Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Francis Chapman

Male 1852 - 1918  (65 years)


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  • Name William Francis Chapman 
    Born 25 Nov 1852  Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name W F Chapman  [3
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Teacher 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist Canada 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-150631 
    Died 15 Jan 1918  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: nephritis preceeded by diabetes millibus? 
    Person ID I150631  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Eliza Wait,   b. 27 Feb 1842, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1927, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. Frank Norville Chapman,   b. CALC 1 Aug 1877, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1887, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F37702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • W. F. Chapman, Inspector of Public Schools, Toronto, was born in Norwich, Ont., November 25th, 1852, his father being a Methodist minister from Cornwall, Eng. , and his mother a Canadian.

      Before the age of three he was left an orphan without either brother or sister and found a home with his grandfather the late Thomas Williams, of St. Thomas.

      Mr. Chapman received his early education at St. Thomas Grammar School. He entered the Normal School at the age of seventeen, and with the qualifications of a first-class certificate began teaching before he was nineteen years old. As a teacher Mr. Chapman has held many important positions assistant master of the County Model School, Berlin ; principal of the Public School, Waterloo ; assistant master, Berlin High School ; assistant master Wellesley School, Toronto ; principal of the Dovercourt School, Toronto ; principal of Niagara Street School and Inspector.

      Mr. Chapman s qualifications as a teacher are of the highest, namely, 2nd A., 1st B., 1st A., and a specialist in English obtained at the University examinations in 1891. He also has a certificate, Grade B, from the Ontario School of Art, and an elementary certificate from the Tonic Sol-fa College, London, England. Mr. Chapman is exceedingly popular with the teachers and inspectors and is a painstaking and efficient inspector. He was elected president of the Inspector s Department of the Ontario Educational Association. He was also President of the Toronto Teachers Association.

      Mr. Chapman has been a prominent member of the Methodist Church since the year 1879. While engaged as teacher in the Town of Waterloo he was an active member in the Methodist church and leader of the choir. Mr. Chapman has been prominently connected with the Sherbourne Street Church for several years, and is at present Treasurer of the Superannuated Ministers Fund and a member of the Quarterly Official Board.

      "The Methodist churches of Toronto : a history of the Methodist denomination and its churches in York and Toronto : with biographical sketches of many of the clergy and laity"

  • Sources 
    1. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 16.

    2. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 1461 (1918), William Francis Chapman.
      William Francis Chapman, d. 15 Jan 1918 Toronto b. Aylmer, Ontario, aged 66y, school inspector, cause nephritis preceeded by diabetes millibus?

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Apr 1880.
      Apr. 18, 1880 Effice Melissa Hyndman, 2nd daughter of Mrs. W.F. Chapman, died in Waterloo at age of 12 years, 8 months and 3 days.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1852 - Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist Canada - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: nephritis preceeded by diabetes millibus? - 15 Jan 1918 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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