William Francis Chapman1

ID # 66, (1852-1918)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     William Francis Chapman was born on 23 November 1852.1 He married Eliza Wait, daughter of Samuel Wait and Teressa M. Coleman, in 1876.1 He died on 15 January 1918 at Toronto, York County, Ontario, at age 65.1 He was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, York County, Ontario.1 There is an obituary for William from the January 17, 1918, issue of the Toronto Star. It quotes his home address as 608 Jarvis Street, which is the same as appears in the Toronto City Directory. It says he was a school inspector. The pall bearers are named as:
Principal Charles Fraser, Inspector Henry Ward, A. E. Hagerman, M. R.Parsons, John Donogh, and C. D. Daniel. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
M.R. Parsons should be looked into as he may be a connection of Clarissa Parsons, Eliza's half sister.

The 1901 census gives William's birth year as 1849. This is inconsistent with the 1881 census, his death registration and his stone at Mount Pleasant which states 1852. I'll stick with 1852.

William Chapman's death registration number is 001461-18.1

Last Edited=5 Dec 2008

Child of William Francis Chapman and Eliza Wait


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.