John B Chappell (1894 - 1972)

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John B Chappell
1894 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
John B Chappell was born on September 6, 1894. He died on November 9, 1972 at 78 years old.


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John B Chappell passed away on November 9, 1972 at 78 years old. He was born on September 6, 1894. We have no information about John's surviving family.
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In 1894, in the year that John B Chappell was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1907, by the time he was just 13 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1914, when he was 20 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1931, when he was 37 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1972, in the year of John B Chappell's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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Sep 17, 1946 - March 1983
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Jul 18, 1915 - Nov 28, 2006
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Lou Chappell
Aug 9, 1902 - April 1969
Anniston, Alabama
Lowell Chappell
Jul 11, 1916 - September 1986
Fort Worth, Texas
Harlen Chappell
Jun 12, 1914 - October 1984
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Hazel W Chappell
Dec 6, 1916 - Sep 16, 1993
North Little Rock, AR
Dolphus Chappell
Aug 11, 1886 - April 1975
Mc Crory, Arkansas
Herman Chappell
Jan 26, 1895 - January 1968
Fort Smith, Arkansas
U Chappell
Apr 12, 1892 - April 1969
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Roderick Chappell
Dec 26, 1921 - August 1984
Greenwood, Arkansas
Ewin Chappell
Oct 19, 1911 - July 1984
Little Rock, Arkansas
Clemmie Chappell
Sep 5, 1897 - July 1977
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Buna Chappell
Feb 26, 1887 - January 1975
Little Rock, Arkansas
William H Chappell
May 29, 1919 - Jul 8, 2003
San Jose, CA
Herman D Chappell
Feb 23, 1918 - Oct 28, 2003
Russellville, AR
Thomas Chappell
Mar 18, 1909 - April 1984
Senath, Missouri
Orville L Chappell
Apr 10, 1920 - Oct 13, 1993
Atlanta, GA
Daniel Chappell
Jan 16, 1926 - October 1977
Midland, Arkansas
James B Chappell
Feb 12, 1924 - Oct 29, 1981
Pasadena, CA

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