Henry Augustus Chapin

14 July 1830–13 February 1921 (Age 90)
New York, United States

The Life of Henry Augustus

When Henry Augustus Chapin was born on 14 July 1830, in New York, United States, his father, Julius Field Chapin, was 29 and his mother, Mary Fanshaw, was 26. He married Frances H Fox on 27 November 1860, in La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Maine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1921, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Town Of Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge, Maine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Augustus Chapin
Frances H Fox
Marriage: 27 November 1860
Laura Chapin
Raymond Allan Chapin
Frances F Chapin

Spouse and Children

27 November 1860
La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States


    Laura Chapin


    Raymond Allan Chapin


    Frances F Chapin


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 3

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 25

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

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)

  • Henry Chapin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Chapin in household of Julius Chapin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Chapin in household of Julius Chapin, "United States Census, 1860"

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