Chester Philip REMINGTON, Sr.

Chester Philip REMINGTON, Sr.

Male 1894 - 1948  (54 years)

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  • Name Chester Philip REMINGTON 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 10 Feb 1894  Anthony Village, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1948  Providence, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 May 1948  Woodland Cemetery, Washington & Knotty Oak Sts., Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00004  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father John Allen REMINGTON,   b. 1 Dec 1866, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1895, Cranston, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Angeretta Williams WHITFORD,   b. 10 Nov 1870, West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1891  Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F00026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Russel CHAFEE,   b. 28 Apr 1899, Bristol, Bristol Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1975, Natick, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1917  Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • They were married on Laura's eighteenth birthday. Chester was 23.
    Children 
     1. Norman Chester REMINGTON,   b. 6 Aug 1918, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2007, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Raymond Chafee Remington,   b. 24 Oct 1919, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 2016, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     3. Russel Philip Remington,   b. 20 Oct 1921, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1943, El Guettar, Tunisia, North Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     4. Elliott Lee Remington,   b. 24 Mar 1923, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1982, Kingston, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Chester Philip Remington, Jr.,   b. 15 Oct 1926, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 2001, Marblehead, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Richard Allen Remington,   b. 17 Jan 1931  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F00024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos


    Angie with her two sons, John Francis and Chester Philip Remington (my grandfather).

    4 July 1911


    Two brothers: John Francis on the left, Chester Philip on the right; the dog? Probably c1910.
    Grandpa Remington
    Grandpa Remington

    Great-grandma Angie Remington with younger son Chester, my grandfather.

    My grandparents, Chet and Laura (Chafee) Remington, c1917.

    Four guys -- back l-r: John Francis Remington, Uncle Charles "Will" Whitford (Angie's bro); front l-r: Uncle Al Hopkins (husband of Olive), Chester Philip Remington, my grandfather.


    The family home off Knotty Oak Rd. was called The Linden Farm because the driveway was lined with linden trees. The driveway is a small dead-end street now, with just a few houses on it. Some of the farm fields are still open areas.

    The Linden Farm where my dad was born, off Knotty Oak Rd., Coventry



    All that was left of the house after the fire.

    The shanty where the family lived after the house burned down.

    The family lived in a shanty on the property. That's probably my grandma going in the door.

    Back row: Raymond, Chester Sr., Norman; middle: Russel, Elliott, Chester; Richard in front; Easter 1934.

    Remington family 1942

    Chester Sr. and Chester Jr., 1943

    Grandpa Chester Remington and his brother-in-law Uncle Al Hopkins

    1945

    My Grandpa Remington with two of his daughters-in-law, Fran and Edna, 1945

    Elliott, Laura and Chet, Norman, and Richard

    My Grandpa Chet Remington and his mom Angie, my Great-grandma Remington

    Wedding invitation, Chester and Laura's wedding, 28 April 1917. My grandma was married on her 18th birthday.

    My grandpa Chester is on the left. He worked with dairy cows on various farms for many years.

  • Notes 
    • I have a photocopy of his original birth entry at Coventry, Book of Births for 1894, p. 98. His gravestone has been photographed.

      Apparently Chester & Laura and family were not listed in the 1920 Federal Census, nor were their Whitford cousins who lived with them in the duplex farmhouse on Knotty Oak Rd., Coventry, RI.

      However, in the 1925 Rhode Island Census they are on Hope Rd., Coventry.

      This family farm, located on what is now Old Hope Lane, was called the Linden Farm in the old days, because the driveway was lined with beautiful linden trees. My grandfather kept a herd of cows and had a milk route. Their two-family farmhouse burned to the ground during the night on 27 Dec 1924, when my dad was six years old. Because the insurance had lapsed, my grandfather was not able to rebuild, so the family lived in a shanty on the property for a couple of years before moving away. This property has changed somewhat since the 1920s, but much of it remains the same -- the old stone walls, the pastures, and the lay of the land. A new house has been built in one of the pastures, the old barn has been replaced by a smaller one, and a couple of additional houses have been built along the driveway leading into the farm. It is now called Old Hope Farm.

      In the 1930 Federal Census, the family is living at 365 Jackson Ave., Johnston, RI. In 1935 they were living at 1226 Plainfield St., Johnston.

      In 1940 they were living at 24 Kilvert St. in Warwick, RI. Norman, Raymond, Chester, and Richard were living with their parents.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012485] Records of the Bailey Family, Hannah C. (Bailey) Hopkins, 61.

    2. [S012487] Whitford Family Records.

    3. [S012488] Coventry Town Records.