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in the woolen mills in these places. In 1868 he settled in Oxford, Mass., where he
became a farmer and was living in 1890. During the Civil War he trained for
service several companies in Greenwich, R. I. He was at one time Selectman of
his town.

Child, by first wife :
4414 i George Willard « Chaffee, born April 7, 1842; died in Willimantio, June 4,
1877; he started business with a panorama of New York City, then
had a small circus in Boston, Mass., and later was a member of the
firm of Cadwell and Chaffee, which had a circus known as a " com-
bination troupe;" he was called "Professor" Chaffee, and is said to
have performed some wonderful feats on the tight rope; died of quick
consumption at the home of his uncle, George B. Abbott; unmarried.

2237 Otis Brainard ^ Chaffee (Joel,6 Thomas,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph, 3
Thomas i) was born in Thompson, Conn., December 8, 1828, and died in Oxford,
Mass., November 4, 1886. He married in Charlton, Mass., September 11, 1855,
Mrs. Sarah (Brown) Pratt, daughter of Jasper Brown of that place. She is a
member of the Congregational Church and in 1890 lived in Oxford. Mr. Chaffee
had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was six feet in height. He was a farmer,
living in Charlton in 1855, and later in Oxford. He was buried in Thompson.

Children :
+ 4415 i Alfred Morse s Chaffee, born August 16, 1858; married Mary E. T.
Brown.

4416 ii Herbert Vernon Chaffee, born May 3, 1863; has a light complexion,

blue eyes, and is six feet in height; in 1892 lived in Oxford, where
he was in partnership with his brother, Alfred M. Chaffee, in the
coal and lumber business.

4417 iii Ermina E. Chaffee, born April 8, 1866.

4418 iv Walter B. Chaffee, died in infancy.

2238 Abel Morse ^ Chaffee (Joel,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,'
Thomas i) was born in Thompson, Conn., December 28, 1832, and died in Oxford,
Mass., January 22, 1888. He married there, Mary Jane, daughter of Amos P.
Newton of Auburn, Mass. Mr. Chaffee had a light complexion, blue eyes, and was
five feet, eight inches in height. He was a cotton manufacturer. At the time of
his marriage he lived in Uxbridge, Mass., and later in Victory Mills, N. Y., where he
was Supervisor in 1863. At one time he was Assessor in Oxford, where he died and
was buried.

Children :

4419 i Nellie » Chaffee, born in 1859 ; died in 1864.

+ 4420 ii George Elmer Chaffee, born April 11, 1862; married Mary B. Trainor.

4421 iii Emma L. Chaffee, born March 11, 1865; married; residence, 1890,

Oxford.

4422 iv Almira M. Chaffee, born August 15, 1868; residence, 1890, Oxford.
44^3 V Walter A. Chaffee, born December 28, 1872; residence, 1890, Oxford.

2239 Vernon 7 Chaffee (Joel,^ Thomas,^ Samuel,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Thompson, Conn., about 1834 or 1835, and married Elvira, daughter
of Rial Corbin. She was of Webster, Mass. Mr. Chaffee served as a Private in
Company G, 4th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, being mustered in
January 27, 1864, to serve three years. He was discharged May 28, 1865. At the
time of his enlistment he was twenty-nine years of age, and was living in Webster,
and in 1890 in Oxford, Mass.



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Children :

4424 i Anna « Chaffee; married Lewis FrankUn Chaffee, (See 4399.)

4425 ii Mary Chaffee, married in Oxford; no children in 1890.

2247 Russell Joseph ~ Chafey (John C.,^ Jonathan Cady,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3
Joseph,2 Thomas 0, died in Fort Stevens, Washington, D. C, December 10, 1863.
He married in Wolcott, Vt., in 1861, Hannah Satira, daughter of Joel Davenport of
that place. She died December 3, 1874, and was buried in Wolcott. Mr. Chafey
had a light complexion, blue eyes, was six feet, four inches in height, and had a
jovial disposition. He was a farmer and a Republican in politics. He enlisted in
Wolcott as a private in the 11th Vermont Infantry. It is said that "he left his
scythe where he had been mowing and joined the army for the love of his country,"
His captain, Aldace F, Walker said of him " Chafey 's loss was one of the greatest
the company has ever met. He was always faithful, never complaining, and a
model soldier," He died of fever and his body was taken to Wolcott for burial.

