Biography of Willard M. Chapman of Le Roy, NY

Willard M. Chapman, born November 22, 1855, in Le Roy village, is a son of William J., who was born in England and came to the United States about 1830. The latter lived in New York until about 1852, when he came to Le Roy, where he resided till his death in 1886. By occupation he was a butcher. Perhaps no man in Le Roy was better informed in ancient and modern, sacred and profane, history than he. Mr. Chapman was a great lover of Shakespeare, and was a ready and interesting talker upon almost any topic. Willard M. Chapman is self-educated. When but 10 years of age he began as errand boy in the grocery store of A. T. Drake. At the age of 12 he began working by the month, which he continued until 1877, when he entered the postoffice as a clerk. In 1883 he opened a real estate agency. By his indomitable will, energy, and perseverance he has built up a good trade. Honorable in all the relations of life, pleasant and courteous to all, he is respected and esteemed by all who know him. Mr. Chapman was married, in April, 1879, to Elizabeth, daughter of Russell Robbins. They are the parents of two sons, Carlos and Theodore R.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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