John Butler Chenault Jr

12 May 1881–
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John Butler

When John Butler Chenault Jr was born on 12 May 1881, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Butler Chenault, was 23 and his mother, Emma Ellen Selph, was 19. He died in Virginia, United States.

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John Butler Chenault
Emma Ellen Selph
John Butler Chenault Jr
Della Rena Chenault
Ocie Marie Chenault
Linda Floyd Chenault
Laura Ellen Chenault
John Smith Chenault
Dora Ann Chenault
Maine F Chinault
Arthur Philip Chenault
Sallie Belle Chenault

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World Events (3)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 1
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
Age 5
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Age 13
On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Cheneau and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. Compare Chennault , Chernault , Chinault , Shenault , and Shinault .History: Étienne de Cheneau/Chenault from France married Mary Howlett in London, England in 1700, died in Essex County, VA, in 1740. His name is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. His descendants bear many variants of the surname, including Chennault, Chernault, Chinault, Schinault, Shenault, Shenaut, Shinall, Shinalt, Shinaul, Shinault, Shinol, and Shinolt.

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

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  • Jno. B. Chenault, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"

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