Macy and Chapman Families Papers
Carole Louise Chapman Macy (Mrs. Donald Oliver Macy) (1932-2003) compiled the family histories of the Chapman and the Macy families (from whom her husband, Donald Oliver Macy, was descended). Thirteen photographs, two badges, three business cards, and photocopies of seven family narratives and photocopies of letters are housed in the archives of the University of Denver.
- Macy, Carole Louise Chapman (Person)
Biographical / Historical
The Chapman and Macy families combined when Carole Louise Chapman married Donald Oliver Macy. Carole studied family history and collected photographs and family writings.
Of the Macy family we have little information other than that the family was associated with a firm of Lomax Standly Macy Brokers. The family also had an ancestor who attended the Naval Academy and served during the Spanish-American War.
The Chapman family left several narratives of their history, including the fact that Carole's grandfather fought in the Civil War and was later posted to frontier areas before leaving the army and heading west. Carole's father wrote two accounts of his younger life in Nebraska, California and Colorado. He describes his parents early years of marriage in Nebraska and a logging camp in California, followed by the births of their children. He continues with his own boyhood memories of living near the logging camp, returning to Nebraska, homesteading in Colorado around the turn of the twentieth century, and finally working, marrying, and raising a family in Colorado.
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