Malvina A. Chapman ii

Female7 July 1833–9 February 1889

Brief Life History of Malvina A.

When Malvina A. Chapman ii was born on 7 July 1833, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Timothy Chapman, was 50 and her mother, Abigail Blanchard, was 47. She married Samuel Barker Twitchell on 11 December 1853. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 9 February 1889, at the age of 55, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Samuel Barker Twitchell
Malvina A. Chapman ii
Marriage: 11 December 1853
Marian Blanchard Twitchell
Susie Barker Twitchell
Florence Eliza Twitchell

Sources (12)

  • Malvinia A Chapman in household of Timothy Chapman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melvina A. Chapman, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Melvina A. Chapman Twithell, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    11 December 1853
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1838 · The Aroostook War

    Age 5

    "An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 18

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    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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