Sam Chapman

20 May 1888–26 October 1969 (Age 81)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Sam

When Sam Chapman was born on 20 May 1888, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Patrick Chapman, was 20 and his mother, Elizabeth Wadswort, was 16. He married Emily Chapman about 1925, in United States. He lived in Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 October 1969, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 81.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Sam Chapman
Emily Chapman
Marriage: about 1925

Spouse and Children


    Emily Chapman


about 1925
United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Patrick Chapman


    Elizabeth Wadswort





    May Chapman


    Eva Chapman


    Ida Chapman


    Joseph Chapman


+3 More Children

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.
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 2

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel L Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel Chapman, "Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.