This intelligent and progressive business man of Culdesac is one of the men who is bringing that town to the front. He operates a livery stable, having the finest barn in the town. He enjoys a good trade, owing to his care of the needs of patrons and accommodating ways and affability. In addition to his business, Mr. Chapman has a timber claim and also a farm, where he raises flax, doing a good business in that line.

Clyde D. Chapman was born in Poweshiek County, Iowa, on November 16, 1875, being the son of Emulos C. and Mary C. (Stitt) Chapman. The father was born in Indiana, in 185 1, now lives at Melrose, Idaho, having come to this slate in 1887. His father was born in Knox County, Ohio, and was a pioneer in Illinois. The mother of our subject was born in Kansas in 1855, her father being a pioneer in that state and a soldier in the Civil war for four years. The parents of our subject removed to Nebraska in 1882 and engaged in farming and raising stock for five years. In 1889 they came to Idaho and settlement was made in Westlake. A preemption was taken and there Clyde labored with his father and attended school. Although when he became of age, and even before, he worked some for himself, still he made his home with his parents until 1901.

Mr. Chapman is still enjoying his bachelor freedom and is a popular resident of the community. Mr. Chapman has the following named brothers and’ sisters: Carl, deceased: Harriett V. Stinson and Claud H. This latter is an exceptionally bright and precocious lad.

Mr. Chapman is a member of the I. O. O. F.; the W. of W. and the Women of Woodcraft. In political matters he is a Republican and takes an intelligent interest in the affairs of that realm.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903