Bertha Virena Chappel

20 December 1883–July 1973 (Age 89)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Bertha Virena

When Bertha Virena Chappel was born on 20 December 1883, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph W Chappel, was 27 and her mother, Nancy J Smith, was 17. She married Ervin Henry Mulkins on 24 December 1902, in Upland, Grant, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1920 and South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died in July 1973, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Ervin Henry Mulkins
Bertha Virena Chappel
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Earl Joseph Mulkins
Opal Mulkins

Spouse and Children

24 December 1902
Upland, Grant, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph W Chappel


    Nancy J Smith




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"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""."
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 24

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chappell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertha Mulkins in household of Ervin Mulkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Barth I Mulkins in household of Ervin Mulkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha E Mulkins in household of Ervin H Mulkins, "United States Census, 1910"

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