Chambers Family Heritage

Terry Joe STONE [Parents]

Other marriages:
RODECK, Melody Lynn

Deborah Gail HARDY [Parents]

Other marriages:
WATSON, James Robert

James C. SPENCER [scrapbook] was born about 1880. He died about 1958 in Plains, Montana. He married Wavel LORDS.

Other marriages:

James Spencer took his wife, Dot, and his son, Lyle and Lyle's family to Squaw Mountain lumber camp in Tillamook County, Oregon, in 1940 where they worked in the timber industry for several years. The photo included in the scrapbook for James Spencer shows their living conditions.

Wavel LORDS was born in Dec 1895 in Indiana. She died . She married James C. SPENCER.

Birth information for Wavel Lords cannot be verified.

They had the following children:

  M i Lyle James SPENCER
  M ii Fred L. SPENCER [scrapbook] was born on 26 Jun 1915. He died on 14 Mar 1992. He was buried in Plot V, No. 2435, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
  F iii Florence SPENCER

Morris Shepard GROVE [Parents] [scrapbook] "Phil" was born on 25 Aug 1911 in Olney, Young County, Texas. He died on 24 Jul 1991 in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. The cause of death was prostate cancer. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California. He married Dona Lessie CHAMBERS. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
DEEN, Rosamond

Morris Groves dropped the "s" from his last name while playing semi-professional baseball in Texas in recognition of the famous baseball pitcher Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove.

Dona Lessie CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] "Sis" was born 1 on 26 Jul 1911 in C. C. Chambers Ranch, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. She died 2 on 8 Nov 1999 in at her home in Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington. The cause of death was brain cancer as a metastasis of breast cancer. She was buried on 15 Nov 1999 in Mountain View Cemetery, Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington. She married Morris Shepard GROVE. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
STONE, Fred Porter

Dona Lessie (Chambers) Stone went by her middle name, Lessie. She was known, however, as Grammie Stone to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lessie learned to fly along with her son, Gary, and even took the written exam and check ride, which she passed with perfect scores. Unfortunately, World War II came along, and the U. S. government required all private airplane owners to dismantle their crafts, storing the engines at a separate, approved site which was at least 100 miles from the frame. The Stones owned two planes: a Porterfield and a Piper Bull Pup. Financial circumstances and a big move out to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in 1943 prevented them from ever flying their aircraft again, and they were eventually sold.

They had the following children:

  M i Gary Joe STONE

Collin Cole CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] "Babe" was born 1 on 17 Apr 1888 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas. He died 2, 3, 4 on 2 Mar 1976 in Jack County Hospital, Jacksboro, Texas. The cause of death was pneumonia. He was buried 5 on 6 Mar 1976 in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, New Mexico. He married 6, 7 Bessie Lee YORK on 24 Dec 1907 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas.

Other marriages:
SANDERS, Jimmie Eskel

Collin Cole was known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Grandad, and to his nieces and nephews as Uncle Babe.

C.C. Chambers moved to Lovington in 1925, where he worked on the Mary Stansell Ranch. In 1929 he purchased a dairy herd from Bob Dean and engaged in dairy farming most of the rest of his life. His registered livestock brand was SOT, a brand started by his father, Jasper Newton Chambers. His son, Jasper A. Chambers, later continued the use of the brand on his ranch in Klickitat County, Washington, 12 miles northeast of Goldendale. It is unknown what the letters stood for.

C. C. Chambers resided at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Jacksboro, Texas, where he moved to be near his wife, Jimmie (Henderson) Chambers, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He contracted pneumonia, which eventually took his life. He told his daughter, Dona Lessie (Chambers) Stone that he had not originally intended on residing for very long at the home, and when he got ill with pneumonia, he quipped, "I came to STAY a week and I GOT weak." At the time of his death, he had 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers at his funeral were Billy Dale Dye, Dudley Murph, Walter "Hoppy" Hopkins, George Bradshaw, Frank Parson, and Zip Franklin.


