Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Samuel C. ( L.? ) Chapman.


Birth: May, 1839, McMinn County, Tennessee.
Death: Apr. 21, 1916, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.
Burial: Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

He was a carpenter, contractor and builder, is a native of Madisonville, Monroe Co., Tenn., being a son of Rev. Wilson Chapman, a Baptist clergyman who was compelled to remove from Tennessee in 1850 on account of his outspoken anti-slavery sentiments. Samuel C. was born May 10, 1839. Went with his parents to Pike County, Ill., in 1850, where his father died in October, 1868. He came to Kansas in 1856 and spent about four years in this State, participating in the early struggles to make Kansas a free State, returning to Illinois in 1860. In September 1862, he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Twenty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was immediately commissioned Second Lieutenant of his company, serving in that position until he was discharged on account of disability. February 25, 1865, returned to Pike County, Ill., where he resided until 1869, when he located at Montana, Labette Co., Kan.

In the spring of 1870 he assisted in starting Labette City, and resided there until the fall of 1871, when he came to Parsons, having been here prior to the time that the town was located. He had the reputation of being one of the finest workmen in the State. He has done the carpenter work on several of the prominent brick business blocks of this city, among which are Wunderlich's, Rose's, J. Moore's and the Osage Coal Mining Company's office building besides many of the frame buildings which have been erected. He has also been quite extensively engaged in building in the Indian Territory, doing the work on the government buildings at Muskogee, and also for the Indians, besides erecting buildings for the Osage Coal and Mining Company at McAllister in the Indian Territory.

He was City Marshal of Parsons in 1874, and served three years as a member of the Republican Central Committee of Labette County, frequently being an active member of the various Republican Conventions. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and K. of H. Mr. Chapman was married at Naples, Scott Co., Ill., September 18, 1860, to Almira J. Carrel, a native of Ohio. They have three children - Ida, Lulu, and Alice.

Service Card.

Rank 2LT.
Company C.
Unit 122 IL US INF.
Age 23.
Height 5' 7.
Eyes BLUE.
Complexion FAIR.
Marital Status MARRIED.
Occupation FARMER.
Joined When AUG 15, 1862.
Joined Where KANE, IL.
Period 3 YRS.
Muster In SEP 4, 1862.
Muster In Where CARLINVILLE, IL.
RESIGNED FEB 25, 1865.

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