Marguerite Harriet Chapin

9 May 1912–16 February 1997 (Age 84)
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States

The Life of Marguerite Harriet

When Marguerite Harriet Chapin was born on 9 May 1912, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, her father, Mason Isaac Chapin, was 31 and her mother, Donna I. Cook, was 22. She married William Kenneth Downey on 30 March 1930, in Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years and Election District 3, Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 1997, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Lindo Cemetery, Morrison, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kenneth Downey
Marguerite Harriet Chapin
Marriage: 30 March 1930
James Chapin Downey

Spouse and Children

30 March 1930
Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 2

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Margurite H Chapin in household of Mason I Chapin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marguerite Chapin in household of Mason I Chapin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marguerite Downey in household of Kenneth W Downey, "United States Census, 1940"

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