Frederick Lennox Chalcraft
b. September 1847, d. 26 September 1904
- Frederick Lennox Chalcraft was born in September 1847 in Sunderland, Durham, England.
- His name was recorded as Lennox Chalcraft in some early records.
- He married Eliza Jane Olds, daughter of Thomas Olds, circa 1871.
- Eliza Jane Olds and Frederick Lennox Chalcraft arrived in the United States circa 1871, according to the 1900 census.
- Frederick Lennox Chalcraft appeared in the 1878 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at 107 Carroll listed as a sailor..
- Frederick Lennox Chalcraft and Eliza Jane Olds appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 363 Eagle and one young female domestic servant.. Other members of the household included Frederick Lennox Chalcraft and Ida M. Chalcraft.
- He was a sailor, according to the 1880 census.
- Frederick Lennox Chalcraft appeared in the 1890 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at 369 Clinton listed as a lake captain..
- Frederick Lennox Chalcraft and Eliza Jane Olds appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 322 North Hampton. Other members of the household included Etta Chalcraft, Orpha Chalcraft, Albert Chalcraft and Thomas Olds. The family was enumerated with the surname Lenox.
- He was a ship master, according to the 1900 census.
- Frederick Lennox Chalcraft died on 26 September 1904 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 216 Grape Street at his residence.
- He was interred at Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York.
- The following appeared on 28 September 1904 in The Buffalo Courier: Capt. Frederick L. Chalcraft, a well-known navigator on the Great Lakes, died Monday at his home, No. 216 Grape Street, after an illness of several weeks. Capt. Chalcraft was 57 years old. He held many captains' berths on the Great Lakes. His widow Mary, and two sons and three daughters survive. The funeral will be held from the family home this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Frederick Lennox Chalcraft and Eliza Jane Olds.
- Last Edited: 10 Sep 2013