Edith Mary Chambers1

F, b. 22 September 1897, d. 31 December 1969

Minnie Chambers aged 19 years. Taken c 1916.

  • Edith Mary Chambers was known by her family and friends as Minnie.
  • She was born on 22 September 1897. and according to family hearsay, Minnie was given to Edith's mother Emily Jefferis and her sister Ann Jefferis to raise.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Edith Mary Chambers went to school circa 1908 in Woowoonga State School.4
  • According to her niece Ollie Johannssen, Minnie worked in Brisbane for a time. "She bought the piano for her parents and also a willow wear dinner set which must have cost her quite a lot even in those days. When she came back to Biggenden she worked at the hospital for a long time." Apparently Minnie was working at the hospital when she met Henry Miller who was working at John Douglas' farm just out of Biggenden.3
  • Between 1923 and 1929, when Ollie Johannesen was a small girl, Minnie would make clothes for her as Ollie's mother Nellie didn't have the time nor the abilty.3
  • At the age of 32 years and 15 days, Edith Mary Chambers married Henry Miller, son of Otto Miller and Friedriche Blindt, on 7 October 1929 in "Woodvale Farm", Woowoonga. They were married on Minnie's parents farm. "After the ceremony Minnie started to cry as her ring was so tight her finger swelled up and they got a dish of water and soap to get it off."5,3
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Cordalba. Henry was shown as a labourer and Edith carried out home duties.6
  • Minnie and Harry went to Cordalba (on the Isis Highway between Apple Tree Creek and Bundaberg) to live while Harry cut cane. While they were living there Minnie's niece Ollie Johannesen stayed with them while she attended school.3
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1937 living at Oakwood. Henry was listed as a labour and Minnie carried out home duties. Oakwood was just north of Bundaberg.7
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at 99 Kent Street, Maryborough. Henry was shown as carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.8
  • Edith Mary Chambers and Henry Miller appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1958 living at 37 Elizabeth Street, Gympie. Henry was shown as a carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.9
  • Edith Mary Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1963 and 1968 living at 54 Garden Street, Maryborough. Henry was shown as a carpenter and Edith carried out home duties.10
  • Edith Mary Chambers died on 31 December 1969 in Maryborough at age 72.

Citations

  1. Electoral Role; Various, Various.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 97/012232.
  3. Letter, Ollie Johannesen to Nancy Norman, 4/8/1997.
  4. Photograph, Woogoonga School & Pupils, 1909, Biggenden Museum, Names of pupils added before photo given to museum.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1929/003350.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1930 Div Capricornia; SubDiv Childers.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1936 Div of Capricornia; Sub Div Musgrave.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1949 Div Wide Bay, SubDiv Maryborough.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1954 Div Fisher SubDiv Gympie.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1963 & 1968 Div Wide Bay, SubDiv Maryborough.

Edward Chambers1

M, b. circa 1869
  • Edward Chambers was born circa 1869 in St Mawes, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.2
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  2. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

Eliza Chambers1

F, b. 18 April 1858, d. March 1859
  • Eliza Chambers was christened on 18 April 1858 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.1
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.1
  • Her death was recorded with the Walsall, Staffordshire Registration District in the March 1859 Quarter . She was just over one year old.2

Citations

  1. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Mar 1859 CHAMBERS Eliza Walsall 6b 420.

Elizabeth Ann Chambers1

F, b. 5 August 1883, d. 8 May 1954
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers was born on 5 August 1883 in Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell.2
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell in 1908 in Djuan.3. William was a farmer. Their daughter Elizabeth Ann and son Joseph, also a farmer most likely lived with them. Son John farmed at Crow's Nest :CR:]
  • At the age of 27 years, 5 months and 2 days, Elizabeth Ann Chambers married Thomas Joseph Hayden, son of Patrick Hayden and Margaret Peters, on 7 January 1911 in Queensland. There are two marriage dates, the second being 28 Dec 1912.1,4
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers and Thomas Joseph Hayden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. Joseph was a teamster.5
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. She carried out home duties. Thomas' name didn't appear on the roll.6
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 54 Henry Street, Greenslopes.7
  • Elizabeth Ann Chambers died on 8 May 1954 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 70.8
  • She was buried in Dutton Park Cemetery.

Child of Elizabeth Ann Chambers and Thomas Joseph Hayden

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1912/C3554     Hayden     Thomas Joseph     ;Chambers     Elizabeth Ann.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1883/C2578      Elizabeth Ann     Chambers;     William     ;Elizabeth McDowell.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1908.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1911     C2979     Thomas Joseph     Hayden;     Elizbeth Ann     Chambers.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Darling Downs Crows Nest 1916.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs, Sub Div Crows Nest 1926.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Griffith Coorparoo 1943.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1954 B001794 Elizabeth Ann Hayden; William Chambers; Elizabeth McDowall.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1911     C12072     Ann     Hayden     ;Thomas Joseph     ;Elizabeth Ann Chambers.

Elizabeth Violet Chambers1

F, b. circa 1890

Citations

  1. Rootsweb World Connect, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Watts/Burgess/Alexander/Ramskill/Tilley/Barber/Rogers.

Ellen Chambers1

F, b. 30 August 1895, d. July 1992

Nellie Chambers as a baby c 1894

  • Ellen Chambers was born on 30 August 1895 in Biggenden, Queensland.2
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Ellen Chambers commenced school between 1900 and 1905 in Childers. Because Ellen was too small to walk the five miles from "Woowoonga" to attend school in Biggenden, she went to stay with her Aunt Ellen at "Horton" near Childers. Her daughter says her mother always remembered the trip on horse back from "Woowoonga" to Childers with her father.
  • She commenced school at Biggenden State School on 16 October 1905. aged 10 years, she left on 20 October 1905.3
  • She commenced school at Biggenden State School on 28 January 1907. aged 11 years and 5 months. She left the school in April 1908 most likely because the new school at Woowoonga opened.4
  • At the age of 22 years, 3 months and 26 days, Ellen Chambers married Peter Jens Johannesen on 26 December 1917.1,5
  • On 18 December 1959,her husband, Peter Jens Johannesen died at age 64.
  • A newspaper cutting undated - about September 1990 describes her birthday ---
    "MRS JO' CELEBRATES 95TH BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS
    Biggenden resident, Mrs Ellen Johannesen, affectionately known as Mrs Jo' celebrated her 95 th birthday with relatives and friends last Thursday.
    Mrs Johannesen is a resident of the Biggeden hospital and was a guest of the Uniting Church Women's Fellowship for afternoon tea on Thursday where she was presented with a small gift.
    Attending the party were her sister Mrs Gert Norman, and daughter in law Mrs Beryl Johannesen, both of Maryborough.
    During the day Mrs Johannesen was treated to a family dinner, while on the previous day she received yet another birthday cake at the Friendship Centre. Mrs Johannesen enjoys playing cards, and is proud of the fact that she doesn't need to wear glasses. Mrs Norman added that Mrs Johannesen was a pretty good card player, and "just quietly, was no pushover". Since becoming a resident of the Biggenden Hospital almost two months ago, Mrs Jo has cross-stitched seven tablecloths. She also enjoys knitting coat hangers.
    Mrs Jo is one of the pioneers of the Uniting Church at Biggenden and relates some stories of the early days when she resided with her parents, Mrs and Mrs Chambers at Woowoonga. She remembers walking to "the opening" just 80 years ago. She said "the Church was crowded and the yard was full of horses". The distance she and her sister and brothers walked to be part of the opening was only five and a half miles. Mrs Jo recalls how the minister, who resided in the vestry at the back of the church in Biggenden, would ride his horse to visit them and be given a cup of tea and fresh bread made in the camp oven. "Stoves were hard to come by in those days" Mrs Jo remembers the times were hard, and when the Minister called asking for a donation Mrs Chambers said " I haven't any money but I will given you this silver dish" which had been a wedding present and much valued. It was used for many years in the Church as a collection plate. "The early church can boast of something that Biggenden today cannot, and that is a choir". Mrs Jo said there were some beautiful singing of the old hymns and the names of those she remembers in the choir were Lawrences, the Griggs, the Triggers and the Northgraves.
    Mrs Jo recalls what she called "The Moonlight Picnics" At these picnics they would play Jolly Miller, Twos and Threes and Drop the Hanky. "Woowoonga people then decided they wanted a church of their own and a committee was formed consisting of Mr CF Stark, Mr SH Chambers, Mrs JFE Voss, Mr FG Reinhardt and Mr JA Douglas. Mrs Stark and Mr Chambers went around in a horse and cart and collected and a church was purchased from Mt Perry and later moved to Woowoonga. This church is the present hall adjacent to the church in Biggenden."6

