Robert William Chappel

Male18 June 1864–18 March 1950

Brief Life History of Robert William

When Robert William Chappel was born on 18 June 1864, in Ingham Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, William Ide, was 35 and his mother, Martha Jane Wood, was 34. He married Ellen Melinda Dayton on 21 August 1885, in Stockbridge, Stockbridge Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grayling, Crawford, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Bay, Michigan, United States in 1935. He died on 18 March 1950, in Pinconning Township, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

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
Robert William Chappel

Sources (44)

  • Robert Chappel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bert E. Maple, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Robert William Chappel, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1885Stockbridge, Stockbridge Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (3)

    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 of Chappell .

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

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