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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Mabel Clair Chapman ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mabel Clair Chapman
MAIDEN NAME: Taylor AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 4 Dec 1882 DIED: 17 Jun 1966 BURIED: 20 Jun 1966
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

1900 ID CENSUS Mabel Taylor (b Sept 1882, Kansas) enumerated with parents Perry (b Mar 1860, Kansas, married 19 years, occupation miner) and Maggie (b Sept 1855, Iowa, mother of 1 child)

1910 ID CENSUS Mabel C. Taylor (23y, b Kansas) enumerated with parents Perry (50y, b Kansas, married 25 years, occupation partner in transfer company) and Maggie M. (51y, b Iowa, mother of 1 child); also with the family was lodger Aloise Georges (17y, b Colorado, occupation apprentice plumber)

MARRIAGE Oscar B. Chapman and Mabel Taylor md 15 Apr 1911, Boise, Ada Co, Idaho

1920 OR CENSUS Mabel Chapman (35y, b Kansas) enumerated with husband Oscar B. (35y, b Kentucky, occupation baker)

1930 OR CENSUS Mabel C. Chapman (47y, b Kansas, married at age 25y) enumerated with husband Oscar B. (47y, b Kentucky, occupation guard at penitentiary)

1940 OR CENSUS Mabel C. Chapman (56y, b Kansas, married, occupation farm operator) enumerated with father Perry Taylor (80y, b Kansas, widowed); family was living in same house in 1935; also with the family was employee Harry Moritz (17y, b Michigan, occupation farm laborer, living in rural Polk Co, Oregon in 1935)

NOTE Oscar B. Chapman registered for the draft in Marion Co, Oregon in 1918. He gave his birthdate as 25 Dec 1882 and his nearest relative as his wife Mabel. He was undoubtedly the Oscar B. Chapman who died 9 Dec 1962 at Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri. His death certificate gives birthdate as 25 Dec 1882 and occupation as baker, but says he was born near St Joseph, Missouri.

DISCREPANCY Mabel’s obituary names a niece Mabel Fenner, but the census show the elder Mabel was an only child.


OSBH DC (1966 Marion Co) #8956 Mabel Clair Chapman, female, housewife, divorced; b 4 Dec 1882, Kansas; father Perry Taylor; mother Maggie M. Onstott; d 17 June 1966, 7091 Dunsmore, Salem, age 83y; lived in town 53y; bur Pioneer cem; informant Mrs Ilda Unger, friend


Mrs Mabel Chapman, 83, of 7091 Dunsmere St SE, died Friday at her home. Born in Kansas, she was brought across the plains by covered wagon in 1883 at the age of one. The family lived in Idaho until moving in 1913 to the Waldo Hills area southeast of Salem. She had lived in the Salem area since then. Her father, Perry Taylor, had crossed the plains three times, using the same covered wagon and the same team of horses. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Mrs Mabel Fenner of Philomath. [line of type missing] am at Virgil T. Golden mortuary, Rev W. Harold Lyman officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer cemetery.

Oregon Statesman, Saturday, June 18, 1966, 8:1


Mabel C. Chapman
1882 - 1966


OSBH DC (1966 Marion Co) #8956

1900 ID CENSUS (Ada Co, Boise, ED 3 sheet 16B)

1910 ID CENSUS (Ada Co, Boise, ED 13, sheet 5B)

Ada Co, Idaho, Marriage Records (

1920 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Salem, ED 350, sheet 10B)

1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Macleay, ED 38, sheet 2A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Macleay, ED 24-37, sheet 3B)

OS, 18 June 1966, 8:1


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