Chamberlin, Jennie E. (McReynolds) (March 22, 1865 - November 27, 1949)


Unknown - December 1, 1949

Burial services were held yesterday at the Congregational church for Mrs. A.D. Chamberlin, 84, pioneer Douglas resident, who died here Sunday after a long illness. Rev. A. Thos. Hurley officiated. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery.

Mrs. Chamberlin was born Jennie E. McReynolds March 22, 1865, at Peru, Neb. Before coming to Douglas in 1886 with her brother James, she taught school at Axtell, Ken. She was appointed postmaster here in 1887 to succeed her brother who was the young village's first postmaster. In honor of her past position in the postal service, the post office flag was flown at half mast Wednesday.

In 1889 she was married to Albert D. Chamberlin, who preceded her in death many years ago. For several years Mrs. Chamberlin was associated with the local U.S. land office of which her husband was register from 1900 to 1904. Later they became interested in the sheep ranching business and for many years conducted a highly successful ranching enterprise. She was a charter member of Woodbine chapter of the order of Eastern Star and a member of the Congregational church.

Mrs. Chamberlin was one of the builders of our community and during her lifetime contributed much toward its progress.

She is the last of a family of eight children and had no immediate survivors. Pallbearers were Ted Daniels, R.C. Maurer, Mort Peters, Geo. Mitchell, Jr., T.U. Slonaker and Alexander Cross. Honorary pallbearers included George Mitchell, 92, a childhood friend of the deceased, Bob Irvine, Thos. Cook, Charles Horr, Harry Pollard, Wes Wiker and Sam Carothers.

*NOTE: Husband, Albert D. Chamberlin spelled in his obituary of 07/29/1920 spelled "Chamberlain".

In "Pages From Converse County's Past"; Heritage Book Committee; Wyoming Pioneer Association; Converse County
Douglas, Wyoming; John R. Pexton, Chairman 1986; Albert D. and Jennie's last name is spelled "Chamberlin".


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