James Chapman

Male1904–1986

Brief Life History of James

James Chapman was born in 1904, in Mississippi, United States as the son of Samuel Chapman and Connie Chapman. He died in 1986, at the age of 82.

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James Chapman
1904–1986
Annie Chapman
1910–

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    World Events (3)

    1904

    Age 0

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    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.

    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

    Age 3

    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

    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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