Elmer Ray "Pete" Chappell

Male27 February 1927–3 August 1999

Brief Life History of Elmer Ray "Pete"

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.

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Elmer Ray "Pete" Chappell
Leitha June
Marriage: 17 July 1948

Sources (6)

  • Ray Elmer Chappell in household of John Chappell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer R Chappell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Elmer Ray Chappell, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    17 July 1948Portland Township, Erie, Ohio, United States
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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


    Age 4

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

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 20

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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