From the Lovington Leader (New Mexico) newspaper, April 1970:


C. C. "Babe" Chambers was guest of honor Sunday at a family reunion for Chambers' children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. Thirty-five members of the family gathered at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Hopkins for an Ice cream supper. All of Mr. Chambers' children were present.
They are: Jasper Chambers and Lessie Stone of Goldendale, Washington; Christine Campbell of Carlsbad, Collin Chambers of Jacksboro, Texas, and Kenneth E. Chambers of Lovington. Many of the grand-children were on hand to extend congratulations on Chambers' recent elghty-secondbirth-
Lovington residents are: Mrs. Walter Hopkins, Mrs. Dudley Murph, and Mrs. Bill Dye. Grandchildren from out of town are: Dick Campbell of Odessa; Jasper Chambers, Jr. of Goldendale; Frelda Stone of San Francisco; Mrs, Morris Pruitt of Lubbock; and Mrs, Joe Harris of Jacksboro.
Chambers is among the members of the Lovington ranch community. He and his wife, Jlmmie,
reside outside Lovington on the Artesia Highway.

Bessie Lee YORK [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 15 Aug 1890 in Mount Ida or Benton, Garland County, Arkansas. She died 2 on 26 Jul 1959 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. The cause of death was coronary failure due to blockage. She was buried 3 in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, New Mexico. She married 4, 5 Collin Cole CHAMBERS on 24 Dec 1907 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas.

Bessie Lee (York) Chambers was known as Grammie Chambers to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grammie Chambers died on the birthday of her daughter, Dona Lessie Stone, and fell ill while out doing her favorite activity -- fishing.

Bessie Lee and Lessie York were twins.

Lessie Chambers Stone relates that Bessie and her parents moved out to Texas from Arkansas by covered wagon.

They had the following children:

  M i Jasper Alexander CHAMBERS
  F ii Dona Lessie CHAMBERS
  F iii Christine CHAMBERS
  M iv Collin Clevon CHAMBERS
  M v Kenneth Edward CHAMBERS

Jason Jeremy STONE [Parents]

Trina Rose KLEVEN

Jacob Frederick RODECK [Parents] "Jack" was born on 16 Aug 1918 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He died on 22 Aug 2010 in Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington. The cause of death was respiratory failure and complications from cancer. He was buried on 26 Aug 2010 in Greenwood Cemetery, Chimacum, Jefferson County, Washington. He married Mary Elizabeth ARMSTRONG. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
VAIL, Carolyn Kaye

Mary Elizabeth ARMSTRONG [Parents] "Betty" was born 1 on 29 Sep 1920 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. She died 2, 3 on 8 Aug 2000 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. The cause of death was heart attack secondary to diabetes mellitus. She married Jacob Frederick RODECK. The marriage ended in divorce.

They had the following children:

  F i Melody Lynn RODECK
  M ii John RODECK was born about 1949. He died about 1987 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. The cause of death was AIDS related complex.

Clarence ARMSTRONG died . He married Hetty Maud ARMSTRONG.

Hetty Maud ARMSTRONG died . The cause of death was Heart Attack. She married Clarence ARMSTRONG.

Hetty Maud Armstrong's maiden name is not known.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Elizabeth ARMSTRONG

Christopher Collin STONE [Parents]

Other marriages:
PROEBSTEL, Carolyn Mae

Dana Dianne COX [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i Andrew Collin STONE
  F ii Kandice Ann STONE
  M iii Tyler Joe STONE
  F iv Krista Lee STONE

Tyler Joe STONE [Parents]

Samantha EVERHART [Parents]

They had the following children:

  F i Jillyan Jo STONE
  F ii Rylee James STONE-EVERHART

Byron Duane COX

Patsy Ellen CARTER died on 5 Jul 2009 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washinton. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. She married Byron Duane COX.

They had the following children:

  F i Dana Dianne COX
  M ii David COX

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