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Some Chamberlin obits

JIWelsch (View posts)
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Lyal V. Chamberlin, 76, of 505 W. Fulliam Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, in Springfield, Mo., as a result of a car accident.

Services will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan Schoepf of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tom Hammer, Steve Hammer, Brian Hammer, Mark Evans, Jeff Evans and Ed Chamberlin. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.

Memorials may be made to VA Hospital in Iowa City.

He was born on April 9, 1924, in Wilton, the son of Vern and Nettie Leota Chasteen Chamberlin. He married Ruth E. Garmon on Aug. 21, 1945, in Muscatine.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II.

He retired after 22 years with the Muscatine Fire Department. He was a member of the Moose Lodge
and was an avid camper.

Survivors include one son, Albert Dean Chamberlin of Toolle, Utah; one daughter, L. Christine Swank Hall of Muscatine; two granddaughters, Danese Lyn Swank and Heather Ann Chamberlin, both of Muscatine; four brothers, Edward Chamberlin of Muscatine, Lynn Chamberlin of Davenport, Mel Chamberlin of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Roy Chamberlin of Davenport; and three sisters, Ruth Midkiff of Blue Grass, Rhea Abbott of Muscatine and Lois Hills of Columbus Junction.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth in 1991; one daughter, Paulet; and one brother, Albert.
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Roy W. Chamberlin, 71, Davenport, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Genesis Medical Center - West Campus, Davenport.

Services are at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. The Rev. Darin Lovelace will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Kathy Luethye, and vocalist, Henry Bentley. Casket bearers are Chuck Carter, Bill Brendel, Mark Thompson, Rodney Swails, Kevin Stichter, Dick Garmon and Matt Piet. Honorary casket bearers are John Bryant, Johnny Fliss, Cal Yeager, Mary Yeager, and the Hy-Vee 39'ers Coffee Club. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. After the burial, friends and family are invited to a gathering at Shady Creek Campground Pavillion, Muscatine County.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the family.

He was born on April 12, 1933, in Muscatine, the son of Vernald and Gladys Barkalow Chamberlin. He married Betty Trusell on Feb. 27, 1975, in Davenport. She preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 1999.

He served in the National Guard from 1951-1954.

He retired in 1983 from Ralston Purina Co., Davenport.

He was an active member of the Hy-Vee 39'ers Coffee Club, Davenport. He enjoyed camping, NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. He was well-known for his barbecued ribs and baked beans. He especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Jessica Piet, and his other grandchildren to whom he was known as the chocolate bar grandpa.

Survivors include a daughter, Lori Garmon and husband, Dan, of Muscatine; three sons, Doug Chamberlin and Wayne Chamberlin and wife, Patti, all of Davenport, and Jeff Chamberlin and wife, Leah, of Johnston; a stepson, Michael Gray of Oregon; three sisters, Ruth Midkiff and husband, Gene, Rhea Abbott and Lois Hills, all of Muscatine; three brothers, Lynn Chamberlin of Davenport, Ed Chamberlin of Muscatine and Melvin Chamberlin of Arizona; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clarence Chamberlin and Lyle Chamberlin.
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Wanda Lee Chamberlin, 81, of Muscatine, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at home after a short illness.
Memorial Visitation will be at the Jesus Mission, 509 Mulberry Avenue. After cremation, burial will be in Scott Township Cemetery, Winfield, Iowa. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wanda Lee Malone was born on August 4, 1927, in Vanita, Oklahoma, the daughter of Vernon A. and Erma Faye Schenkle Malone. She married Clifford L. Chamberlin of Columbus Junction on February 6, 1945.

Together they operated The Farmers Feed Store in Brighton, Iowa, for 18 years. For a short period, they managed the Brighton Café, before their move to Homestead, Florida, in 1970. In Florida, she worked at Norman Brothers Produce of Miami for 20 years. In 1991, she joined a daughter in Alvarado, Texas, where she worked for Southwest Color Graphics in Keene, Texas, until her retirement at the age of 70.

After retirement, she enjoyed her flowers, her chickens, and watching birds. She returned to Iowa, in November of 2008.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Peck and husband, Jerome, of Alvarado, Texas, Karen Puckett of Iowa City, and Sherry Sabin and husband, Dennis, of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, Lillian, one grandson, and one great-grandson.
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Re: Some Chamberlin obits

jparker194 (View posts)
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for posting these three obits, which have helped me a great deal with these families. The first one is for Lyal Vernon Chamberlin, one of six children of Vernon Maxwell(12) Chamberlin, b. 5 Apr 1894, Muscatine, IA, d. 25 Dec 1973, there, who was married first, 11 Dec 1915 there, to Nettie Leota Chasteen, b. 3 Aug 1895, Wilton Junction, Muscatine Co., IA, d. 21 May 1930, Muscatine, IA, daughter of James & Angeline Asher (Lewis) Chasteen. The ancestral line of descent is listed in my records here as: Aaron Wilson(11), David Martin(10), Mahlon(9), Samuel(8), David(7), John(6), Lewis(5), John(4), Henry(3), John(2), Henry(1) Chamberlin - the oldest of the five original Ch'n immigrant ancestors in early New England. The next one is for Roy Wilson Chamberlin, son of Vernon's second marriage, 11 May 1832, in Aledo, Illinois, to Gladys Marie Barkalow, b. 20 Oct 1906, Muscatine, IA, d. 1986, daughter of Roy & Rosetta (Kephart) Barkalow. The third obituary, for Wanda Lee Malone, wife of Clifford L. Chamberlin - married in Columbus Junction, 6 Feb 1945 - identifies a family that had not been traced previously in my records here and is evidently unrelated to the others listed in these obits. Wanda's husband appears to be the following:
-, U. S. Veterans Gravesites, Ca. 175-2006: Clifford L. Chamberlin, PFC US ARMY WWII, b. 23 Sep 1916, d. 27 Aug 1977, buried in Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery, Winfield, IA 52659.
- SSDI lists Clifford Chamberlin, SSN #480-12-0424, issued IA, of Homestead, Miami-Dade Co., FL, Zip 33030, b. 23 Sep 1916, d. Aug 1977.

Although the ages don't match exactly, Clifford is probably the same person identified in these census records:

- 1900 Census, Elm Grove Twp., Louisa Co., IA, Frank Chamberlin, p. 59B, #96/97, 14 Jun 1900, head, age 31, b. Apr 1869, married 10 years, farmer, owns, IL/PA/VA; Ellen, wife, age 31, b. Aug 1868, married 10 years, 3 children, 3 living, IA/PA/PA; Nettie V., daughter, age 10, b. Apr 1890, at school, IA/IA/IA; Harry J., son, age 7, b. Nov 1892, at school, IA/IA/IA; Sarah L., daughter, age 5, b. Dec 1894, at school, IA/IA/IA; George W., father, age 74, b. Dec 1825, married 53 years, farm laborer, PA/PA/PA; Eliza H., mother, age 73, b. Mar 1827, married 53 years, 10 children, 7 living, WV/WV/WV
- 1920 Census, Elm Grove, Louisa Co., IA, Harry Chamberlain, p. 202A, #87/88, 15 Jan 1920, head, age 27, rents, laborer - gen farm, IA/IL/IA; Alma, wife, age 25, IA/PA/MO; Floyd, son, age 6, IA/IA/IA; Earl, son, age 4 7/12, IA/IA/IA; Clifford, son, age 3 9/12, IA/IA/IA; Dallas, son, age 1 3/12, IA/IA/IA
Listed next door:
- 1920 Census, Elm Grove, Louisa Co., IA, Frank Chamberlain, #86/87,15 Jan 1920, head, age 51, farmer - gen farm, IL/PA/VA; Ellen, wife, age 51, IA/PA/PA; Cora, daughter, age 18, IA/IL/IA

So, tracing this family on back in census records to 1850 shows that Clifford is one of five identified children of Harry J. Chamberlin, b. Nov. 1892, prob. Elm Grove Twp., Louisa Co., IA and his wife Alma. Harry J. is the one of four identified children of Frank W. Chamberllin, b. Apr 1869, IL, prob. Canaan Twp., Henry Co., IL and his wife Ellen. Frank W. is one of ten identified children of George W. Chamberlin, b. Dec. 1825, Pennsylvania, died after 1900

Here are census data for George W. Chamberlin (or Chamberlain):
- 1840 Census - no Ch'n's listed in Hancock Co., VA
- 1850 Census, New Manchester, Hancock Co., VA (now West Virginia), Geo. Chamberlain, p. 299, #128/128, 27 Jul 1850, age 24, laborer, b. PA; Eliza, age 23, b. VA; Menard F., age 1, b. VA,
- 1860 Census, Vermont, Fulton Co., IL, G. W. Chamberlin, p. 290, #2123/2050, 3 Aug 1860, age 35, farmer, -/$600, b. PA; Eliza, age 33, b. VA; Minard F., age 10, school, b. VA; Samuel F., age 8, school, b. VA; Lois I., age 7, school, b. VA; Stanley F., age 5, b. VA; Viola M., age 2, b. IL
- 1870 Census, Canaan Twp., Mount Pleasant P. O., Henry Co., IA, George W. Chamberlin, p. 145A, #137/145, 14 Jun 1870, age 44, farmer, $1800/$150, b. PA, U. S. Citizen; Eliza H?, age 43, keeping house, b. WV; Minard F., age 27, at home, b. WV, U. S. Citizen; Samuel F., age 18, at home, attends school, b. WV; Lois I., age 16, at home, b. WV; Stanley F., age 14, at home, attends school, b. WV; Viola M., age 12, at home, attends school, b. IL; George B., age 5, b. IL; Eliza J., age 3, b. IL; Ulisses F., male, age 2, b. IL
- 1880 Census, Scott, Henry Co., IA, George Chamberlin, p. 216B, head, age 54, farmer, PA/NY/MD; Eliza H., wife, age 53, keeping house, VA/PA/VA; George, son, age 15, at home, IL/PA/VA; Jennie, dau., age 13, at home, IL/PA/VA; Frank W., son, age 12, at home, IL/PA/VA

This Chamberlain/lin family does not appear in my extensive Ch'n lineages here, which list many dozens of other persons named George W. Chamberlain or Chamberlin. Thus additional intensive effort, including the possibility of DNA testing for a surviving male descendant who still carries this surname, will be required to identify the ancestry. Please contact me via Email:, for further information & discussion, if desired, James B. Parker. Thanks again for posting these three obituaries.

Re: Some Chamberlin obits

JIWelsch (View posts)
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm not relation to these people but lived by some of them.
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