  • Ellen Chambers died in July 1992 at age 96.
  • She was buried in July 1992 in Degilbo, Queensland.7
  • Ellen Chambers also went by the name of Nellie.

Children of Ellen Chambers and Peter Jens Johannesen

Citations

  1. Electoral Role; Various, Various.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Births 1895/12791     Ellen     Chambers;     Sampson Henry;     Edith Mary Jefferis.
  3. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School, Biggenden.
  4. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School.
  5. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage Ref 18/00485.
  6. Local Newspaper - Biggenden, Sep 1990.
  7. John Bright Chambers Grave Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  8. Letter, Nancy Norman to Audrey Chambers, March 2003.

Ellen Chambers1

F, b. 29 January 1853, d. 6 February 1913

William and Eleanor (Ellen) (nee Chambers) Kingston. Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • Ellen Chambers was born on 29 January 1853 in Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Ellen's Birth Registration reads:- Registration District of Walsall - Sub District of Bloxwich - County of Staffordshire Entry # 184 - Twenty nineth January 1853 - Bloxwich - Ellen - Girl - Father, Sampson CHAMBERS - Mother, Jane CHAMBERS formerly JONES - occupation of father, Miner - + mark of Sampson Chambers, Bloxwich - Fifth March 1853.2,3,4
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Ellen Chambers was christened on 1 February 1853 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich. The christening details show her as Ellen, daughter of Samuel (should be Sampson) and Jane.5
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Ellen Chambers was living in the household of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones in Church Lane, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Sampson is shown as a 34 year old coal miner, born Bradley living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Bloxwich and their children, all born Bloxwich - Ellen aged 8, Ann aged 6 and Eliza aged 1. The family lived next door to Jane's sister Ann and her husband James Taylor. Jane's parents John and Ann Jones lived on the other side of the Taylors.6
  • On 24 November 1868,Ellen Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.7,8
  • On 3 April 1870,Ellen Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.9,10
  • Ellen Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Park Street, Walsall. Ellen was 19 years old, born Bloxwich and working as a domestic servant in the household of Thomas and Mary Potters.11
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 26 days, Ellen Chambers married William Kingston, son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson, on 25 December 1874 in Aston Juxa, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. William was employed as a clerk before his marriage. He worked for a firm in Lichfield Street, Walsall.12,4
  • Ellen Chambers and William Kingston appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 97 Brace Street, Walsall Foreign. The census shows that William was 34, born Rosliston, Derby, a packing case maker, living with his wife Ellen, 29 born Bloxwich, and their two children Anne aged 2 and William 1 month, both born in Walsall. Sampson Chambers, Ellen's brother also lived with them. He was 15 years old, born Bloxwich and a saddle maker.13
  • Ellen Chambers and William Kingston immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The "El Dorado" departed Plymouth, England on 9 May 1883 and arrived in Cooktown on 26 June the same year. The ship reached Rockhampton in July. On board were William and Ellen Kingston and their two children Annie shown as 4 years old, and son William. William's occupation was recorded a cabinet maker and builder. Ellen's brother Sampson Chambers also came with the family. On his departure from England Sampson was given a book "The Life of Christ" by his sister Anne. The inscription read "From your loving sister Anne - March 1883.
    The family made their way overland to Bundaberg from Rockhampton.14,4
  • Some time after the family arrived in Queensland Ellen Chambers changed her name to Eleanor. Perhaps it was because her sister-in-law, the wife of Joseph Kingston was also know as Ellen. However, to her brother Sampson's family she was known as Ellen, signing her letters to them as Ellen. She is also recorded as Ellen Chambers on the birth records of her sons Alfren and Joseph.4
  • In January 1885 Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston lived in Stewart Street, Bundaberg. William was a labourer at this time.15
  • In 1886 Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston lived in Horton, Childers.According to the " Bundaberg & District Pioneers" book the family moved to Horton about 1886. William applied for a selection of of 103 acres 2 roods 23 perchs of land Portion # 1352 in the County of Cook, Parish of Childers (in the Abington district) and was granted commencement of lease on 25MAR1886 - Application to construct a homestead and purchase the land was made on 31MAR1891 on 2 roods 23 perchs of the lease - The cost of the land was 6 pence per acre ; totaling 2 pounds 12 shillings - James GRIFFIN and Joseph B WHITE swore that William had lived on the selection for the past 5 years from 25MAR1886 - Deed of Grant was passed on 08MAY1891. The following valuation of improvements were included on the application :-
    House & kitchen 50 Pounds
    20 Chain of 2 rail & paling fence 20 Pounds
    24 Chain of post, wire & paling fence 12 Pounds
    11 acres of clearing @ 5 pounds per acre 55 Pounds
    Total 137 Pounds.16,4

  • Circa 1895 William built the first church in the Childers district at Horton , the Methodist church.16
  • Around 1913 Eleanor (Ellen) wrote this letter to Nellie Chambers:- sic

    " January 15
    Horton
    My dear Nellie
    I got a letter from you a long time ago and also one from (Minne?) I was pleased to hear from you both I seem as if I hate to rite letters I would like to see you all we thought you r dadie was coming to see us it such a long while since we saw him if I live till the new line is done I shall come and see you I hope you are a good girl to your mother and father I should like to see Gerty your cousin Joe got a nice little girl they ---m stop? with? us yet Willies little boy died such a dear little chap we would have to have kept him but god took him we are all well as can be expected and we hope you are all --- girls are ---- now someday Percy Emett going to marry Elsie Griffen tell Minnie sometime I will write to her --- my love to mumie dadie and yourself and Minnie I hope you have got plenty of potates they are dear
    From your loving antie Elan"

