Curtis Hutchinson Chapman

24 August 1893–15 November 1978 (Age 85)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Curtis Hutchinson

When Curtis Hutchinson Chapman was born on 24 August 1893, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, his father, Lycurgus Fuller Chapman, was 31 and his mother, Amelia Hutchinson, was 27. He married Hilda Alice Cowan on 25 December 1916, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Detroit Ward 10, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1978. He died on 15 November 1978, in Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Curtis Hutchinson Chapman
Hilda Alice Cowan
Marriage: 25 December 1916
Curtis Hutchinson Chapman

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25 December 1916
Franklin, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 4

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Lycurgus H Chapman in household of Lycurgus F Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Curtis H Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Curtis Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"

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