Biography of Frank W. Chapin
Madison County, NY Biographies





Chapin, Frank W., was born in Vernon, Oneida county, N. Y., October 20, 1843, a son of Samuel and Fannie (Sage) Chapin. He received an education limited to the district schools and early learned the trade of painting and paper hanging, which he has followed all his life. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Co. H., 35th N. Y. Vols. and served two years. In January, 1864, he reenlisted in the 157th N. Y. Vols.; was transferred in 1865 to the 54th N. Y. Vols., and honorably discharged, April 14,1866, after a service of four years. He then returned to Oneida, where he has since, with the exception of a few years, followed his trade. In April, 1892, be formed a partnership with his brother, Fremont Chapin, and under the name of Chapin Brothers established his present wall paper and paint business at No. 36 Madison street. Mr. Chapin is a member of John R. Stewart Post No. 170, G. A. R. He married, in 1876, Ada F. Hitchcock, daughter of J. N. Hitchcock of Flat Rock, Michigan.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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