CHAPMAN, Benjamin Gaines, secretary and treasurer Burroughs Adding Machine Co.; born, Chicot County, Ark., Oct.
17, 1851; son of Johnson and Elizabeth Pollard (Gaines) Chapman; educated Locust Dale Academy, Va.; married, Oct.
29, 1879, Louisa Hopkins, of St. Louis; three children: Benjamin Gaines, Jr., Charles Goodman, Louise Hopkins.
Began active career in employ of Marmaduke & Brown, 1871; then successively with Thos. H. Allen & Co.,
Clark & Breckenridge, Bain & Chapman Manufacturing Co. and the Valley Milling Co., all at St. Louis; became
a director of the American Arithmometor Co., at St. Louis, 1890; elected secretary and treasurer of the company,
1900, and so continued until 1904, when the plant was moved to Detroit, and the firm name was changed to the Burroughs
Adding Machine Co.; he is now secretary and treasurer same. Independent in politics. Presbyterian. Member Detroit
Board of Commerce. Clubs: Detroit, Border Game and Fish Club of Missouri. Recreations: automobiling and hunting:
Office: Burroughs and Second Aves. Residence: 1707 Jefferson Ave.
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit
Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Wayne County, Michigan Biographies
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