Children :

4426 i John Russell » Chafey, born in Wolcott, September 5, 1861; has a light

complexion and is six feet, two and one-half inches in height; is a
manufacturer of blacking; politically, a Republican; residence,
1891, Boston, Mass.

2250 Martha ^ S. Chafey (Hiram, « Jonathan Cady,^ Josiah,^ Joseph, ^ Joseph,^
Thomas i) was born in Brookfield, Vt., June 22, 1827, and married in Boston,
Mass., April 19, 1852, Samuel, son of Job Cushing of Cohasset, Mass. In 1891 they
lived in Albany, Vt.

Children, born in Medford, Mass.:

4427 i Hiram C.^ Cushing, born April 13, 1853; married in Arlington, Mass.,

January 18, 1876, Mamie A. Cutter.

4428 ii Roland F. Cushing, born September 18, 1854; died in Medford, March 1,

1871.
+ 4429 iii Walter F. Cushing, born September 15, 1857; married Carrie E.
Bullard.

2252 Hiram Wells ^ Chafey (Hiram, ^ Jonathan Cady,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Jo-
seph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Brookfield, Vt., October 21, 1830, and died in Albany,
Vt., March 30, 1882. He married (1) in Brookfield, a daughter of Alvin Hovey of
that place. She died and was buried there. He married (2) Agnes F. Stell of
Craftsbury, Vt., who survived him, and in 1883 was living in St. Johns, Mich, Mr.
Chafey was a merchant and farmer and at the time of his death lived in Albany.

Child, by first wife :

4430 i A child,8 died.

Child, by second wife :

4431 ii M. Foster Chafey, born in Craftsbury, Vt., August 8, 1862; residence,

1883, Lexington, Mass., 1891, Ithaca, Mich.; a grocer, and later a
bank cashier.

2258 Martin Beard ^ Chafey (Hiram, ^ Jonathan Cady,' Josiah,* Joseph,* Jo-
seph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Albany, Vt., May 11, 1842, and married there, Febru-
ary 19, 1867, Jennie Wilson, daughter of Alexander Mitchell of Craftsbury, Vt.
Mr. Chafey has a light complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, ten inches in height.
Has always lived in Albany, w^here he was Postmaster from 1866 to 1885, and
Town Clerk from 1876 to 1891, when he still held that office. In 1890 he was a



396 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

member of the State Legislature. He lived in 1883 on the farm formerly his
father's. He is a merchant.

Children :

4432 i Don M.s Chafey, born January 26, 1869; died April 4, 1870.

4433 ii Agnes O. Chafey, born March 29, 1871.

4434 iii Roland E. Chafey, born December 24, 1876.

4435 iv Maggie E. Chafey, born April 23, 1878.

2261 Benjamin Robbins ^ Chafes (Josiah Williard,6 Josiah Williard,5 Josiah,^
Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas i) was born in Providence, R. I., October 21, 1831, and
died there, July 19, 1878. He married, March 13, 1852, Betsey Hale Mason of
Warren, R. L, who survived him, and in August, 1887, was living in Providence.
He had a dark complexion and eyes, was quite tall, and of a kind and pleasant dis-
position; he had many friends. He was in the livery business, and was buried in
the Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

Children, born in Providence :

4436 i Josiah Anthony s Chafee, born in 1865; died in January, 1871.

4437 ii Walter Benjamin Chafee, born November 15, 1872.

2278 John ^ Smith (Eunice « Chafee, Josiah Williard,^ Josiah,* Joseph,3 Jo-
seph, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, Conn., January 28, 1837, and married,
December 22, 1879, Mrs. (Hastenbader) Boyer, widow of Edwin Boyer, by whom
she had two children. She died March 16, 1881. Mr. Smith enlisted in Company K,
13th Connecticut Volunteers, in January ,1862, and was discharged in New Orleans
for physical disability in July, 1862. From August, 1852, he followed the sea for
seven years, was a mason for the next fifteen years and later a farmer. At one
time he lived in Fayette, O., and in La Fayette, Mich.

Child:

4438 i A child,8 born February, 1881 ; died September 15, 1881.

