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 James Raymond “J. R.” Chapman

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James Raymond “J. R.” Chapman

  • Birth 20 Feb 1852 Tazewell County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 Aug 1926 Stafford, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Arapaho, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Lot 88, Block 1
  • Memorial ID 28363329

James Raymond Chapman grew up in Illinois, where he was married to Clara Inice Hart on July 14 1872 at Sycamore in De Kalb Co. To this union were born nine children: Julia, Minnie, Alice, Avery, Clara, Nellie, Daisy, Richard and Paul. He was a farmer, painter and day laborer and the family moved many times - from Illinois to Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and finally to Oklahoma.

After the death of his wife, Clara, at Claremore, Rogers County, OK, he moved to Custer County, OK, where he lived first with his son, Paul, and later with his daughter, Nellie, and her husband, Emerson Dunn. He passed from this life at their home east of Stafford and was buried at the Arapaho City Cemetery. His wife was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers County, OK. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his children, Avery, Nellie, Richard and Paul, as well as many grandchildren and several half-brothers and sisters.


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  • Created by: Wenona Dunn
  • Added: 18 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28363329
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Raymond “J. R.” Chapman (20 Feb 1852–27 Aug 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28363329, citing Arapaho Cemetery, Arapaho, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Wenona Dunn (contributor 47294002) .