Abigia Columbus Chapman

1888–1956 (Age 67)
Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas, United States

The Life of Abigia Columbus

When Abigia Columbus Chapman was born on 21 September 1888, in Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas, United States, his father, Abner Newton Chapman, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ellen Mixon, was 22. He married Lena Mae Treadaway on 16 June 1907, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 28 May 1956, in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States.

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Abigia Columbus Chapman
Lena Mae Treadaway
Marriage: 16 June 1907
Verna Mae Chapman
Billy Chapman
Jack Holland Chapman
William Abner Chapman

Spouse & Children

16 June 1907
Navarro, Texas, United States


  • Verna Mae Chapman


  • Jack Holland Chapman


  • William Abner Chapman


  • Billy Chapman


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Abesie Chapman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Albert C Chapman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Columbus A Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"

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