When Elmer Ray "Pete" Chappell was born on 27 February 1927, in East Prairie, Mississippi, Missouri, United States, his father, John Allen Chappell, was 32 and his mother, Pearley Belle Hull, was 24. He married Leitha June on 17 July 1948, in Portland Township, Erie, Ohio, United States. He lived in New Madrid, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Stoddard, Stoddard, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1999, in Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rochester Hills, Oakland, Michigan, United States.
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.