CHAPMAN, Washington Hobert, mechanical and electrical engineer; born, Berlin Township, Monroe Co., Mich., Dec.
27, 1876; son of Hiram Robert and Martha (Moore) Chapman; descendant of Joseph Chapman, of Massachusetts; B.Pd.,
Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, 1896; B.S., in engineering, University of Michigan, 1901; married, June
20, 1900, Josephine W. Fick, of Gregory, Mich.; children: Lucile B, and Clarence W. Began active career as draftsman
for Field & Hinchman, 1901; superintendent for same firm 1901-2; chief draftsman, Field, Hinchman & Smith,
1903-4; engineer for same, 1904-6; engineer for Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, 1906-10; mechanical and electrical
engineer for W. E. Good Co., engineers and constructors, to Apr. 1, 1910; since conducting consulting mechanical
and electrical engineering business under name of W. H. Chapman & Co. Consulting and supervising engineer for
heating and ventilating, illumination, power generation and transmission, water supply, drainage, etc. Republican.
Presbyterian. Member Detroit Engineering Society. Member Detroit Board of Commerce, Y. M. C. A. Mason (Phoenix
Lodge No. 13, Ypsilanti). Club: Business Men's. Recreations: automobiling and volley ball. Office: 724 Hammond
Bldg. Residence: 138 Hazelwood 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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