Elmer Charles Chapman

9 June 1888–12 January 1971 (Age 82)
Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elmer Charles

When Elmer Charles Chapman was born on 9 June 1888, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, his father, John W. Chapman, was 30 and his mother, Anna Bertha Bauman, was 21. He married Esther Victoria Anderson from January 1919 to December 1919, in Illinois, United States. He lived in Bloomington Precinct, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1971, in Normal, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Elmer Charles Chapman
Esther Victoria Anderson
Marriage: 1919

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Illinois, United States

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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.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 4

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
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.

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Chapman in household of John W Chapman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmer Chapman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"

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