Florence Ruth Chapman

8 December 1898–17 May 1954 (Age 55)
Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Florence Ruth

When Florence Ruth Chapman was born on 8 December 1898, in Ashland, Ohio, United States, her father, Charles Calvin Chapman, was 27 and her mother, Adaline "Addie" M. Kohler, was 21. She married Clair Lown Wilcox on 10 June 1923, in Ashland, Ohio, United States. She lived in Ashland, Ashland, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 May 1954, in Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55.

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Clair Lown Wilcox
Florence Ruth Chapman
Marriage: 10 June 1923

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10 June 1923
Ashland, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (3)

  • Florence C Wilcox in household of Clair Wilcox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence C Wilcox in household of Clair L Wilcox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florance Chapman in household of Char* Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"

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