2279 Emma Frances ^ ChafEee (Peter,^ Mollie,^ Josiah,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2
Thomas 1) was born in Woodstock, Conn., December 25, 1840, and married,
May 28, 1867, Charles M. Palmer of Willimantic, Conn., where he died March 11,
1895, aged fifty years and seven months. She has a light complexion, blue eyes,
and is of medium height. She united with the Methodist Church at the age of
nineteen. In 1890 and 1906 she Hved in Willimantic.

Child:

4439 i Clarence C.s Palmer, born May 31, 1869.

2280 Myron J.^ ChafEee (Peter,6 Mollie,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph,2 Thomas 1)
was born in Woodstock, Conn., June 15, 1842, and married (1), June 6, 1874, Ellen
E., daughter of Julius Marble of East Hartford, Conn. She died September 10,
1875, and he married (2) in South Manchester, Conn., October 24, 1877, Ellen C,
daughter of Charles Bunce of that place. Mr. Chaffee has blue eyes, dark brown
hair, and is five feet, eight and one-half inches in height. He united with the
Methodist Church, of which his wife is also a member, when about thirty-five years
of age, and was for a few years Steward in it. He served in the Civil War as a
Private, enlisting in Company B, 18th Connecticut Lifantry, July 21, 1862, and
being mustered in, August 18, 1862. He was captured in Winchester, Va., June 15,
1863 (his twenty-first birthday), held prisoner in Libby Prison and on Belle Isle,
and paroled July 2, 1863. He was mustered out of service June 27, 1865. He was



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for a number of years a school teacher, is skilled in the use of tools, and in 1890 was
a real estate dealer and also a book publisher in Boston, where he was still living in
1906.

Child, by second wife :
4440 i Ernest Bunce » Chaffee, born in South ^Manchester, December 30, 1879.

2281 Elvina Anness ' Chafiee (Peter,^ Mollie,^ Josiah,* Joseph, 3 Joseph, 2
Thomas i) was born in Woodstock, Conn., May 14, 1845, and married, ^lay 13,
1864, Winthrop Chandler Aldrich, who died in Pomfret, Conn., June 13, 1905,
aged sixt5^-two years and nine months. He served during the Civil War for three
years as a Private in the 7th Connecticut Volunteers. Elvina (Chaffee) Aldrich has
a light complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, and is of medium height. She united
with the Methodist Church at the age of fifteen. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich lived in
Pomfret Landing, Conn., in 1890, and in 1906 the latter was livmg in East Wood-
stock, Conn.

Children, all but the first born in Pomfret :
+ 4441 i Elmer Lincoln « ^Aldrich, born August 28, 1865; married Kathrena
Beaubaum.

4442 ii Lillian Emma Aldrich, born September 19, 1868; married in the

home of her grandfather, Peter Chaffee, m East Woodstock,
September 27, 1904, to Everett Edward May.

4443 iii Myron Eddy .AJdrich, born .June 17, 1871; died in Los Angeles, Cal.,

January 9, 1902; buried there in Rosedale Cemetery.

4444 iv Albert Hall Aldrich, born August 4, 1873; died in Pomfret, Au-

gust 26, 1899; buried in East Woodstock.

+ 4445 V Wallace Norman Aldrich, born October 19, 1877; married Ger-
trude H. Edwards.

+ 4446 vi Charles Chandler Aldrich, born November 15, 1880; married Lil-
lian M. Hildreth.

4447 vii Mabel Anice .Aldrich, born May 23, 1883.

4448 viii Winthrop Chandler .AJdrich, Jr., born April 20, 1887.

2283 Ina Anna ? ChaSee (Peter,^ Mollie,5 Josiah,* Joseph,3 Joseph,2 Thomas i)
was born in Woodstock, Conn., September 17, 1857, and married in East Wood-
stock, Conn., June 8, 1882, Charles E. Bunce. In 1889 and 1906 they hved in
South Manchester, Conn.

Children, born in South Manchester:

4449 i Myrtice .Alice « Bunce, born April 15, 1883; died July 30, 1883.

4450 ii Gertrude May Bunce, born May 29, 1885; married in Hartford, Conn.,

December 13, 1905, Aidwin D. Frink.

4451 iii Edwin Chaffee Bunce, born August 15, 1887.

