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.