Fremont Eagle April 4, 1895
Charles W. Chapin was born in London district, West Canada, May 23, 1821, and died April 1, 1895, aged 73 years, 10 months and 8 days. He moved with his parents to Ohio, and from there to Indiana. He was baptized by Rev. Wadsworth when but a boy and united with the Freewill Baptist church. Before reaching manhood's years he became a member of the M.E. church. He was married in LaGrange county, Ind., July 19, 1846, to Maria Shoup. To this happy union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. His daughter Eliza preceded him to the better land Sept 25, 1887. He was a soldier in the armies of the Union, during the civil war. For more than 50 years he has been an earnest, loyal member of the M. E. church, and a devoted consecrated Christian. He was for many years an exhorter in the church, and always interested in every department of church work. His hope and trust in God and the future was bright. His end was peaceful, and his surviving children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, a devoted wife and numerous relatives and friends, are blessed in his hallowed memory, fragrant with grace and embalmed in
kindness. The Church militant here is poorer by his departure, and the Church triumphant is richer by his presence.