Iris Margaret Chaplin

Female30 March 1924–11 April 2018

Brief Life History of Iris Margaret

When Iris Margaret Chaplin was born on 30 March 1924, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Albert Edward Chaplin, was 21 and her mother, Nellie Ivy Starmer, was 21. She married John Parker Mehoke in 1945, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 April 2018, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 94.

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John Parker Mehoke
Iris Margaret Chaplin
Marriage: 1945
John David Mehoke
Suzanne Iris Mehoke

Sources (6)

  • Iris M Chaplin, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Iris M Chaplin, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Iris Margaret Mehoke, "Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993"

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  • Marriage
    1945Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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

    1928 · The Detroit Zoo

    Age 4

    "The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."


    Age 25

    The UK becomes a member of NATO.

    Name Meaning

    English and French: occupational name for a chantry priest, from Middle English c(h)apelein, Old French chapelain (ultimately from Late Latin capellanus), a priest endowed to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead.

    Ukrainian and Belorussian: patronymic from the nickname Chaplya, from the dialect word chaplya ‘heron, stork’, referring to a man with long, thin legs or perhaps one who was shy and easily frightened.

    History: Clement Chaplin was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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