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Chamberlin, William Charles, 1857-1941



William Charles Chamberlin was born in Beaver Dam Township in Dodge County, Wisconsin September 17, 1857 to Charles Lorum Chamberlin and Sarah E. Hurd. Charles L. moved his family to Ridgeway Township in Osage County, Kansas in 1866. While Charles and Sarah left Kansas in 1905 for points further west, their son remained a Kansas resident the rest of his life.

On October 30, 1884 William Charles married Harriet “Hattie” C. Ellis, daughter of John and Sarah Ellis, in Afton, Iowa. Harriet had been born in Peoria, IL on June 4, 1858. The couple had five sons: Walter (died at 6 months of age), Fred, Frank, John, and Ralph.

William passed away in August 1941 in Overbrook, Kansas at the age of 89. Harriet (Ellis) Chamberlin passed away on October 11, 1948 in Topeka, Kansas at the age of 90.

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William Charles Chamberlin papers

Call Number: RH MS 1080
Overview This collection provides some information about the Chamberlin family and its migration west during the 19th century, particularly William Charles Chamberlin's branch that moved to Osage County, Kansas. The collection includes William Charles Chamberlin's diary for the years 1882-1883, including a transcript; a family history of John and Lomira Chamberlin compiled in 2007; and source material. The source material includes excerpts from an account book involving Chamberlin's grandfather who...
Dates: 1834 - 2007