Grace Brown Chapman

Female23 December 1870–24 November 1963

Brief Life History of Grace Brown

When Grace Brown Chapman was born on 23 December 1870, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, William Ladd Chapman, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Eleanor Frost, was 24. She married Oliver Cromwell Gould on 23 December 1898, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1930 and South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1940. She died on 24 November 1963, at the age of 92, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Oliver Cromwell Gould
Grace Brown Chapman
Marriage: 23 December 1898
Alice Gould
Philip Chapman Gould
Alphin Twitchell Gould

Sources (19)

  • Grace C Gould in household of Oliver C Gould, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Brown Chapman, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Grace B Chapman, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

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  • Marriage
    23 December 1898Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 2

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 26

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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