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Douglas E. Chaffin1,2

b. 4 May 1917, d. 23 May 1998

Father Scott E. Chaffin1 b. 15 June 1882
Mother Mary Unknown1 b. circa 1882
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Irma O'Neal b. September 1922
Marriage*   Principal=Irma O'Neal3 
Children  1. Patricia C. Chaffin b. 1946
  2. Susan C. Chaffin b. c 1949
  3. Scott D. Chaffin b. c 1953

Marriage*   Principal=Irma O'Neal3 
Birth* 4 May 1917  Mitchell, Davison Co., SD1,4,5 
Census* 1920  1920 Federal Census, South Dakota, Davison County, Mitchell, Ward 3, ED: 72, Series: T625, Roll: 1716, Page: 223A, January 13
Sheet 1A, 620 West Main Street
(enumerated with father, Scott E Chaffin)
47, 213, 254, Chaffin, Douglas, Son, , , F, W, 2 1/12, S, , , , , , , South Dakota, , Ohio, , Minnesota, , , None, , ,1 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St Paul, Ward 10, ED 62-135, Series: T626, Roll: 1121, Page: 97A, April 7
Sheet 6B, 616 Simpson Street
(enumerated with father, Scott E Chaffin)
78, 89, 94, Chaffin, Douglas E, Son, , , , No, M, W, 12, S, , Yes, Yes, South Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, , 68, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,2 
Note* between 1953 and 1958  The Official Register of the United States, 1953 and 1958 editions, list Douglas E. Chaffin, Director of Personnel, Office of the Administrator, Housing and Home Finance Agency, 4th Congressional District from Minnesota. 
Death* 23 May 1998  Ocean City, Cape May Co., NJ5 
SSN* 23 May 1998  Douglas E CHAFFIN
Birth Date: 4 May 1917
Death Date: 23 May 1998
Social Security Number: 701-18-4083
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Railroad Board
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 08226
Localities: Ocean City, Cape May, New Jersey
News/Obit* 24 May 1998  CHAFFIN , DOUGLAS E.

CHAFFIN, DOUGLAS E., 81, of Ocean City, on Saturday, May 23, 1998. Born in Mitchell, SD, he had lived in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC. He had summered in Ocean City since 1957 before moving here permanently several years ago.

Mr. Chaffin was Assistant Regional Administrator for Housing and Urban Development in Philadelphia before taking a position as Personnel Director with Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC where he had worked for 25 years before retiring in 1975.

He was a regular contributor to the Atlantic City Press and The Sentinel-Ledger Letters to the Editor, active with local schools and politics and Fairness in Taxes in Ocean City. He also served on the Planning Board and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church both in Ocean City and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He wrote two books of poetry, "Rhymes and Other Absurdities" and "Verse Too".

Mr. Chaffin and his wife were world wide travelers including trips to Costa Rica, Egypt, Israel, New Zealand, China, Australia, Russia, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Greece just to mention a few. The Douglas Chaffin Outstanding Scholar Award at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA is named for Mr. Chaffin.

Surviving are his wife: Irma O'Neal Chaffin, two daughters: Susan C. Hamilton of San Diego, CA and Patricia C. Mack of Minneapolis, MN; one son: Scott D. Chaffin of Woodbine. Also surviving are a brother: Robert of St. Paul, MN; a sister, Mary Husnik of Great Bear Lake, MN and five grandchildren.

A service of memory and love will be offered Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, 7th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, where friends may call from half past ten o'clock until time of service.

Burial will be private in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo.

The family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by the Godfrey Funeral Homes Ocean City/Palermo.

Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ), May 24, 19983 
Burial* 26 May 1998  Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, Cape May Co., NJ3 

Last Edited 2 Aug 2010

  1. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S323] News Bank.
  4. [S436] Zaba Search, online
  5. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.

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