Lavon Alva Organ

6 May 1906–1 April 1980 (Age 73)
Zane Township, Logan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lavon Alva

When Lavon Alva Organ was born on 6 May 1906, in Zane Township, Logan, Ohio, United States, her father, John Wesley Organ, was 39 and her mother, Rettie Huffman, was 36. She married Murrell Arlie Chapman on 6 December 1923, in Union, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Union, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Lake Township, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 1 April 1980, in Bellefontaine, Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Murrell Arlie Chapman
Lavon Alva Organ
Marriage: 6 December 1923
Sherman Chapman
Murell A. Chapman Jr.

Spouse and Children

6 December 1923
Union, Ohio, United States


    Sherman Chapman


    Murell A. Chapman Jr.


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’).2 English: from a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus (masculine) and Organa (feminine). Its etymology is obscure; it may be a reworking of a Celtic name.3 French: habitational name from a place in the Hautes Pyrénées named Organ.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lavaun A Chapman in household of Murell A Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lavaun Chapman in household of Murrell Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Levon Organ in household of John W Organ, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.