    This letter may have been written a few weeks before her death on 6 Feb 1913 as she mentions the death of Clifford Kingston (Willies little boy who died 1912) and the birth of Clara Mills (your cousin Joe (husband of Ann Kingston) got a nice little girl - born 1912.)17
  • Eleanor (Ellen) and William Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913. She was shown as living in Sunnymead, Horton.William was listed as a carpenter and Eleanor (Ellen)'s occupation was home duties.4
  • Eleanor (Ellen) died on 6 February 1913 in Horton, Childers, Queensland, Australia, at age 60 years and 5 days. Horton was the area where the family owned thei rcane farm on the Woodgate Road near Childers.
  • Ellen Chambers was buried on 7 February 1913 in Apple Tree Creek Cemetery, Queensland.
    The gravestone reads:
    In Loving Memory of Eleanor, the beloved wife of William Kingston who died February 6 aged 61 years, also the above William Kingston who died August 22 1920 aged 74 years. Nearer my God to Thee.18,19,4

  • On 28 December 1914 In her letter to Minnie Chambers her aunt Emma Chambers wrote :-
    "I have not heard from your Uncle William for a long time so I dont know who he is living with. He sent us all a photo of your Auntie Ellen('s) Stone & we were all pleased with it.20 "

Children of Ellen Chambers and William Kingston

Citations

  1. Family of Gertrude Norman, "Eighty Good Years."
  2. Microfiche; unknown film, 1853 Mar QTR Stoubridge page 1;c;197.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 185 Chambers Ellen Walsall 6b 461.
  4. Merv Johnson, "E-mail Merv Johnson," e-mail to Audrey, Various dates 2009, 23 August 2009.
  5. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1861 Walsall Foreigh RG 9/2012.
  7. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  8. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  9. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  10. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1871 Census RG10/2960.
  12. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No M 011685.
  13. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, RG 11/2829/60.
  14. Sampson Henry Chambers, "El Dorado" Microfiche/Film, 1883, IMM 118/10 Z1960.
  15. Ron Hamilton, "Ron Hamilton re Bundaberg Directory Lookups," e-mail to Audrey, 5/11/2001.
  16. Bundaberg Genealogical Society, Bundaberg & District Pioneers.
  17. Letter, Eleanor Kingston to Nell Johannesen, 15/1/1913.
  18. William Kingston Eleanor Kingston Grave Headstone Transcription;.
  19. Appletree Creek Headstones, online http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/…
  20. Letter, Emma Chambers to Minnie Chambers, 28/12/1914.

Emily Chambers1

F, b. circa 1874
  • Emily Chambers was born circa 1874 in St Mawes, Cornwall.1
  • She was the daughter of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Emily Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

Emily Ellen Chambers1

F, b. 1906
  • Emily Ellen Chambers was also known as Nell.2
  • She was born in 1906 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.1
  • Emily Ellen Chambers enlisted in the AIF on 4 October 1940 in Crow's Nest. Her service number was QX6485 and she gave her next of kin as her father Harry Chambers. She was living at Crow's Nest at the time she enlisted. She was discharged on 8 May 1942 with the rank of Captain in the 9th Australian General Hospital.3
  • At the age of 36 years, Emily Ellen Chambers married John G Hooper on 8 May 1942 in St John's Cathederal, Brisbane. The marriage was announced in The Courier Mail :- "RETURNED NURSE TO WED A.IF. CAPTAIN

    SISTER NELL CHAMBERS, of Wyalla, Crow's Nest, will wear her army nurse's uniform when she is married to Captain John G. Hooper, A.I.P. (Laidley) , on Friday at 2.30 p.m. in St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Both bride and bridegroom are returned from active service in the Middle East, and Sister Chambers will arrive from Adelaide tomorrow. She will have another returned army nurse, Sister Carmody, as bridesmaid."4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1906/B13191      Ellen Emily     Chambers;     Harry     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker.
  2. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12.
  3. WW2 Nominal Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  4. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Wednesday 6 May 1942 p 6 Article.

Emma Chambers

F, b. 1865
  • Emma Chambers was born in 1865.1
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • On 24 November 1868,Emma Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.2,3
  • On 3 April 1870,Emma Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.4,5
  • In 1871 Emma Chambers lived in 10 Church Street, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.6
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Emma Chambers was living in the household of Ann Jones and James Taylor in 10 Church Road, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. The census record shows Ann as a 50 year old, born Bloxwich living with her husband James,also shown as a 50 year old anvil blade maker born Bloxwich, and nieces Hariet aged 8, and Emma aged 6 and nephew Sampson Chambers aged 5. All the children were scholars. Ann Jones, Ann's mother, lived next door.6
  • Emma Chambers appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Duddeston, Aston. she is shown as 23 years old. Emma was possibly living with her older sister Ann.7
  • According to notes written by a relation of William Kingston (in 19 ) Emma had a shop in Liverpool.8
  • In 1901 there was an Emma Chambers living at Handsworth Staffordshire, born West Bromwich but this may not be the correct person.9
  • She appeared on the census of 1911.10
  • On 28 December 1914 Emma Chambers lived in 270 Netherfield Road North, Liverpool. She wrote the following letter to Minnie Chambers:-
    " My Dear Minnie
    I was delighted to get your nice long letter it is a treat to read your letters when they come. I think you are quite right about your dad writing do you know he has never written to me in his life and I don't think he will now although I dont give up hopes only if he does I shall frame his letter. I am glad to hear you are all well but feel sorry for your grandma. I am sure she will feel it very much her only son going to the War. Well dear Minnie we were all in great tr____ when war was declared in England on 4 August. Your cousin Elsie came for a few days and her young man but they had to pack up in haste and go home as the trains were wanted for the soldiers. It was a sad sight to seen them part from husbands mothers sweethearts it was heartrending and the poor Belgians what they must of suffered and we are not out of the woods yet for I suppose you will have seen in the papers they have had a smack at Scarboro and that is only 60 miles away from Liverpool & I believe they are anxious to have a smack at Liverpool but we are living hopes they will be driven back. I have been afraid your cousin Charlie and Austin would be called up but up to now they are at home. Well dear Minnie I did not go this Xmas for one thing it is such a long cold journey so I thought all being well I would go at Easter. Of course I heard from them all Auntie Annie Charlie Alice and Baby were all going to Auntie Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it. I spent a very Happy Christmas with some Friends in Liverpool and I was glad when Xmas came I had decided not to go to B.h.ham for it was a very cold day much colder than last year. Although I should liked to of been there all the same and many a time I thought of Auntie. She is a real good sister and thinks of us all and when we are altogether your farther and all of you are thought of and talked of as well only you are so far away. I have had several letters from your Cousin Annie and she sent me the photos of her 3 children they are fine little kiddies also one of Willies children a nice little girl I think she has such a sweet face. Well you would laugh if you saw your cousin Charlies baby, he is a monster. Your Auntie Annie has him ruined of course you will have heard she reared your cousin Charlie. I was going to put little Charlie of course we used to call him that and even now make a mistake. His baby is called K(R)eith. I bet you have never heard that name before one of Auntie Annies choosing. So we have to say we like that name whether we do or not. I am up and the whole of the time writing this letter so you must please excuse all blunders and mistakes only I though you would like a letter. I have not heard from your Uncle William for a long time so I dont know who he is living with. He sent us all a photo of your Auntie Ellen('s) Stone & we were all pleased with it. I hope you have got your Xmas cards we sent wishing all of you a very happy New year and a safe return for your friends from the war. Love to all and your dear self. Your affect auntie E. C
    ." (Emma Chambers.)11
  • Her marriage, at 51 years, to Walter J Wolff was registered in the June 1916 Quarter in Aston, Warwickshire Registration District.12
  • Emma Chambers lived in Lower Beck Road, Liverpool, England.13

