James Davis Chapman Jr

12 August 1890–5 January 1946 (Age 55)
Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Davis

When James Davis Chapman Jr was born on 12 August 1890, in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, United States, his father, James Davis Chapman, was 29 and his mother, Janie May Weston, was 23. He married Stella Zipperer on 13 November 1912, in Lowndes, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1937 and lived in Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1930 and New York, United States in 1935. He died on 5 January 1946, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Springfield, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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James Davis Chapman Jr
Stella Zipperer
Marriage: 13 November 1912
James D Chapman
John Judson Chapman

Spouse and Children

13 November 1912
Lowndes, Georgia, United States


    James D Chapman


    John Judson Chapman


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    James Davis Chapman





World Events (8)


Age 4

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.

Age 21

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

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)

  • James D Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James D Chapman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James D Chapman, Jr, "United States Census, 1920"

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