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Frederick Melbourne Chapman

Frederick Melbourne Chapman

Male 1907 - 1995  (Age: 88)    Has 32 ancestors and 7 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Frederick Melbourne Chapman 
    Born 8 Jan 1907  Kensington, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Address :  
    52 Barnett Street 
    • "...Cecil and Christina stayed in South Africa until she became pregnant with Frederick. She then returned to Kensington, Victoria, for the birth, and to be with her mother. It was at her mother's home that she gave birth to Fred who was a whopping 11lbs. Three years later Herbert was born, athough he only lived about a year as he had a hole in his heart." - Melissa Haddon.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Teacher  [1
    • "...Fred taught at schools all across Victoria including in Pentridge Prison. One of the prisoners who had spent more than half his life behind bars and was illiterate, was so thankful for Pop's tuition that he painted him an amazing picture which my mum still has hanging on her wall.

      Fred inherited his father's political views - with WW2 came POW camps everywhere in Australia. I'm not exactly sure how he did it, but he had a number of Italians from his local area bought back home. He also packed up Marie and his two daughters (Lesley and Noreen) in the middle of the night and sent them to Melbourne from their home in Carina when they found out that they were to be interred - Marie was German. Fred told Noreen and Lesley 'This is the only time you are allowed to lie, if anybody asks, your mother is not German!'" - Melissa Haddon
    Died 5 Jun 1995  Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Herbert Chapman
     
    Photos 2 photos
    Person ID I5304  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2008 

    Father Cecil Herbert Wordsworth Chapman (ID:I5303)
              b. 1878, Sand, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Oct 1960, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82) 
    Mother Christina Myles Thorburn (ID:I5302)
              b. 18 Mar 1880, Bullengarook, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1956, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75) 
    Married Abt 1902  South AfricaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • "...When the Boer War ended, Cecil wrote to Christina Myles Thorburn and asked her to marry him because he needed a wife - no mention of love or romance! For whatever reason she accepted. Accompanied by her youngest sister Lillian, they went to South Africa to be wed. Though the date is sketchy it's believed to have been in 1902." - Mellisa Haddon. [1]
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F1413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mariechen Dorothea Adeline Schröder (ID:I5306)
              b. 2 Jun 1908, Bruchhausen-Vilsen, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Nov 1991  (Age 83) 
    Married 3 Jun 1929 
    • "...Frederick married (actually eloped) with Mariechen because Marie's father was painfully strict and didn't want her to marry (he wanted her to look after the farm).
      Frederick and Mariechen were the most loving couple you could ever hope to come across. Everyone in my family becomes all starry eyed when they speak of them." - Melissa Haddon. [1]
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2008 17:07:17 
    Family ID F1414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    52 Barnett Street - 8 Jan 1907 - Kensington, Victoria, Australia
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1995 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3699] Mellisa Haddon, Connections: Withams in Australia.

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