4452 iv Zella Lillian Bunce, born August 5, 1889.

4453 V Rena Emma Bunce, born February 5, 1891.

4454 vi Florence Eva Bunce, born September 15, 1893.

4455 vii Louis Charles Bunce, born .July 19, 1897.

4456 viii Laurence Francis Bunce, born March 10, 1902.



EIGHTH GENERATION

2286 Elizabeth Whiteford » Chafee (Nicholas Underwood,^ Otis,6 Amos,6
Thomas,* Thomas, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Baltimore, Md., August 16,
1830, and married, November 25, 1857, I. L. Long, who died October 17, 1866.

Children :

4457 i Adeline Chafee ^ Long, born November 24, 1859.

4458 ii Bessie Whiteford Long, born February 3, 1863.

2289 Emma Granby s Chafee (Otis Jacob, 7 Otis,6 Amos,5 Thomas,* Thomas,^
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Charleston, S. C, August 19, 1840, and married
in Aiken, S. C, January 28, 1865, Benjamin Mathews Walpole of John's Island,
S. C, a planter and bookkeeper. He was born in Charleston, in August, 1836, and
died in Aiken, September 28, 1875. He was a Captain in the Engineer Corps of
Rhett's Regiment during the Civil War. He joined the Episcopal Church at the
age of twenty and was for several years a Vestryman in it. His wife was also a
member of the same church. He had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and was five
feet, two inches in height. In 1893 Mrs. Walpole lived in Aiken. She has a fair
complexion, blue eyes, and is five feet, four inches in height.

Children :

4459 i Mary Harriet 9 Walpole, born January 27, 1867; died January 20, 1868.

4460 ii Otis Chafee Walpole, born August 8, 1868.

4461 iii Benjamin Mathews Walpole, Jr., born September 18, 1869; died

July 4, 1870.

4462 iv Emma Granby Walpole, born February 18, 1871; died September 19,

1891 ; married W. W. Muckenfuss.

4463 V Nathaniel Chafee Walpole, born July 21, 1872.

4464 vi Sarah Campbell Walpole, born December 8, 1873; died December 11,

1873.

4465 vii Ella Kinlock Walpole, born October 24, 1874.

4466 viii Benjamin Monroe Walpole, born June 8, 1876.

2290 Nathaniel Green Bourne » Chafee (Otis Jacob,^ Otis,6 Amos,^ Thomas,*
Thomas, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Charleston, S. C, February 14, 1842,
and married in Aiken, S. C, April 5, 1864, Rosa Clara, daughter of William Gregg of
Virginia. Mr. Gregg was the founder of Graniteville, S. C, where the first cotton
mill of any importance in the South was located. This mill was the main de-
pendence of the Confederate Government for cotton goods during the Civil War.
At the time of his marriage, Mr. Chafee was on a furlough; he was a Private during
the Civil War in the Confederate army, in the Charleston Light Dragoons of the
Hampton Legion. In 1876 he was an aide to Governor Hampton of South Carolina.
He was twice Intendant of Lancaster, S. C, and also Mayor of that place. In 1864
he lived in Aiken, and in 1890 in Lancaster. He has a fair complexion, blue eyes,
and is five feet, eleven inches in height. Both he and his wife are members of the
Episcopal Church.



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Children :

4467 i William Gregg » Chafee, born in Edgefield County, S. C, January 29,

1866; was private secretary to Senator M. C. Butler during the
Forty-ninth Congress; has also been Alderman in Aiken, S. C,
where in 1892 he was a lawyer; during the Spanish-American War
served in the 10th Missouri Volunteers; has a fair complexion, blue
eyes and is five feet, eleven inches in height; unmarried.

4468 ii Otis Jacob Chafee, born Januarv 24, 1868.

4469 iii John Gregg Chafee, born March 11, 1870.

4470 iv Marina IMary Chafee, born January 25, 1873.

4471 V Charlotte Kinlock Chafee, born March 4, 1875.

4472 vi Marie Chisolm Chafee, born November 13, 1879.

4473 vii James Jones Chafee, iDorn January 8, 1883.

