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Dr George Clarence Chapman
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1866
Monroe County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1901

GEORGE CLARENCE CHAPMAN, MD
George Clarence Chapman was born in Monroe county, Ala., in 1866, and entered the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in the fall of 1883. He was initiated into Nu within three weeks after the establishment of that chapter, in 1883. In 1886 he entered the Southern University and received the degrees of Ph. B. and B. S. from that institution. It 1890 he graduated from Vanderbiltwith the degree of M.D., and since that time has been practicing his chosen profession with success and honor. His life was terminated on March 25, 1901. by the cyclone which devastated the city of Birmingham, Ala,

The following is taken from the Birmingham Age-Herald:

The remains of Dr. G. C. Chapman, who met such a violent death in the path of Monday's tornado, were carried to Pineapple, Ala., last night, accompanied by a party of griefstricken relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church at 8 o'clock and the body was taken to the passenger station by the medical fraternity of the city.

It was the first time a funeral service has been held in a Birmingham church at night, and an immense crowd gathered in the beautiful edifice to take part in the last sad rites over the remains of the physician, who was universally loved. When the last tribute had been paid there were few faces in the immense congregation which had not been moistened by tears.

The casket was placed directly in front of the pulpit, and it was covered with a beautiful pall of lillies of the valley and fern, a tribute from the Jefferson County Medical Society, and a floral lyre from the students of the Birmingham Medical College.

Short addresses were made by Dr. McFerriu, pastor of the First Methodist Church; Dr. J. P. Simpson, presiding elder for the Birmingham district, and Dr. L. C. Branscombe, pastor of St. John's Church.

Dr. Simpson and Dr. Branscombe were college mates of Dr. Chapman, and with voices broken with emotion they told of the life led by the man who was so suddenly taken away. Prayers were then offered for the aged parents, and God was invoked to aid them in sustaining the awful shock in the sad home-coming of their son in whom they felt such a pride.

The body was taken from the church to the Union passenger station and put on the Southern Railway train that left at 10:20 o'clock for Mobile. It was accompanied to Pineapple by Dr. D. F. Talley, Dr. Chapman's partner; Mrs. Daniels, of Avondale ; Dr. Mack Rogers, W. J. Adams and Cliff Bondurant. The two last named had been designated from the Knights of Pythians to accompany the remains to his former home.

Dr. Chapman's father and other relatives live twelve miles in the country from Pineapple, and his body will be interred there today or tomorrow.

The room in the Tally & Chapman Infirmary where the body lay all day yesterday was filled with beautiful floral tributes and the tokens were placed in boxes and shipped to the home of the parents that they might know in what great esteem their son was held by the people among whom he had lived so many years.

Hall Of Nu Chapter, K. A. O., Auburn, Ala., March 25,1901.
Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to take from us our beloved brother, George Clarence Chapman, we, the members of Nu Chapter, do inscribe this humble tribute his memory.

Resolved, First, that in his death we have lost a most honored alumnus, whose memory will ever be cherished.

Second, That the members of this chapter shall wear the usual sign of mourning for thirty days.

Third, That a page of our record be devoted to his memory, and a copy of these resolutions be furnished the Kappa Alpha Journal.

Signed. J. H. Skeggs,
J. Q. Webb, W. J. Knight.

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 Parents:
  William Rufus Chapman (1831 - 1901)
  Susan A Letcher Chapman (1838 - 1910)
 
 Siblings:
  Ida P Chapman Watkins (1858 - 1947)*
  John William Chapman (1864 - 1952)*
  George Clarence Chapman (1866 - 1901)
  Rufus Z. Chapman (1873 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethlehem Cemetery
Monroe County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Feb 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33854142
Dr George Clarence Chapman
Added by: Aubrey D. Evers
 
Dr George Clarence Chapman
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He did not go where the path lead, but traveled instead where there was no path and made a trail for others to follow. He communicated concern and understanding along with the prescribed treatment and compassionate care to all his patience's.
- David Woody
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
 
 
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