Charles Eugene Chapin

15 February 1892–1957 (Age 64)
Orrington, Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life of Charles Eugene

When Charles Eugene Chapin was born on 15 February 1892, in Orrington, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph E Chapin, was 24 and his mother, Martha Amanda Lambert, was 26. He married Caroline Ellis Chase on 19 October 1916, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 10 years and Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. He died in 1957, in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Eugene Chapin
Caroline Ellis Chase
Marriage: 19 October 1916

Spouse and Children

19 October 1916
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph E Chapin


    Martha Amanda Lambert




    Edwin F. Chapin



    Una Bertelle Chapin


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 6

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 18

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Charles E Chapin in household of Joseph E Chapin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles E Chapin in household of Joseph E Chapin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles E Chapin in household of Nathan F Chase, "United States Census, 1920"

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