The Shelbyville Republican
Garnet R. Chafee, age fifty-two, widely known lifelong resident of
this city, died unexpectedly at his home, 121 west Mechanic street, yesterday at
7:10 a.m. Mr. Chafee attended a class meeting Tuesday night at the First
Methodist church and became ill after returning to his home. Death was due to a
Thursday October 16, 1941
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DEATH SUMMONS GARNET CHAFEE
Mr. Chafee was the son of
Thomas F. and Eliza (Deitzer) Chafee and was
born in this city August 9, 1889. On June 13, 1913, he was married to
Spiegel, of this city, who survives with three children. They are
Paul [MaryEllen] Fulwider, of Bytown, Texas; Miss Dorothy Virginia Chafee,
a student at Indianapolis University, and the Rev. Robert S. Chafee, who
is attending school in Boston, Massachusetts. A brother, Arthur B. Chafee, Sr.
of the north Michigan Road, also survives.
Mr. Chafee was chief freight clerk for the local branch of the New York
Central Railroad. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and of the First
Methodist church, where he had directed the choir for the past 23 years. He was
also active in affairs of the Music Study Club.
Funeral services will be at the First Methodist Church on Friday afternoon at
3:00 o’clock with Dr. J. W. McFall officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill
cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Daily Republican
Albion Chafee, of Tama City, Iowa, brother of T. F. Chafee, of this city, died on December 31, 1886, of that dread disease, consumption. He was a printer and local editor by profession and was a young man of many good qualities.
Tuesday, January 4, 1887
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Submitted by Barb Huff