Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Chapman


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Vigo County, Indiana
Thursday, 14 Aug 2003
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          Doris Chapman,  81, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in Royal Oaks Nursing Home.  She had been a clerical worker at Columbia House for 15 years.  She was born Sept. 18, 1921 in Terre Haute to  Joseph Raymond Miller and  Vonda Smith Miller.
          Survivors include two sons,  Gary Chapman  and his wife, Laura of Bend, Ore.,  Gerald Chapman  and his wife,  Imogene  of Riley; three daughters,  Glenda Sayler  of West Terre Haute,  Gloria Jean Brillhart  and her husband,  Bill  of Barcliff [SIC--Bacliff], Texas,  Carol Marlene Tryon  and her husband, Ed of Rosedale; one brother,  Roy Miller  of Terre Haute; two sisters,  Helen I. Torpy  of Rosedale, and  Geneva Adams  of Terre Haute; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother,  Raymond A. Miller.  She was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church.  Services are 10 a.m. Friday in Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Leek officiating.  Burial is in Rosedale Cemetery.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Vigo County, Indiana
Friday, 8 Apr 1988
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          CASEY, Ill. -- Dessie A. Chapman,  82, of Casey died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hartland Manor Nursing Home.  She was a homemaker.  She was born June 26, 1905, in Richland County to  William Gross and  Amelia Gross.  Her first husband,  Elihu Miller,  died in 1931 and her second husband,  Elwood Chapman,  died in 1977.
          Survivors include five sons,  Robert Miller  and  Charles Miller  and  Larry Chapman  of Casey,  Clyde Miller  of Longmont, Colo., and  Oscar Chapman  of Fithian, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Restitution Church.
          Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Markwell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hugh Smith officiating.  Burial is in Casey Cumberland Cemetery.  Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, December 12, 1931
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RELATIVES  RECEIVE
NEWS  OF  DROWNING
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Fourteen-Year-Old Son of Ray
Chapman, Known Here, Drowned
in California Bay Recently.
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          Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lantz,  of 20 west Hendricks street, have received word of the death of  David Chapman, fourteen years old, son of Ray Chapman,  of San Francisco Bay, Cal.  The lad was drowned when he and a companion were sailing in a small sail boat they had constructed.  The boys had sailed the boat in the bay for several weeks, but when it capsized recently, the Chapman boy was drowned.  His companion was saved, but the body of the other lad has not yet been recovered.
          Ray Chapman, the father of the lad, is well known in this city and county, having graduated from the local high school.  He moved to California about twenty years ago and has made his home there since that time.  He is a nephew of  Mr. and Mrs. Lantz, adn the news of the unfortunate accident is received with much sorrow by friends in this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday October 1, 1928
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Mrs. Amos Chapman, Age 68,
Died  Saturday  Night  At
Home  Near  Fountaintown.
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  TUESDAY
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          The death of  Mrs. Rosa L. Chapman, age 68, wife of  Amos Chapman, occurred at their home two miles southwest of Fountaintown at 11:35 o'clock Saturday night, as a result of a stroke of paralysis suffered Friday.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Chapman is survived by three sons and five daughters, all of whom were at her bedside when death occurred.
          The children who survive are  Ira Chapman, of near Morrisotwn;  Ila Chapman, of near Carthage;  Luther Chapman, of VanBurne township;  Mrs. Victoria Selig,  Mrs. Mary Selig  and  Mrs. Ruby Vall,  all of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Alma Minica, of St. Louis and  Mrs. Florence West,  of Greenfield.  Mrs. Chapman also leaves four brothers, one sister, and several grandchildren, among them,  Miss Genevieve Chapman, who had made her home with her grandmother.
          Mrs. Chapman was a member of the Fountaintown M. E. church and of the Pythian Sister lodge of Fountaintown.  Short funeral services will be held at the home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon followed by services at two-thirty o'clock at the Fountaintown M. E. church, with the Rev. Homer Manuel, officiating.  Burial will be in the Park cemetery in Greefield.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, January 15, 1943
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WORD  RECEIVED    
    HERE  OF  DEATH
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          Word was received here last night by  J. B. Hamilton  of the death at Benton Harbor, Mich., of  William Chapman,  age seventy-four, well known former resident of Shelbyville.  Mr. Chapman died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Benton Harbor, where he had owned and operated a jewelry business for twenty-five years.
          Mr. Chapman studied the jewelry business as a young man in the store operated by  Frank Sheldon  in this city, and moved to Benton Harbor about 25 years ago.
          While a resident of Shelbyville he was married to  Miss Georgia Blanchard, who survives with a daughter,  Mrs. Frances Cherry,  of Worcester, Mass.
          Rites are to be held at Benton Harbor Saturday and burial will be made there.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



