CHAPIN, Edward David

Male 1896 - 1965  (69 years)


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  • Name CHAPIN, Edward David 
    Born 9 Apr 1896  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • EDWARD D. CHAPIN - The West Branch Novelty Company, one of Milton's old and important industries, is under the executive direction of Edward D. Chapin. He represents the second generation in the business, of which his father and uncle were founders, and as president he has continued the company's record of steady progress and growth.

      Mr. Chapin, a leading figure in Milton life, was born in this city on April 9, 1896, son of George C. and Jennie (Hause) Chapin. His father, who died in 1924, was founder and president of the West Branch Novelty Company, one-time president of the First Milton National Bank, and a man of prominence and influence in the city. The mother, Jennie (Hause) Chapin, is still living.

      After his preliminary education in the Milton public schools, Edward D. Chapin entered Pennsylvania State College, which he attended until 1917. The First World War being then in progress, he enlisted in the United States Navy, was commissioned and served with the rank of ensign. After the war he entered business life and has been associated with the West Branch Novelty Company during virtually his entire career. From the outset he assumed important responsibilities in the business and after the death of his father in 1924, became president of the company. His enterprising leadership and sound judgment have been major factors in the development of the organization and business during the past two decades.

      Mr. Chapin has always interested himself in the welfare of his employees and in addition to modern conditions in the plant, the company, under his direction, has set aside and maintained rest and recreation rooms and a lunch room for workers of the factory. Social activities are encouraged and an athletic program is sponsored, which has resulted in several championship teams.

      In addition to his service as president of the West Branch Novelty Company, Mr. Chapin is a director of the First Milton National Bank. He has taken a very active and sympathetic interest in civic and community affairs generally and is past president of both the local Rotary Club and of the Milton Chamber of Commerce. He has also served two terms as school director and is a member and director of the board of the General State Authority. Mr. Chapin is affiliated with the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is a member of the Milton Presbyterian Church, on whose board of trustees he serves.

      Mr. Chapin married Elizabeth R. Weber.
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1920  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his parents at 50 N Front St. and working as assisstant manager at the novelty works 
    Census (desc) 1930  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 102 N Front St. and working as a manufacturer of furniture 
    Census (desc) 1940  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    living at 102 N Front St. and working as president of a novelty company 
    Draft 27 Apr 1942  Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He was working for West Branch Novelty Co. at the time.
    _UID 2874B8B709245749B9F44419E2E7FC13BA67 
    Died Oct 1965 
    Person ID I1996  Milton Families
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2016 

    Father CHAPIN, George Correy,   b. 5 Dec 1863, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1924, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother HAUSE, Jennie C.,   b. 24 Feb 1866, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1945, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BALLIET, Helen Dorothy,   b. 27 Mar 1898, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1993, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 1921 
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 WEBER, Elizabeth R.,   b. 1904, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975  (Age 71 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 27 Ward 2.

    2. [S91] Draft Registration Card - WWII.