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Lynn C Rodes Chancellor
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1879
Death: Jun. 10, 1906

Obituary in the Charlottesville Daily Progress, 11 Jun 1906:


[Attempts were made to resolve the naming of Mt Moriah as the burial location, but it seems to be in error. SBC]

Funeral Held From Methodist Church This Morning - Interment at Mount Morriah (as given) Church

The funeral of Mrs. Lynn Rodes Chancellor, who died at the University Hospital yesterday morning at 11 o'clock took place from the First Methodist church this morning at 11 o'clock.

The exercises were conducted by Rev. George E. Booker, the pastor, assisted by Rev. John B. Turpin, D..D. The music by the choir of the church was very sweet. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Alfred Nuttycombe, R.S.J. Sterling, Eugene Kemper, Allen Perkins, Louis Hawkins and J. C. McKinnie.

The interment took place this afternoon at Mount Moriah Methodist church near White Hall, in this county.

A large number of friends and relatives from the county and from Richmond attended the service, among them Mr. Henry Christian, uncle of the deceased, and her aunt, Mrs. Proctor.

Mrs. Chancellor was the daughter of Mr. Thomas L. Rodes of the well known family of that name conspicious in the annals of Albemarle. Her mother was Miss Florence Christian, daughter of Mr. Robert J. Christian, a prominent tobacconist of Richmond. She was brought up at her father's home in this county and lived there until his death a few years since when the family removed to this city. On the 28th (?date hard to see) of June last she was married to Mr. S. C. Chancellor the well known druggist at the University and one of the most prominent citizens of Charlottesville. The ceremony was performed by Messrs. Booker and Turpin at the Baptist parsonage where the bride and her sister, Miss Addie Rodes, who were relatives of Mrs. Turpin, had spent the winter. The body of the lamented young wife was brought to the parsonage yesterday afternoon and placed on the same spot where as a beautiful bride she had lately pledged her marriage vows.

On the first of this month, Mrs.Chancellor, who was the picture of health and seemed to have the sure promise of a long and happy career before her, was taken ill and removed to the University Hospital. She was soon operated upon for appendicitis, but the case was a critical one from the start, and other complications soon set in. The death of Mrs. Chancellor has caused a widespread and sincere lament among a very large circle of friends and relatives on both sides of the house, especially among the friends of Mr. Chancellor in business, and the Christian people of the Methodist church where the deceased was a most justly esteemed worker, prominent as a Sunday School teacher and choir member, often serving as organist of the church. An impressive scene at the funeral was the presence in a body of the members of the Laura Haygood Missionary Society, among whom Mrs. Chancellor was a most efficient worker.

A striking incident connected with this distressing death, is the fact that Mr. Chancellor was just completing a handsome residence near the University which the happy couple hoped in a short while to enter having made all preparations for furnishing their elegant home and settling down to many years of wedded bliss. Mrs. Chancellor was a lady of most lovable disposition of the highest Christian character and universally beloved as a just tribute to her real worth and winsomeness. One of the ministers in the remarks at the funeral said he had scarcely never before seen so pointedly illustrated the answer to the prayer with which the ninetieth Psalm, so often used on funeral occasions is closed "let the glory of the Lord appear unto their children and thy beauty be upon them." Mrs. Chancellor is survived by three sisters Mrs. Thomas White of this county, Miss Florence Rodes, recently one of the most popular young teachers at the Miller School, Miss Addie Rodes of this city, and her brother Mr. Leighton Rodes also of Albemarle. The young ladies were to make their home with their beloved brother , which also helps to make Mrs. Chancellor's deplorable death such a shock to the sensibilities of the Christian people of this community and brings tears of sympathy to many eyes and unfeigned grief to many hearts.

info from inmand15 
Family links: 
  Thomas Layton Rodes (1829 - 1902)
  Florence G Christian Rodes (1851 - 1881)
  Samuel C Chancellor (1859 - 1922)*
  Lynn C Rodes Chancellor (1879 - 1906)
  Florence Rodes Steinhauer (1881 - 1933)*
  Adeline Virginia Rodes Steinhauer (1890 - 1961)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: A 1906 obituary reports that she was buried in Mt. Moriah cemetery, but this tombstone is in the University of Virginia cemetery. I could not find any stone for her at the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church cemetery on 16 Sept 2016.
University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA
Plot: N 38 02.154' W 78 30.770'
Created by: Sam Chancellor
Record added: Sep 23, 2009
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Lynn C <i>Rodes</i> Chancellor
Added by: Sam Chancellor
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