Citations

  1. Microfiche, QLD Family History Soc, unknown record info, Emma Chambers, Neice, aged 6, of James and Ann Taylor.
  2. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  3. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  4. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  5. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  6. Microfiche, QLD Family History Soc, unknown record info.
  7. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/, ANN CHAMBERS     35     Duddeston, Aston; EMMA CHAMBERS     24     Duddeston, Aston.
  8. Merv Johnson, "E-mail Merv Johnson," e-mail to Audrey, Various dates 2009, 23 August 2009.
  9. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/, Emma Chambers     33     Staffs West Bromwich     Staffordshire     Handsworth     Living On Own Means.
  10. British Census 1911, online http://www.1911census.co.uk/
  11. Letter, Emma Chambers to Minnie Chambers, 28/12/1914.
  12. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Jun 1916 Chambers Emma J      Wolff      Walter J      Aston      6d     772.
  13. Letter, Ellen de Chastel to Audrey Chambers.

Eric Richard Ivan Chambers1

M, b. 22 December 1900, d. 1966
  • Eric Richard Ivan Chambers was born on 22 December 1900 in Sandgate, Queensland.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker.1
  • At the age of 26 years, Eric Richard Ivan Chambers married May Lenore McCollum in 1927 in Brisbane, Queensland.4
  • Eric Richard Ivan Chambers died in 1966 in Brisbane, Queensland.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1966/B81276     Eric Richard Ivan     Chambers;     Harry Chambers     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker     -.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1927/O1670      Eric Richard Ivan     Chambers;     Harry     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker.
  3. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1927/B786 Chambers     Eric Richard Ivan;     McCollim     May Leonore.

Eva Jane Chambers1

F, b. 1892
  • Eva Jane Chambers was born in 1892 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Chambers and Agnes Louisa Shorten.1
  • Eva Jane Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll with Thomas Chambers in 1913 in Crow's Nest. Thomas was a farmer and Louisa carried out home duties. Their daughter Eva Jane also lived in Crows Nest.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892/C3945      Eva Jane     Chambers;     Thomas;     Louisa Shorten.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Toowoomba 1913.

George Chambers

M, b. circa 1804
  • George Chambers was born circa 1804 in Portsea, Hampshire.1
  • George Chambers married Catherine Lower, daughter of John Lower and Priscilla Gill, circa 1827.
  • George Chambers appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in St Mawes, St Just in Roselands. George as a widowed, 47 year old fisherman, born Portsea Hampshire. He is living with his sister in law Grace Nancarrow, a 39 year widowed Housekeeper(crossed out), born St Mawes.2,3

Children of George Chambers and Catherine Lower

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Just 6a–6b St. Just in Roseland & St. Mawes Folio 326 Page 35.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1851 Census St Mawes RG10/2274.
  4. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, C021981.

George Chambers1

M, b. 2 August 1829
  • George Chambers was baptized on 2 August 1829 in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Catherine Lower.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census George Chambers was living in the household of Priscilla Gill in St Mawes, St Just in Roselands. She is shown as a 60 year old nurse and appears to be living with a Jane Lower aged 45 and Janes children,Catherine aged 20, born Cornwall, Elizabeth, 15 born Cornwall, John aged 12, born Cornwall. (It is possible this family is related to Priscilla. Jane or Jennifer married John Lower, a mariner and was most likely a widow at the time of the census). Also living with them are another couple Mary Pasco, 23 born Cornwall and William Pasco, 25, a shoemaker born Cornwall and their son William Pasco aged 3, born Cornwall and daughter Mary Pasco, 1, born Cornwall.. Also living with them is Priscilla's daughter Grace Nancarrow,30,Twine Braider,born Cornwall,and George Chambers,10,(Son Of Mariner),born Cornwall and Thomas Chambers, 8,(Son Of Mariner),born Cornwall. (Thomas and George are the children of her daughter Catherine).2
  • His marriage, at 25 years, 10 months and 7 days, to Elizabeth Jane German was registered in the 9 June 1855 Quarter in Truro, Cornwall Registration District. George is shown as a bachelor, mariner, born St Mawes, father George Chambers. Elizabeth is shown as a spinster, father William German, of St Mawes. Witnesses to the marriage were Jane and Edward German.3,4,5
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 31 year old Greenwich pensioner fisherman, living with his wife Elizabeth and children George Edward aged 5,a scholar and Thomas aged 1. All were born in St Mawes. Elizabeths parents William and Rebecca German lived next door.6
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.7
  • George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.3

Children of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, C021981.
  2. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  3. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, CHAMBERS George      Truro 5c     278 GERMAN Elizabeth Jane      Truro      5c 278.
  5. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Marriages - Details of record ID 392236:.
  6. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Just in Roseland.
  7. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

George Edward Chambers1,2

M, b. March 1856
  • George Edward Chambers's birth was registered in the Cornwall, an unknown place Registration District in the March 1856 Quarter. He was born in St Mawes.1,2
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census George Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 31 year old Greenwich pensioner fisherman, living with his wife Elizabeth and children George Edward aged 5,a scholar and Thomas aged 1. All were born in St Mawes. Elizabeths parents William and Rebecca German lived next door.3
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census George Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.4
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census George Edward Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1856 CHAMBERS      George Edward      Truro 5c 177.
  3. Cornwall Census 1861, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Just in Roseland.
  4. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

George Richard Chambers1,2

M, b. 1890, d. 1954
  • George Richard Chambers was born in 1890 in Jamberoo, Robertson, New South Wales.1
  • He was the son of Allan Richard Chambers and Roseline (Rose) Johnston.1
  • At the age of 24 years, George Richard Chambers married Sarah Isobel Martin in 1914 in Hurtsville, Sydney, New South Wales.3
  • George Richard Chambers enlisted in the AIF on 18 December 1916 in Victoria Barracks, New South Wales, He gave his next of kin as his wife Isabel of 50 Smith Street, Summer Hill Sydney. His service number was N58789. He was a motor mechanic and a driver for the Mechanical Transport Section. He was discharged on 19 July 1917 to enable him to enlist in the Navy or Military Expedition Forces. His service number in the AIF was N79958 and Isobel was now living at Norton Street, Ashfield. He again became a driver. He was captured while proceeding from Sydney to Rabaul and held Prisoner of War in Germany on 6 August 1917. He was repatriated to England on 16 December 1918 and returned to Australia on 3 March 1919.4
  • George Richard Chambers died in 1954 in Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.2

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Birth 30565/1890 CHAMBERS GEORGE R ; ALLAN R ; ROSELINE ; ROBERTSON.
  2. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 1554/1954       CHAMBERS GEORGE RICHARD ; ALAN RICHARD ; ROSELYNE ;       CHATSWOOD.
  3. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage11124/1914 CHAMBERS GEORGE R ; MARTIN SARAH I      ; HURSTVILLE.
  4. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, WW1 Service Record of George Richard Chambers.

