Archie Merrit Chaffins

Male 1915 - 1998  (82 years)


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  • Name Archie Merrit Chaffins 
    • From what I understand, the family added an s to his last name, to separate the family from any connection Sheriff Don Chafin of Logan County who was a fierce opponent of unionization and received hundreds of thousands of dollars from coal mine operators in return for his violent suppression of the United Mine Workers union.

      Harry Chaffins went from the farm to law inforcement, beginnig as a constable in Thacker, Mingo Co. WV and eventually was the police chief of Welch, WV for a number of years.
    Born 18 Oct 1915  Matewan, Mingo Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
      Name: Archie Merritt Chaffins
      SSN: 236105346
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 18 Oct 1914
      Birth Place: Matewan Ming, West Virginia
      Death Date: 5 Jun 1998
      Father: Harry Chaffins
      Mother: Holly Hoskins
      Type of Claim: Original SSN.
      Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as ARCHIE MERRITT CHAFFINS; 11 Jun 1998: Name listed as ARCHIE M CHAFFINS






    Gender Male 
    _UID 8A97895C35614BDE89194008FD3D360928C5 
    Died 5 Jun 1998  Richmond, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia, Deaths, 1912-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia
      Name: Archie Merritt Chaffins
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age at Death: 82
      Birth Date: abt 1916
      Death Date: 5 Jun 1998
      Death Place: Henrico, Virginia
      Certificate Number: 1998024887

      Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
      Name: Archie M. Chaffins
      SSN: 236-10-5346
      Last Residence: 23229 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia
      Born: 18 Oct 1915
      Died: 5 Jun 1998
      State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)
    Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Archa Chaffin [Archie Chaffins]
      Age: 4 years 2 months
      Birth Year: abt 1916 [abt 1915]
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Home in 1920: Magnolia, Mingo, West Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: Hary Chaffin
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's name: Holly Chaffin
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Archie Chaffin
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1916
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Harry Chaffin
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's name: Hally Chaffin
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Archie Chaffins
      Respondent: Yes
      Age: 24
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1940: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      Street: N Duke
      Farm: No
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Welch, McDowell, West Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Welch, McDowell, West Virginia
      Rented home for $25 per month
      Education: College, one year
      Occupation: Moulder, linoleum company
      Worked 52 weeks, made $1100 in 939
      Household Members:
      Archie Chaffins 24
      Dorothy Chaffins 22

      MILITARY RECORDS

      Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
      Name: Archie Chaffins
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 18 Oct 1915
      Death Date: 5 Jun 1998
      SSN: 236105346
      Branch 1: M
      Enlistment Date 1: 1 Mar 1945
      Release Date 1: 12 Aug 1946

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Archie M Chaffins
      Muster Date: Apr 1945
      Rank: Private
      Station: Second Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, Sc

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Archie M Chaffins
      Muster Date: Jul 1945
      Rank: Private
      Station: Post Headquarters Company, Post Troops, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, S. C

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Archie M Chaffins
      Muster Date: Jul 1945
      Rank: Private
      Station: Third Infantry Training Battalion (Rifle), Inf Trng Regt, Mtc, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Archie M Chaffins
      Muster Date: Oct 1945; Jan 1946; Jul 1946
      Rank: Private First Class
      Station: Hq and Hqco, Hqrn, Camp J. H. Pendleton, Mt and Rc, Sda, Oceanside, California.

      U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
      Name: Archie M Chaffins
      Muster Date: Jul 1946
      Rank: Private First Class
      Station: Casco, Redistbn, Martrng and Replncommand, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.

      RESIDENCE

      Public Records Index, Volume 1
      Name: Archie M Chaffins
      Birth Date: 18 Oct 1915
      Address: 7509 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA, 23229-6607 (1992)
    Person ID I5251  Master File
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 

    Father Harry Chaffin,   b. 04 Apr 1888, Matewan, Mingo Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1971, Mercer Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Holly Hoskins,   b. 27 Mar 1893, Matewan, Mingo Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1960, Welch, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1914  Lenore, Mingo Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dorothy,   b. ca 1918, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F7768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine Lois TATE,   b. 23 Feb 1919, Hiawatha, Mercer Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1969, Richmond, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Oct 1945 
    Children 
     1. David Archie CHAFFINS
     2. Martha Jane CHAFFINS
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F3973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Frances Irene Slagle,   b. 27 Oct 1925,   d. 12 Nov 2014  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 03 Oct 1970  Marion, Smyth Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
      Name: Archie Merritt Chaffins
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 54
      Birth Date: 18 Oct 1915
      Marriage Date: 3 Oct 1970
      Marriage Place: Marion Smyth, Virginia
      Registration Place: Smyth, Virginia
      Father: Harry Chaffins
      Mother: Holly Hoskins
      Spouse: Frances Irene Slagle Phillips
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Race: White
      Spouse Age: 44
      Spouse Birth Date: 27 Oct 1925
      Spouse Father: Wiley Washington Slagle
      Spouse Mother: Cora Mae Hawks
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 
    Family ID F14171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart