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#268 Charles Francis Chidsey


Born: December 25, 1843, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania


Died: January 11, 1933, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania


father:#146 Russell Smith Chidsey




mother: Eliza Wooden

Married: 1) Catherine Amelia (Kate) Williams July 07, 1869, m: 2) Caroline May Arndt August 2, 1893, Easton, Penn


Children:


#401  Russell William Chidsey  b: May 07, 1870, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania; d: before 1920      


#402  Emily Heidelburg Chidsey  b: October 10, 1871, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania;  d: December 1, 1940, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania; m: Charles Flynn September 23, 1901, Pennsylvania; b: 1878, New Jersey; d: before 1920


#403  Kate Chidsey  b: November 13, 1873, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania; d: Unknown; m: George H Strause October 24, 1903, Kings CO., New Yorlk; b: 1879, New Jersey  


#404  Charles Francis Chidsey b: September 21, 1875 d: 1953 Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania; m: Harriet A. ? 1906; b: 1884; d: Unknown


#405 Dudley Kirk Chidsey b: April 18, 1885 d: Unknown; m: Mayme Mae Cromer,April 16, 1909


#406 Francis Arndt Chidsey b: May 20, 1895; d: March 1989; m: Mary Marguerite Campbell June 26, 1919 Woodbridge, NJ,  b: October 14, 1896 Woodbridge, NJ; d: September 1995 Easton, Penn


#407  Margaret Chidsey  b: July 30, 1896; d: Unknown; m: Charles Samuel Clark


#408  Richard Starck Chidsey  b: October 02, 1897; d: January 17, 1929


#409 William Crossley Chidsey b: December 05, 1898; d: Unknown; m: Helen Butler


#410  George Wooden Chidsey  b: April 17, 1901; d: 1969; m: Catherine Fraunfetter


#411  Carolyn Chidsey b: February 16, 1905; d: June 14, 1923; m: August L. DeLin


Notes: #1) Catherine Amelia (Kate) Williams  b: December 30, 1844; d: June 30, 1891, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania; dau of William H. and Catherine (Dietendort) Williams;  #2) Caroline May Arndt  b: May 14, 1870, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania; d: April 15, 1956, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, ; dau if Henry Lombaert and Catherine (Starck) Arndt


      



Charles Francis graduated from Layfayette College in the class of 1864, of which he was president. He studied law and was admitted to the Northampton County Bar, where he practiced law in Easton. He was a vetern of the Civil War, having enlisted at Easton August 11, 1862, in Company D, 139th Reg, Pennsylvania Volunteers, mustering out May 18, 1863. He participated in the the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, plus numerous minor engagements.


      

He was an author, writing the following books, "History of the 129th Regiment, Pensylvania Volunteers", "The Browns Abroad", " A Tour Through Europe" amd "Prison Reports".


      

Mr. Chidsey was the auditor of the Warren Foundry and Machine Co. of Phillipsburg, N.J. for over 30 years. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1896, and held numerous minor offices.


      

Richard Stark Chidsey was injured in a football game prior to the war, and was prevented from accompanying his brothers to France.George Wooden Chidsey  was in the Coast Guard Altillery Corps in France, participating in the battle of Argonne. He reentered Allentown Preparatory after he was discharged.



Charles Francis Chidsey, Sr


Birth:  Dec. 25, 1843

Easton

Northampton County

Pennsylvania, USA

Death:  Jan. 11, 1933

Easton, Northampton County

Pennsylvania, USA


Charles Francis Chidsey Sr. was Easton Pennsylvania's first Mayor serving from 1887 to 1889.

 

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 Parents:

  Russell Smith Chidsey (1802 - 1865)

  Eliza Woodin Chidsey (1804 - 1846)

 

 Spouses:

  Kate A Williams (1844 - 1891)

  Carrie May Arndt Chidsey (1870 - 1956)

 

 Children:

  Richard S Chidsey (1897 - 1929)*

  William C. Chidsey (1898 - 1977)*

  George Woodin Chidsey (1901 - 1969)*

  Carolyn Chidsey Delin (1905 - 1928)*

 

 Siblings:

  George Woodin Chidsey (1832 - 1874)*

  Henry Russell Chidsey (1834 - 1870)*

  Myra Louise Chidsey Armstrong (1836 - 1906)*

  Charles Francis Chidsey (1843 - 1933)

  Andrew Dwight Chidsey (1848 - 1926)**

  Edward Hart Chidsey (1850 - 1910)**

 

*Calculated relationship

**Half-sibling

 

Burial:

Easton Cemetery

Easton

Northampton County

Pennsylvania, USA

Plot: Plot Number C175

Birth:1901

Death:1969

Inscription: PFC U S ARMY WORLD WAR I SPI/C U S NAVY WORLD WAR II

Burial:Easton Cemetery

Easton, Northampton County

Pennsylvania, USA