Lael Quintton Chitwood

7 November 1918–26 July 2012 (Age 93)
Scott, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lael Quintton

When Lael Quintton Chitwood was born on 7 November 1918, in Scott, Tennessee, United States, his father, Charles Edward Chitwood, was 26 and his mother, Maude Esther Terry, was 21. He married Theresa Doris Baker on 14 May 1940, in Scott, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Civil District 4, Scott, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 July 2012, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Lael Quintton Chitwood
Theresa Doris Baker
Marriage: 14 May 1940
Arthur "Art" Lowell Chitwood

Spouse and Children

14 May 1940
Scott, Tennessee, United States


    Arthur "Art" Lowell Chitwood


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Edward Chitwood





World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 13

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chetwode, a habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire named Chitwood, from Celtic cēd ‘wood’, with the tautological addition of Old English wudu when the old name was no longer understood.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Quinton Chittwood in household of Maude Chittwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lael Q Chetwood in household of Charlie Chetwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Quentin L Chitwood, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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