Marshall Chapin

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Marshall Chapin
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Mayor of Detroit
In office
1829–1829
Preceded by John R. Williams
Succeeded by Levi Cook
Mayor of Detroit
In office
1831–1831
Preceded by Levi Cook
Succeeded by Charles Christopher Trowbridge
Personal details
Born February 27, 1798
Bernardston, Massachusetts
Died December 26, 1836(1836-12-26) (aged 38)
Detroit, Michigan
Spouse(s) Mary Crosby

Marshall Chapin (February 27, 1798 - December 26, 1836) was a doctor, pharmacist, and public servant from Detroit, Michigan.

Early life[edit]

Marshall Chapin was born in Bernardston, Massachusetts in 1798, one of nine children of Dr. Caleb Chapin and his wife Mary.[1] The family later moved to Caledonia, New York, where Marshall went to school. He took a medical course at Geneva Academy (now Hobart and William Smith Colleges), and studied medicine with an uncle in Buffalo, New York.[1] He received his medical degree in 1819.[1]

In 1823, Chapin married Mary Crosby.[1] The couple had four children: Louisa, Helen, Charles, and Marshall.[1]

Detroit[edit]

In 1819 Chapin moved to Detroit, and, with the help of his uncle, established the first drugstore there,[1] as well as going into private practice as a physician.[2] He was soon appointed physician for Fort Shelby.[3] He went into public service, serving as an alderman in 1826 and 1827 and mayor in 1831 and 1833.[1] He was appointed City Physician during the cholera epidemic of 1832, and served as same during the second outbreak in 1834.[1]

Marshall Chapin died of heart disease on December 26, 1838.[2] His drugstore continued in business under his son-in-law's name, and others, well into the 1880s.[2][4]

Political offices
Preceded by
John R. Williams
Mayor of Detroit
1829
Succeeded by
Levi Cook
Preceded by
Levi Cook
Mayor of Detroit
1831
Succeeded by
Charles Christopher Trowbridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Silas Farmer (1889), THE HISTORY OF DETROIT AND MICHIGAN, p. 1033 
  2. ^ a b c "Marshall Chapin". Elmwood Cemetery. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ Carlisle, Fred, ed. (1890), Chronography of Notable Events in the History of the Northwest Territory and Wayne County, Detroit: O.S. Gulley, Bornman, pp. 202–204, OCLC 13694600 
  4. ^ The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, 1907, p. 28