Reuben S. Chaffee

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Reuben S. Chaffee

  • Birth 22 Jan 1845 Illinois, USA
  • Death 10 May 1905 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 13, 42
  • Memorial ID 30278909

Aged: 60y 3m 18d
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Came to Springfield in 1865 with his parents. He was an expert machinist, and was the inventor of the Chaffee-Reece rifle, an arm which the United States government at one time considered adopting for the regular army. Survived by his father Luther, and his brother Louis. - IL State Journal, Springfield, IL, 5-11-1905

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  • Maintained by: KChaffeeB
  • Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
  • Added: 3 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30278909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben S. Chaffee (22 Jan 1845–10 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30278909, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by KChaffeeB (contributor 46506715) .