William L. Chapman

26 August 1883–17 July 1911 (Age 27)
Harris, Georgia, United States

The Life of William L.

When William L. Chapman was born on 26 August 1883, in Harris, Georgia, United States, his father, John Rooks Chapman, was 27 and his mother, Martha J. Smith, was 31. He lived in District 1186, Harris, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 17 July 1911, in Muscogee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 27.

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John Rooks Chapman
Martha J. Smith
Eolen Columbia Chapman
Clarence Edward Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman
Salvia Perkins Chapman
Mary Estelle Chapman
William L. Chapman
Effie Monteith Chapman
John Leonard Chapman

Parents and Siblings

    John Rooks Chapman





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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 10

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

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 (2)

  • Willie L Chapman in household of John R Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie L Chapman in household of Sablia P Chapman, "United States Census, 1910"

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