Saturday, April 23, 2011
Henry William Chellis was born on 15 Mar 1838 at Goshen, Sullivan, New
Hampshire, United States of America. He appeared on the census of 1860 at
Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States of America. He began
military service between 18 Aug 1862 and 21 Jun 1865. Henry W Chellis,
served Union, residence Windham, New Hampshire
He enlisted as a private on 18 August 1862 at the age of 25,
in Company I, 13th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 20 September
1862. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 24 May 1864. He mustered
out on 21 June 1865 in Richmond, VA. He married Helen E Freeman,
daughter of Daniel H Freeman and Pamelia, on 14
Dec 1863 at Lawrence, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America. Helen, along with
twin sons, died 12 Sept 1867 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
He appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Harriet N Gubtal at Ward 3,
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America. He married
Frances Abigail Gubtal, daughter of Amos Currier Gubtal (211) and
Harriet N Davis (his landlady), on 29 Mar 1871 at Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts,
United States of America. He and Frances Abigail Chellis appeared on
the census of 1880 at Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of
America. He died on 26 Oct 1925 at 6 Francis Ave, Greenwood, Wakefield,
Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America, at age 87. His obituary states:
H.W.Chellis of Greenwood Passes Away
Was Past Commander of G.A.R. Post in N.H. - Funeral Tomorrow
Henry W. Chellis, for the past 25 years a resident of Greenwood, passed
away early last evening at his home, 6 Francis avenue.
Mr. Chellis was in his 88th year and had been in failing health for a
number of years. He was born in Goshen, N.H., the son of William and Nancy
(Bartlett) Chellis. He served all through the Civil War and was a member of
G.A.R. He was a past commander of the Carleton Post of Farmington, N.H. He
was an attendant at the Congregational Church.
His is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances G. Chellis, and three
daughters, Miss Maude and Miss Bertha, who made their home with their
parents, and Mrs. Edith Howe, wife of Luther M. Howe of Wakefield. There is
also one grandchild, Madeline Howe.
Funeral services will be held at the home, Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock on 27 Oct 1925 at Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United
States of America. He was buried on 28 Oct 1925 at Linwood Cemetery,
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America.
He is the great grandfather of my husband, Allan. Henry's daughter Edith, married Luther Maxwell Howe, and were the parents of my mother-in-law, Connie.