Surname: Chapman

Chapman, Mary – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Mary Lucille Chapman died unexpectedly Saturday evening following a heart attack. She was at the Masonic temple when stricken and died en route to the hospital. Mrs. Chapman, who had resigned her position at the Bohnenenkamp store, was in charge of the Gerard Jewelry store during the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard. She had been in La Grande business circles for many years and had a wide acquaintance. Lucille Millering was born June 1, 1907, in La Grande and had lived her entire life of 44 years in this city. She was a member of the First Christian church and of Hope Chapter 13 Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves her husband, Robert Chapman, of La Grande; one brother, Eugene Millering, La Grande; two sisters; Mrs. Bessie Harvey, Inglewood, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Scott, Ontario, Ore. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 at the Daniels Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Robinson in charge. Burial will be at Island City. La Grande Evening Observer Monday, March 10, 1952 Front Page Contributed by: Tom...

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Gideon Todd of North Haven CT

Gideon Todd4, Capt. (Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Nov. 3, 1737, Died March 22, 1817, married first Dec. 31, 1761, Prudence, daughter of Daniel and Phebe (Beach) Tuttle, who was born July 6, 1746, died Dec. 10, 1798, being a sister of Jabez Tuttle who married Mary Todd, see No. 202. “A very remarkable woman.” He married second March 7, 1799, Eunice Brockett, who was born Feb. 21, 1744, died March 27, 1810. Married third July 4, 1816, Eliza Brockett, a sister of his second wife. Prudence Tuttle was from Wallingford, Conn., her father being an officer there under the King. Gideon Todd was born in North Haven, Conn. Their marriage created a sensation in Colonial society. The Tuttle’s were a wealthy and aristocratic family and when young “Gid” Todd asked their daughters hand in marriage, he was haughtily refused. He was their equal by birth and lineage, but had his fortune yet to make, and they had other views for their daughter. One winter day, there was consternation and dismay in the Tuttle mansion; Prudence was missing and investigation revealed the fact that she had eloped, mounted on a pillon, behind her lover, they had ridden to North Haven and were married. Her parents disowned her and her name was never to be mentioned. As time passed, reports reached them that Gideon Todd was getting on in a remarkable...

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Theresa Adelaide Todd Chapman of Newark Valley NY

CHAPMAN, Theresa Adelaide Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 4, 1838, married Feb. 14, 1860, Mandelbert Newton Chapman, who was born July 5, 1837, died Feb. 11, 1868. He was a farmer and lived in Newark Valley, N. Y. Child: I. Fannie Josephine, b. Oct. 28, 1862, in Newark Valley, N. Y., m. first, (???) Butts, m. second, Edward R. Buson, they lived in Lane, Franklin County,...

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Sophia Todd Hartwell of Bridgeport CT

HARTWELL, Sophia Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 24, 1790, died Oct. 29, 1882, married Sherman, son of Isaac Hartwell, of Bridgeport, Conn., who was born Dec. 2, 1790, died Jan. 16, 1876. He was president of one of the Bridgeport banks. Children: I. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1818, m. Simeon B. Chittenden, had three children. II. Rachael Thompson, b. Sept. 6, 1822, m. Timothy P. Chapman. Issue: (1) Hartwell; (2) Timothy; (3) John. III. Eli Merwin, b. Aug. 21, 1827, d. Oct. 12, 1829. IV. Sidney, b. Sept. 12, 1832, d. Sept. 18, 1833. V. Sophia Todd, b. 1830, m. Aug. 22, 1850, John N. Bonesteel. He was a merchant. VI. Cornelia Boardman, b. Sept. 2, 1834, m. April 25, 1855, Robert Hubbard. Issue: (1) Sherman, b. March 6, 1861; (2) Sophia Todd, b. 1864; (3)...

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Catherine Todd Chapman of Ellery NY

CHAPMAN, Catherine Todd7, (Lewis C.6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 16, 1831, in Ellery, N. Y., married, Aug. 9, 1853, John Chapman, at Chardon, Geauge County, Ohio. Children: I. Frank, b. Aug. 7, 1854, m. Dec. 24, 1874, Ollie Gates. Issue: (1) John, b. Jan. 22, 1877; (2) Gail, b. Feb. 14, 1879; (3) May, b. 1881; (4) Carl, b. March 30, 1883; (5) Byron, b. June 25, 1885. II. Cora, b. Jan. 19, 1861, d. April 23,...

