Ethel Essie Chastain

Female24 December 1904–30 August 1999

Brief Life History of Ethel Essie

When Ethel Essie Chastain was born on 24 December 1904, in Turman Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse Alfred Chastain, was 34 and her mother, Rosa A Hopewell, was 30. She married Audie Lloyd Engle on 11 October 1924, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died on 30 August 1999, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Audie Lloyd Engle
Ethel Essie Chastain
Marriage: 11 October 1924
Richard Eugene Engle
Betty Rose Engle
Jesse Lloyd Engle

Sources (20)

  • Ethel Engle, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
  • Ethel E Chastian, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1924Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    Age 2

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.


    Age 25

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning


    (southern): variant of Chastang .

    nickname from Old French chastain ‘chestnut’ (a nut), possibly for someone with chestnut-colored hair. Compare Chasteen , Chesteen , Chastine , and Shasteen .

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

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