Gertrude Emily Chambers1

F, b. 12 February 1906, d. 15 September 1993
  • Gertrude Emily Chambers was also known as Gertie.
  • She was born on 12 February 1906 in Biggenden, Queensland.2,3
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • At the age of 19 years, 8 months and 21 days, Gertrude Emily Chambers married Leonard Norman, son of John Norman and Margaret Lawrie, on 2 November 1925 in "Woowoonga", Biggenden.4
  • Between 1960 and 1992 Gertrude Emily Chambers lived in Ferry St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
  • On 2 March 1966,her husband, Leonard Norman died in Maryborough, Queensland, at age 66.
  • This article appeared in the Central & North Burnett Times Thursday February 20, 1986.
    "Mulgildie pioneer Celebrates 80th Birthday
    Mrs Gertrude Norman , and old identiy of the Monto district, recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a family gathering at Hervey Bay.
    Mrs Norman and her late husband, Leonard, were settlers on the Mulgildie Plateau, having taken up a block there in 1929. After clearing the land they made their home and raised a family of seven sons and two daughters. Due to Mr Norman's failing health, they moved to Maryborough in the early 1960's. Following Mr Norman's death in 1966, Mrs Norman turned her interests to community work. She assisted with Meals on Wheels and voluntary work at the Spastic Centre. It is only recntly ill heath prevented her from continuing with this work.
    Mrs Norman's nine children
    were present at Hervey Bay for Mrs Norman's birthday celebrations. Aslo present were sons and daughters in law and many of her 20 grandchildren, most of whom had travelled long distances to be present.
    Mrs Norman's Monto friends will be pleased to know she maintains an active interest in her family and church work."5

  • In 1992 Gertrude Emily Chambers lived in Fairhaven Retirement Home, Queen St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
  • Gertrude Emily Chambers died on 15 September 1993 in Maryborough, Queensland, at age 87.
  • She was buried in Maryborough Cemetery, Grave no 6647, Queensland.

Citations

  1. Family of Gertrude Norman, "Eighty Good Years."
  2. Letter, Ellen de Chastel to Audrey Chambers, 2000.
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1925/003475.
  5. "Central & North Burnett Times", Thursday February 20, 1986.

Hannah Chambers1

F, b. 6 July 1806, d. June 1895
  • Hannah Chambers was baptized on 6 July 1806 in Yealmpton, Devon. Her father was a chair maker.1
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth Chaffe.1,2
  • At the age of 40 years, 1 month and 1 day, Hannah Chambers married Elias Moses, son of Frank Moses, on 7 August 1846 in Buckland Monochorum, Devon. Elias was a yeoman, father Frank also a yeoman. Hannah's father was Thomas Chambers a carpenter. Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas Chambers, Mark Moses and Sarah Chambers.1,3
  • In December 1861, her husband, Elias Moses's death was registered in the Tavistock, Devon, England Registration District. He was.4
  • At the age of 57 years, 9 months and 7 days, Hannah Chambers married Thomas Austin, son of Thomas Austin and Elizabeth Warne, on 13 April 1864 in Buckland Monachorum, Devon. The marriage record shows Thomas was a widowed labourer, father Thomas Austin, also a labourer. Hannah was a widow, daughter of Thomas Chambers, a chair maker. Witnesses to the marriage were Henry Barrons and Thomas Chambers Tall (the 10 year old nephew of Hannah.)1,5
  • Hannah Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in 58 Choleshill Street, St Peters, Birmingham. Hannah was shown as a visitor to the Owen household. She was 64 years old, born Devonshire and a widow. Eliza Owen (Hannah's sister) was shown as 55 years old, born Devon living with her husband Samuel aged 55 born Exeter, a shopkeeper. Their son George Owen a 22 year old unmarried clerk, born Worcestershire and Ann Mixon, an unmarried 24 year old servant born Staffordshire were also on the premises.1
  • She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Longford Cottege, Rowney Green, Alvechurch. Hannah is shown as a visitor to the Hands household. She is noted as 74 years old, a widow, born Devon, Yealmpton (her sister Jane Holbeche lived close by.)1
  • She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Alpha House, Clarence Road, Mosley. Hannah is shown as a 84 year old widow born Yealmpton. She is living with her niece Mary Ann Owen, 39 a cardboard box maker.1
  • Her death was recorded with the Kings Norton, Worcestershire Registration District in the June 1895 Quarter.1

Citations

  1. Jeff Saunders, "E-mail Jeff Saunders," e-mail to Audrey, 20/12/2009.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No      C052221.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1846 Chambers Hannah; Moses      Elias;Tavistock      9     531.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Dec 1861 Moses      Elias;      Tavistock      5b     234.
  5. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Jun 1864 Austin      Thomas;Moses Hannah; Tavistock      5b     627.

Hariet Chambers1

F, b. January 1862

Hariet Chambers (1862 - 19--). Sister of Sampson Henry Chambers and Eleanor Kingston.
  • Hariet Chambers was born in January 1862 in Bloxwich, Staffordshire.2,3,1
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.
  • Hariet Chambers was christened on 23 February 1862 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.1
  • On 24 November 1868,Hariet Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.4,5
  • On 3 April 1870,Hariet Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.6,7
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Hariet Chambers was living in the household of Ann Jones and James Taylor in 10 Church Road, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. The census record shows Ann as a 50 year old, born Bloxwich living with her husband James,also shown as a 50 year old anvil blade maker born Bloxwich, and nieces Hariet aged 8, and Emma aged 6 and nephew Sampson Chambers aged 5. All the children were scholars. Ann Jones, Ann's mother, lived next door.2
  • Hariet Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 51 Charlotte Street, Edgbaston, Warwick. Harriet as a 19 year old housemaid, born Bloxwich Staffordshire, in the household of Robert and Eliza Pollock.8
  • She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Beechwood Road, Gassden, Lancashire. Hariet as a 27 year old nurse for the family of Thomas & Elizabeth Neal. She was born in Bloxwich.9
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Kensington, London. Harriet as a 37 year old sick nurse, born Bloxwich Stafford.10
  • She appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.11

Citations

  1. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  2. Microfiche, QLD Family History Soc, unknown record info.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, March Quarter 1862.
  4. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  5. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  6. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  7. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  8. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Film 1341707 RG 11/2957/110 Page 24.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1891 Census RG 12/3005 St Marys Gassendale.
  10. British Census 1901, online http://www.1901censusonline.com/
  11. British Census 1911, online http://www.1911census.co.uk/

