Eva Jane Chapman

Brief Life History of Eva Jane

When Eva Jane Chapman was born on 13 November 1901, in North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States, her father, Frederick Obadiah Chapman, was 46 and her mother, Ardelia Eliza Miller, was 41. She married Carol Millard Willis on 26 January 1921, in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Chester, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Slate Creek Election Precinct, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 11 October 1983, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carol Millard Willis
1901–1961
Eva Jane Chapman
1901–1983
Marriage: 26 January 1921
Reita Florene Willis
1921–
Carol Junior Willis
1925–2001
Dickie Lee Willis
1929–1939

Sources (21)

  • Eva J Willis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Eva J. Chapman, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Eva Chapman, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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