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Biography of D. P. Chapman

Among the well-known and representative orange groves in the Riverside colony tract is the five acres owned by the above-named gentleman. This grove is located on the west side of Cypress Avenue, north of Bandini Avenue, about one mile south of the business center of Riverside. About four acres of his land is in oranges, seedling and Washington Navel trees twelve years of age, and other budded trees of Washington Navel, Mediterranean Sweet and St. Michael varieties, varying in age from one to six years. He has one acre in vineyard, which produced in 1888 over $200 worth of fruit. Mr. Chapman is a thorough horticulturist, and is reaping a rich reward for his labor. It is doubtful whether any finer oranges are produced in the colony than those grown upon his place. He purchased the land in 1887, since which time he has erected a substantial residence of attractive appearance, and also suitable outbuildings. He has one of the most desirable homes in his section. The subject of this sketch was born in Tolland County, Connecticut, in 1836. His parents, Simon C. and Jerusha (McKnight) Chapman, were also natives of that State. He was reared and schooled in his native place until eighteen years of age, and then went to Georgia, and was there engaged in mercantile life for the next four years, after which he resided in...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry Landon Chapman

Harry Landon Chapman, a native of Illinois, was born at Jerseyville, in this state, on October 29, 1875, and was the son of T. S. and Sarah E. Chapman. His mother was formerly Miss Sarah E. Landon, of German parentage, while his father was an Englishman. Mr. Chapman is now prominent in banking circles in the City of Moline, where he holds the honorable position of vice-president of the Peoples Bank and Trust Company. He took up his residence in Moline February 1, 1904, and since that time has made many staunch friends. After obtaining a public school education he entered the Michigan law school and upon completion of his studies, graduated and was admitted to the bar of Illinois and Michigan at the age of twenty-three years. He practiced law for some time, but decided that his interest in banking would be of greater value, and consequently turned his attentions to that profession, to which he still adheres. Mr. Chapman is a Republican but never run for public office. He has always, and is still, ready to exert his efforts for a fellow Republican. Mr. Chapman is also a constant church goer and can be found in the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Moline on most every Sunday. His people were all honorable and ranked high in their respective lines of business, and like his ancestry,...

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Biography of Mrs. Lavinia (Gates) Chapman

Mrs. Lavinia (Gates) Chapman. One of the most interesting personalities and entertaining conversationalists among the older residents of Ottawa County is Mrs. Lavinia (Gates) Chapman, one of Minneapolis’ most esteemed and admired ladies, whose actual life experiences are, to some extent, the basis of her published volume of “Pioneer Short Stories,” which book deserves a place in every library, and especially in those designed to preserve the true annals of one of the most trying periods in the progress of civilization in the West. Surrounded as she now is by every creature comfort and protected by stable laws in every right, she can recall a time when such was not the case and when she lived through slow-passing days, weeks and months of keen anxiety not only for herself but for her husband and little children. Notwithstanding those days of hardship and danger, Mrs. Chapman at present is an example of business capacity and mental poise far beyond the ordinary. Mrs. Chapman was born in Central New York, June 20, 1835. Her parents were S. S. and Mary Ann (Pratt) Gates, and on both sides she is of Revolutionary stock. Her maternal grandfather, Maj. John Pratt, who died in 1820, was an officer in the Revolutionary war, and Gen. Horatio Gates, who captured Burgoyne and his army in 1777, was an uncle of Mrs. Chapman’s father. The Gates family...

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Biography of Col. William Williams Chapman

COL. W.W. CHAPMAN. – It has frequently been remarked, that while many men of great fame, and a deservedly wide reputation, cannot lay their finger upon a single public act that they originated, others whose names are less known can county by the score the progeny of their brains, now alive and active in the affairs of the world. Of the latter class is Colonel Chapman of Oregon. There are few men in America, even among those esteemed great, who have originated and carried to completion a greater number of particular acts of large scope and general beneficence. Many...

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Biography of William Chapman

WILLIAM CHAPMAN. – The immigration of 1847 was large, and without accident, with the exception of those unfortunate members of it who remained at Doctor Whitman’s until the massacre. Mr. Chapman belonged to the arrivals of that year, and was closely connected with the sufferers of savage fury. He was born in Schuyler county, New York, in 1824, moving to the West in 1843. In 1847 he left Havana, New York, in company with John and Ronald Crawford, traveling with them to Independence, where they separated. There he joined John Wright, traveling with him to the Kaw river, where they joined the company of John Bewley. The train was delayed by high water on the Kansas; and it was the third of June before the company was well under way, – the latest of the season. However, they overtook the Oskaloosa train, with seventy-five wagons, under Captain Smith, and with their own twenty-five made a respectable cavalcade. Some distance out they met with a singular adventure, which will sound like a mythical tale to the future generations. Camp had been made just at sunset, when one of those innumerable herds of buffalo, which once thundered over the plains, began to cross on their front. Fearful that the host of moving animals would overwhelm the camp, they set a strong guard, which also surrounded the cattle, lest they should be...

