Doddridge County Roots

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James Gordon CHAPMAN

Male 1928 - 2005  (76 years)


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  • Name James Gordon CHAPMAN 
    Born 25 Nov 1928  Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930, 1940  Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military From 15 Jan 1951 to 5 Dec 1952  [1, 5, 6
    Sfc, US Army, Korea 
    Education Doddridge Co HS (1947), Salem College (BA), Glenville College (MA), WVU (MA)  [1
    Occupation (RETIRED AGE 63)  [1
    Dept of Air Force civil service, Wright-Patterson AFB 
    Residence SINCE LATE 1990S  Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence FORMERLY  Medway, Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9
    Died 28 May 2005  Morgantown, Monongalia Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Buried West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 11
    Notes 
    • Author of "The Big One: Story of the 1950 Flood," written in 1992 at the request of the Doddridge County Historical Society.
    Person ID I60972  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2016 

    Father Wilbert Paul "Polly" CHAPMAN,   b. 27 Jan 1904,   d. 10 Mar 1967, Ellenboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Wanda CHAPMAN,   b. 1905, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1971  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1925  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Electa Jean LEAMAN,   b. 3 Sep 1935, Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1979, Kettering, Montgomery Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1955  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Divorced 24 Jul 1967  Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F26388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1928 - Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930, 1940 - Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - SINCE LATE 1990S - Cairo, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - FORMERLY - Medway, Clark Co, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Sep 1955 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 2005 - Morgantown, Monongalia Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, Taylor Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James G Chapman, Doddridge Co HS, 1947
    James G Chapman, Doddridge Co HS, 1947
    60972_CHAPMAN_JamesGordon_1928-2005_WVNatlCem_Pruntytown_TaylorCoWV.jpg
    60972_CHAPMAN_JamesGordon_1928-2005_WVNatlCem_Pruntytown_TaylorCoWV.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV.

    3. [S15] Social Security Death Index.

    4. [S2640] 1940 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    5. [S2580] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    6. [S1978] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator, (www.ancestry.com).

    7. [S1924] Social Security Death Index.

    8. [S2490] U.S. Public Records Index, Vol 1, (Ancestry.com).

    9. [S643] Obituary of father.

    10. [S1694] Obituary - Ruby Memorial Hospital.

    11. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    12. [S1967] Record of wife's remarriage.