2293 John WilUam » Chafee (Otis Jacob,^ Otis,8 Amos,5 Thomas,* Thomas,3
Nathaniel, 2 Thomas i) was born in Charleston, S. C, May 1, 1848, and died in
New York City, March 25, 1907. He married in Aiken, S. C, April 26, 1871, Caro-
lina Arminda, daughter of Doctor Horatio Nelson Latham of Woonsocket, R. I.
She is a member of the Episcopal Church, which her husband joined at the age of
twenty-two. He enlisted at the age of sixteen during the Civil War as a Private in
the Confederate army, and served until the close of the war. He had a dark com-
plexion, blue eyes, and was five feet, nine and one-half inches in height. In 1871
and in 1890 he lived in Augusta, Ga., where he was the treasurer of the Sibley
Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of cotton goods, and capitalized at
SI, 000,000. He died suddenly of apoplexy while on a business trip, being stricken
in the office of his son-in-law, J. H. Lane, in New York City.

Children :

4474 i Arminda Ruth » Chafee, born February 25, 1872.

4475 ii Mary Charlotte Chafee, born July 27, 1874.

4476 iii Amy Butler Chafee, born February 20, 1877.

4477 iv Henry Campbell Chafee, born November 9, 1879.

4478 V Horatio Latham Chafee, born March 16, 1881.

2295 George Kinlock s Chafee (Otis Jacob,^ Otis,8 Amos,5 Thomas,* Thomas,^
Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Charleston, S. C, September 27, 1851, and
married in Louisville, Ga., November 22, 1882, Margaret Eulalie, daughter of
Roger Gamble, a planter of that place. She is a member of the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Chafee has a fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and is five feet, ten inches
in height. He is an accountant. In 1882 and 1890 he lived in Charleston, and in
1892 in Aiken, S. C.

Children :

4479 i Margaret Eulalie » Chafee, born December 11, 1883.

4480 ii Mattie Gamble Chafee, born December 22, 1885.

2296 Mary Ella « Chafee (Otis Jacob, ^ Otis,^ Amos,5 Thomas,* Thomas,3 Na-
thaniel, 2 Thomas «) was born in Charleston, S. C, October 8, 1853, and married in
Aiken, S. C, April 5, 1877, Doctor Theodore Gaillard Croft, Jr., son of a physician
of Greenville, S. C, where Doctor Croft, Jr., was born July 10, 1845. He served in
the Confederate army during the Civil War as Second Sergeant. He joined the
Episcopal Church at the age of thirty-one and was for ten years Chairman of the
Vestry. He has a fair complexion, gray eyes, and is five feet, eleven inches in
height. Mary E. (Chafee) Croft has dark hair and blue eyes. She became a mem-



400 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

ber of the Episcopal Church at the age of sixteen. At the time of her marriage and
in 1893 she hved in Ailcen, where Doctor Croft practices.

Children :

4481 i George William » Croft, born July 15, 1881.

4482 ii Mary Chafee Croft, born October 1, 1883.

4483 iii Theodore Gaillard Croft, Jr., born August 26, 1887.

4484 iv Florence Ella Croft, born May 14, 1889.

2297 Robert Alexander » Chafee (Otis Jacob,^ Otis,6 Amos,^ Thomas,* Thomas,3

Nathaniel,^ Thomas i) was born in Charleston, S. C, November 19, 1855, and died

in Aiken, S. C, December 14, 1892. He married there, October 23, 1879, Ida

Black, daughter of William John Williams of that place. She is a member of the

Episcopal Church. Mr. Chafee was a cotton buyer and railroad contractor and

was at the time of his death Mayor of Aiken. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes,

and was five feet, eleven and one-half inches in height. The following biographical

sketch was published in the Aiken Journal and Review of October 26, 1892 :

