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 Floyd Sanford Chapman

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Floyd Sanford Chapman

Birth
Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
Death
6 Jan 1932 (aged 60)
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Plot
14-76-5
Memorial ID
59273428 View Source

[Mayor of Huntington, W. Va., at the time of his death.]

WV Medical Journal (Jan. 1932), p. 31:
[HOME TOWN HOSPITALS
A newspaper clipping from the Parkersburg Sentinel has recently been received from a prominent West Virginia doctor. He wrote, "This clipping, I feel, would be of interest to the medical profession and should be reprinted in the Journal." The clipping speaks for itself, so we publish it without comment.
"Mayor Floyd S. Chapman of Huntington, who a few weeks ago was elected to office by an overwhelming majority, recently was stricken at his desk and was taken to a Cincinnati hospital to undergo an operation. Huntington is supposed to have some of the best hospitals in the country, but the mayor of that town, like most other outstanding personages in a community, hastens to a big city hospital when he becomes scared about his physical condition. Sometimes we wonder whether those big city hospitals are really any better than the home town institutions."]

WV Blue Book (1922), p. 99:
[CHAPMAN, FLOYD S. (Republican). Address: Huntington, West Virginia. Born in Wayne county; early education received in the common schools; later attended the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio; is in the coal and timber business; Division Manager Lake and Export Coal Co., Huntington; has been Chairman of the Republican County Executive Committee of Cabell County Commissioner of Finance and Taxation in the city of Huntington and Mayor of the city; in the 1918 primary was nominated by the Republicans as their candidate for the State Senate from the Fifth District; and elected the following November; in the sessions of 1919-20 had many important committee assignments; in 1921 was chairman of the committee on Public Buildings and Humane Institutions and selected to serve on other standing committees of the Senate, as follows: Finance, Counties and Municipal Corporations, Re-Districting, Mines and Mining, Claims and Grievances, Public Printing, Virginia Debt.]

Coal Age (September 16, 1920), Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 618:
[Floyd S. Chapman, formerly mayor of Huntington, W. Va., later a member of the West Virginia Senate and until quite recently a candidate for clerk of the county Court of Cabell County, W. V., has been named as division manager of the Lake & Export Coal Corporation, of Huntington, with offices at both Bluefield and Beckley, W. Va.]

The Nickelodeon (Jul-Dec 1910), Vol. IV, No. 11, p. 324:
[For the purpose of operating a vaudeville or moving picture show between Eighth and Ninth streets on the north side of Fourth avenue, Huntington, The Lyric Company was chartered today with a capital stock of $5,000. The incorporators are Floyd S. Chapman, H. F. Parker, Charles H. Bronson, John Rau, Jr., and W. B. McWilliams, all of Huntington.]

Guyandotte Centennial 1810-1910 (1910), p. 56:
[After a year of trial the new government is regarded with general approval and the [City of] Huntington plan will likely be adopted by many other cities in the near future. The governing body consists of four commissioners, two democrats and two republicans, one of whom is the mayor, this distinction falling to the candidate who receives the highest number of votes, present board consists of Rufus Switzer, mayor, and John Coon, Floyd S. Chapman and Lester A. Pollock, commissioners.]

[Mayor of Huntington, W. Va., at the time of his death.]

WV Medical Journal (Jan. 1932), p. 31:
[HOME TOWN HOSPITALS
A newspaper clipping from the Parkersburg Sentinel has recently been received from a prominent West Virginia doctor. He wrote, "This clipping, I feel, would be of interest to the medical profession and should be reprinted in the Journal." The clipping speaks for itself, so we publish it without comment.
"Mayor Floyd S. Chapman of Huntington, who a few weeks ago was elected to office by an overwhelming majority, recently was stricken at his desk and was taken to a Cincinnati hospital to undergo an operation. Huntington is supposed to have some of the best hospitals in the country, but the mayor of that town, like most other outstanding personages in a community, hastens to a big city hospital when he becomes scared about his physical condition. Sometimes we wonder whether those big city hospitals are really any better than the home town institutions."]

WV Blue Book (1922), p. 99:
[CHAPMAN, FLOYD S. (Republican). Address: Huntington, West Virginia. Born in Wayne county; early education received in the common schools; later attended the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio; is in the coal and timber business; Division Manager Lake and Export Coal Co., Huntington; has been Chairman of the Republican County Executive Committee of Cabell County Commissioner of Finance and Taxation in the city of Huntington and Mayor of the city; in the 1918 primary was nominated by the Republicans as their candidate for the State Senate from the Fifth District; and elected the following November; in the sessions of 1919-20 had many important committee assignments; in 1921 was chairman of the committee on Public Buildings and Humane Institutions and selected to serve on other standing committees of the Senate, as follows: Finance, Counties and Municipal Corporations, Re-Districting, Mines and Mining, Claims and Grievances, Public Printing, Virginia Debt.]

Coal Age (September 16, 1920), Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 618:
[Floyd S. Chapman, formerly mayor of Huntington, W. Va., later a member of the West Virginia Senate and until quite recently a candidate for clerk of the county Court of Cabell County, W. V., has been named as division manager of the Lake & Export Coal Corporation, of Huntington, with offices at both Bluefield and Beckley, W. Va.]

The Nickelodeon (Jul-Dec 1910), Vol. IV, No. 11, p. 324:
[For the purpose of operating a vaudeville or moving picture show between Eighth and Ninth streets on the north side of Fourth avenue, Huntington, The Lyric Company was chartered today with a capital stock of $5,000. The incorporators are Floyd S. Chapman, H. F. Parker, Charles H. Bronson, John Rau, Jr., and W. B. McWilliams, all of Huntington.]

Guyandotte Centennial 1810-1910 (1910), p. 56:
[After a year of trial the new government is regarded with general approval and the [City of] Huntington plan will likely be adopted by many other cities in the near future. The governing body consists of four commissioners, two democrats and two republicans, one of whom is the mayor, this distinction falling to the candidate who receives the highest number of votes, present board consists of Rufus Switzer, mayor, and John Coon, Floyd S. Chapman and Lester A. Pollock, commissioners.]


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