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Marcus B. Chapman

Male 1875 - 1959  (83 years)


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  • Name Marcus B. Chapman  [1, 2
    Born 6 Sep 1875  Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 May 1959  Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • He was born eight months after his father died.

      BIRTH RECORD: Liber B, page 71: Marcus B. Chapman b 9-6-1875 in Odessa Twp, to Samuel B. Chapman, bpl NY, residence "dead" & Mary (middle initial A. or W.) Chapman, bpl MI, res Odessa.
      DEATH RECORD; MI State File No. 5-30674 (copy made): Marcus B. Chapman d Ionia Co Hospital May 4, 1959, b Odessa Twp Sept 6, 1875 to Samuel and Mary Ann (maiden name unknown) Chapman, deceased wife's name Ida, occup Building Mover (retired), age 83, buried Lakeside Cem, Lake Odessa, MI. Informant for death record information was "Bureau Social Aid Records, Ionia". Social Security #368-26-5671.

      IONIA DAILY SENTINEL-STANDARD, Tues., May 5, 1959 (copy made): "Deaths - Lake Odessa - Marcus B. Chapman, 83, died at about 4 p.m. Monday at Ionia County Memorial hospital where he had been a patient at Eckert's nursing home since last fall. Mr. Chapman was born September 6, 1875, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Chapman. He was a retired farmer and building mover. His wife, the former Ida Welch (sic), died in 1935. He has no immediate survivors. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pickens funeral home with burial in Lakeside cemetery."

      THE LAKE ODESSA WAVE, MI; Thursday, May 7, 1959, front page: "Marcus Chapman Died Monday- -Marcus B. Chapman, 83, lifelong resident of Odessa township, passed away Monday afternoon at the Ionia County Memorial hospital where he was a patient about a week. Mr. Chapman was a farmer and in his early life was a building mover. He lived in his small farm home on Musgrove Hwy until taken to the Eckert Nursing Home at Ionia last fall. There are no immediate survivors. His wife, the former Ida Welch (sic) passed away in 1935. Funeral services were held Thursday (today) at 10 am at the Pickens funeral chapel with burial in Lakeside Cemetery."

      (All of the above courtesy of LaVonne Bennett)
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1930 U.S. Federal Census
      Michigan, Ionia, Odessa, District 28
      #84-84
      Chapman, Marcus Michigan Canada-English New York M W 54 M 46 Farmer
      Chapman, Ida Michigan New York York F W 64 M 19
    • (Medical):Chronic myocarditis (1 month), Intestinal Obstruction (3 days)
    Person ID I11825  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  [5, 6
    • 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 Ida Soules,   b. Abt 1872, Mulliken, Eaton County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1935  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1922  Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Chapman, Marcus B. The marriage license indicated that he was 46 years of age, had not been married previously, was a resident of Lake Odessa, born in Lake Odessa. His occupation was farming, his parents Samuel Chapman and Mary A. WELCH. marr 3-3-1922 at Lake Odessa His bride was listed as Ida Dunham, with a second name listed: Ida Soules. She was 50, of Lake Odessa, bpl Mulliken, MI (east of Lake Odessa), occupation housekeeper. Her parents were Nathaniel Soules and Mary A. Miller. She was shown as previosuly married (IOCO2-67#6156)(Courtesy of LaVonne Bennett)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F4989  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1922 - Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1959 - Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakeside Cemetery, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Chapman, Marcus, Death Certificate
    Chapman, Marcus, Death Certificate
    Ionia County, Mich. Death Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S149] Bennett, Lavonne (lib@iserv.net)-Ionia County, Mich. Genealogist and Researcher, Supplied by LaVonne Bennett (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S170] Lakeside (Lakewood) Cemetery transcription, Lake Odessa, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan; http://ionia.migenweb.net/cem.htm#Odessa.

    3. [S170] Lakeside (Lakewood) Cemetery transcription, Lake Odessa, Odessa Township, Ionia County, Michigan; http://ionia.migenweb.net/cem.htm#Odessa, Instead shows DOD as 5-7-1959 (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

    7. [S149] Bennett, Lavonne (lib@iserv.net)-Ionia County, Mich. Genealogist and Researcher, Supplied by LaVonne Bennett) (Reliability: 3).