Edwin Willard Chapman

1 September 1842–23 April 1933 (Age 90)
Belfast, Belfast, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life of Edwin Willard

When Edwin Willard Chapman was born on 1 September 1842, in Belfast, Belfast, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Hiram Fish Chapman, was 31 and his mother, Mary Anna Springer, was 29. He married Martha Bristol in 1862, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wayland Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 23 April 1933, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Willard Chapman
Martha Bristol
Marriage: 1862
Jennie Louise Chapman

Spouse and Children

Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 5

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 24

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English cēapmann, a compound of cēap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin W Chapman in household of Robert R Dillabaugh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edwin Chapman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edwin Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"

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