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Rufus Henry Chatham
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1856
Grimes County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1932
Aledo
Parker County
Texas, USA

Born to John Gholson Chatham (1820-1887) & Rotilda Wood Chatham (1831-1916). Rufus was named for his maternal uncle, Rufus Henry Wood (1836-1886).

Rufus married Courtenay Hood (1865-1950) of Texas on Nov. 2, 1884, in Parker County, TX.

Children:
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Chatham (1885-1890)
Robert Hood Chatham (1888-1970)
Courtenay Chatham McKenzie (1894-1989)

The 1889 Waco City Directory shows him & his brother, Robert C. Chatham, as employed by Barrett, Chatham & Co. From 1892-95, Waco City Directory shows him & Herbert A. Paine employed with Paine, Chatham & Co., selling cotton mill and gin machinery. Rufus' mother, Rotilda Chatham, is living in the household. From 1898-1901, he is shown as vice president of Kellett-Chatham Machinery Co. in the Waco City Directory. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gholson Chatham (1820 - 1887)
  Rotilda Wood Chatham (1831 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Courtenay Hood Chatham (1865 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Chatham (1885 - 1890)*
  Robert Hood Chatham (1888 - 1970)*
  Courtenay Chatham McKenzie (1894 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Tillotson Dunham (1849 - 1932)**
  Annie Rebecca Dunham Greenwood (1852 - 1905)**
  Rufus Henry Chatham (1856 - 1932)
  James Wood Chatham (1858 - 1925)*
  John Gholson Chatham (1867 - 1896)*
  Sarah Dunham Chatham Caruthers (1872 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hood Family Cemetery
Aledo
Parker County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Dawn Kelley
Originally Created by: Sherill Thatcher
Record added: Feb 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17819775
Rufus Henry Chatham
Added by: Dawn Kelley
 
Rufus Henry Chatham
Added by: Sherill Thatcher
 
Rufus Henry Chatham
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