Biography of Thomas Chappell
Winona County, MN Biographies

THOMAS CHAPPELL, blacksmith; shop on Lafayette street, between Second and Third. Mr. Chappell established business in this city in May, 1857, on the lot adjoining the one he now occupies, on the north. These lots front forty feet on Lafayette street and have a depth of sixty feet. This is the oldest blacksmith shop in the city, and business has been conducted at the present location since 1868. Mr. Chappell is a prominent member of the Episcopal church of this city, and enjoys the distinction of having been the first male communicant of St. Paul's church; was made warden soon after, and held that office until the erection of the new church edifice. He was marshal of the city in 1872-3, and five years later, 1878, was appointed deputy United States marshal, under Marshal McLaren. Holding his position as deputy until McLaren was superseded by R S. Denny, Mr. Cliappell was reappointed, and still holds that position. Mr. Chappell has resided for the past twenty-five years on the premises purchased by him on coming to this city in 1857, three lots corner of Sanford and Franklin streets. Mr. Chappell is an Englishman by birth, an affiliate of the I. O. O. F. fraternity and a member of Winona Lodge, No. 18, A. F. and A. M., of Winona Chapter, No. 5, and of Coeur de Lion Commandery, No. 3.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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