Robert William Chappel

18 June 1864–18 March 1950 (Age 85)
Ingham Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life of Robert William

When Robert William Chappel was born on 18 June 1864, in Ingham Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, Robert Dunlay Chappel, was 57 and his mother, Gertrude LeRoy Lowe, was 47. He married Ellen Melinda Dayton on 21 August 1885, in Stockbridge, Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grayling, Crawford, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 18 March 1950, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grayling, Crawford, Michigan, United States.

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Robert William Chappel
Ellen Melinda Dayton
Marriage: 21 August 1885
Leon Wirt Chappel
Ida Gertrude Chappel
Clifford Gerald Chappel
Seth Lowell or Lowe Chappel
Rex Aaron Chappel
Ethel Ellen Chappel
Stanley Lester Chappel

Spouse and Children

21 August 1885
Stockbridge, Ingham, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 23

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chappell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Chapel in household of Gertrude Chapel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert W Chappel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bert R W Chappel, "United States Census, 1910"

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