Vernon Chapman (1902 - 1997)

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Vancouver, Clark County, Washington

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Ted Chapman's

Ted Chapman's

Roderick Murray Kelt Memorial Page 4

Roderick Murray Kelt Memorial Page 4

Leonard B. Chapman

Leonard B. Chapman

Martin O. Senseny and Family

Martin O. Senseny and Family

Ensign Ted Chapman

Ensign Ted Chapman

Louis Phillip Theriault & buddies

Louis Phillip Theriault & buddies

Wilmot Henry Chapman, Civil War

Wilmot Henry Chapman, Civil War

Sgt. Leonard John Chapman

Sgt. Leonard John Chapman

Leonard John Chapman, fishing

Leonard John Chapman, fishing

Leonard John Chapman

Leonard John Chapman

Leonard John Chapman, 1914

Leonard John Chapman, 1914

 Leonard J. & Eldridge Chapman

Leonard J. & Eldridge Chapman

Pvt. Leonard J. Chapman, aircraft

Pvt. Leonard J. Chapman, aircraft

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Pvt. Leonard J. Chapman, 1929 Ted Chapman's Roderick Murray Kelt Memorial Page 4 Leonard B. Chapman

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1902 - In the year that Vernon Chapman was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

1927 - He was 25 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1958 - Vernon was 56 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

1986 - He was 84 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1997 - In the year of Vernon Chapman's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Vernon Chapman died on July 27, 1997 at 94 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Vernon. He was born on November 6, 1902. We have no information about Vernon's surviving family. We know that Vernon Chapman had been residing in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.

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