Jul. 21, 1929 Tacoma Pierce County Washington, USA
Leading Tacoma Woman Passes Away On Sunday
Mrs. Louise H. Chapman
Following a major operation Thursday in a local hospital, Mrs. Louise H. Chapman, wife of William C. Chapman, judge of the superior court, died Sunday morning. She had been a leader in Tacoma activities, including the church and charitable activities. Her death came as a shock to her many acquaintances in Tacoma and brought sadness to the congregation of the First Congregational church of which she was a member, when announced from the pulpit at the Sunday morning service. Mrs. Chapman had been ill but a short time before she went to the hospital. Mrs. Chapman came to Tacoma in 1900 to be with her daughter, Edith, then a student at Whitworth College. She met Judge Chapman who had risen to his place on the Pierce county bench in 1900, and their marriage followed August 31, 1907. The rearing of her family, which consisted of three sons besides the daughter by an earlier marriage, occupied most of her time. The eldest son, Clarence H. Lind, formerly in the real estate business in Tacoma is now engaged in the same business in Los Angeles. He alone was not here at the end, but will arrive Tuesday. John W. Lind, the second son, is in business in Portland, and Irving is the youngest. There are five grandchildren also surviving. Four sisters reside in Eastern states: Mrs. Grace Higbee of Three Oaks, Mich.; Mrs. Sue Davis of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Dora Thortell and Mrs. Edith Delmar, both of Chicago. A brother, Dr. H. J. Hensley, lives in Yates City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m., at the First Congregational church, Rev. Edgar C. Wheeler officiating. The body is at the C. O. Lynn Company's mortuary. Mrs. Chapman was the daughter of Dr. H. J. Hensley of Yates City, Ill., a leading physician of the Middle West, and of Elizabeth Miller, both parents being of Kentucky origin. She was born in Yates City March 3, 1866. Her girlhood was spent in this city and in Peoria, where her father also practiced. She graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. Mrs. Chapman was prominent in the First Congregational church and recently was chosen president of Circle No. 1. She lent much to the success of the Tacoma Day Nursery and the I street and McKinley Hill branches received much of her attention, the former is a new structure and the later in remodeling of the old building. She was recording secretary of the Day Nursery for some time. Mrs. Chapman was president of the Coast Artillery Mothers from its organization after the World War as her sons were soldiers. Also, she had been associated with the Intercollegiate Alumni. Judge and Mrs. Chapman recently had taken a summer home at Delano beach with the hope that the latter's health might be benefited. Her daughter, Mrs. Edith Robinson and family of Seattle, had taken a cabin close by. Irving Lind, the third son, who lives in Charleston, W.V., arrived recently for a vacation visit and these, with the husband and John W. Lind, another son, were with Mrs. Chapman, when the end came.
The Tacoma News Tribune July 22, 1929 (Obituary courtesy of Terri Snyder Satchwell)
According to Washington Marriage records, Louise married William Chapman August 28, 1907.