W. S. Chapman, of the firm of W. S. Chapman & Co, merchants, was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, October 17, 1847; enlisted in Company F, Sixteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and remained until the close of the war. He came to Belleville, Republic County, Kan., in 1872, and engaged in merchandising; and in 1874 started a branch store in Mankato, Jewell County. Mr. Chapman came to Mankato and erected a business building 23×60 feet, with a wareroom 16×60 foot, and now carries a stock of from $10,000 to $12,000. The firm own 960 acres of land in Jewell County, 500 of which adjoin the town of Mankato; also owns a building and lots in Oberlin, Kan. He is a married man and father of two children – Walter and Clarence.
Biographical Sketch of W. S. Chapman
MLA Source Citation:Andreas, A. T. History of the State of Kansas. Chicago, Illinois: William G. Cutler. 1883. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 25 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/biographical-sketch-of-w-s-chapman.htm - Last updated on Mar 21st, 2012
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