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Hugh A Chambers

CHAMBERS

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/11/2010 at 14:19:50

On the roster of county officials in Boone county appears the name of Hugh A Chambers, who is making a creditable record in the capacity of surveyor. His birth occurred in Columbus, Indiana, on August5, 1873, his parents being G S and Amelia (Murphy) Chambers, who were natives of North Carolina and Indian respectively. In 1879 the family home was established in Boone county, Iowa, and here the father embarked in the grocery business also following farming near Madrid. Subsequently he was engaged in the machinery business at Des Moines but at the present time is living retired in California with his wife.
Hugh A Chambers an only child pursued a high school course in Des Moines and also spent two years as a student in the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts at Ames, where he received his training as a civil engineer. In 1895 he was graduated form the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and then was connected with government work on Lake Superior for a short time. Later he was in the service of the King Bridge Company at Cleveland, Ohio, and afterward went to Cripple Creek, Colorado, where he remained for a year and a half. Subsequently he spent about a year a s civil engineer with the Denver & Rio Grande Railway and other roads until 1900. In that year he came to Boone and entered the service of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. Several years ago he was elected county surveyor and in that capacity he is now ably serving, discharging his important duties in a highly commendable and efficient manner. His fraternal relations are with the Masons, the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks and the Knights of Pythias. He is an energetic, useful and worthy resident of the county, and in all the relations of life he has been true to high and honorable standards.

1914 Boone County History Book


 

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