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.
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.