The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday October 16, 1941
Page 1 column 7
          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 heart ailment.
          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  Celea Spiegel,  of this city, who survives with three children.  They are  Mrs. Robert 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
Tuesday, January 4, 1887
Page 4, column 1
          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.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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