Agnes Chapin (1882 - 1969)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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Marguerite Harriet Chapin

Marguerite Harriet Chapin

Constance and Jessie Chapin, Massachusetts

Constance and Jessie Chapin, Massachusetts

Samuel Chapin Statue, Springfield, Mass.

Samuel Chapin Statue, Springfield, Mass.

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chapin 13

chapin family

chapin family

George Mooar Chapin

George Mooar Chapin

Emily Chapin

Emily Chapin

Eugenia Chapin

Eugenia Chapin

CHAPIN Military Men

CHAPIN Military Men

WEDDING - Byron W. CHAPIN + Betty E. WEHRLI

WEDDING - Byron W. CHAPIN + Betty E. WEHRLI

Grave stone - Chester John CHAPIN + Emma Jean Baker CHAPIN

Grave stone - Chester John CHAPIN + Emma Jean Baker CHAPIN

Grave stone - Byron W. CHAPIN

Grave stone - Byron W. CHAPIN

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Lynn Farnum Chapin,Albert Orlo Chapin & Florence Hamburger gravestone Marguerite Harriet Chapin Constance and Jessie Chapin, Massachusetts Samuel Chapin Statue, Springfield, Mass.

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1882 - In the year that Agnes Chapin was born, on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

1886 - She was just 4 years old when on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

1903 - She was 21 years old when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1940 - At the age of 58 years old, Agnes was alive when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1969 - In the year of Agnes Chapin's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Agnes Chapin died in January 1969 at age 86. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on January 3, 1882. We are unaware of information about Agnes's surviving family. We know that Agnes Chapin had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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