LaChapelle, Jay (b. WFT Est 1898-1918, d. 1920)
Note: Died of a broken neck after diving into a shallow pool of water.
Note: MRM:.. 1/18/94
Wife of Albert LaChapelle (RIN 371) listed as widow in 1922-1923 Detroit City
Directory and living with Bridget Hogue LaChapell.
Note: KMH:.. 9/20/93 first name may be Winfield
Note: Never Married Baptismal Record Baptized Maria Margaret LaCh.Godparents: William Donahue & Harriet Tate
Miss LaChapelle was the last of the family of seven children of the late Mr.
and Mrs. George LaChapelle, pioneer residents of Harrisville.
She was a milliner and operated millinery shops in Harrisville and Boyne City
prior to moving to Detroit where she was employed by Bierlein Hat Shop on
Gratiot Avenue which she later purchased and operated until about a year ago.
Surviving are three nieces and one nephew: Mrs. Eugene McCafferty, Mrs.
Lawrence Christian, Mrs. Carl Menninger of Detroit and Lloyd LaChapelle of
Funeral services were held this Thursday morning from St. Anthony Church in
Event: Type: Baptised
Date: 8 OCT 1883
Place: Ste. Anne's
Note: Obiturary Alcona County Review of 23 December 1909 as a reprint from Alpena
News of December 18th: lists age as 56 years, which would make year of birth
.. states that Sarah Kennedy is listed on three Canadian Census as born in 1847.
Funeral was held from the family home Monday afternoon, Rev. D. B. Davidson
Note: Lillian Chapelle had no natural children in either marriage. She and Fred
adopted Dorothy Nixon at age 13. Dorothy's birthday was May 12th.
Note: Grandfather was a soldier in Revolutionary War and her father was a veteran of
the War of 1812.
Note: Three days prior to her death, she was fatally burned while caring for an invalid whose family was on an extended trip. She was a trained nurse and dropped an alcohol lamp,which set fire to the carpet, and when she tried to stamp out the blaze her clothing caught fire.Alice LaChapelle was a nurse; she died of burns.
Note: Occupation: Carpenter - Church: Protestant
Note: Occupation: Lawyer - Radio Corporation of America - In 1935 joined
Illinois Agricultural Association as Comptroller - Church: Baptist
Note: Charlotte Matt was a widow in 1875
Note: MRM:.. 1/28/94
1880 Census:- Charlotte Matt and daughter Caroline were living on Lafayette
Street in the City of Detroit - Caroline's age was 29.
From 1895 through 1909 Caroline's street addresses were Champlain, Monroe and
Montcalm in the City of Detroit.
Note: Was in Capt. Johnson's Company in the Indian War of 1675 - page 5
Will Recorded in the probate records at Boston, Book 18, page 150
Francis Nash of Braintree, Mass. and 1550 of his descendants
Akron, Ohio: unknown, 1933, 126 pgs.
Note: At time of 1880 census George LaChapelle was living with Catherine & Alonzo
I have just learned of the family story that George went to L'Anse and died in
a poorhouse there. He never married. The story goes that when Lorenzo, in
Detroit, learned of his younger brother's whereabouts he expressed a desire to
see him. A meeting was arranged - the two brothers met after a separation of
some 30 or 40 years. The census of Baraga County 1910 confirms that "George
Chapelle" was working as a teamster in the lumber camp in L'Anse.
Death records from L'Anse show a George Chapelle born 3 August 1853, place and
parents unknown; died 16 August 1947 of arterioscherosis and senile dementia,
contributing cause, hypertension, age 94.
The death record states that Baraga County was his usual place of residence and
that he died at the Houghton County Infirmary.
The birth year is wrong on the 1910 census and the death record, but
this must be our George. Helen Banks, wife of Burdette, recalls visiting George
in L'Anse and taking Enzo to see him.
U.S. Census 1900 - Microfilm Roll No. T623 #698 Vol 1, Burt Township, Alger
George Chapelle, boarder; no other information; living with James & Catherine
Liston - James a Saloon Keeper.
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