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CHAMBERS, Harlow

CHAMBERS, RIPLEY, MCKAY, HALL

Posted By: Karyn Volunteer
Date: 4/21/2017 at 18:28:48

THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD
October 8, 1903.

"OLD SETTLER GONE.

Harlow Chambers Died in South Omaha at the Home of His Daughter--Second Stroke of Paralysis. Remains Brought Here and Buried in Singleton Cemetery".

Harlow Chambers, aged 73 years 11 months, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. William Van Ness, in South Omaha, September 29. The remains were brought to Anderson and the funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at that place at 1 o'clock Saturday, October 3, conducted by Rev. Honsaker of Randolph.

Harlow Chambers was born near Marysville, Kentucky, and while he was yet a small boy his parents came to Illinois. He came to Fremont county, Iowa in 1856. On Nov. 23, 1857 he was united in marriage with Mary Ripley, sister of J. R. Ripley of this place. Eleven children were born to them, six of whom are still living. His two sons, W. H. and S. A. Chambers, three of his daughters, Misses Nina and Addie and Mrs. William Van Ness, his brother, W. Chambers of Fremont county, were with him when he passed away. The eldest daughter, Effie, is a missionary in Turkey and could not be present. His step-mother, Mrs. Polly Chambers of Sidney, being an invalid, could not leave her home. Besides these he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary McKay of Seneca, Kansas, and Mrs. Hall of Norton, Kansas.

Two years ago Mr. Chambers moved to Ft. Morgan, Colorado. In July he had a stroke of paralysis and two months ago went to Omaha to take treatment. He had improved so much that they had strong hopes of his recovery. Sunday morning his son-in-law Mr. Van Ness spoke to him and received no reply. He was unable to speak and from that time grew worse until the end.

For many years Mr. Chambers resided near Anderson and was respected by all the citizens who knew him. He was the first to locate in that part of Fremont County and he has witnessed all the changes from the early day up to the present progressive age. He crossed the plains once in (sic 1864) but returned the following year, satisfied to remain and help to build up the country that he called home for nearly fifty years.

He was laid to rest in the Singleton (Chambers) cemetery near the remains of his father, mother, wife and five children. The pall-bearers were six of his nephews. The many friends and relatives of Mr. Chambers who attended the funeral made it one of the largest ever held in Fremont county. The many tokens of respect and love paid to the dead and the sympathy for the bereaved ones will leave a life long impression on all present.

The deceased was one of those who, by his upright life, deserved the respect of his fellow men. He confessed Christianity last spring, but had lived a Christian life for many years.

Submitted by Danette Hein-Snider ~ dheinsnider@yahoo.com


 

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