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Samuel Chaney, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1825
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1905
Greene County
Indiana, USA

Samuel CHANEY, another one of the pioneers of Greene county, quietly passed away last Saturday morning at 11:30 at his home one mile north of Mineral, after having been in declining health for about two years. The immediate cause of his death was an attack of the grippe which brought on a complication of troubles.

He was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, October 27, 1825; died February 25, 1905; aged 79 years 3 months and 28 days.

He came to Greene county in 1846, and nearly all of that time from then until his death—almost sixty years—he lived in the neighborhood of Mineral.

He came to this county in the spring, put out a crop, and in the fall went back to Ohio for his mother, one brother and seven sisters, who came that they might share together the burdens of pioneer life and build up for themselves new homes in this county.

He was united in marriage December 23, 1817, to Kizirah FLATER, and to this union were born twelve children—ten sons and two daughters, all of whom reached maturity, except two who died in infancy, and two died after they were grown, the latter being Mrs. John HASLER and Ezra CHANEY, who was killed by a falling tree about fifteen years ago.

After a happy and contented married life of forty years the devoted wife passed away June 2, 1888. September 17, 1889 he was again united in marriage, this time to Sabina BURCHAM who survives him.

The eight children surviving are Martin and Charles CHANEY, of Bloomfield; Lewis and George CHANEY, near Mineral; Mrs. Ed HASLER, near Rockwood; Lincoln CHANEY, of Coal City; and Samuel and Edward CHANEY, who live in Kansas, all of whom, except the last mentioned, were in attendance at the funeral.

The funeral services were held from the Flater school house last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and were in charge of Rev. Ivan F. STALCUP assisted by Rev. W. H. WYLIE, and the remains ere laid to rest in the Flater cemetery.

He was a member of the Church of God and died fully trusting in the Savior. The large attendance at the funeral told of his wide friendship and of the high esteem in which he was held.

He was one of the first settlers and one of the oldest citizens of that neighborhood, and he possessed those sturdy and patient qualities so essential to a pioneer and the many sterling qualities necessary to a good citizen. He was a friend to everybody and consequently everybody was his friend. He lived for the right and his influence will continue to live.
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 Spouses:
  Kezia Flater Chaney (1829 - 1889)
  Sabina Hientha Merar Shalde Flater Overman (1846 - 1928)*
  Sabina Flater Burcham (1846 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  George Chaney (1850 - 1924)*
  Elza Uriah Chaney (1852 - 1890)*
  Sara Chaney Hasler (1854 - 1929)*
  Louis Chaney (1856 - 1923)*
  Nancy Ann Chaney Hasler (1859 - 1902)*
  Abraham Lincoln Chaney (1861 - 1935)*
  Martin Chaney (1863 - 1923)*
  Charles C Chaney (1867 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Flater Cemetery
Bloomfield
Greene County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Roger D
Record added: Aug 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9322373
Samuel Chaney, Sr
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