Harry Chambers1

M, b. 1866, d. October 1949
  • Harry Chambers was born in 1866 in Manchester, England.1,2
  • His marriage, at 25 years, to Sarah Ellen Earwacker was registered in the March 1891 Quarter in Alton, Hampshire Registration District.1,3
  • Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Djuan. Harry was a farmer and Sarah carried out home duties. Their son John was also a farmer at Djuan.4
  • Harry Chambers was listed as the next of kin of John Cyril Chambers when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 15 February 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 327. At the time of enlistment he was a farmer at "Wyalla", Crow's Nest and gave his next of kin as his father Harry Chambers of the same address. He was awarded the Military Medal on 14 Nov 1916 having served in Gallopili and France. He was appointed 2nd Lieutanent in th 25th Battalion on 25 January 1917.5
  • Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1949 living at Mountain Camp. Harry was a farmer and Sarah carried out home duties.6
  • Harry Chambers was listed as the next of kin of Emily Ellen Chambers when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 October 1940 in Crow's Nest. Her service number was QX6485 and she gave her next of kin as her father Harry Chambers. She was living at Crow's Nest at the time she enlisted. She was discharged on 8 May 1942 with the rank of Captain in the 9th Australian General Hospital.7
  • Harry Chambers, as the father of the bride, attended the wedding of Emily Ellen Chambers and John G Hooper on 8 May 1942 in St John's Cathederal, Brisbane. The marriage was announced in The Courier Mail :- "RETURNED NURSE TO WED A.IF. CAPTAIN

    SISTER NELL CHAMBERS, of Wyalla, Crow's Nest, will wear her army nurse's uniform when she is married to Captain John G. Hooper, A.I.P. (Laidley) , on Friday at 2.30 p.m. in St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Both bride and bridegroom are returned from active service in the Middle East, and Sister Chambers will arrive from Adelaide tomorrow. She will have another returned army nurse, Sister Carmody, as bridesmaid."8
  • Harry Chambers died in October 1949 in Woody Point, Brisbane, Queensland.9,10
  • He was cremated on 4 October 1949 in Mt Thompson Crematorium.9

Children of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892/B49693 John Cyril     Chambers     Harry     ;Ellen Earwaker.
  2. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1891 Chambers      Harry; Earwaker      Sarah Ellen            Alton;      2c     275.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1913.
  5. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record - John Cyril Chambers.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crows Nest 1926-1949.
  7. WW2 Nominal Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  8. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Wednesday 6 May 1942 p 6 Article.
  9. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 31 January 1919 p 6 Family Notices.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1949/B24006      Harry     Chambers;     - Chambers     -.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1895/B56270      Madeline Louisa     Chambers;     Harry;     Sarah Ellen Earwaker.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1966/B81276     Eric Richard Ivan     Chambers;     Harry Chambers     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker     -.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1906/B13191      Ellen Emily     Chambers;     Harry     ;Sarah Ellen Earwaker.

Henry Chambers1

M, b. 10 August 1851, d. March 1852
  • Henry Chambers was christened on 10 August 1851 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. . He died an infant.1
  • He was the son of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.1
  • Henry Chambers died in March 1852 in Bloxwich.1

Citations

  1. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.

Henry Arthur William Chambers

M, b. 21 October 1900, d. 14 February 1955

Henry Arthur Chambers (1900-1955) with his eldest son. Taken 1945
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers was born on 21 October 1900 in Biggenden, Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers also went by the name of Harry. To his family he was also known as Sam.
  • He commenced school at Biggenden State School on 4 February 1907. aged 6 years and 3 months. His father was shown as a farmer of Biggenden. Sam left the Biggenden school in April that year to the new school at Woowoonga.2
  • He commenced school in 1908 at Woowoonga State School.3
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 . He was living in Herbert Electrol Division, Garrandunga, Innisfail, Queensland. Henry's occupation was listed as a labourer.4
  • At the age of 42 years, 1 month and 18 days, Henry Arthur William Chambers married Ruby Isabel Staines, daughter of William John Staines and Ethel Mary Stuart Woods, on 9 December 1942 in Valley Presbyterian Church, Brisbane. The wedding was officiated by Rev S Summers.5
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 1 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane. Henry was shown as a sawyer. His wife Ruby wasn't registered on the roll at that address.6
  • Between 1943 and 1947 Henry Arthur William Chambers and Ruby Isabel Staines lived in a number of places including the Bunya Mountains and Kumbia.7
  • The family had moved from the Kingaroy area to Dalrymple Heights north of Eungella and west of Mackay. They then moved to Farleigh, most likely living in workers houses for the Farleigh Sugar Mill. Their children can remember their father going to work on his pushbike, and cutting cane (by hand) on the weekend for the cane farmer who lived across the road from their house.
  • In 1949 Henry Arthur William Chambers moved to in Brooweena with his family, most probably at the end of the cane cutting season in Mackay. They lived in a high set house opposite the railway station. They didn't stay long in Brooweena (between Biggenden and Maryborough) because the wet weather made it too hard to work in the bush.
  • In August 1950 the family moved to Elgin Vale near Nanango. Harry had a "tucker bag" that he would pack when he went bush. It was a sugar bag and contained his week's supply of bread, meat and butter and a stone in the corner to weight it down. Harry would tie a rope on either end and sling it across his back.8
  • He and Ruby Isabel Staines appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Elgin Vale. Henry was shown as a timber getter and Ruby carried out home duties.9
  • Henry Arthur William Chambers died on 14 February 1955 in Elgin Vale, Nanango, Queensland, at age 54. Harry and the other men had been going to work in an old Army Jeep as usual. When they reached a steep spot in the road, the angels gear jumped out and the jeep began to run away. The other men in the jeep jumped clear, but Harry bent down to get his tucker bag, and then couldn't get out. The jeep rolled and Harry was killed.1,10,11,12
  • He was buried on 16 February 1955 in Nanango Cemetery.

Citations

  1. Electoral Role; Various, Various.
  2. Print from Microfiche; Biggenden State School.
  3. Photograph, Woogoonga School & Pupils, 1909, Biggenden Museum, Names of pupils added before photo given to museum.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1930 Qld Electoral Roll.
  5. "Notes by Betty Staines,."
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1943 Div Griffith SubDiv Buranda.
  7. K C, "E-mail re Henry Chambers residence," e-mail to Audrey, 5 Aug 2008.
  8. School Records; Elgin Vale School.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1954 Div Fisher SubDiv Wondai.
  10. Interview, Elgin Vale Mill Worker, 2003, This person was working at the mill at the time of Harry's death.
  11. Christine Meyers, "E-mail Christine Meyers," e-mail to Audrey, 5 July 2010.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1955/C877 Henry Arthur William Chambers ;Sampson Henry;Edith Mary Jefferis; Search done on DOB 14 February 1955.

Ingleton Chambers1

M, b. circa 1865
  • Ingleton Chambers was born circa 1865 in St Mawes, Cornwall.1
  • He was the son of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Ingleton Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 41 year old Greenwich pensioner, living with his 41 year old wife Elizabeth and their children: George 15; Thomas 11; Catherine 8; Inceldon 6 and Edward 3. All of the children were scholars and the entire family was born in St Mawes.2
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Ingleton Chambers was living in the household of George Chambers and Elizabeth Jane German in St Mawes, Cornwall. George snr is shown as a 52 year old fisherman living with his wife Elizabeth and their children: George E, a 25 year old fisherman; Thomas a 21 year old mason; Catherine 18; Ingleton 16, a fisherman; Edward 12 a scholar; Richard 8, a scholar and Emily 7 a scholar. All in the household were born in St Mawes.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.
  2. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, St Mawes.

