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|W. D. Chapman
Daily Sentinel, Fairmont, MN 31 Mar. 1947
W.D.CHAPMAN IS FOUND DEAD IN OIL STATION
William D. Chapman was found dead of natural causes in his living quarters
at the Conoco station on East Blue Earth Avenue at 10 a.m. today. He had
been ill for several days with a cold, and the flu. He would have been 75
years old the 9th of April.
Workers from the Breen Implement Co. went out to the station on business
shortly before 10 a.m. today and discovered the station still locked. When
they entered, they found Mr. Chapman dead in bed. Mr. Chapman kept a
key in a secret place, which neighbors had been advised to use in case it
was necessary to enter the station in case of emergency, or while he was
Coroner M.H.Marken ahd his deputy H.J.Hudmall, who examined the body
at once, said Mr. Chapman had been dead for eight or ten hours and had
died of natural causes, He was last seen around 11 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Chapman was born in New York State and moved to Fairmont about 47
years ago. Employed by A.L.Ward in the implement business for many
years, he has for the past several years operated the Conoco station.
Active in the Odd Fellows Lodge in Fairmont, Mr. Chapman served as
secretary for the past 40 years, He also served on the Fairmont Park Board.
He is survived by two sisters, Grace Chapman of Fairmont, and Mrs. George
(Nettie) Phillips of Summerdale, Alabama, and a nephew, Edward Chapman
of New York. His brother, Herbert, died several years ago. Funeral services
are expected to be Wed. at the Beyer & Quackenbush funeral home
although definite arrangements have not been made. Burial will be in
Tues. 1 Apr. 1947
Funeral services for the late W.D. Chapmna will be held at Beyer &
Quackenbush Chapel 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Richmond A. Burge conducting
the service. Fairmont Lodge of Odd Fellows will furnish the pall bearers and
attend in a body. Friends may call at the mortuary prior to the funeral hour.
by Margaret Nelson email@example.com