Ava Elvira Chilton

5 April 1914–5 July 1991 (Age 77)
Appomattox, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ava Elvira

When Ava Elvira Chilton was born on 5 April 1914, in Appomattox, Virginia, United States, her father, William Chapman Chilton, was 38 and her mother, Jemima Sue Cheatham, was 32. She lived in Southside Magisterial District, Appomattox, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Danville, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 5 July 1991, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Appomattox, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Chapman Chilton
Jemima Sue Cheatham
Nannie Sue Chilton
Eleanor Elizabeth Chilton
Harriett Adaline Chilton
Ava Elvira Chilton
Dr. William Chapman Chilton Jr.
Robert Elliott Chilton
Hazel Hunter Chilton
Lois Clarke Chilton

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility
Age 3
Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 21
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

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Chilton, for example in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, County Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, and Wiltshire. The majority are shown by early forms to derive from Old English cild ‘child’ ( see Child ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One place of this name in Somerset possibly gets its first element from Old English cealc ‘chalk’, ‘limestone’, and one on the Isle of Wight from the personal name Cēola ( compare Chilcott ), or from Old English ceole ‘deep valley’.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Elvira Chilton in household of Willie Dejarnette, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ava Chilton in household of Will Chilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ava E Chilton in household of William C Chilton, "United States Census, 1930"

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