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Chapman Henry Hyams
Birth: Jul. 21, 1838
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1923
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Chapman Hyams was a millionaire stock broker in New Orleans and an art collector. He had many business interests, including holdings in the St. Charles Hotel Company, the Louisiana Jockey Club, and The Times-Picayune Publishing Company. He was also a member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, the Stock Exchange, the New Orleans Club, the Boston Club and the Southern Yacht Club. He died in April 1923, and he, too, was buried in the Hyams mausoleum.

The mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery was designed by Favrot & Livaudais, one of the leading architectural firms at the end of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century. It is a Greek temple with free-standing Ionic columns on all four sides, made of granite from the quarries of Stone Mountain, Ga. Inside are a large blue stained-glass window and two smaller ones that cast light on the marble statue of a grieving angel. Chapman's monument is a copy of the "Angel of Grief" done by William Wetmore Story. William Wetmore Story angel serves as a monument for himself and wife in the Protestant Cemetery, Rome, Italy. 
 
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 Parents:
  Moses S. Hyams (1812 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Sara Lavinia Todd Hyams (1846 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Chapman Henry Hyams (1869 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Chapman Henry Hyams (1838 - 1923)
  Solomon Yulee Hyams (1840 - 1895)*
  Jacabeth Caroline Hyams (1848 - 1859)*
  Dallas T. Hyams (1851 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 29.98187, -90.11453
 
Created by: Nahm
Record added: May 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26824321
Chapman Henry Hyams
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- Mimi
 Added: Jul. 30, 2016
I came to visit you today. Rest peacefully.
- Jackie
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016
Thinking of you
- David Eastburn
 Added: Apr. 5, 2016
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