Frank D Chapman

Male12 November 1869–26 November 1908

Brief Life History of Frank D

When Frank D Chapman was born on 12 November 1869, in Napoleon, Napoleon Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, Amasa James Chapman, was 39 and his mother, Mary Jane Sweezey, was 34. He married Della Gertrude Crismon on 28 March 1905, in Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Courtland Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Ada Township, Dickey, North Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 26 November 1908, in Roosevelt, Gila, Arizona, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Frank D Chapman
Della Gertrude Crismon
Marriage: 28 March 1905
Frank Lawrence Chapman
Herbert William Chapman

Sources (11)

  • Francis Chapman in household of Amos Chapman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank D. Chapman, "Arizona Marriages, 1865-1949"
  • Frank D. Chapman, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1905Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1878 · Early Settlers Arrive in Mesa

    Age 9

    George W. Sirrine, Charles I. Robson, Charles Crismon, and Francis M. Pomeroy broke ahead of the Mesa Company to determine the permanent location for the new settlers. They arrived to Ft. Utah in Arizona on December 1877. The remainder of the nine families of the Mesa Company arrived on February 14, 1878. The company moved five miles upstream to utilize an ancient canal. The townsite was known as Mesa City.

    1880 · The First Adobe Structure is Built by Settlers

    Age 11

    The first structure built by settlers was a one room adobe store which was also used as a school classroom and church building.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.

    Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .

    History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Frank D Chapman

    On November 12 1869 or 1872 (need to verify this information for correct birth date year) Frank D Chapman was Born in Napoleon Jackson co. Michigan to Amasa James Chapman and Mary Jane Sweezey he h …

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