Delance Chapman

27 November 1893–24 December 1960 (Age 67)
Gamble Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Delance

When Delance Chapman was born on 27 November 1893, in Gamble Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Walter E N Chapman, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Jane Jacoby, was 34. He married Maude Wettlaufer about 1915, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Cascade Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 December 1960, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Delance Chapman
Maude Wettlaufer
Marriage: about 1915
Ralph Chapman Sr
Helen Chapman
Dorothy M Chapman
Virginia Chapman

Spouse and Children

about 1915
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States


    Ralph Chapman Sr


    Helen Chapman


    Dorothy M Chapman


    Virginia Chapman


Parents and Siblings

    Walter E N Chapman


    Margaret Jane Jacoby




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 12

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • De Rauce Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Delance Chapman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Delance Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"

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