Irene Chambers1

F, b. 1907

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1907/C5972      Irene     Chambers     ;John;     Pearl Grace Archer Marie Loveday.

Isabella Chambers1

F, b. 1842, d. 1 November 1918
  • Isabella Chambers was born in 1842 in Parish of Asky, County Sligo, Ireland. She was the daughter of John Chambers and Bessie Shaw.1,2,3
  • Isabella Chambers married Holden Browne, son of William H(olden) Browne and Mary McCleary, circa 1865.1
  • Isabella Chambers and Holden Browne immigrated to Brisbane on 21 January 1870. Holden 31,and Isabella 27, travelled on the ship Planet with 3 year old Catherine. Their daughter Ann was born on the voyage and named Ann Planet. With them were Holden's sister Margaret 34, and her husband Martin O'Boyle aged 29. Holden and Margaret's parents William and Mary arrived in Brisbane in 1874.4
  • Isabella Chambers and Holden Browne appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Highfields. William was a farmer. Their daughters Elizabeth and Lillie carried out home duties.5
  • Isabella Chambers died on 1 November 1918 in Queensland.2,3
  • She was buried in Highfields Baptist Cemetery.3

Children of Isabella Chambers and Holden Browne

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1926     C2403     William     Browne;     Holden Browne;      Isabella Chambers.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1918     C4958     Isabella     Browne;     John Chambers ;     Bessie Shaw.
  3. Chapelhill Family History, online http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/, Headstone Inscription.
  4. John Maddern, "Planet" Ship Schedule, 1870.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1913.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1943     C484     Catherine     Gray;     Holden Browne;      Isabel Chambers.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1870     M591     Ann Planet     Brown;     Holden;     Isabella Chambers.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1872     B7448     Samuel     Brown     ;Holden Brown ;     Isabella Chambers.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1963     C1221     John     Browne;     Holden;     Isabella Chambers.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1878     C806     Margaret     Brown;     Holden Brown ;     Isabella Chambers.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1881     C823     Eliza     Brown;     Holden Brown ;     Isabella Chambers.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1974     C7975     Lillie     Browne;     Holden Browne ;     Isabella Chambers.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1882     C2367     Bessy     Brown;     Holden;     Isabella Chambers.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1947     C3822     Stephen     Browne;     Holden ;     Isabella Chambers.

Jane Eliza Chambers1

F, b. 14 October 1859, d. 9 February 1934

Jane Eliza Chambers known to her family as Eliza - sister of Sampson Henry Chambers
  • Jane Eliza Chambers was also known as Eliza.
  • She was born in Bloxwich, Staffordshire.2,3
  • She was christened on 14 October 1859 in All Saints Church, Bloxwich, Staffordshire.1
  • She was the daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Jane Eliza Chambers was living in the household of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones in Church Lane, Bloxwich, Staffordshire. Sampson is shown as a 34 year old coal miner, born Bradley living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Bloxwich and their children, all born Bloxwich - Ellen aged 8, Ann aged 6 and Eliza aged 1. The family lived next door to Jane's sister Ann and her husband James Taylor. Jane's parents John and Ann Jones lived on the other side of the Taylors.4
  • On 24 November 1868,Jane Eliza Chambers's mother, Jane Jones died in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England, at age 36. Her death certificate shows she was 36 years old, the wife of Sampson Chambers a coal miner, and died from a strangulated hernia. Sampson was present when she died and he signed the certificate with his X mark.5,6
  • On 3 April 1870,Jane Eliza Chambers's father, Sampson Chambers died in 2 Court Dartmouth Street, Aston, Warwick, England, at age 44. According to his death certificate he was a 44 year old coal miner who died from ulceration of his stomach which he had suffered from for 18 months, and an intestinal obstruction for three days before his death. The death certificate was signed by Ann Middleton (with her X mark) and was registered on 6 April 1870.7,8
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Jane Eliza Chambers was living in the household of Samuel Taylor and Frances Fletcher in Church Street, Bloxwich. The census record shows that Samuel was a 25 year old anvil blade maker, born Bloxwich, living with his wife Frances, 26, born Bloxwich and their son Anarak ? (Harmar) aged 2 born Bloxwich. His cousin Eliza Chambers aged 11 was also living with them. A John Jones aged 76 born Salop mk? was also living with the family. He was listed as a boarder, and as being married. (Was this person Samuel and Jane's grandfather, husband of Ann who is shown as a widow and living by herself on the same census?)9
  • Jane Eliza Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 4 Orlando St, Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire. She is shown as a 21 year old boarder in the JAMES household. She is a tailoress, born Bloxwich.10
  • At the age of 26 years, 2 months and 11 days, Jane Eliza Chambers married Charles Henry Muller, son of John Ludor Muller and Caroline Hanson, on 25 December 1885 in St Saviours Church, Aston, Warwickshre. Charles was living at College Road and working as a metal roller. Jane was living in Charles Henry Street and working as a dressmaker.11,12,13
  • Jane Eliza Chambers and Charles Henry Muller appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Warwickshire. The surname was spelt Mueller. Jane E was born 1862, Charles H 1861 and Ellen G in 1890.14
  • Jane Eliza Chambers and Charles Henry Muller appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in 46 Cambridge Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire. Charles was shown as a 40 year old brass copper metal roller, born Warwick Birmingham. His wife Jane was 39, born Bloxwich. Living with them were their children Austin 9, and Elsie 7, both born Birmingham.15,16
  • Jane Eliza Chambers appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.17
  • On 28 December 1914 Jane's sister Emma wrote this letter to their niece Minnie Chambers:
    " Well dear Minnie I did not go this Xmas for one thing it is such a long cold journey so I thought all being well I would go at Easter. Of course I heard from them all Auntie Annie, Charlie, Alice and Baby were all going to Auntie Eliza's so I know they would have a good time of it. I spent a very Happy Christmas with some Friends in Liverpool and I was glad when Xmas came I had decided not to go to Birmingham for it was a very cold day much colder than last year. Although I should liked to of been there all the same and many a time I thought of Auntie. She is a real good sister and thinks of us all and when we are altogether your farther and all of you are thought of and talked of as well only you are so far away.18 "
  • On 31 August 1926,her husband, Charles Henry Muller died at age 65. His death was recorded in the West Bromwich Registration District.19,12
  • Jane Eliza Chambers died on 9 February 1934 at age 74. Her death was recorded in the Smethwick Registration District.20,12

Children of Jane Eliza Chambers and Charles Henry Muller

Citations

  1. Kenneth Chambers, "E-mail Kenneth Chambers," e-mail to Audrey, 6 Sep 2002.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1859 CHAMBERS Jane Eliza Walsall 6b 522.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1861 Census.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1861 Walsall Foreigh RG 9/2012.
  5. Microfiche; unknown film, Oct, Nov, Dec Quarter 1868, Jane 36 Walsall 6B 381.
  6. Jane Chambers (Jones), Death Certificate of Jane Chambers.
  7. Microfiche; unknown film, Jun Quarter 1870, Sampson, 44 Aston 6D 154.
  8. Sampson Chambers, Death Certificate Sampson Chambers.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1871 Census RG10/2959.
  10. Cornwall Online Census 1881, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Family History Library Film 1341677 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2828 / 17 Page Number 27.
  11. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Dec 1885 Chambers Jane Eliza MULLER Charles Henry      Aston 6d 512.
         
