Chambers, Harold Tracy (June 25, 1911 - May 29, 1950)



Unknown - June 1, 1950

The community was shocked Monday to learn of the death early that morning of Harold Chambers, 38, chief of police, who died in General Rose hospital, Denver, after suffering a sudden relapse Saturday. Mr. Chambers had been hospitalized since March 16 with stomach trouble and pneumonia, and only recently underwent an operation for removal of an ulcer. He was recovering nicely from the operation and had been discharged from the hospital in preparation to coming home when his sudden relapse occurred. The immediate cause of death was acute liver trouble.

His wife and brother, Wilbur, were with him at the time of his death but he did not rally from a coma he had been in since Saturday night.

Harold Tracy Chambers was born June 25, 1911 at Holbrook, Frontier county, Neb., the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Chambers. He moved to Douglas with his family more than 20 years ago and finished his last year of high school here. On July 19, 1932, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Runnion at Scottsbluff, Neb. In addition to his wife he is survived by his parents and brother.

For the past few years he has been chief of the Douglas police force, at the same time associated with his brother in the wholesale and retail gasoline business.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge.

Funeral services were held yesterday from the Congregational church with Rev. A. Thomas Hurley of the Fist Methodist church officiating. The Masonic lodge was in charge of the graveside rites which were held in Douglas Park cemetery.


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