Bessie Louise Chapman

Female3 January 1920–26 November 1990

Brief Life History of Bessie Louise

When Bessie Louise Chapman was born on 3 January 1920, in Paris, Monroe, Missouri, United States, her father, Harry Joseph Chapman, was 37 and her mother, Alpha M Sander, was 20. She died on 26 November 1990, in Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States.

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Harry Joseph Chapman
Alpha M Sander
Bessie Louise Chapman

Sources (4)

  • Bessie L Chapman in household of Harry Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bessie Louise Allen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.


Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.

Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .

History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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