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Edith Dodds Chambers, 1869-1919


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/5/2009 at 20:50:51

This community was sadly shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. S. M. Chambers which occurred early Monday morning at the City Hospital. Although she had been ill for two weeks her condition was not considered serious until the last few days when her suffering became intense. It was then decided that only through an operation could she possibly live and because of a naturally weak heart the outcome was feared. Death came as a blessed release. "God gave and God has taken away."

Edith Alice Dodds was born in Columbus, Ohio, March 21, 1869, and died at Estherville, Iowa, May 5, 1919. She married April 12, 1888, in Columbus to S. M. Chambers. Five sons, Elmer of Estherville; Locus of Bruele, Wisconsin; Robert of Casmalia, California; Herbert of Summerville, Massachusetts; Clyde of Estherville; and two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Henderson of Huntington, and little Edith at home; also Mrs. Charley Pullen of this city, daughter of Mr. Chambers, remain to share their father's grief. Two other children, Wilbur and Norman, passed away in infancy. Other relatives include two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Weir of this city; Mrs. W. E. Postle of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, J.T. Todd of St. Louis; Robert Dodds of Columbus; and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. Chambers has been faithful and loyal to the church since early childhood. She was especially active in all departments of church work as a young woman, but of later years failing health prevented her entering outside activities as she would have liked.

Mr. and Mrs. Chambers coming here from Columbus, Ohio, joined the Presbyterian church which has been their church home for nearly twenty years. They were both present at the Easter cantata which Mrs. Chambers especially enjoyed as she was a great lover of music.

Mrs. Chambers will be sadly missed from the Riverside Country Club of which she was a charter member. Her valued assistance in many ways will never be forgotten. She was also an interested member of the War Mothers of America and proudly wore a service pin of two stars. Herbert Chambers, honorably discharged from recent service in France, will be present at the funeral. The youngest son, Clyde, was in a training camp for three months at Camp Shelby.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family, especially to the husband and little daughter, who will miss the loving ministrations of the wife and mother who made the home. We can only pray that God will guide and guard them.

Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; May 7, 1919.


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