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Date: 6/1/2005 at 10:53:41

Biography reproduced from page 530 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Willie A. Chipman was born near Momence, Kankakee Co., Ill., Sept. 18, 1845. He enlisted March 21, 1864, in company H, 42d Illinois Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in at Chicago. He participated in the following battles: Resaca, Atlanta, Springhill, Nashville, and also went into the New Orleans and Texas campaign. He was wounded in the side at the siege of Atlanta, but does not draw a pension. Discharged at Port Lavaca, Texas, Dec. 16, 1865, reaching his home in Illinois, Jan. 12, 1866. Mr. Chipman married, Dec. 17, 1867, to Dorothea Davison, of Momence, Ill. They have had five children, three of whom are living—Myra M., Elmer O. and Chauncy B. They buried their two oldest near Momence, Ill. In April, 1881, Mr. Chipman, came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, bringing the best of all recommendations, an unsullied character, and a determination to make a home and friends in the grandest State in the Union. He now owns the whole of the southeast quarter of section 25, township 97, range 28, Portland township. He gives special attention to stock and grain raising, and has forty acres under cultivation. Politically he is a republican, and is now a sub-director of district No. 4, Portland township. Mr. and Mrs. Chipman are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Being class leader, Sunday school superintendent and trustee almost continuously.


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