Minerva Chapman

(1829-1923). Financial administrator; treasurer of the General Conference (1877-1883); editor of the Youth’s Instructor (1875-1879, 1884-1889). She was a daughter of Nathan and Minerva Loughborough and a sister of J. N. Loughborough. She became an Adventist early in her life and remained a firm and consistent follower of her religious convictions until her death at nearly 94 years of age. She married Oscar A. Chapman in 1857. In 1866 the couple moved to Battle Creek, where she joined the staff of the Review and Herald as a typesetter. Her ability and faithful service led to her advancement in 1875 to the position of treasurer, and in 1876 to that of secretary of the Central SDA Publishing Association (now the Review and Herald Publishing Association). She held the latter position until 1...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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