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Family HistoryFamily History - Robert William Chapel

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Robert William Chapel and 37 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Robert William Chapel,1 born 7 November 1876 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Harris T. Chapel and Margaret Adamson;1 died 19 June 1947 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.1 Robert married, first, ca. 1902, Christina B. ‘China’ Strong2 (born ca. 1879, the daughter of William Strong and Julia A. Church2). Their marriage ended in divorce before 1914.3 Robert married, second, 3 June 1914 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Rose Anna Garrett6 (born 6 December 1892, the daughter of William Garrett and Roseanna Ashton;4 Rose died 12 October 1971 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut4, 5).

+2i. Evelyn Lillian Chapel, born 15 March 1915; died 26 January 1984 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut. Married Roland Clinton Clark.
+3ii. Robert Elwood Chapel, born 13 April 1917 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 25 May 1980 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Helen Teresa Krupowski.
+4iii. Harold Francis Chapel, born 1 December 1927 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 4 December 2006 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Joann Victoria Haynes.

  1. Death Certificate, Connecticut, Montville, Certificate No. 41 (1947), Robert William Chapel. Copy in possession of Shirley (Chapel) Smith. His death certificate lists his father as Horace Chapel whose name from other records is known to be Harris Chapel.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 512, Sheet 10B. The census shows that Christina had 3 children with 1 living, but no children are listed with Robert and Christina in this or any subsequent record.
  3. Robert and Christina are presumed to have divorced since later records show each as remarried.
  4. Death Certificate, Connecticut, Montville, Certificate No. 1971-78, Rose Anna Chapel. Copy in possession of Shirley (Chapel) Smith.
  5. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Rose Chapel, no. 043-20-9240
  6. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1914-00000105, marriage of Robert W. Chapel and Rose Gerret
Second Generation
2. Evelyn Lillian Chapel2 (Robert1), born 15 March 1915;1 died 26 January 1984 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut.1 Evelyn married, 20 August 1934 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Roland Clinton Clark5 (born 17 November 1916 in Connecticut, the son of Hurbert Mansfield Clark and Jennie G. Strong;2, 3 Roland died 10 December 1994 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut; his cremated remains are in the possession of his daughter Pat Lallier3, 4). Evelyn is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.4

 5i. Roland Clinton Clark, Jr., born 1 January 1935 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;6 died 9 July 1944 in Home Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut.6 Roland attended 4th grade at Palmer Memorial School in Palmertown, Connecticut.6 Roland is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.6
+6ii. Robert Mansfield Clark, Sr., born 27 November 1935 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 23 February 1988 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Carol Antonina Bowman.
+7iii. Ronald Lloyd ‘Buck’ Clark, born 7 February 1938 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 23 January 1991 in Kenner, Louisiana; ronald donated his body to science. Married Jacqueline Anne Ellis.
+8iv. Larry James ‘Skipper’ Clark, Sr., born 21 February 1940 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 21 February 1969 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Married Donna Mae Aldrich.
+9v. Patricia Ann Clark, born 15 April 1943 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Donald Lewis Lallier.
+10vi. Jean Rose Clark, born 16 January 1947. Married (1) James Irvin Mattos Married (2) William Lyle Kiggans.

3. Robert Elwood Chapel2 (Robert1), born 13 April 1917 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;7 died 25 May 1980 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.7 Robert married, 14 September 1940 in Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut, Helen Teresa Krupowski10 (born 14 July 1920 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Alexander Krupowski and Marcella ‘Mary’ Zacharowa;8 Helen died 26 May 2010 in New London, New London County, Connecticut9). Robert and Helen are buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.4

Robert is a WWII Army veteran serving at the Battle of the Bulge and spending time wounded in Stalag 4B POW camp in Muhlberg, Germany. Prior to the war he worked at Robert Gair Mill and afterward he worked for 30 years at Robertson Paper Box in Montville where he was a box machine operator.11


+11i. Robert Elwood ‘Red’ Chapel, Jr., born 1 December 1942 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 2 December 2010 in Quaker Hill, Connecticut. Married Dale Mae Strickland.
+12ii. Raymond Edward Chapel, born 17 March 1951; died 21 November 2009 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Patricia Lynn Hatch.
+13iii. Shirley Ellen Chapel, born 8 May 1954 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Peter Ramsay Smith.

4. Harold Francis Chapel2 (Robert1), born 1 December 1927 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;12 died 4 December 2006 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.13 Harold married, 1 September 1956 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Joann Victoria Haynes15 (born 14 September 1938, the daughter of John Elsworth Haynes and Magna Victoria Englund14). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1986 in Connecticut.16 Harold is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.12

Harold worked at Robertson Paper Box in Montville and stayed on as a consultant for many years when it changed to Rand Whitney. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. Harold was a member of the American Legion Post 0112 in Montville. He had many musical talents.12, 13, 17


+14i. John Robert Chapel, born 18 January 1958. Married Patricia A. Harmon.
+15ii. Joann Carol Chapel, born 14 November 1960. Married Wayne Kenneth Records.
+16iii. Kathryn Anne Chapel, born 20 October 1963. Married Christopher J. Pianta.

