Mary Lou Chastain

4 May 1924–8 November 1989 (Age 65)
Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Lou

When Mary Lou Chastain was born on 4 May 1924, in Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States, her father, William Alfred Chastain, was 24 and her mother, Della Florence Rogers, was 17. She died on 8 November 1989, in Buffalo, Dallas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Alfred Chastain
Della Florence Rogers
Mary Lou Chastain
Peter William Chastain
Bonnie Ruth Chastain
Joe Tommy Chastain

Parents and Siblings




    Peter William Chastain



    Joe Tommy Chastain


World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 7

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 18

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French castan(h) ‘chestnut tree’ (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary L Chastain in household of Alfred Chastain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Louise Chastain in household of Alfred Chastain, "United States Census, 1940"

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