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Homer Chapman and Edna Chapman:  Wyline Sayler's Paternal Grandparents.  They lived in Buena Vista, Ga.   Click on Buena Vista to see a map.  Homer was born on January 27, 1867 in Marion County, Ga.  He died on October 09, 1945 in Buena Vista, Ga.  Edna was born on October 25, 1871 in ______ and died on January 14, 1958 in Buena Vista, Ga.

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Edna and Homer Chapman 50th Wedding Anniversary
Back Row:  Mary Alice Chapman Williams, Duncan Chapman, Grady Chapman, Sarah Chapman Walker, Leolene Chapman Montgomery
Front Row:  A. H. "Chap" Chapman, Edna, Homer, Ethel Chapman Goodroe

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This picture above was taken before Duncan was born.

From History of Marion County, Georgia, Ne... Powell Pub   1930

Homer T. Chapman was born at Tazewell, Georgia, January 27, 1867 and is the son of William W. Chapman and Sallie (Woodall) Chapman.  His parents of members of pioneer famiies who were potent factors in the progress of Marion.  He had five brothers and four sisters.

He began his business career as a farmer and for a number of years was one of the leading planers in the section.  Later he moved to Tazewell, where he conducted a thriving mercantile business for a long period.

Mr. Chapman was married November 21, 1888 to Edna Lenora McCorkle, daughter of John Thomas McCorkle and Louise (Lancaster) McCorkle, being a prominent family among the early settlers of Marion.  To this union were born eight children:

  1. Alvah Herman,

  2. Ethel Leonora (Mrs. Jt. T. Goddroe),

  3. Homer Grady,

  4. Sarah Lou (Mrs. J. A. Walker),

  5. John W.,

  6. Mary Alice (Mrs. Walker Williams),

  7. Leolene Olive,

  8. Lenwood D. 

Their grandchildren are:  Edna Frances, Joseph Turner, Grady Chapman, Bettie Lou, May Gene, the children of Mrs. Ethel Goodroe; Alvah H. and Wyoline Margaret, the Children of Alvah H. Chapman; Sarah Chapman, the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Lou Walker; Homer Grady, Jr., the son of H. G. Chapman; Margarite, the daughter of Mary Alice Williams.

Mr. Chapman has always taken an active part in the educational program in Marion, having served as a member of the county board of education for fifteen years.  While living at Tazewell he was one of the leaders in the Methodist Church, being a member o f the board of stewards for a long time.  In 1924, he moved to Buena Vista, where he transferred his membership and was again elected a steward.  Mr. Chapman sings in the choir and gives his enthusiastic support to all phases of religious work.

In 1924 he as chosen tax collector of Marion, defeating his opponents by a considerable majority.  In 1928, he was elected tax commissioner of this county without opposition.

For many years Mr. Chapman has been a prominent member of the Masonic lodge No. 16 at Tazewell, having served as secretary and worshipful master.  His pleasing personality is one of his marked characteristics and that with his interest in all civic, social and religious enterprises makes him one of the most popular citizens in the county.

Courtesy of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr.

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This is Homer Chapman's store which was also the County Courthouse at one point.  It has since been renovated I think.

Another article on Homer Chapman.

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