Chapman, Lionel

Birth Name Chapman, Lionel
Gender male
Age at Death 69 years, 6 months, 28 days


Kansas City, Missouri City Directories, 1889-91
about Medora V. Chapman widow Lionel
Name: Medora V. Chapman widow Lionel
Location 2: r 804 Jefferson
State: MO
- and -
Viola Chapman, widow Lionel
Location 2: r 1012 Jefferson
State: MO

Enlisted as private on August 8, 1862 in Company A of the 134th New York Infantry, discharged on July 14, 1864, and on the same day re-enlisted in Company L of the 13th U. S. C. Heavy Artillery, as a lieutenant, was honorably discharged on November 25, 1865. He saw much active fighting during the war and was severely injured in the shoulder in the battle of Gettysburg. This wound made him practically an invalid all the rest of his life.

He leaves one 16 year old daughter behind.

He died at his home in Cashel, MN


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1840-07-00 New York, USA    
Death 1910-01-29 Cashel, Swift, MN   1a


Family of Chapman, Lionel and Smith, Medora Viola

Married Wife Smith, Medora Viola ( * 1838-04-06 + 1909-04-10 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1873      
Divorce 1895-02-00 Kansas City, Jackson, MO    
Event Note

from Kansas City Daily Journal Feb.17, 1895 -
"Medora V Chapman vs. Lionel Chapman; divorce; motion for new trial sustained";words=Mo+mo+Medora+Chapman


1875 > Nemaha > Capioma (Kansas State Census Collection)
1880 United States Federal Census > Kansas > Republic > Scandia > District 280
(living in W W Dickinson's hh with daughters)
~1890 Kansas City, MO
1900 United States Federal Census > Missouri > Jackson > Kansas City Ward 3 > District 28
(living with daughter "Minnie May Reed") 1231 Walnut St.
(verified no one still there in 1910 census)

When the son was one year old, Lionel left to go to Leadville, Colorado to work in the silver mines. In order for him to have resources to make the trip, he mortgaged Medora's farm. He was never heard from again. After some years had passed, presuming him dead, she applied for his war pension and found out through the pension department that he was well, married and drawing his pension. Clipping from a newspaper says at age 60, Medora Chapman was granted a divorce from Lionel Chapman who deserted her, after mortgaging her farm, and was later found married to a woman in Benson County, Minnesota.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Chapman, George William1874-03-24after 1900

Family of Chapman, Lionel and (Chapman), Melvina

Married Wife (Chapman), Melvina ( * 1854-02-00 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1891      

Home in 1900: Cashel, Swift, Minnesota

Name Birth Date Death Date
Chapman, Antoinette J1895-12-00

Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
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