Wednesday, March 11, 2015

General Lorenzo Chapman (1868-1911)

General Lorenzo Chapman was born April 10, 1868 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.  He was the son of Edward L. Chapman and Anna Elizabeth Jones.

In 1875, the Chapman family was living and working on a farm in Buffalo, Barton County, Kansas.  At that time, Edward’s property was valued at $1,000 and his personal property valued at $50.

In 1880, Edward and Annie and their children were living in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.  Edward was working as a Probate Judge at that time.

General married Viola “Ola” Brinkman on October 9, 1895 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.  He was 27 years old and she was 22 years.  Ola was born on February 18, 1873 in Sandyville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, the daughter of John Vernon Brinkman and Susan Catherine Lebold.

General and Ola were the parents of three children:

Elizabeth Chapman               born in 1896, died on August 30, 1896
Lawrence Brinkman Chapman      born September 15, 1898
Vera Catherine Chapman              born December 28, 1901

In 1900, General and Ola were living in a home on Broadway in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.  General was working as a bank clerk at that time.  By 1910, General was listed as the president of a bank.

General Lorenzo Chapman died on March 20, 1911 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  The cause of death was “acute dilation of the heart.”  He was buried in the Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.  He was 42 years old at his death.

After the death of her husband, Ola and her children moved in with her brother, Charles, and sister, Lillian, in their house at 2323 Broadway Street in Great Bend, Benton County, Kansas. 

Ola lived with her sister, Lillian, until Lillian’s death in 1954.  After her sister's death, she moved to a home at 2408 Shawnee Drive in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.  She lived there until at least 1859.

Viola Brinkman Chapman died on March 7, 1961 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.  She was 88 years old at her death.


Notes for General Lorenzo Chapman
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
1850 US Census:  Year: 1850; Census Place: Paducah and Suburbs, McCracken, Kentucky; Roll: M432_211; Page: 156A; Image: 317.  Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1860 US Census:  Year: 1860; Census Place: Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky; Roll: M653_383; Page: 939; Image: 603; Family History Library Film: 803383.  Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Great Bend, Barton, Kansas; Roll: 373; Family History Film: 1254373; Page: 37C; Enumeration District: 331; Image: 0076.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 
1875, 1885, 1895, 1905 Kansas Census:  Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
1900 US Census:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Great Bend, Barton, Kansas; Roll: 471; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 1240471.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Great Bend Ward 2, Barton, Kansas; Roll: T624_432; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 1374445Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Notes for Viola Brinkman
Birth:  Ancestry.com. Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.  "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
1885 Kansas Census:  Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
1920 US Census:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Great Bend Ward 2, Barton, Kansas; Roll: T625_524; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 812Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Kansas City Directories:  Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Death:  Info on Ancestry.com

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