Timeline of Kate Chopin's Life

By cmoudry
  • Birth

    Kate Chopin was born on February 8 to Thomas O'Flaherty, and Eliza Faris.
  • Father's Death

    Kate's father dies in a rail accident.
  • Marriage

    Kate marries Oscar Chopin on in St. Louis.
  • First child

    Jean Chopin is born.
  • Jr. was born

    Oscar Chopin Jr. is born.
  • Oscar's death

    Oscar dies.
  • Starts righting

    Kate writes her poem, "If it Might Be," and begins the story, "Euphraisie." date unknown
  • First novel

    Kate's first novel, At Fault, is published privately. unknown date
  • The Awakening

    Kate completes The Awakening.
  • Death

    Kate visits the Louisiana Purchase Exposition on August 18, where she suffers a stroke. She dies two days later.