  12. Genes Reunited, online http://www.genesreunited.com.au, Neville Thatcher's Tree.
  13. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  14. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1891 Census - Smethwick, Staffordshire page 31.
  15. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1901 Census - Index only.
  16. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com, Lindanug's Tree.
  17. British Census 1911, online http://www.1911census.co.uk/
  18. Letter, Emma Chambers to Minnie Chambers, 28/12/1914.
  19. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Sep 1926 MullerCharles H 65     W.Bromwich      6b     602.
  20. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Mar 1934 Muller Jane E      74      Smethwick      6b     973.
  21. Genes Reunited, online http://www.genesreunited.com.au, Allen Smith's Tree.
  22. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Sep 1891 Müller Austin Aston      6d     297.
         
  23. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1894 Muller Elsie Aston      6d     307.
         

John Chambers

M, b. 14 March 1802
  • John Chambers was baptized on 14 March 1802 in Haughton, Staffordshire. (Note:- no father shown on christening record.)1,2
  • He was the son of Mary Chambers.1
  • At the age of 22 years, 10 months and 16 days, John Chambers married Prudance Handley, daughter of Richard Handley and Mary Unknown, on 30 January 1825 in Haughton, Staffordshire, England.3
  • On 19 March 1826 he was a labourer, at the time of his son Sampson's birth
    in Pekinridge, Staffordshire, England.
  • In 1850 he was labourer at the time of his son Sampson's marriage to Jane Jones.4

Child of John Chambers and Prudance Handley

Citations

  1. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No P010972 - no father shown.
  2. Family Search, online https://www.familysearch.org
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No M010971.
  4. Certificate, Jane Jones Sampson Chambers marriage of 1850.

John Chambers1

M, b. 1881, d. 1969

Children of John Chambers and Marie Grace Pearl Archer Loveday

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1905/C1151     Loveday     Pearl Grace Archer Marie;     Chambers     John.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1881/C2016      John     Chambers;     William;     Elizabeth McDowell.
  3. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Headstone Inscription.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1885/C2939      Maria Jane     Chambers;     William Thomas     ;Elizabeth McDowell.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1903.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1908.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1925.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1969     B8791     John     Chambers;     William Chambers      ;Elizabeth McDowell.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905/C3487     John     Chambers;     John;     Pearl Grace Archer Marie Loveday.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1907/C5972      Irene     Chambers     ;John;     Pearl Grace Archer Marie Loveday.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909/C11196      Ruby Isabelle     Chambers;     John;     Pearl Grace Archer Marie Loveday.

John Chambers1

M, b. 1905

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905/C3487     John     Chambers;     John;     Pearl Grace Archer Marie Loveday.

John Bright Chambers1,2

M, b. 1 June 1903, d. 12 June 1992

Bright Chambers in Brisbane c 1926
  • John Bright Chambers was also known as Bright.
  • He was born on 1 June 1903 in "Woowoonga", Biggenden.1
  • He was the son of Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis.
  • John Bright Chambers commenced school at Woowoonga State School in 1908.3
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Sampson Henry Chambers and Edith Mary Jefferis in 1925 in Woowoonga, Biggenden. Sampson was shown as a farmer, and Edith carried out home duties. Their son Bright, a labourer lived with them.4
  • John Bright Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Woowoonga, Biggenden. At the time Bright was working as a labourer.5
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1937 living at Police Station, Calen.6. Bright was working as a police constable (Calen is on the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine):CR:]
  • At the age of 34 years, 4 months and 1 day, John Bright Chambers married Ethel Barron, daughter of William John Barron Barron and Agnew Cummings, on 2 October 1937.7
  • He was Policeman, Palm Island.
  • John Bright Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pentland. Bright was living at the Police Station and working as a police constable. Ethel carried out home duties (Pentland is on the highway between Charters Towers and Hughenden.)8
  • John Bright Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Burktown, Queensland. Bright was a Police Seargent and Ethel carried out home duties.9
  • John Bright Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Douglas Street, Thursday Island, Torres Straight. Bright was a Police Seargent and Ethel carried out home duties.10
  • John Bright Chambers and Ethel Barron appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Tully. Bright was a Police Seargent and Ethel carried out home duties.11
  • On 13 January 1962,his wife, Ethel Barron died in Mt Morgan-Rockhampton road.12
  • The following article appeared in the Morning Herald on 13 January 1962. "Car Plunge- woman dead. Rockhampton, Sat.
    A holiday trip for a Subinspector and his wife ended in tragedy, 20 miles from here today.
    Killed when their car rolled over a 50 ft deep ravine, was Mrs Ethel Chambers, 44, wife of Sub-Inspector J B Chambers of Townsville.
    The couple with a passenger, Leonard Norman, 62, were driving from Mt Morgan to Rockhampton when the car blew a tyre on the steep winding road and plunged down the steep range. Sub-Inspector Chambers and Norman were only slightly injured."13
  • John Bright Chambers was widowed on 18 January 1962 when died his wife Ethel died in a car accident on the Mount Morgan - Rockhampton road. He was a sub-inspector with the Townsvile police at the time.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at Fryer Street, Townsville. He was a police Sub-Inspector. His daughter worked as a nurse at the Townsville Hospital.14
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1968 and 1973 living at 28 Frederick Street, Biggenden. No occupation was given so he had most likely retired. His son John Dale also lived in the house.15
  • John Bright Chambers died on 12 June 1992 in Biggenden, Queensland, at age 89.2
  • He was buried in June 1992 in Degilbo, Queensland.
    The headstone reads:-
    1/6/1903
    12/6/1992
    .2

Citations

  1. Electoral Role; Various, Various.
  2. John Bright Chambers Grave Headstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. Photograph, Woogoonga School & Pupils, 1909, Biggenden Museum, Names of pupils added before photo given to museum.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1925 Div Wide Bay, SubDiv Biggenden.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1925 Qld Electoral Roll.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1936 Qld Electoral Roll.
  7. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage Ref 37/004311.
  8. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1943 Div Kennedy;SubDiv Pentland.
  9. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1949 Div Leichhardt; SubDiv Burke.
  10. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1954 Div Leichhardt; SubDiv Somerset.
  11. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1958 Div Leichhardt; SubDiv Somerset.
  12. Letter, Ellen de Chastel to Audrey Chambers.
  13. "The Morning Bulletin", 13/1/1962.
  14. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1963 Div Herbert; SubDiv Townsville.
  15. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, 1968 SubDiv Biggenden.