(This page was created by a Berea College student as part of a course on Chesnutt.)
1879: In April, Ethel P. Chesnutt is born to Charles W. Chesnutt and Susan (Perry) Chesnutt.
1893: Ethel enters Central High School.
1897: In June, she graduates from Central High School. In the fall, Ethel begins studies at Smith College in Northampton, MA.
1901: Ethel graduates from Smith College in June and becomes an instructor at Tuskegee Institute.
1902: In November, she quits Tuskegee and marries Edward Williams.
1903: In October, her son, Charles Waddell Chesnutt Williams, is born.e.