He married Caroline Myers 10 Dec 1891 Bucyrus, Miami Co., KS.(470) Caroline was born 20 Jan 1855 in Wayne Co., OH.(471) Caroline(472) was the daughter of Samuel Myers and Sophia Reiser. Caroline died 12 Dec 1928 in Wichita, Butler Co., KS, at age 73.(473)
Gladwyn Boone enlisted in the Civil War in Aug 1861 and was 2nd Lieut. in Co. H, 15 Reg, OVI. At camp in Kentucky, he became gravely ill and wasted to a mere skeleton. He was discharged, but later was appointed Lieut-Col of 1 Reg, OM by Gov. David Todd, for a five year term, but he was physically unable to accept the position.(474) He traveled to California to mine gold for a short time. (There is a vial of gold dust and a balance for weighing gold still in the family momentos.)(475) On 29 Nov 1875, Gladwin Boone joined other family members in Hutchinson, Kansas and accumulated four farms near Yoder, Kansas, which he eventually sold to retire. He built a large home on Ave. A in Hutchinson after retirement. He was a member of Joe Hooker, G.A.R., Post No. 17.(476) Because Gladwin Boone and Caroline Myers Chaffin married later in life and lived to old age, their great grandchildren, all still living, have many warm family remembrances of the couple.
Gladwin Boone Chaffin and Caroline Myers had the following children:
+ 53 i. Gladwin Pancoast6 Chaffin was born 6 Jun 1893.
54 ii. Lurissa Myers Chaffin was born in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS 18 Feb 1896.(477) Lurissa died 22 Nov 1978 in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS, at age 82.(478) She married Glenn Hamma Aft Feb 1919 in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.(479) Glenn was born 4 Sep 1891 in Harvey Co., KS.(480) (Additional notes for Glenn Hamma(481)) Glenn died 23 Jan 1982 in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS, at age 90.(482) (See Glenn Hamma for the continuation of this line.)
The Hamma family lived on a farm near Punkin Center (now non-existent) with Glenn's parents. The children attended the one-room school, about a half mile down the road. The family enjoyed long country evenings reading poetry, playing games, and exploring literature. The children were active in 4 H projects. Aunt Lurissa's cakes and preserves always placed at the [Kansas] State Fair, where she volunteered to work each year up until her last 2 years. She had studied mathematics at Northwestern University and her interest showed up in her daughter, Hildegarde(483). Lurissa Chaffin Hamma became a member of DAR on May 24, 1919, prior to her marriage. (484)
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