Samuel Ray Chapin

Born: Mar 01, 1871
Loc: Bloomfield Twp.
Crawford Co., PA
Died: Nov 08, 1936
Loc: Union City, Erie Co., PA
Bur: Evergreen Cemetery,
Union City, Erie Co., PA
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Occupation:  Timber Buyer and Farmer
Father: Oliver Artemus Chapin
Mother: Sarah Blair Range
Married: Jan 31, 1893
Loc: Clymer, Chautauqua County, NY
Spouse: Dolly Brown,
daughter of Samuel Chapin Brown
and Ida Laura Morton
Children:  Viva Waive /Wilma Lucille /Velma Louisa /Charlotte Ethelyn /Earl Brown /Rulaf Range
1880 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1900 Census:  Union Twp, Erie Co, PA
1910 Census:  Union Twp, Erie Co, PA
1920 Census:  Union Twp, Erie Co, PA
1930 Census:  Union Twp, Erie Co, PA
Death Notice: Funeral services for Ray S. Chapin, who died Sunday afternoon will be held in the late home on Smiley Hill Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Chapin's death was the result of an apoplectic stroke suffered the previous day. Mr. Chapin was sixty-six yeas and had a large circle of relatives and friends who will morn his passing.
The funeral rites of Samuel Ray Chapin, Union City, PA., R.F.D. No.1, were held from the late home, November 11 with Rev. Ford Persons of Erie, officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Chapin, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Chapin, was born near Lincolnville in a log house in 1871. He was a lifelong member and faithful worker of the church, where he will be sorely missed as one who was always ready and willing to help in need. A life-long resident of this vicinity he was employed by the Shreve Cut Hay Works as foreman for several years, also for W. L. Mitchell Cut Hay Works. He was also in the Machinery business on Main street and later bought tracts of timber for the Shreve Chair Co.  From there he retired to the farm where he has since resided. In 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss. Dolly Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown of Chapinville. To this union were born six children four of whom are living, Mrs. Waive Barton, Mr. Earl Chapin, Mr. Rulaf Chapin, all residing near Union City and Velma, at home. Besides his widow and children he leaves to mourn his absence ten grandchildren and two sisters.
A dear one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.