Chambers, William H. (February 11, 1861 - June 29, 1933)


Douglas Enterprise - July 4, 1933

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Congregational church in Douglas for W.H. Chambers, 72, who died at his home Thursday morning. He had been in poor health for some time.

William H. Chambers was born at Valparaiso, Ind., Feb. 11, 1861. He left home at the age of 14 or 15 to make his way, working in lumber camps in northern Michigan. He came west at the age of 18 and spent several years in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and Wyoming. As the Northwestern built into Wyoming, he was with an advance timber crew looking out for ties for the road. Some time was spent in what is now Converse county.

Later tiring of the woods, he went to southeast Nebraska, where he met and married Ida Malone at Rulo, Neb., in 1894. Later he went to the Puget Sound country in Washington and engaged in fruit farming. He returned to Nebraska where he was employed by the Northwestern and sent to Douglas. He has lived here since.

Left to mourn his loss are his wife, two sons. William C. Chambers of Douglas and Francis Elwood Chambers of Lander; one daughter, Mrs. Faye George of Douglas, and several grandchildren.

Rev. Clayton Judy conducted the funeral services from the Congregational church at 2:30 Friday afternoon and the Hofmann Mortuary was in charge.

Pallbearers were Shirley Call, Waldo Bolln, Leonard Shaw, Sam Morvee, Lyle Cornell and L.B. Potter.

Interment was in Douglas cemetery.


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