1859–1918
portrait

June 17, 1859, Rich­mond, In­di­a­na.

De­cem­ber 25, 1918, New York Ci­ty.

Wood­lawn Ce­me­te­ry, Bronx, New York.

Wilbur was the son of Al­ex­an­der Ha­mil­ton Chap­man and Lo­rin­da Mc­Whin­ney. He mar­ried three times: to Ir­ene Sted­dom, Ag­nes Pruyn, and Ma­bel Cor­ne­lia Moul­ton.

He gra­du­at­ed from Lake For­est Col­lege in 1879 and Lane Sem­in­a­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in 1882.

Ordained a Pres­by­ter­i­an minister, his first pa­sto­rate was split be­tween churche­s in Lib­er­ty, In­di­a­na, and Col­lege Cor­ner, Ohio. In 1883 he be­came min­is­ter of the Old Sar­a­to­ga Dutch Re­formed Church in Schuy­ler­ville, New York. In 1885, he moved to the First Re­formed Church in Al­ba­ny, New York, and in 1890 to the Beth­a­ny Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

He was one of the foun­ders of the Wi­no­na Lake Bi­ble Con­fer­ence and, in 1900, tra­veled to the Ho­ly Land. His works in­clude:

  1. Hail to the Sav­ior
  2. Holy Spirit, Come In
  3. Inside the Veil
  4. Jesus Is All in All to Me
  5. Jesus, What a Friend for Sin­ners
  6. Judgment Day Is Com­ing On, The
  7. Just to See Je­sus
  8. Living He Loved Me
  9. My Sins Like a Chain
  10. Name of All the Names the Dear­est
  11. One Day
  12. Savior Has Died to Re­deem You, The
  13. There’ a Full Re­ward Await­ing Us in Glo­ry
  14. ’Tis Je­sus
  15. When We Go Home We Know Not When