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Leo Chapman and
Lillian (Murray) Chapman

Pinepound Reflections - A History of
Spring Coulee and District page 230

written by Committee

Leo Chapman came to Canada from England in 1905. He landed in Ontario, came west and farmed for Verl Olson at the Workman farm. He later bought and farmed east of Spring Coulee and did carpentry work. He built the Clara C. Thompson Memorial Hall and helped on the Community Hall as well as taking an active part in the community life.

He married Lillian Murray who was born in Cardston. She worked for Mrs. Horspool at the Hotel in Spring Coulee in 1910.

She was the first vice-president of the Spring Coulee Women's Institute and a faithful member all of her life until it disbanded in 1960. She was an active member of the Spring Coulee Ladies Aid and helped raise money for the Community Hall, the Red Cross and Charitable funds.

They had three children - two sons and one daughter. George passed away at 9 months.

Leo was for many years the janitor at the Spring Coulee School.

Lillian and Leo had for many years another Spring Coulee oldtimer, Joe Greenwood, as a boarder.

One thing that their grandson remembers about Joe is that when the news broadcast of the Korean war came on the radio you didn't make any noise of any kind.

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