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Samuel Lee Chapman

Male 1873 - 1903  (~ 29 years)


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  • Name Samuel Lee Chapman  [1, 2
    Born Jul 1873  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Mar 1903  Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • LaVonne Bennett found, at the Ionia County Courthouse,  the death record of Samuel Lee Chapman:  "CHAPMAN, Lee died 3-22-1903, married, age 30 years, in Odessa Twp, of mitrial insufficiency.  He was born in MI, was a teacher, and his parents were Samuel B. Chapman, residence NY, and Mary WELCH (IOCOB270#5850)."  LaVonne did not find a Lake Odessa newspaper obituary for him.

      At the time of the 1900 census, Samuel was married and living with his wife Marion and infant son, Lee. They lived next door to his mother in Ionia County.  Son Clare was born in 1903, less than a year before Samuel's death. His wife Marion remarried, and in 1910, she both sons, listed as Herbert Lee and Clare, were living with her second husband, John S. Caie. Marion and John had a newly born daughter.

      In 1920, Herbert Lee and Clare were living with their maternal grandmother in nearby Eaton County, while their widowed stepfather was living with their three half-sisters in Detroit.

      The paternal grandmother of Herbert and Clare was Mary Ann Welch Smith Chapman. Her probated Will #8880, Ionia County, MI, was filed 8-15-1921.  Mary Ann Chapman's real estate was valued at $6,500; personal estate at $100.  Administrator Marcus B. Chapman of Lake Odessa was also one of the heirs, along with:  Elmer Smith, son, age 55 (or 56?), of Lake Odessa; W. B. Smith, 53, Grand Ledge; Clair Chapman, nephew, 19, Grand Ledge; Herbert Chapman, nephew, 21, of Montana [in another section of the papers, they were referred to as grandchildren]; and Marcus, 46, Lake Odessa.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1900 Census
      Michigan, Ionia County, Odessa Township
      ED #21 39-41
      Chapman, Lee Head July 1875 Mich NY Mich Teaching School
      Chapman, Marion Wife Mar 1876 Mich Mich Mich
      Chapman, Lee Son May 1900 Mich Mich Mich
    Person ID I12242  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Samuel B. Chapman,   b. 25 Feb 1821, Webster, Monroe County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1875, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Welch,   b. 28 Dec 1840, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1921, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1871  Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Samuel B. Chapman and Mary Ann Smith [nee Welch, the widow of Franklin Smith] were married 10-7-1871 (IOCOC72#1071). (Courtesy LaVonne Bennett)
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion Wright,   b. Mar 1876, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1918, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Herbert Lee Chapman, Sr.,   b. 12 May 1900, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1986, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Clare Wright Chapman,   b. 13 May 1902, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1963, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F5084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Michigan, Ionia County, Odessa Township  ED #21 39-41 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1243] Website "Michigan GenWeb" Ionia County Lakeside Cemetery, (http://ionia.migenweb.net/cemetery/lakeside-a-e.htm).

    3. [S577] Dibean, Jack & Marianne "Michigan Marriage Index" http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/, Marian's last name is misspelled as Shimtz. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S149] Bennett, Lavonne (lib@iserv.net)-Ionia County, Mich. Genealogist and Researcher.