Alfred Chancellor

1915–1968 (Age 53)
Fairfield, Freestone, Texas, United States

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Chancellor was born on 2 January 1915, in Fairfield, Freestone, Texas, United States, his father, John Chancellor, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Fails, was 27. He lived in Walker, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Fort Bend, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 31 July 1968, in Matagorda, Texas, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

John Chancellor
Mary Elizabeth Fails
Annie Ellen Chancellor
Alfred Chancellor
Ada Fay Chancellor
Eva Joyce Chancellor
Ever Chancellor
James D Chancellor

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1884–1943Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Fails




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name for a secretary or administrative official, from Old French chancelier, Late Latin cancellarius ‘usher (in a law court)’. The King's Chancellor was one of the highest officials in the land, but the term was also used to denote the holder of a variety of offices in the medieval world, such as the secretary or record keeper in a minor manorial household. In some cases the name undoubtedly originated as a nickname or as an occupational name for someone in the service of such an official.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alfred Chanciler in household of John Chanciler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred Chancellor in household of John Chancellor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred in entry for Ada Fay Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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