  1. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Evelyn L. Clark, 27 January 1984
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 256, Sheet 10B, family of Hurbert (spelled Hebert in the census) and Jennie Clark (spelled Clarks in the census)
  3. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Roland C. Clark, 11 December 1994
  4. Email from Shirley (Chapel) Smith to Lee Gazlay 14 November 2010.
  5. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1934-00000026, marriage of Roland C. Clark and Evelyn L. Chapel
  6. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Roland C. Clark, Jr., 10 July 1944
  7. Death Certificate, Connecticut, Montville, Certificate No. 10 (1980), Robert E. Chapel. Copy in possession of Shirley (Chapel) Smith.
  8. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Yetovinia Krupowski. Certified copy in possession of Shirley (Chapel) Smith. The name ‘Helen Teresa’ was added to the certificate on 9/11/72.
  9. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Helen T. Chapel, no. 041-07-1997
  10. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Robert Elwood Chapel and Helen Teresa Krupowski. Certified copy in possession of Shirley (Chapel) Smith.
  11. Information provided from personal knowledge by Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith
  12. Headstone, Comstock Cemetery, Montville, Connecticut, Harold F. Chapel (headstone and military grave marker)
  13. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Harold Francis Chapel, 6 December 1976.
  14. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  15. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1956-00000243, marriage of Harold Francis Chapel and Joann Victoria Haynes
  16. Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968 - 1997. Available at Ancestry.com.
  17. U.S. Army World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946, available at Ancestry.com. Harold F. Chapel, birth year 1927, enlistment date 5 March 1946.
Third and Fourth Generations
6. Robert Mansfield Clark, Sr.3 (Evelyn,2 Robert1), born 27 November 1935 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;1 died 23 February 1988 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1 Robert married, 1959, Carol Antonina Bowman3 (born 1941 in New York, New York, parents not determined2, 3). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1980 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.3

Robert owned and operated Bob Clark and Sons in Norwich, and he later worked for the Montville Board of Education at Montville High School.1


 17i. Robert Mansfield Clark, Jr., born 24 January 1960.1, 4
 18ii. John Clark.
 19iii. James Clark.
 20iv. Stephen Edward Clark, born 29 November 1968.1, 2

7. Ronald Lloyd ‘Buck’ Clark3 (Evelyn,2 Robert1), born 7 February 1938 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;5 died 23 January 1991 in Kenner, Louisiana; ronald donated his body to science.5, 6 Buck married, 21 November 1964 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Jacqueline Anne Ellis7, 8 (born ca. 1943, parents not determined7). Their marriage ended in divorce before 1982.6

 21i. _____ Clark.

8. Larry James ‘Skipper’ Clark, Sr.3 (Evelyn,2 Robert1), born 21 February 1940 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;9 died 21 February 1969 in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.9 Skipper married, 24 September 1960 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, Donna Mae Aldrich10 (born 29 November 1942 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harry Aldrich and Evangeline Young10). Skipper is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.9

+22i. Wendy I. Clark, born 30 August 1961 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Ruben M. Parra.
 23ii. Larry James Clark, Jr., born 14 October 1963.9, 11

9. Patricia Ann Clark3 (Evelyn,2 Robert1), born 15 April 1943 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.12 Patricia married, 19 March 1960 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Donald Lewis Lallier12 (born 9 January 1938 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, the son of Norman Lallier and Leona A. _____12).

 24i. Michele Lallier.
+25ii. Sheri Rene Lallier, born 17 November 1962. Married James Wilber Kerns.
+26iii. Joseph Clinton Lallier, born 17 May 1965. Married Laurie Ann Harman.
+27iv. Suzette Evelyn Lallier, born 15 December 1969. Married Curtis K. Rolland.

10. Jean Rose Clark3 (Evelyn,2 Robert1), born 16 January 1947.4 Jean married, first, 11 July 1964 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, James Irvin Mattos13 (born January 1945 in Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Mattos and Natalie Doris Robinson3). Their marriage ended in divorce 21 June 1972 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.3 Jean married, second, 14 June 1987 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, William Lyle Kiggans14, 15 (born ____, parents not determined).

11. Robert Elwood ‘Red’ Chapel, Jr.3 (Robert,2 Robert1), born 1 December 1942 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;16 died 2 December 2010 in Quaker Hill, Connecticut.17 Red married, 9 June 1962 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, Dale Mae Strickland19 (born 12 November 1942 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Tryon Strickland and Ethel Hubert18). Red is buried in Union Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut.17

Red graduated in 1960 from Norwich Technical School. He was a member of the Quaker Hill Fire House. Red owned Chapel Painting Co., which he operated along with his son Kenneth. He also owned and operated Bob’s Rod and Tackle shop in Quaker Hill after he retired from his painting business.17


+28i. Kenneth Wayne Chapel, born 4 June 1963. Married Dana S. (née Nygren) Pierce.
+29ii. Diane Marie Chapel, born 16 August 1969 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Donald Dale Ross Married (2) Carl Joseph Zacchara (born Dustin John Wilson).

