Louise Josephine Chapman

23 April 1858–14 February 1929 (Age 70)
Halbert Township, Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Louise Josephine

When Louise Josephine Chapman was born on 23 April 1858, in Halbert Township, Martin, Indiana, United States, her father, James Whitten Chapman, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Matilda Wallace, was 38. She married George Washington Williams on 10 November 1914, in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 14 February 1929, in Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, United States.

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George Washington Williams
Louise Josephine Chapman
Marriage: 10 November 1914
Rhoda L. Williams

Spouse and Children

10 November 1914
Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States


    Rhoda L. Williams


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Louisa J Chapman in household of Jas W Chapman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josephine Chapman in household of James W Chapman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephine Chapman in household of Nancy W Chapman, "United States Census, 1880"

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