James Elwood Chinn

  • Birth 13 Dec 1908 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 1992 Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 98878396

A mortician and the retired owner of the Chinn Funeral Home in Arlington, died at his residence.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey and attended the D.E. Dolan College of Embalming in New Jersey. He was a mortician in Philadelphia before World War II and later served in the Marine Corps.

After the war he settled in the Washington area and opened Chinn Funeral Home, in the Shirlington Area of Arlington County. He was an instructor of morticians. He sold his business to Baker and retired 23 years ago. He was a member of Alpha Alpha Epsilon morticians fraternity and the Arlington County Volunteer Fire Department. Also active in Fairfax County and Virginia Democratic Party politics.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Mary; a stepdaughter and three grandchildren.

Appeared in the Washington Post on February 8, 1992.


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  • Created by: Byrd
  • Added: 14 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98878396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Elwood Chinn (13 Dec 1908–4 Feb 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98878396, ; Maintained by Byrd (contributor 47129785) Unknown.