In the passing away of this good man, Lake county loses one of its oldest settlers as he came to Lake county with his parents when he was only 10 years of age. He with his parents lived at Crown Point until he was 23 years old, at which time he was united in marriage to Fannie Ricker. This union moved to Bostwick Prairie, living there for three years, thence moving to Lowell and engaging in the meat market at which trade he worked for thirty years.
Mr. Chapman was married twice, the first wife passing to her reward in 1884 and then in 1887 Mr. Chapman was united in marriage to Elizabeth Gragg, who was only with him ten years, passing away in 1897. It was also in 1876 under the influence of the church and the pastorate of Rev. Baker that he took membership in the Lowell M. E. church.
Mr. Chapman was a charter member of Colfax Lodge Free and Accepted Masons. One of our number has not retreated, he has only forged ahead.
Mr. Chapman leaves to mourn his going, two sons, Elisha F. Chapman, of Frankfort, Ind.; Frank Chapman, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the third son passed away in December, 1925. Mr. Chapman also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Melvin Love, Sherburnville, Ill; Mrs. John Castle, East Chicago, Ind.; Mrs. Murray Hayden, of Lowell. Besides the names mentioned he leaves 13 grand children and a large circle of friends and acquaintances who will miss him.
Funeral services were held at the Lowell M. E. church Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. V. V. Hackley conducted the services. Internment was made in Lowell cemetery in charge of Sheets and Son. The members of Colfax Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave
Lord it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve that is my share,
And this thy grace must give.
If life be long, I will be glad
That I may long obey;
If short, yet why should I be sad
To soar, to endless day.
Christ leads me through no darker rooms
Than he went through before;
He that into God's kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.
Come Lord, when grace hath made me meet
Thy blessed face to see;
For if thy work on earth be sweet
What will thy glory be?
My knowledge of that life is small
The eye of faith is dim;
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him.
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