked as a legal secretary.
Source: Chute Family Data Worksheet, Jennifer Lorraine Chute McGarrity, Peterborough, Ontario, dated 11 AUG 2008.
Charles Patrick Scanlan attended Mount Carmel Highschool and Loyola University in Chicago. He was a professor and the Village Manager of Orland Park, Illinois. Michele attended Loretta Highschool and St. Xavier University, also in Chicago. She is employed as a Case Manager/Teacher.
"Caroline Louise Chute, 82, of Fort Myers, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2009. She was born June 25, 1926 in Boston, MA and moved to Fort Myers from Orlando in 2007. She was a member of Cypress Lake Baptist Church and was a Navy wife for 30years accompanying her husband on various assignments including two tours in Japan. She was a beloved and devoted wife, partner, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Mrs. Chute is survived by her husband, Charles L. Chute of Fort Myers; her daughter, Carol Chute Smith and husband, Geordie of Fort Myers; two grandchildren: John and Cindy and two great grandchildren: Savannah and Tyler. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clifford Martyn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery."Source: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
This obituary doesn't make clear if Jock was married - his wife isn't mentioned, although a daughter is mentioned - or if the brothers and sisters listed are from his adoptive family or his original birth family. Further research on this family is needed.
Jock W. Chute
Jock "Blue" Chute passed away Jan. 22, 2009, in his beloved hometown of Rampart. Blue was born Dec. 28, 1947, to Benjamin Wiehl and Patricia Honea Rounds, and adopted by Gerald and Lena Chute. He was honorably discharged from the Navy.
He lived throughout Alaska and the Lower 48 and moved to Rampart in the early 1980s. For many years he was employed by United Utilities. In his younger days he was a seasonal firefighter. There are many funny stories that can be told from the Rampart and other village crews that fought fires with him.
His favorite pastimes were photography and woodcarving. Many generations of family and friends enjoyed hanging out with their buddy Blue watching his endless collection of movies, listening to music, or listening to his stories about camping and hitchhiking. He brought a lot of laughter to his visitors. He always had a house full of friends during the holidays and special occasions. For many people it was one thing they looked forward to when going home to Rampart. It's going to be hard adjusting to life without Blue.
He was adamant about living the remainder of his life in the place he enjoyed most. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness and generosity toward everyone he knew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gary and Fred; sisters, Gertrude, Florence, Dorothy, Lena and Ethel. He is survived by his daughter, Bessie Stearman; granddaughters, Linea, Maxine, Joy and Sophia; sisters and brother-in-law, Elena and James Spoerle and Starla Rungey; brothers, Butch Honea, Lole, Marty and Bryan Pease; uncles, Henry (Betty) Wiehl, Don, Robert, Leroy, Roger, Clay and Andy Honea; aunts, Liz Newman and JoAnn Wiehl; nieces, Ashley, Naomi and Dorothy; nephew, JD; his dog, Pal; and numerous relatives and friends throughout the Interior.
A funeral and burial service will be held in Rampart on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
"My mother was born Florietta Maude Chute in Boston Massachusetts on July 19, 1916 the daughter of Thomas Chute of Boston and Stella Ward of Nova Scotia Canada. Sadly my mother passed away 15 years ago and I am now trying to search into her family background as I do not have very much information other that her birth certificate. Hopefully you can shed some light on her family. Looking forward to hearing from you."Robert Martin, London, Ontario Canada
Chute Family Data Worksheet, James Edward Chute to George M. Chute, Jr., February 7, 1966Leroy James married whom?
"James E. Chute, a longtime Woburn businessman, died at his Winchester home Saturday of cardiovascular disease. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.
Mr. Chute was born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville. At age 20, Mr. Chute took over the management of his family business, Lord Coal Company in Woburn, which at one point was one of the largest individual coal dealers in Massachusetts.
Mr. Chute leaves two sons, Leroy of Winchester and James Jr. of Westford; two daughters, Dorothy Gilbert of Melrose and Carol Schrock of Hamilton; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Winchester. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery."
Source: Boston Globe, May 22, 2008
"Hello from Ireland. My name is Jason Chute O'Callaghan and I was born in Tralee Co Kerry, as was my my mother Geraldine Chute (brothers Charles and Ted and sister Anne.) My grandfather Timothy (Ted) Chute came from Listowal, Co Kerry and I'm hoping you can help connect to where and who he came from?
He died in 1963 and was known as Doctor Chute in Tralee, where he worked in a chemist but he was not formally trained as one, he just seemed to be trained on the job so to speak. He was also a County Councillor in Tralee plus a Kerry minor football player. The family settled in St Brendan's park in Tralee a new estate built in the early 1940's after the war.
Like many of the time his two sons moved to London where Charles worked for the Inland Revenue while Ted became a well known Greyhound trainer. Charles never had any children but Ted had two called Charles Chute and Jonathan Chute who still live in the UK. While my mother Geraldine married Donie O'Callaghan of Marion Park Tralee in 1972 and I was am their first born.
Maybe this helps you and in turn maybe you can tell me anything that comes in about Timothy (Ted) Chute who was born around 1917 in Listowal as I'm sure he had brothers and sisters?
As descendant Eddie Chute points out, Thomas Chute and his brother Robert were apparently rather well known by the Hartford, Connecticut police department - Thomas, in fact, actually appears on the 1900 Census as a resident of the Hartford County Jail. On the other hand, one advantage to having incorrigible relations is in being able to research their lives via published police records.
The Police Court
Published by The Hartford Courant, May 19, 1900
"Thomas Chute, the one-armed man who was arrested on Albany Avenue Thursday afternoon while soliciting alms by the use of printed cards, was arraigned before Judge Bill yesterday morning, charged with drunkenness and breach of the peace. He was sentenced to jail for thirty days for drunkenness and fined $15 and costs for breach of the peace.
According to the 1880 census, Ellen's official birth name was "Elanor". I don't know why they shortened her name. She had an older brother named Michael J. McCarthy and several younger brothers and sisters. They were; Annie, Mary, Maggie, Katie, John, & Patrick. On Feb.7, 1896, her father fell off a railroad bridge that he was working on, and drowned. Several other workers also died when the bridge collapsed."
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