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Fayette County, Iowa  

 Biography Directory


Portrait & Biographical Album of Fayette County Iowa

Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of

Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County

Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago

March 1891


~Page 513~


Charles E. Chapman

Charles E. Chapman, proprietor of a livery, feed and sale stable of West Union, was born in the town of Brush Creek, Fayette County, on the 23d of January, 1861, and is the youngest son of George and Lydia E. (Jones) Chapman, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. Our subject, who has passed his entire life in this county, spent the days of his boyhood and youth in the usual manner of farmer lads, alternating his time between work upon the farm in the summer months and attendance at the district schools in the winter seasons. His primary education was supplemented by a course in the Upper Iowa University at Fayette, and after completing his studies he was variously employed until 1885, when he came to West Union, and embarked in the business to which he yet devotes his attention.


On the 22d of January, 1889, having made choice of a helpmate, Mr. Chapman led to the marriage altar Miss Helen Wilber, one of Fayette County's fair daughters. Her father, Richard Wilber, was one of the early settlers of this community, having with his family come to the county during the days of its infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman have a pleasant home in West Union, where they have lived since their marriage. He is a Democrat in politics, having supported that party since attaining his majority. Socially, he is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to West Union Lodge, No. 69, A. F. & A. M.; Ansel Humphreys Chapter, No. 80, R. A. M. of Fayette; and Langridge Commandery, No. 47, of West Union; also to West Union Lodge, No. 124, K. P. Mr. Chapman is doing a successful business and is the owner of the most popular stables of the city.




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