My Chute Line
William Chute was b.1835 somewhere in Ireland. It's reported that
he was born in County Kerry, ( the Dingle Area ).He married Margaret
Smith, b.1837, somewhere in Ireland. They had two kids,Thomas, & Mary
born in Ireland, then they all moved to the USA.They settled in New
Britain, Ct., where they had 9 more kids. They were Walter, Robert,
Rosanna, William Jr., Margaret, Anne, James, Edward, and Elizabeth.
Thomas and Robert were constantly in trouble and getting arrested
for drunkenness , brawling, and stealing, ( robbing ). The others
were OK., with William Jr. volunteering for service when the Spanish-
American War started. He was stationed in Virginia at a military
hospital taking care of wounded and disease filled soldiers when he
caught Typhoid & died. The citizens of New Britain, Ct., took up a
collection and bought him a tombstone,( they considered him a hero).
The sad thing about this is that William Jr. died Sept. 3, 1898,
and his father, ( my gr grandfather ), died about 1 month later, on
Oct.20,1898, of a heart attack. So far I can't find any more info
about my family, except that William Sr.'s parents were named Thomas
and Mary Chute and were probably born about 1810.
If anyone comes across any information please let me know.