Obit: Chambers, George (1859 - 1940)
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Surnames: Chambers, Adams, Crandell, Smith, Pierstorff

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 2 March 1940

Chambers, George (4 Sept. 1859 - 23 Feb. 1940)

George Chambers was born at Wilksberry, Penn., Sept. 4, 1859. He was the fifth child of a family of nine brothers and sisters, all of whom have preceded him in death excepting one brother, Hugh, who resides in Superior.

At the age of seven years, he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Chambers, to Wisconsin, they homesteading the land now known as the Gene Washburn farm. There he grew to young manhood, and on July 24, 1884, was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Adams, at Merrillan. To this union four children were born, one son, Ralph, dying in infancy.

They resided on the home farm for five years following their marriage, after which Mr. Chambers engaged in the logging industry. In the year 1904 they moved to Humbird, and a few years later purchased the Commercial Hotel, conducting it successfully for a period of time. They moved to their present home in 1924, where they resided until his death, about 10 a.m., February 23, 1940, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 19 days.

On July 24, 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Chambers happily celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, surrounded by their family and friends.

Mr. Chambers has been in failing health for the past two years or more, when an illness confined him to his bed the greater part of the winter. Since that time he had been about as usual and only recently returned from spending a few weeks with their daughter in Black River Falls. His death came after only a few hours illness from a heart trouble.

He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Crandell, Black River Falls; Mrs. Walter Smith, Humbird; one son, Robert A. Fairmont; Minn.; one brother Hugh, Superior; and seven grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends mourn his death.

Mr. Chambers was a member of the Methodist church in this village, where funeral services were held Monday afternoon, the Rev. C. H. Pierstorff officiating. The quartet sang, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord," "Shadows," and "Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me." Many relatives came from away to attend the services. His only surviving brother is in Texas, and could not be present. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.

 

 


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