|Birth: ||May 27, 1882|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1950|
Daughter of George & Isabella (Perry) Chapin, wife of Edward Auten, Jr., m. Oct 22, 1907.
Mrs. Edward Auten Jr. Is Laid To Rest Saturday Morning
Private funeral services fro Mrs. Edward Auten Jr., were held Saturday morning, November 4, in the Bouton Memorial Home, with Rev. Dalzell in charge. Six nephews severed as pallbearers.
Her death occurred November 2, after a long illness. During this ordeal he unflinching courage and her uncomplaining acceptance of her fate bore magnificent testimony to her faith in the Christian religion and its promises.
Alice Louise Chapin was born in Alstead, N.H., May 27, 1882, the youngest daughter of Rev. George F. Chapin and Isabelle (Perry) Chapin. When she was only one year old the family moved to Saxton, River, Vermont, where she resided until her marriage there, October 22, 1907 to Edward Auten, Jr.
She was graduated from Vermont Academy in her home town. She then entered Mount Holyoke college in 1899 but due to illness was forced to leave after two months. In1901 she entered Wellesley, but in January 1902 she was again forced to quit because of illness.
From early childhood she was active in church work, singing in the choir, at times playing the organ, teaching in Sunday school and leading the Junior Christian Endeavor, the largest society in Vermont. She also did private tutoring in school subjects and gave music lessons.
Her activity in church work continued in Princeville. She taught Sunday school classes and was very active in the Presbyterian Ladies Missionary Society. In this she held various offices, both locally in the Presbytery and as a state officer. She was one of those who started the Princeville Public Library and acted as its librarian for sixteen years. She was chairman of the Princeville chapter of the American Red Cross during the Arduous years of World War II. With a rare gift for public speaking she also had a fine faculty for making friends and her desire to serve others never faltered. She made her home a happy one.
To this marriage two children were born: Dr. Robert Wilson Auten of Jenkintown, Pa., and Mrs. Mary A. Rainey of Abington, Pa. These two, her husband and three grandchildren survive her, also a sister, Mts. Peter Auten of Urbana.
Those attending the service from a distance were Charles H. Auten of Tryon, N. C., Mr. and Mrs. Peter Auten and Miss Alice Armstrong of Urbana, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Auten and Nona Lou from Riverside, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Auten and two sons from Kenosha, Wisc., Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Auten and two small children, and Mr. Mrs. Charles H. Auten Jr. all from near Chicago, also Mr. and Mrs. Howard Auten from East Peoria, Forest Oakes, Miss Robah Oakes, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Oakes and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kellogg, all from Laura, Miss Catherine Edwards from LeRoy and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Oakes from Peoria
Edward Auten (1881 - 1974)
Princeville Township Cemetery
Plot: Div H, Row 2
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Sep 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30182551