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Biography of William H. Chapman

WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN. – Upon entering this city and examining the business houses, one will not only note the handsome buildings devoted to the drug business of Allen & Chapman, but be deeply impressed with, and almost astonished at, the indications of the immense business of this firm, which speaks eloquently of the large and growing community with whom they do business, and proves the frequent assertions which one hears that they conduct the largest trade in heir line in Yakima county. We give a view of the interior of their store; and, to those who may think that North Yakima is a sort of an Indian trading post on the frontier, this will be a revelation, and speak more than many pages. The junior member of this firm, who is the subject of this sketch, was born in New York City in 1855. His father, William Chapman, who now resides at Columbus, Washington, is of English birth, and is a clergyman of the Second Adventist denomination. He gave his children good advantages, and by reason of his pastoral labors in many localities greatly diversified their early lives, not only by changes of scene, but with the culture which comes from much observation. The years from 1865 to 1877 were spent in Iowa. In the latter year the family crossed the mountains by rail to Washington; and William H....

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Biography of Louis H. Chapman

Louis H. Chapman, commissioner of water and light of Kansas City, Kansas, is the man chiefly responsible for bringing these municipally owned plants to a perfection of service where they completely justify the management and control by the city. Mr. Chapman is an expert electrician and general engineer, and has achieved a significant success through his own energies and ambitions. He has been a resident of Kansas the greater part of the time since 1886. He was born at Hartford, Connecticut, June 17, 1873, the youngest of the nine children of John Oliver and Louisa E. (Smart) Chapman. His parents were both natives of Connecticut. John O. Chapman was master mechanic of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railway, but gave up that position and brought his family west to Iowa in 1881. Here he became master mechanic of the Iowa Division of the Chicago Northwestern Railway, with headquarters at Clinton. In 1884 he moved his family to Kansas City, Kansas, and accepted a similar position with the Union Pacific Railway. While in service he was injured, and in 1888 was compelled to give up his position. After that he spent much of his time in travel, and in 1892 removed to Chicago, where he died in April, 1893. He enjoyed large responsibilities, was paid a corresponding salary, but spent most of it liberally to provide home and...

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Biography of Bert Leroy Chapman

Bert Leroy Chapman. Aggressive methods, keen insight into commercial conditions, a thorough and far-reaching appreciation of the needs of the trade, are characteristics which develop a man into a successful factor in the business life of any community and result in the founding and development of concerns that give that community prestige. Conditions today are so complex, competition is so keen, and the needs of the world are increasing so rapidly that every branch of commercial and industrial life feels the impetus of the times. The day of slow and sure business policies is gone; the business enterprises of today are conducted along entirely different lines than those of our forefathers, and the men who attain success are those who are possessed of power of initiative, resource and aggression. One of the most enterprising of the merchants of Fisher is Bert Leroy Chapman, senior member of the hardware firm of Chapman & Wade. This young business man has achieved success and reputation at a time when many men are merely starting upon their careers, and the characteristics above noted have been important concomitants in the working out of his career. Bert Leroy Chapman was born in Vermilion County, Indiana, September 18, 1878, the third in a family of three sons born to Nelson and Rosanna (Sims) Chapman. He has one brother living, Pearl Albert Chapman, who was educated in...

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Chapman, Arnold Barry – Obituary

Arnold Barry Chapman, 48, of Baker City, died Sept. 24, 2009, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There will be a gathering afterward, the location of which will be announced at the service. Barry was born on June 13, 1961, at Portland. He graduated from high school at McMinnville. As a young man, Barry was employed in home construction before working as an elevator mechanic in Portland. He lived on his 50-foot classic wooden Ketenburg sailboat on the Columbia River in Portland and later moved it to Scappoose. He then bought a houseboat and rebuilt it. Barry moved to Baker City in 2004 where he built handcrafted canoes, kayaks, and furniture. He joined the local Woodland Association and earned a certificate as master woodlander. Barry was proud of his Native American heritage. He was an accomplished scuba diver and loved kayaking. He was a great cook. “A bright light went out with the passing of Barry Chapman … he was a big spirit who lived his life with zest. If anyone needed help he was always there to give it. Those of us who knew Barry will be forever grateful that he crossed our paths,” his family members said. Survivors include his four children, Megan, Ryan, Jonathan and Savannah; father,...

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Biography of Col. W.W. Chapman

Among men now living there are none around whom clusters so much of the history of Portland as the one whose name heads this memoir. He is the strongest link between the infant days and the stalwart manhood of our city. But the results of his labors in behalf of Portland, great and far-reaching as they have been in good, by no means complete the record of his long and useful life. Years before American civilization had gained a foot-hold in this portion of the Pacific Northwest, he had borne a leading part in laying the foundations of the State of Iowa, projecting and formulating measures which have since become established to the western limits of the continent. As one of the earlier pioneers of Oregon he found a new arena for his powers, and here for nearly a half a century he has exerted an influence upon political and business forces eminently beneficial, while his whole public career has been singularly free from personal or selfish motives. A hard fighter in everything, a man of direct methods and perfect integrity, he has maintained his opinions fearlessly, honestly and sincerely. No one can read the story of his public endeavors without feeling his heart warm toward this venerable man of over four score years, who upon many occasions in days gone by, when others were timorous or doubtful, dared...

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