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Elizabeth Nash "Elise" Hutcheson Chapin
Birth: Apr. 18, 1868
Anderson
Grimes County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1957
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

Elise was born during the pioneer days of her parents in Anderson, TX and was the child her father turned to for solace after her mother died in 1883. As was the custom of the time, her father wished for her to return home to manage his large family in the absence of his departed wife after she completed her schooling at the Misses Nash and Kollock School in N.C. & the Huger Boarding & Day School for girls of N.Y.C. However, Elise was able to start a family of her own in Tennessee once she married in 1890. In keeping with the largeness of her heart and her loyalty towards her family, Elise housed her little brothers when they were sent to Chattanooga for schooling, and she remained a mentor through-out her life for her younger sisters. She was the true mistress of the Chapin/Hutcheson homes on Signal Mountain where existed her pride and joy, the sanctuary for native shrubs and flowers of the region, her "bog garden". As president of her local and the state garden clubs she was instrumental in organizing and nurturing other local chapters. In respect for her interest in wildlife and nature and the family financial contribution that was made to secure the property, the Elise H. Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary was named in her honor. Thanks to her sense of history and the respect she held for her father, she saved most of the letters that she received from him. This collection is now housed at the Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (1842 - 1924)
  Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Hutcheson (1846 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Young Chapin (1865 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Mildred Carrington Chapin (1891 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth Love Chapin Moon (1895 - 1968)*
  Edward Young Chapin (1897 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Nash Hutcheson Chapin (1868 - 1957)
  Mary Manly Hutcheson (1870 - 1891)*
  Stella Hutcheson Dabney (1872 - 1946)*
  Mildred Carrington Hutcheson Clymer (1874 - 1954)*
  Kate Lightfoot Hutcheson (1876 - 1876)*
  Charles Sterling Hutcheson (1877 - 1887)*
  Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (1879 - 1973)*
  Allen Carrington Hutcheson (1882 - 1974)*
  John William Hutcheson (1883 - 1884)*
  William Palmer Hutcheson (1887 - 1966)**
  Rosalie Winifred Hutcheson Bosworth (1890 - 1975)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Jim Hutcheson
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72074265
Elizabeth Nash Elise <i>Hutcheson</i> Chapin
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
Elizabeth Nash Elise <i>Hutcheson</i> Chapin
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
Elizabeth Nash Elise <i>Hutcheson</i> Chapin
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
 
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 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
 
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