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Elmer Ellsworth Chaffin1,2

Male
b. 9 June 1861, d. 9 March 1945


Family Alice Firestone b. circa December 1859, d. 15 April 1887
Marriage* 1 December 1881  Wayne Co., OH, Groom's Name: Ellsworth E. Chaffin
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Bride's Name: Alice Firestone
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Marriage Date: 01 Dec 1881
Marriage Place: Wayne County, Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86935-5
System Origin: Ohio-VR
Source Film Number: 0425757
Reference Number: 2:3Q68MD3
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, Principal=Alice Firestone1 
Children  1. Scott E. Chaffin b. 15 Jun 1882
  2. Clarence Ward Chaffin b. 1 Jan 1884 or 2 Jan 1884

Biography*   ELMER ELLSWORTH, b. June 9, 1861, a farmer. After marrying he lived on a farm near Orrville, O., where his first two children were born. In Mar., 1885, he moved to Peabody, Kan., where not long afterwards his first wife died. He then returned to Ohio for a year, after which he moved to Virden, Ill., where in 1888 he m. a second time. Then he moved to Cameron, Mo., and for two years worked at the carpenter's trade. He then moved to Cedar Co., Mo., and lived four years there, moving afterwards to Lincoln Co., Okla. In 1892 he moved to Montrose, Mo., living there about three years, and then in 1905 he settled in Lamar, Mo., and now resides there.

He m. 1st, Sept. 1, 1881, Alice E. Firestone, dau. of George Firestone, b. Dec. 24, 1859; d. Apr. 15, 1887. Children:

i. Scott, E., b. June 15, 1882 ; left home in 1900, and for four years roamed over nearly all the Western States. Longing for a soldier's life, in May, 1904, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, intending to go to the Philippines, but mumps stepped in and held him back. He was assigned to Co. G, 28th Regt., J. S. Inf., was at Fort Snelling, Minn., from Nov. 1904, to Oct., 1906, when the regiment was ordered to Cuba, sailed Oct. 8, stayed on duty in Cuba until May 5, 1907, and was discharged May 21, 1907. Now a motorman in St. Paul, Minn.

He m. July 17, 1912, Mary Robertson, dau. of Charles and Anna M. (Martensen).

ii. Clarence Ward, b. Jan. 1, 1884. His early days were spent in working on a farm. He left home in 1903 at the age of 19 years and engaged in farm work near Montrose, Mo., until September. But he had become eager for an education, hitherto denied him. Obliged to earn his way he went to work in a hardware store, working out of school hours and on Saturdays and through vacations. He did this for four years, graduating Apr. 20, 1907. In September he went to Kansas City, Mo., and became an office clerk in the employ of the Emory Bird Thayer Co., where he still remains.

Elmer Ellsworth m. 2d, Nov. 13, 1888, Alice Hagler Goodson, b. Jan. 14, 1861. Children:

iii. Ethel Catherine, b. Mar. 17, 1890, in Cameron, Mo. ; m. Nov., 1906, 0. Nelson Williams, and lives in Chanute, Kan; had Cecil, b. Apr. 18, 1908.

iv. Earl Simon, b. Mar. 17, 1892, in Humansville, Cedar Co., Mo.

