George Parley Chapin

1849–4 February 1919 (Age 70)
Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of George Parley

When George Parley Chapin was born in 1849, in Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Rev. Nelson Elisha Chapin, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Going, was 31. He married Martha Jane Groves on 4 December 1878, in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. He died on 4 February 1919, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 70.

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George Parley Chapin
Martha Jane Groves
Marriage: 4 December 1878
Nellie D Chapin
Ethel Belle Chapin
Claire N Chapin

Spouse and Children

4 December 1878
Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 19

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

French and Spanish: from a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Chapin in household of Nelson Chapin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Geo P Chapin, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • George P Chapin, "United States Census, 1900"

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