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John H. Chapman and Wife met Death, His Body recovered.

John H. Chapman, who, with his wife, Elizabeth Chapman, lost his life in the Titanic disaster, was from more than two years a resident of Spokane and was returning here with his bride of four months, whom he married in England.

Mr. Chapman left England more than six years ago, and after spending about four years in Canada, came to Spokane and was employed at Fairmount Cemetery by Superintendent W. G. Morgan. Last fall Mr. Chapman gave up his work for the winter to return to England and marry the sweetheart of his younger days, with whom he had constantly corresponded..

He left here in November and was married on Christmas Day to Miss Elizabeth Lawry of St. Neot Parish, Liskeard, County Cornwall. England. and he and his wife were returning on the Titanic as second class passengers.

The body of Chapman was recovered by the steamer Mackay-Bennett, but so far the body of his wife has not been found.

When Chapman left England a number of years ago he was accompanied by Norman Courts, who came with him to Spokane and who still is employed at Fairmount Cemetery.There are several others of his countrymen in Spokane who knew Chapman as well as his wife, as they all came from the same town in England. Among these is a cousin, Andrew Wilton, of 07609 1-2 Monroe Steet, with whom he made his home, and he would have resided there with his bride had they lived to reach Spokane.


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