The Genealogy of David L. Moody & Yvonne L. La Pointe. - Person Sheet
The Genealogy of David L. Moody & Yvonne L. La Pointe. - Person Sheet
NameDonald Elton “Chummie” CHAPE ®9883, ®56, ®9941, ®9942, ®9943, ®9944, ®9872
Birth1 Sep 1916, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ®9945, ®9946, ®9947, ®9948, ®9949, ®9950
Death8 Sep 1977, Washburn, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, USA ®9951, ®9952, ®7003, ®9953
Burialaft 8 Sep 1977, Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, USA ®4465
MemoGreenwood Cemetery Block R, Lot 5, Grave 1
OccupationPostmaster of Bayfield, Wisconsin ®4872
FatherClarence Etsell CHAPE (1892-1967)
MotherMary B. BROWN (1897-1937)
Misc. Notes
Donald first came to Bayfield at age 2 years in 1918. ®7003 On 1 January 1920 Donald Chape was 3 years and 3 months old and lived with his married mother, Mary Chape, 22, at his grandparent’s house, John and Anna Brown, on Sixth Street in Bayfield, Wisconsin. ®9883 On 1 April 1930 he was 13 years old and lived with his mother, Mary Olive Chape, 37, and grandmother, Martha Chape, 74, on Sixth Street in Bayfield, Wisconsin. ®9872 He then transferred and finished high school in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. During 1935, he played basketball with the Bayfield Blackhawks, a barnstorming team that competed against other towns. They finished the season with a record of 19-3. During the next five years, he was away from the Bayfield area, and was employed in Flint, Michigan and then in Texas. Donald returned to Bayfield in 1940, and took charge of the town’s recreational programs. ®7003 He enlisted in 1942 in the US Navy in World War II. ®4465 In 1943 he became a Seabee, first serving in North Africa and later in the Aleutian Islands. He was discharged in 1945 with the rate of Petty Officer (SK2) After his discharge, he served as Commander of the American Legion both on the local and District levels. Also in the late 1940’s he attended Northland College, and while attending school, was a ski instructor at Mount Ashwabay, located just outside of Bayfield. During October 1951, Donald became acting Postmaster of Bayfield, an appointment that became permanent in 1953. After becoming Postmaster, he became active in several postal organizations, and served as President of the Wisconsin Postmaster’s Association. He fought for and saw become a reality, a new Bayfield Post Office, dedicated 21 Feb. 1970. ®7003 He died at age 61. ®9954
Birth12 Apr 1920, Copenhagen, Denmark ®4465, ®9955
Death16 Dec 1995, Maitland, Orange County, Florida, USA ®4465, ®7003
Burialaft 16 Dec 1995, Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, USA ®4465
MemoGreenwood Cemetery Block R, Lot 5, Grave 2
Misc. Notes
“Norma was an exceptional swimmer. As a member of the Danish National Team, she was on a world record setting 4x100m relay team. She earned a starting position on the Danish Olympic Team in the 4x100m relay, but lost her chance to compete in the 1940 Olympics due to the war in Europe. About this time, she married Kirk Hansen, but the marriage was of very short duration as Norma joined the Danish Underground against the advice and wishes of her husband. The marriage ended within 2 years. There were no children from this marriage. Norma became more involved with the Underground, assisting Jewish people out of the country to safety. Late in the war, the Germans made positive identification of Norma being a member of the Resistance. By this time, things were going badly for the Germans, and they were never able to mount a serious threat to capture her, although she did have to keep moving around. On 16 July 1947, Norma arrived in the United States on the M/V Batory. She was naturalized in the Circuit Court of Ashland County, Wisconsin on 4 May 1951 - (Naturalization Certificate #68311170). For a period of time, she supported herself by employment as a swimming instructor. On 27 December 1947, she married Donald Chape, and there were 2 daughters from this marriage. She began working at the Bayfield County Courthouse in Washburn, Wisconsin, a job she greatly enjoyed, and remained there until her retirement in 1985. After retirement, and with her husband deceased, Norma sold her Bayfield home and moved to Orlando, Florida. Norma died .....on 16 December 1995 in Maitland, Florida. Both her daughters were with her when she died.” ®7003
Family ID10909
Marriage27 Dec 1947, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA ®7003
Children(Private, Female) (ca1949-)
 (Private, Female) (ca1950-)
Last Modified 26 Dec 2014Created 9 Mar 2018 using Reunion v12.0 for Macintosh
Created 1 April 2018 by David L. Moody

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