Remembering past Chapman editors - Part I

With the Chapman & Enterprise News-Times changing hands at the beginning of 2018, it was thought a look back at past editors was in order, to remember those who have sought to record Chapman history as it has taken place.

The Chapman Advertiser was established 1899, by early Chapman settler Thomas H. Sheeran. After publishing the paper for just six years, he died in 1905. The publication continued under the direction of his widow, Ann Howe Sheeran, from 1906 to 1942.

According to articles at the Chapman Area Preservation Society, in 1923, Ann turned the paper over to her daughter, Frances Sheeran, who was 19 at the time. Frances had helped her mother since childhood. At 16, she was already skilled on the Linotype, according to articles at CAPS.

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