James Sumner Chisman

Male8 August 1908–17 January 1968

Brief Life History of James Sumner

When James Sumner Chisman was born on 8 August 1908, in La Junta, Otero, Colorado, United States, his father, William Sherman Jock Chisman, was 37 and his mother, Ivy L Donahoo, was 19. He lived in Mannford, Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1935. He died on 17 January 1968, in Augusta, Butler, Kansas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, Butler, Kansas, United States.

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James Sumner Chisman
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Sources (8)

  • James S Chisman in household of William H Chisman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Sumner Chisman, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • James Sumner Chisman, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 1

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.


Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cheeseman .

Americanized form of Slovenian Čižman: from čižman, an archaic status name for a tenant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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