Margaret Willis Chappell

Female23 March 1925–11 June 1971

Brief Life History of Margaret Willis

When Margaret Willis Chappell was born on 23 March 1925, in Shawneehaw Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, Dock Murry Chappell, was 17 and her mother, Ellen Hicks, was 17. She lived in Banner Elk Township, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Elk Park, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1971. She died on 11 June 1971, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Elk Park, Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dock Murry Chappell
Ellen Hicks
Margaret Willis Chappell
Frances Chappell
Ruby Chappell
Ernest Wilburn Chappell
Billy Richard Chappell

Sources (6)

  • Margaret Chappell in household of Dock Chappell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Willis Chappell, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Margaret Chappell Jones, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood, cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel, sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of Saint Martin was preserved as a relic.

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

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