Irene Coffin Clinton

21 September 1904–1 July 1980 (Age 75)
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

The Life of Irene Coffin

When Irene Coffin Clinton was born on 21 September 1904, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, her father, James Edwin Clinton, was 29 and her mother, Ruth Brown, was 12. She married Henri Passerat de La Chappelle on 14 December 1929, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 1 July 1980, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Henri Passerat de La Chappelle
Irene Coffin Clinton
Marriage: 14 December 1929
Henri Delachapelle

Spouse and Children

14 December 1929
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


    Henri Delachapelle


Parents and Siblings



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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McClinton .2 English: habitational name, either from Glympton in Oxfordshire, named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Glym river’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright stream’, or from Glinton in Cambridgeshire, recorded in 1060 as Clinton (named with an unrecorded Old English element akin to Middle Low German glinde ‘enclosure’, ‘fence’ + Old English tūn).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irene Delachapelle in household of Henri Delachapelle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene Clinton in household of James E Clinton Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Irene Clinton in household of James E Clinton, "United States Census, 1920"

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