Biography of Hiram E. Chafee
Madison County, NY Biographies





Chafee, Hiram E., p. o. Siloam, was born in Eaton, July 19, 1851, a son of Thomas G. and Cassandria W. (Stone) Chafee, natives of Madison county, N.Y. Thomas G. was born at Westmoreland in 1822, and was a son of Joseph M. and Elizabeth (Grant) Change, early settlers of Madison county. He was a farmer and died January 23, 1897. His wife survives him and lives at Morrisville. Hiram E. was educated in the common schools and is engaged in farming, making a specialty of fruit growing and berry raising. In January, 1872, he married Annie E., daughter of Edwin and Chloe (Hitchcock) Hinman, he a son of Grove and Cyrene (Palmer) Hinman, early settlers of Stockbridge, coming from Goshen, Conn. Edwin died June 15, 1859, and his wife March 25, 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Chafe had nine children: Grace B., Cassandria A., Elsie M., Sylvia E., Arthur E., Thomas B., Gertrude B., Florence R. and Robert M. Grace B. is a graduate of Oneonta Normal School and is a teacher at Port Chester, Westchester county, N.Y. Cassandria was graduated from Eastman's Business College and is now a teacher in Eastman's Business Institute at New York city. Elsie M. was educated in Morrisville Union School and Oneonta Normal, and is now a teacher. Sylvia E. was educated at Morrisville and is now teaching.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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