V. Goldia Mae, b. Mar. 12, 1895, in Humansville, Cedar Co., Mo.

vi. Eva Maud, b. Mar. 12, 1897, in Oklahoma

vii. Elmer Ellsworth, b. Oct. 25, 1899, in Lamar, Mo.
2 
Note*   Elmer is the son of Simon Chaffin (b. 1 Mar 1808, Union, ME. d.
30 Mar 1886, Eat Union Twp., Wayne Co., OH) and Catharine Maurer (b. 4 Sep 1816 d. 11 Jul 1902).2 
Birth* 9 June 1861  East Union Twp., Wayne Co., OH2 
Marriage* 1 December 1881  Wayne Co., OH, Groom's Name: Ellsworth E. Chaffin
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Bride's Name: Alice Firestone
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Marriage Date: 01 Dec 1881
Marriage Place: Wayne County, Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86935-5
System Origin: Ohio-VR
Source Film Number: 0425757
Reference Number: 2:3Q68MD3
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, Principal=Alice Firestone1 
Census* 1900  1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma, Lincoln County, North Keokuk Township, ED: 121, Series: T623, Roll: 1339, Page: 114A, June 21
Sheet 22A
03, 458, 460, Chaffin, Elmer E, Head, W, M, June, 1861, 38, M, 19, , , Ohio, Maine, Pennsylvania, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, M, F, 170
04, 458, 460, Chaffin, Alice, Wife, W, F, Jan, 1861, 39, M, 19, 6, 5, Illinois, Illinois, North Carolina, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
05, 458, 460, Chaffin, Scott, Son, W, M, June, 1862, 17, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , At School, , 5, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
06, 458, 460, Chaffin, Clarence, Son, W, M, Jan, 1884, 16, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , At School, , 5, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
07, 458, 460, Chaffin, James, Son, W, M, Aug, 1885, 16, S, , , , Illinois, Ohio, Illinois, , , , At School, , 5, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
07, 458, 460, Chaffin, Ethel, Daughter, W, F, March, 1890, 10, S, , , , Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, , , , At School, , 5, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
08, 458, 460, Chaffin, Earl, Son, W, M, March, 1892, 8, S, , , , Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, , , , At School, , 5, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
09, 458, 460, Chaffin, Golda, Daughter, W, F, March, 1895, 5, S, , , , Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
10, 458, 460, Chaffin, Eva, Daughter, W, F, March, 1897, 3, S, , , , Olkahoma, Ohio, Illinois, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,3 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Missouri, Barton County, Lamar Township, ED: 23, Series: T624, Roll: 767, Page: 243B, April 19
Sheet 2B
81, 45, 45, Chaffin, Elmer E, Head, M, W, 48, M2, 21, , , Ohio, Indiana, Ohio, , , English, Farmer, General Farm, OA, No, 0, Yes, Yes, , O, F, F, 42, , ,
82, 45, 45, Chaffin, Alice, Wife, F, W, 50, M1, 21, 7, 5, Illinois, Illinois, North Carolina, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
82, 45, 45, Chaffin, Earl, Son, M, W, 18, S, , , , Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, , , English, Farm Hand, Working Out, W, No, 0, Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
83, 45, 45, Chaffin, Goldie, Daughter, F, W, 15, S, , , , Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
84, 45, 45, Chaffin, Eva, Daughter, F, W, 13, S, , , , Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,4 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Missouri, Barton County, City Township, Lamar, Ward 1, ED: 29, Series: T625, Roll: 905, Page: 179A, January 15
Sheet 18A, 298 Broadway Street
14, 421, 430, Chafin, Elmer E, Head, O, F, M, W, 59, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, Carpenter, House, W,
15, 421, 430, Chafin, Alice, Wife, , , F, W, 59, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Illinois, , Illinois, , North Carolina, , Yes, None, , ,
16, 421, 430, Chafin, Eula, Daughter, , , F, W, 22, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, Oklahoma, , Ohio, , Illinois, , Yes, None, , ,5 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Missouri, Barton County, City Township, Lamar, Ward 1, ED 6-7, Series: T626, Roll: 1175, Page: 176A, April 3
Sheet 2A, 208 Poplar Street
11, 37, 38, Chaffin, Elmer E, Head, O, 3000, , No, M, W, 68, M, 21, No, Yes, Ohio, United States, United States, , 59, , , , , Yes, Carpenter, Building, 06x1, W, Yes, , No, ,
12, 37, 38, Chaffin, Alice, Wife-H, , , , No, F, W, 68, M, 21, No, Yes, Illinois, Illinois, North Carolina, , 61, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,6 
Death* 9 March 1945  Lamar Heights, Barton Co., MO7 
Burial* after 9 March 1945  Lake Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Barton Co., MO, Transcription: Chaffin, Elmer Ellsworth
born Jun. 9, 1861
died Mar. 9, 19457 

Citations
  1. [S858] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958.
  2. [S883] Chaffin, Robt. History, William L. Chaffinonline http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofrobertc1913chaf/historyofrobertc1913chaf_djvu.txt.
  3. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.


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