James Lee Chapman

18 May 1935–4 July 2002 (Age 67)
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Lee

When James Lee Chapman was born on 18 May 1935, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Odie Chapman, was 34 and his mother, Dollie Lou Hicks, was 25. He lived in Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 4 July 2002, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Lakewood Memory Gardens West, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Odie Chapman
Dollie Lou Hicks
Jeanette Chapman
Dorothy Chapman
Clarence L. Chapman
James Lee Chapman
Charlie Edward Chapman
Odie Gene Chapman

Parents and Siblings



    Jeanette Chapman


    Dorothy Chapman




    Charlie Edward Chapman


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 7

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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.

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Sources (1)

  • J L Chapman in household of Odie Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"

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