Oliver Artemus Chapin

Born: Aug 9, 1836
Loc: Smyrna/Cazenovia NY
Died: Dec 9, 1886
Loc: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
Bur: Evergreen Cemetery,
Union City, Erie Co. PA
Gravestone Photo
Occupation: Minister and Farmer
Father: John William Chapin
Mother: Parmelia Holmes
Married: Mar 30, 1859
Spouse: Sarah Blair Range,
daughter of James L. Range and Jane M. McKay

Children:  Mary Jane/Elmer E./George Washington/Minnie Belle/Samuel Ray/Robert Guy/Lena May

1850 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1860 Census:  LeBoeuf Twp, Erie Co, PA
1870 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1880 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
The last will and testament of O.A. Chapin,  late of Bloomfield Township.  Deceased, Proved, Approved,
and Registered Letters of Testementary granted and issued to Sarah B. Chapin the Executrix.
O.A. Chapin died December 9, 1886 about 11 o'clock
Source: Crawford Co. Courthouse, Meadville, PA
Obituary: Death of Well Known Resident
Rev. O. A. Chapin died at his residence in Bloomfield on Thursday evening the 9th instant. His death due probably to a complication of diseases, but the immediate cause was in the form of a short sharp attack from which his vital forces never rallied. For years Mr. Chapin had suffered from from some obscure physical trouble, which at times was very painful and by which he was greatly prostrated. The frequency and stringency of these attacks created in his mind the expectation of a fatal issue in no distant date. Hence he was fully prepared when such expectations were confirmed. He died as he had lived, in the faith of the Son of God, and in that "peace which they have whose minds stayed on God, trusting in him" He was pleasant and cheerful to everyone, kind and forgiving, and many are the sorrowing friends who now realize that he has gone away. Mr. Chapin was born August 8th 1836 in the village of Smyrnia, Madison Co. NY and came to this township many years ago. He as married March 30, 1859 to Sarah B. Range, who survives him. To them were born seven children, six of whom are living. The funeral of the deceased on Saturday was attended by a large concourse of friends of friends. The sermon was preached by Rev. Starkey between whom and the deceased a friendship had long existed like unto that of David and Jonathan.
Union City Times - Dec. 16, 1886