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Harry W. Chapman

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Harry W. Chapman Reply with quote

Harry W. Chapman

DEATH CLAIMS H.W.CHAPMAN TRAFFIC HEAD> Former Railroad Man
Had Served Jamestown Chamber of Commerce for 17-Year Period>
FREIGHT RATE AUTHORITY> Ability as Traffic Man Was Widely
Recognized and He Was Member of Important Bodies> Harry W. Chapman,
29 Gwendolyn avenue, transportation commissioner of he traffic bureau of
the Jamestown Chamber of Connerce since 1917, died in the W.C.A.
hospital Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock following a protracted illness.>
He was 48 years old and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel PeaVey
Chapman; a daughter, Naomi Chapman; a son, Gerald Chapman four
sisters, Mrs. Oliva Ryan of East Randolph, Mrs Seth Hayes of Akron, Ohio;
Mrs Elmer Bishop of Summerdale and Mrs. Irene Carlson of this city, and a
brother, N. W. Chapman of Jamestown.> Born in Conewango, March
24,1886, Mr. Chapman was a graduate of the Bryant & Stratton Business
College, Buffalo, and took his first position with the Seneca Steel company
in Lackawanna. A few years later he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad
company, serving in the freight department for nearly 10 years in several
cities before coming to Jamestown and working for the Salisbury Axle
company for a brief time.> During the World war, when the local Chamber of
Commerce decided to organize a traffic bureau to aid local industries,
conditions and the general public in shipping problems, Mr. Chapman was
selected to head the department in 1917.> Due to chaotic conditions and
the taking over of the railroads by the government, the bureau under the
direction of Mr. Chapman rapidly expanded and much good was
accomplished, resulting in a permanent organization which has successfully
served the industries and commercial interests of Jamestown and
surrounding communities.> Mr. Chapman was a registered practitioners at
before the Interstate Commerce commission and also a charter member of
the national organization of practitioners at Washington, D. C.> As
transportation ccommissioner of the traffic bureau of the Chamber of
Commerce, Mr. Chapman had taken an active part in all the important
general rate changes during the past 15 years, frequently apppearing before
the Interstate Commerce commisssion and various state commissions. His
ability as a raffic man was widely recognized and at the time of his death
was a member of the executive committee of the Traffic Managers' council,
Associated Industries of New York, also Industrial Traffic league. He had
also been an active member of the Jamestown Traffic club since its
organization.> A resident of Jamestown for the past score of years, Mr.
Chapman took an active part in the civic work of our community. He was a
member of the First Baptist church and chairman of Troop No. 5, Boy
Scouts committee.> Mr. Chapman had been in ill health for the past two
years but despite this fact he remained at his desk, until forced to retire
about three months ago.> Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon
according to tentative arrangements.

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