John W. Chapman(1)
Co. K, 40th ILL. Infantry
The Wellington Daily News, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1907, Pg.1
No. 132, Vol. VI
Judge Chapman Dead.
Judge J. W. Chapman died at his home on East Harvey avenue Tuesday night, as the hour was approaching 9. For the past year he had been a great sufferer from stocmach trouble, and several times during his illness had over powered his afflictions and was able to be up and around the summer was taken out for a drive. He was then that to be on the road to complete recovery, but a back set came a few days since and he was compelled to return to bed where he quietly and peacefully passed away on Tuesday night. Judge Chapman and family came to Sumner county some twenty-five years ago and settled upon a farm south of Oxford where they remained until he became a probate Judge of this county in 1897, when they moved to Wellington. He was a devoted Christian men and a member of the M. E. church.
He was 69 years of age and leaves a wife and children as follows: Mrs. Bertha Rogers, Mrs. Rez Baker, Misses Bessie and Daisy Chapman, Roy, Forest, DeWitt and Dwright Chapman.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until word is received from foreign members of the family.