Sheldon Jewelry Store, Shelbyville, Indiana
from Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday December 18, 1924
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TO BE BURIED HERE
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          J. W. Lantz  received word today that the body of  Ira Chapman,  who died recently at his home in San Hosea, California, will be brought to this city for burial as soon as Mrs. Chapman’s health permits of the trip.  The body of Mr. Chapman has been placed in a receiving vault there and will be buried in Forest Hill cemetery in this city upon the recovery of the widow.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, April 13, 1922
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RECEIVED  WORD  OF
GRANDSON'S  DEATH
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          Mr. and Mrs. John E. Montgomery,  of west Hendricks street, have received word from Portland, Ore., stating that their grandson,  John Chapman,  22 months old, son of  Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Chapman,  died at their home, 512 Vista avenue, Wednesday afternoon.
          This was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Chapman, who are prostrated with grief over the little one's....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, July 13, 1917
Page 1, column 2
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DIED  ON  HER  HUSBAND'S
BIRTH  ANNIVERSARY
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Wife of Mr. Nelson Chapman
Passed Away At The Family
Home Wednesday Night
Invalid Eleven Years
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          It is not often that a man has so bad a misfortune to fall to him on his birthday as the loss of a wife by death. This sad affliction has come to Mr. Nelson Chapman, 316 So West street, this city, his wife having passed away Wednesday night at 10 o'clock. Sophrona Parr was the daughter of  Michaeland  Barbara Parr.  She was born in Cincinnati on May 28, 1853.  When a little child her parents came to Marion, four miles north of Shelbyville, where the family resided until after the death of the father when the family came to Shelbyville.   Mr. Parr was the "village shoemaker" and was favorably known throughout that community.  The daughter attended the local schools and took a lively interest in the social affairs of her circle.  She was married to Mr. Chapman on September 8, 1881, and a happier wedding was never celebrated and no couple ever lived more beautiful lives.  Her passing on is a sad blow to the husband.  No children were born.  Eleven years ago Mrs. Chapman was taken ill and during the last eight years she was not up town.  Through these long years of affliction she never murmured.  The Rev. S. J. Cross was her pastor.  He called frequently at her request.  She loved to hear him read the Bible, to pray and to sing.  Some time ago she requested that the "old friends" of her young womanhood come to see her.  They went and she bid them each an affectionate farewell.  She fully realized that her time to go had come and she made complete preparations for the final summons.  When it came she never even so much as sighed but fell asleep in the arms of her Savior.  Hers was a beautiful life on earth. Mrs. Chapman left one brother.  Mr. Joseph Parr, who lives south of town and one sister, Mrs. George Hey, who lives east of Greenfield in Hancock county.   Two nieces also survive, one a daughter of the brother, and the other a daughter of the sister.  The funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at the home in South West street at two o'clock.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. S. J. Cross, if he returns from Princeton in time.  The interment will be at Forest Hill.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 16, 1914
Page 1, column 3
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AGED  WOMAN  WAS  CALLED  BEYOND
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Mrs. Mary Chapman Died Sunday Evening
At The Home Of Her Daughter
Mrs. Jas. Kennedy, Near London
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          Mrs. Mary Chapman, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Sunday evening at eight-fifteen o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Kennedy, north of London.  Her death came after an illness of several weeks.  For the past several days her condition has been critical and the members of her family had been summoned to her bedside.  Death was caused by hardening of the arteries.  Mrs. Chapman was a daughter of the late Enos and Margaret Tindall, who were pioneer residents of this county.  She was born September 15, 1832, at Lebanon, Ohio.  She came to this county with her parents when yet a small child.  She had been a resident of Shelbyville and Shelby county since that time and was well known to the people of the city and county.  She had made her home for a number of years at the corner of Hendricks and West streets.  Several years later after the death of her husband, which occurred eleven years ago, she went to London to make her home with her daughter.  Mrs. Chapmam was a life long member of the First M. E. church of this city and during her residence here was a regular attendant at the services.  She took an active part in the work of the different church socities with which she was affiliated.  Mrs. Chapman is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James Kennedy, at whose home she died, and  Mrs. John Greer, of this city; four sons, Nelson and  Frank Chapman, of this city;  Will and Oriel Chapman  of Benton Harbor, Michigan.  The body will be brought to this city Wednesday morning on the interurban car that arrives here at ten-forty o'clock and will be taken to Forest Hill chapel, where short funeral services will be held.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff


In  Memoriam
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In loving remembrance of  John F. Chapman, who was killed in Chicago, Ill., September 19, 1903:
[Long, four stanza poem omitted]
From his loving wife, Mrs. J. F. Chapman
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Submitted by Bob Gordon


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat Saturday, October 22, 1892
Page 4 column 1
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          Marcus D. L. Chapman died at his home in Waldron, at 9:30 p.m., Friday, October 21, of dropsy, age seventy years.  Funeral services will be held at the house at 12 a.m. Sunday, Rev. Smith officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The Daily Republican
Friday, September 30, 1887
Page 1, column 3
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          Mrs. (Mary) Chapman, an aged lady of Marion township, died yesterday afternoon.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 9, 1883
Page 3 column 1
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          Mrs. Matilda Chapman, aged fifty years, died at 3 o'clock Thursday morning at the residence of  her brother-in-law, John Shaw, on west Mechanic street.  Funeral services at three o'clock Friday at the house.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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