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Charles Chaussee, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1845
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jan. 30, 1935
Clay County
South Dakota, USA

Veteran of Them All Succumbs to Illness at Age of 89; Funeral Tomorrow
A week seldom passes that this newspaper does not print a news story pertaining to the death of some pioneer resident of this county but it is rare indeed that the story has to do with one who played as an important a part in the progress of this community and county as did Charles Chaussee. Mr. Chaussee died last evening at 7:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Dimick, on Center Street, with whom he was making his home. He had been in failing health for sometime and because of his advanced age but little hope had been held out for his recovery during the past week. The deceased could be truly called "a pioneer of the pioneers." He was born in Quebec, Canada, April 15, 1845, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chaussee, Sr. He came to this country away back in 1861 with his parents when they took up a homestead in what was known at that time as the French settlement, a few miles east of Vermillion.
In 1868 he married Miss [Lucinda] Jane Shriner, likewise a pioneer who came here with her parents a year previous, and they took up their residence on the homestead which had been filed on by the young husband and on which he had erected with his own hands a home for his young bride. After 66 years of a wonderfully happy married life, the wife and mother passed away July 9, 1934. Success in those early days was hard won. Drouths were frequent and grasshoppers were a scourge which seemed beyond the power of the farmers to combat. Year after year of careful planning, hard work and wise expenditure brought them the reward of prosperity and independent competence. At one time he farmed a section of his own land, 400 acres of which he had since transferred to his sons. Many Positions of Trust - Mr. Chaussee had held many positions of honor and trust. For many years he served on his district school board, held township offices, and served as a member of the board of county commissioners for three terms, during which time the present courthouse was built. He not only took an interest in the development of the community and state but was an essential part in its progress. Surviving relatives include three daughters: Mrs. Mary E. Dimick and Mrs. Edna Swisher, of this city, Mrs. Rose Waterman, of Faulkton, S.D.; and two sons, Fred and William J. Chaussee, also residents of this community. One son, Edward Chaussee, preceded his father and mother in death. Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also mourn his loss. Vermillion Plain Talk, Vermillion, South Dakota
January 31, 1935 
Family links: 
  Charles Chaussee (1813 - 1905)
  Zoway Landreman Chaussee (1817 - 1900)
  Lucinda Jane Shriner Chaussee (1848 - 1934)
  Edward Chaussee*
  Mary Ellen Chaussee Dimick (1871 - 1951)*
  Rose Emily Chaussee Waterman (1874 - 1973)*
  Fred Chaussee (1876 - 1962)*
  William James Chaussee (1878 - 1956)*
  Flora Edna Chaussee Swisher (1884 - 1975)*
  Charles Chaussee (1845 - 1935)
  Alexander Chaussee (1851 - 1928)*
  Emily Zoe Chaussee Brady (1853 - 1936)*
  Victor Vincent Chaussee (1857 - 1934)*
  Lucy Marie Chaussee Callan (1860 - 1921)*
  Oliver William Chaussee (1863 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Bluff View Cemetery
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jul 05, 2009
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Charles Chaussee, Jr
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