#268 Charles Francis Chidsey
Born: December 25, 1843
Died: December 1933
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
#401 Russell William Chidsey b: May 07, 1870; d: Unknown
#402 Emily Heidelburg Chidsey b: October 10, 1871 d: Unknown
#403 Kate Chidsey b: November 13, 1873 d: Unknown
#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; dau of William H. and Catherine (Dietendort) Williams; #2) Caroline May Arndt b: May 14, 1870; d: April 15, 1956; 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.