Darlene (Chappell) Cypser

Darlene (Chappell) Cypser

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Darlene A. Cypser formerly Chappell
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Daughter of [private father (1920s - unknown)] and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (unknown - unknown)], [private sister (unknown - unknown)], , [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 21 Oct 2019 | Created 26 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 21 Oct 2019
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Wiki Genealogist February 2019 Club 100 December 2018 Club 100 July 2017 Club 100 United States Project Member Notables Project Member Native Americans Project Member Westward Ho Project Member Pre-1700 Big Heart October 2015 Club 100 September 2015 Club 100 August 2015 Club 100 June 2015 Club 100 Volunteer April 2015 Club 100 March 2015 Club 100 August  2014 Club 100 June 2014 Club 100 December 2013 Club 100
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Darlene is an attorney, author and historian.

She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but also lived in Oklahoma City and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, as well as Fishkill, New York, and Poughkeepsie, New York, before she was six years old. She went to elementary and high school in New York before returning to Oklahoma for college.

She earned a BA at the University of Oklahoma. She lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for 3 years before returning to Norman, Oklahoma for her JD. She has lived and practiced law in Colorado since 1987.

Darlene receiving a MA in U.S. History from the University of Colorado Denver May 2017. Her thesis disputes the "lawless" reputation of the Colorado Gold Rush.

The original genealogical information entered by Darlene was collected by her mother and grandparents. She has supplemented and corrected it with her own research. She has also been contacted by distant relatives in New York, Georgia, and France in recent years who have helped expand her family tree. She is very slowly uploading primary sources to Wikitree. What Darlene has learned most about her ancestors is that they were restless folk who came from a variety of cultures and religions. They seldom stayed in one place for long.

Darlene is building the family trees of prominent people from the history of Colorado including William Bent and William Greeneberry Russell.

Darlene has also adopted many abandoned profiles on Wikitree and helps other members correct and merge profiles. She prefers to have evidence that a profile created by someone else is wrong before she changes it. A website is not always adequate evidence.


  • First-hand information. Last edited by Darlene (ne Chappell) Cypser on 6/25/2017.

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Darlene is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I am building the family tree of fur trader William Bent and other Colorado notables.
My maternal grandmother was a Carrigan.
My maiden name is Chappell. I am especially interested in Chappells from New York and Connecticutt.
There are a number of Ellises on my mother's side of the family.
My great grand mother was a Frank.
My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Gallaher.
I have a lot of Marshalls in my family tree on several lines.
I have been adding some notable figures from the history of Colorado and the West. I added William Bent, Charles Bent, William Greenberry Russell and a number of others.
There are a number of Pickerings in my tree.
Particularly in Connecticut or Massachusetts
I am building the family tree of William Greeneberry Russell and other people involved in the Colorado Gold Rush.
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On 21 Oct 2019 at 22:10 GMT Paula J wrote:

Hi Darlene,

I’m leaving this note so you can find my profile!


On 3 Apr 2017 at 14:43 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Hi Darlene, I appreciate your concern, but your reasons do not apply in this case. Any profiles that would fall under the gold rush are not categorized under the state. The California Gold Rush Project has its own template and category. This project has been around for 2 1/2 years and currently has 23 profiles. Please see; the California Gold Rush category. ;-)

On 3 Apr 2017 at 01:28 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Hi Darlene,

When the U. S. History Project was created, the American projects were reorganized and the California Gold Rush Project was added to the California Project. These fit better under the state where they occurred since they are specific to that state's history.

I see you did a thesis on the Colorado Gold Rush. Would you be interested in starting a sub-project for it? We also need a project coordinator for the state of Colorado, if you are interested! ;-D

On 12 Sep 2015 at 21:54 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Westward Ho! Project and the California Gold Rush Subproject!

On 12 Sep 2015 at 21:52 GMT Paula J wrote:

Cherokee categories are here except for their military units which are mostly here

On 12 Sep 2015 at 21:50 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Native Americans project and the Cherokee Subproject. Let me know if you need any help.

On 12 Sep 2015 at 21:49 GMT Paula J wrote:

Fabulous photo!!!!

On 28 Jun 2015 at 01:43 GMT Jessica Hatfield wrote:

I will see what information I can dig up on George Bent's children and their history. I can talk to some of his grandchildren in Oklahoma and find out what they remember/have written down in their historical documents. His daughter Ada is the mother to several friends of mine in Northeastern Oklahoma, and related to my daughter through the tribe.

On 2 Apr 2015 at 00:18 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


I noticed your new Club 100 badge.

Congratulations ☺

Keep up the nice work.


On 30 Jul 2014 at 15:09 GMT Chris Whitten wrote:

Hi Darlene. Thanks for your insightful comment on the G2G thread regarding the quiz. I'm glad you're a member.

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