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Free Genealogy Biography of Chauncy Ives,
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Chauncy Ives

Chauncy Ives, chief engineer of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, Chambersburg, was born in Lansingburg, N.Y., September 10, 1841, the eldest son of Chauncey P. and Charlotte B. (Stewart) Ives. He attended an academy at Lansingburg, one at Bridgeport (Penn.), and also at a similar institution in Ballston Spa, N.Y. Later he entered Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., remaining until the outbreak of the rebellion.

In 1861 he volunteered in the Third Michigan Cavalry; was at the siege of Corinth, Grantís movements in the rear of Vicksburg, but ill health compelled him to resign. He entered the employment of the Mahanoy & Broad Mountain Railroad Company in March, 1883, as rodman, during which service he was sent to make surveys on the defense of Philadelphia.

He was connected with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad company, as assistant engineer, on its various branches for six years. In 1869 he was made chief engineer of the Southern Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1872 he went to Michigan, where he was engaged in the lumber business until 1877. He then returned to Chambersburg and engaged in making surveys of the Mont Alto Railroad extension to Waynesboro; was chief engineer of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad during 1878-79. He then went to Jefferson City, Mo., connected with the Missouri Central Railroad, and returned to Chambersburg in 1880.

In 1881 he became permanently connected with the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company, as chief engineer. Mr. Ives married in 1872, Emma, daughter of Dr. Edmund Culbertson, and to them were born two daughters and one son: Ellen C., Charlotte B. and Chauncey P. Mr. Ives is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; he is a F. & A.M. Politically, a Republican.

Source: Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens; Chicago. Genealogical Pub. Co.. 1905. Notes: Prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer.

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