"Robert A. Chafee, Mayor of Aiken, and now filling his second term in that
•capacity, was born in Charleston, S. C, thirty-seven years ago, one of the seven
sons of Otis J. Chafee, a great merchant of that city in the olden time. The sub-
ject of this sketch went to Augusta in 1874, where for five years he engaged in the
cotton business. Then he settled in Madison, whence two years later, his health
having been greatly impaired by a siege of typhoid fever, he came to Aiken for
recovery in 1882. On his return to health a broad field, both in public and private
affairs, appeared to present itself for his manifest energies, and it was not long
ere he was elected to the City Council, where he served two terms marked by
alertness, vigilance and originality. But not until Mr. Chafee w^as elected Mayor
seemed he fully armed and warranted for results he must long have contemplated
and coveted in behalf of the city's furtherance. In 1890, as Mayor, he immediately
set out upon an official career which continues to be remarkable for varied and
desirable results for the community. Truth to tell, some of his best achievements,
however, notwithstanding the popularity of his projects, have been won unassisted
if not at times despite a certain opposition or discouragement. Three thousand
seven hundred feet of tile piping have been laid about Aiken under his supervision,
thus supplementing the natural drainage and making the two combined the best
in the country. Five miles of solid clay supersurface, level and hard, make the
highways diverging from the city unsurpassable, while within its limits the streets,
lanes, avenues, parks, sidewalks, etc., would be fit patterns for many pretentious
corporations already boastful of their thoroughfares. To him, too, is due the ad-
mirable system of electric lighting the result of which is to enliven and beautify
the city by night with an illumination superior to that of many places where the
electric system prevails. The dynamo power for the Aiken circuit is obtained
•eight miles from the city. A new and complete water-works system now under
contract for prompt construction, the supply to equal 1,500,000 gallons daily,
to be served through seven miles of main pipe into a storage reservoir 160 feet
above the city's summit — this may be said to appropriately close the list of Mayor
Chafee 's more extensive and costly public improvements; but it does not by any
means exhaust his versatile activities in many other directions. For several
years several old-style bridges spanned the deep railway cut that divides the city
near its centre. These, being low and in nowise secure, menaced the lives of those
crossing above and proved more than once fatal to the trainmen who passed below.
Mayor Chafee personally urged attention to the matter on the Legislature, the
outcome being that a strong, modern, elevated truss bridge spans one point and
the old structures are all to go by next April. He recently had removed bodily
the well known Oakley house, in which he, with Mrs. Chafee and their two interest-
ing daughters, are soon to dwell. No plastering was cracked nor were the chim-
neys affected by the removal. Mr. Chafee married Miss Ida B. Williams of Aiken,



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thirteen years ago. The family at present reside on Boulevard Coles. In brief,
Mr. Chafee is everywhere regarded as a plucky, jDublic spirited official and a model
Mayor whose honors, having been thoroughly weU won, are as thoroughly well
worn."

In the midst of this career of civic usefulness and success and in the prime of life,
Mayor Chafee was cut off by the hand of a murderer. On December 12, 1892,
while he and his Chief of Police were attempting to arrest Colonel Thomas G.
Lamar, who was intoxicated, he was shot by the latter and died two days later.
The funeral took place on December loth at half past four o'clock. All the stores
were closed and business of all kinds was suspended from twelve o'clock until after
the services, the government in Washington ordering the Post Office to be closed
also. The funeral was largely attended, many who wished to do so not being able
to get into the church. The remains were interred in the Episcopal Cemetery.

A special meeting of the Council and a mass meeting of citizens was held in the
City Hall to take suitable action on the death of Mayor Chafee and the following
resolutions were passed.

"Whereas it nas pleased God, in his all wise providence to remove from our
midst the honored Mayor of the city of Aiken, R. A. Chafee;

" Now therefore be it resolved, by the city council of Aiken in meeting assembled,
and the citizens of Aiken in mass meeting assembled with this council; that in the
sad and sudden death of Mayor R. A. Chafee, this entire community has received
a severe loss and terrible shock. Young, manly, vigorous and progressive; cheerful
and energetic, he made a good mayor and was a public spirited citizen. And we
gladly bear testimony to the faithful discharge of his official duties, and the more
than faithful attention to the best interests of the towTi. That a copy of these
resolutions be spread on the minutes of the council, and be engrossed at the ex-
pense of the council, sealed with the seal of the corporation, and signed by the clerk
and sent to Mrs. Chafee. That a blank page on the minutes of the council with
the proper inscription be inscribed to the memory of Mayor Chafee.

" That the fire bell of the town be tolled at the time of the funeral."

Children :

4485 i Elise Addison » Chafee, born August 16, 1880.

4486 ii Sarah Adelaide Chafee, born September 16, 1882.

2333 Zechariah » Chafee, Jr. (Zechariah,^ Zechariah,^ Amos,5 Thomas,* Thomas,'



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