Kenneth Chapman

Kenneth Chapman Obituary

Solider Dies As He Awaits Embarkation

Pvt. Kenneth Chapman, 19, Former Athlete Stricken Suddenly

Private Kenneth Chapman, 19, of the U. S. Army and a former Alliance High School athlete, temporarily stationed near New York City at an embarkation point awaiting overseas duty, died suddenly at 12 noon Sunday in a base Hospital near Newark, N. J., following a short illness of only a few hours. Members of his family were advised he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.

In New York City on a weekend pass, Private Chapman succeeded in getting a call through to his grandfather, C. H. Kannal of East Milner Street at 4 AM Sunday and apparently was in good health and excellent spirits at that time.

Chapman, who starred in football and basketball at Alliance High School was inducted into the Army a year ago last October, during the football campaign. Although he had not graduated from Alliance high School he was awarded his diploma.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Gladys Chapman of the home here; his father Merle Chapman; four brothers, Charles, Paul, and Robert at the home and Signalman Third Class, Warren Chapman who is overseas with the U.S. Merchant Marine; a sister, Marjorie at the home and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Kannal of Alliance and Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Chapman of Marlboro.

The body will be returned to the Cassaday and Turkle Funeral Home for services and calling hours. Internment will be in Fairmount Memorial Park. (11-6-1944)