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Peggy Nell Chappell Creel
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1910
Etowah County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 24, 1986
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Peggy Chappell was born into a farming family in Coats Bend, Al. They soon moved to the Brownsville, TX area for the years 1911-1913. Following this brief sojourn, they moved back to the Gadsden, AL area and by 1926 they had moved to Birmingham, AL.

Peggy graduated from Gaston High School in Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

Peggy's early jobs during the "depression" in the 1930s as a hotel hat check girl and at the Federal Reserve in Birmingham, AL preceded her becoming the consummate entrepreneur in Birmingham with businesses in dry cleaning, drug stores, mobile home park (Eastwood Trailer Park), roadhouse (Silver Slipper Supper Club in Roebuck, AL) and Laundromats.
She had the "Midas Touch" resulting from hard work, recognizing opportunities and taking advantage of them.

There is a discrepancy between her actual birth date and the one listed on her gravestone. The date on the gravestone is incorrect. Many women of this era would go to any length to disguise their actual age (known for a fact).

Peggy Nell Chappell Creel was the 2nd cousin 6 times removed of POTUS Thomas Jefferson (see Find A Grave Memorial #544). 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Mathis Chappell (1884 - 1959)
  Zora Belle Turner Chappell (1883 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Ester Grover Creel (1908 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Velma Kate Chappell Appleton (1906 - 1999)*
  Elizabeth Sue Chappell Petty (1908 - 1976)*
  Peggy Nell Chappell Creel (1910 - 1986)
  Jonnie Belle Chappell Farrar (1914 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79475142
Peggy Nell <i>Chappell</i> Creel
Added by: Gresham Farrar
 
Peggy Nell <i>Chappell</i> Creel
Added by: Gresham Farrar
 
Peggy Nell <i>Chappell</i> Creel
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