John Arnett Chapin

23 April 1829–15 June 1915 (Age 86)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Arnett

When John Arnett Chapin was born on 23 April 1829, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Paul Stillman Chapin Jr., was 30 and his mother, Sarah Harrison, was 26. He married Sarah B. Kyle about 1850, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 15 June 1915, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Arnett Chapin
Sarah B. Kyle
Marriage: about 1850
John Chapin
Hugh Kyle Chapin
Sarah A. Chapin
Paul Stillman Chapin
Martha Elizabeth Chapin
John Orlando Chapin
Hiram Harrison Chapin
Hannah H. Chapin
Arminta Clementine Chapin
William Arnett Chapin
Sarah Marcella Chapin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Texas, United States 1850: El Paso, Texas, United States
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 27
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    French and Spanish: from Old French eschapin, Spanish chapín ‘type of overshoe made of cork’, applied as a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them.English: variant of Chopin , more commonly surviving in England as Chopping and Chappin.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • John Chapin in entry for Arminta Clementine Reed, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Chapin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John A Chapin, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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