12. Raymond Edward Chapel3 (Robert,2 Robert1), born 17 March 1951;20 died 21 November 2009 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.21 Raymond married, 11 May 1974 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, Patricia Lynn Hatch23 (born 29 November 1954, the daughter of Raymond Chester Hatch and Clara E. Waite22). Their marriage ended in divorce December 1991.20

Raymond worked for Pfizer in Groton, Connecticut for about 20 years. He later worked for Rand Whitney in Montville, Connecticut.20


+30i. Michael Kyle Chapel, born 26 March 1977. Married Michelle Lyn Matney.
+31ii. Gregory Peter Chapel, born 21 March 1979 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Jennifer Lynn Sturgeon.

13. Shirley Ellen Chapel3 (Robert,2 Robert1), born 8 May 1954 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.24 Shirley married, 16 November 1974 in Quaker Hill, Connecticut, Peter Ramsay Smith (born 19 August 1953 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, the son of Kenneth Alesbury Smith and Eleanor Randle).

+32i. Stephen Lawrence Smith, born 21 August 1977 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Dayna Marie Shoemaker.
+33ii. Timothy Robert Smith, born 1 February 1981 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Partnered with (1) Amber Renee Stiles Partnered with (2) Dody Lynn (née Bush) Retherford Partnered with (3) Amanda Michelle Sanders.

14. John Robert Chapel3 (Harold,2 Robert1), born 18 January 1958.4 John married, 9 June 1984, Patricia A. Harmon25 (born 1960, parents not determined3, 25). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1986 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.3

15. Joann Carol Chapel3 (Harold,2 Robert1), born 14 November 1960.6 Joann married, 19 June 1982 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Wayne Kenneth Records26 (born 6 March 1958, parents not determined4).

 34i. Jamie Anne Records, born 16 May 1986.4
 35ii. Brennen W. Records, born 16 November 1989.4

16. Kathryn Anne Chapel3 (Harold,2 Robert1), born 20 October 1963.4 Kathryn married, 9 November 1985 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, Christopher J. Pianta27 (born 23 April 1961, parents not determined4).

 36i. Cara Elizabeth Pianta, born 30 October 1990 in Detroit, Michigan.
 37ii. Adam Pianta, born 9 May 1994 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.
 38iii. Mira Pianta, born xxxx.

  1. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Robert M. Clark, Sr., 23 February 1988
  2. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Stephen Edward Clark, born 29 November 1968. Certificate# 1968-272. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  3. Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968 - 1997. Available at Ancestry.com.
  4. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  5. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Ronald L. Clark, 1991
  6. Email from Shirley (Chapel) Smith to Lee Gazlay 14 November 2010.
  7. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Ronal[d] L. Clark, age 27. Bride: Jacqu[eline] A. Ellis, age 21. Marriage Date: 21 Nov 1964. Marriage Place: Montville, New London, CT.
  8. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1964-00000308, marriage of Ronald Loyd Clark and Jacqueline Anne Ellis
  9. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Larry James Clark, 24 February 1969
  10. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Larry James Clark and Donna Mae Aldrich, #1960-310. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate gives their birth dates and places, and the names of their parents.
  11. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Lawrence James Clark, Jr., born 14 October 1963. Certificate# 1963-246. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  12. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Patricia Ann Clark and Donald Lewis Lallier, #1960-253. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate gives their birth dates and places, and the names of their parents.
  13. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1964-00000265, marriage of Jean Rose Clark and James Irvin Mattos
  14. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1987-00000097, marriage of William Lyle Kiggans and Jean Rose Mattos
  15. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: William L. Kiggans, age 60. Bride: Jean R. Mattos, age 40. Marriage date: 14 June 1987.
  16. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Robert Elwood Chapel, Jr. Copy in possession of Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith
  17. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Robert E. Chapel, 4 December 2010.
  18. Information provided from personal knowledge by Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith and Dale (Strickland) Chapel
  19. Information provided from personal knowledge by Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith and Robert Elwood Chapel, Jr.
  20. Information provided from personal knowledge by Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith and Raymond Edward Chapel
  21. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Raymond Edward Chapel, 23 November, 2009.
  22. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Clara Waite Hatch, 28 December 2006.
  23. Information provided from personal knowledge by Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith and Patricia Lynn (Hatch) Grudier
  24. Information provided from personal knowledge by Shirley Ellen (Chapel) Smith
  25. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: John R. Chapel, age 26. Bride: Patricia A. Harmon, age 24. Marriage Date: 9 June 1984. Marriage Place: Salem, New London, Connecticut
  26. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1982-00000046, marriage of Joann Carol Chapel and Wayne Kenneth Records
  27. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Christopher J. Pianta. Bride: Kathryn A. Chapel. Marriage Date: 9 Nov 1985. Marriage Place: Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut.