Chambers Family Heritage


Richard Clayton CAMPBELL [Parents] "Dick" was born 1 on 4 Jun 1909 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma. He died 2 on 26 Jul 1986 in Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. The cause of death was complications due to spinal atrophy. He was buried 3 in Rocky Arroyo at the Stone-Campbell Cemetery (headstone, only -- he was creamated), Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. He married 4 Christine CHAMBERS in 1933 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Christine CHAMBERS [Parents] [scrapbook] "Tine" was born 1 on 5 Mar 1915 in Bryson, Jack County, Texas. She died 2, 3 on 14 Jan 2007 in Lea Regional Hospital, Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. The cause of death was complications due to stroke. She was buried 4 on 27 Jan 2007 in Lovington Cemetery, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico. She married 5 Richard Clayton CAMPBELL in 1933 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Other marriages:
PARKER, John Thomas

Christine Chambers was known as Aunt Tine to her nieces and nephews and as Mamaw to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was graduated from Lovington High School in 1933. She lived and worked in Eddy County, New Mexico, for many years, retiring from the Eddy County Clerk's Office in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Upon her retirement, she moved back to Lovington, New Mexico, in the 1970's.

For her 90th birthday celebration, the following article appeared in the Lovington Leader newspaper, Volume 96, No. 45, page 3:

Title: CHRISTINE PARKER TO CELEBRATE 90TH BIRTHDAY
A 90th birthday celebration for Christine Parker will be held at the Lovington Country Club, Saturday March 5, 2005, between the hours for (sic) two o'clock and four o'clock in the afternoon. The family of the honoree invites all family members and friends to attend and celebrate with them.
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She died in 2007 having lost her husband, Tom Parker, her only daughter, Gail Hopkins, and her niece, Bonnie Flo Murph, within a single year.

Her funeral had originally been scheduled to be held on January 23, 2007, but a huge snowstorm hit Lovington, New Mexico the weekend before and pretty much stopped travel into or out of the area. Her funeral was moved to January 27, 2007, at 2 in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church. It turned out to be a very dark, blustery day where the thermometer didn't get above 35 degrees. Visitation had been held the previous day at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Officiating was the Reverend Vergil Ichtertz. The service started with the song "Red River Valley" and ended with "The Tennessee Waltz". Her son, Richard Campbell, read a poem by Michael Josephson entitled "What Will Matter". Eight men dressed in formal cowboy clothes and ten-gallon hats acted as her pallbearers, and carried her coffin in the freezing wind. It was truly a cowboy funeral.

It was poignant that the newspaper, The Lovington Leader, in which her obituary appeared on Thursday, January 25, 2007, had as its thought for the day a quote from Benjamin Franklin: "A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough." Her life was both good and long.

Text of the Obituary:

Title: CHRISTINE CAMPBELL PARKER

Funeral services for Christime Campbell Parker, 91, of Hobbs, and formerly of Lovington, will be held Saturday, January 27, 2007, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lovington. Rev. Vergil Ichtertz will officiate, Burial [sic] will be at Lovington Cemetery. Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home is directing arrangements. Visitation is scheduled from 1 intil [sic] 5 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday.
Born March 5, 1915, at Jacksboro, Texas, she passed away January 14 at the Lea Regional Hospital. She was married to the late Richard Clayton Campbell and the late Tom Parker.
She was graduated from Lovington High School in 1933. She lived and worked in the Eddy County clerk's office in Carlsbad. Upon her retirement, she moved back to Lovington in the 1970's.
Survivors include a son, Richard Collin Campbell and his wife Sharon, of Payson, Arizona; a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Gerry Chambers of Lovington; three grandchildren, Shelly Marsh Rice and her husband, Jimmie, of Lovington; Glynis Gragg and Clay Campbell; and great-grandchildren, Kyla Rice, Danniele and Chelsea Peters and Zack and Nathan Campbell.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, Collin Cole and Bessie Lee Chambers; her husbands, Richard Clayton Campbell and Tom Parker; a daughter, Gail Campbell Hopkins; a sister, Lessie Chambers Stone; and two brothers, Collin Chambers and Jasper Chambers.
Memorials may be made to New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches, Box 9, Belen, NM 87002-9001 or to Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240.

(The obituary included a professional head-shot portrait done in February, 2005, by her granddaughter, Shelley Marsh Rice, in honor of Christine's 90th birthday.)

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Collin CAMPBELL
  F ii Gail CAMPBELL

John Marion HARP was born about 1800 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He died . He married Emma Elizabeth METCALF.

Emma Elizabeth METCALF was born about 1800 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She died . She married John Marion HARP.

They had the following children:

  M i John Greenberry HARP
  M ii Jeffrey HARP was born about 1827 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He died .

Some records show his first name spelled Jeffery.
  M iii George HARP was born about 1829 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He died .

Jefferson DOWNS was born about 1802 in Kentucky, near the state line. He died . He married Emma Rebecca DOWNS.

The following was found in correspondence between Terry Joe Stone and John William Hedges, II, dated 1 December 1982:

"Jefferson Downs was quite wealthy and sold slaves on the auction block, as was the custom of well-to-doers of the time. His first name is in question as some say it was Thomas and some say Churchill. At any rate, we are related to the Churchill family that gave the land for the famous racetrack 'Churchill Downs' in Lexington, Kentucky."

Emma Rebecca DOWNS was born about 1804 in Kentucky, near the state line. She died . She married Jefferson DOWNS.

Emma Rebecca Downs' maiden or previous married name is not known for certain, though it may have been Saulsberry or Churchill. Some records show she went by Rebecca or Rebecka.

They had the following children:

  F i Eliza Jane DOWNS

Lewis LAMPKINS was born 1 about 1810/1811 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He died . He married Elizabeth HALL on 8 Sep 1835 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

The 1870 US census notes that Lewis Lampkins could not read or write and that the value of his real estate was $500 and his personal estate was $350.

Elizabeth HALL was born 1 about 1815/1816 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She died . She married Lewis LAMPKINS on 8 Sep 1835 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

The census of 1870 noted that Elizabeth Hall could not read nor write.

They had the following children:

  M i William LAMPKINS was born about 1837 in Perry County, Indiana. He died .

Some records show William Lampkins birth year as 1883, though this is doubtful.
  F ii Sally LAMPKINS was born about 1838 in Perry County, Indiana. She died .
  F iii Elizabeth LAMPKINS was born in 1840 in Perry County, Indiana. She died .
  F iv Martha LAMPKINS was born in 1842 in Kentucky. She died .
  M v George A. LAMPKINS was born in 1845 in Perry County, Indiana. He died .
  M vi Edward LAMPKINS
  F vii Delphina LAMPKINS was born in 1849 in Perry County, Indiana. She died .
  F viii Susan Kathryn LAMPKINS
  M ix John R. LAMPKINS was born in 1855 in Perry County, Indiana. He died .
  F x Mary Ellen LAMPKINS
  M xi Bridger A. LAMPKINS was born in 1861 in Perry County, Indiana. He died .

John Henry HARP [Parents] was born on 6 Apr 1848 in Raywick, Nelson County, Kentucky. He died on 1 Apr 1923 in Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. He was buried on 2 Apr 1923. He married Susan Kathryn LAMPKINS on 3 Jun 1853 in Perry County, Indiana.

Some records show his year of birth as 1850, though this is unlikely since a sibling has a birth date in that same year. Other records show his birth as 6 January 1849.

Some records show his place of birth as Marion County, Kentucky.

Brothers John Henry and William Marion Harp married sisters, Susan Kathryn and Mary Ellen Lampkins.

U.S. Census records for 1880 showed John, age 32, and Susan, age 27, living with children Mary, age 8, Liza, age 7, Edward Greenberry, age 4, and Henrietta (Henreta), age 2, in Davis City, Decatur County, Iowa. John Henry Harp's occupation was listed as railroad laborer.

Susan Kathryn LAMPKINS [Parents] was born on 3 Jun 1853 in Perry County, Indiana. She died on 17 May 1910 in Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri. She was buried on 20 May 1910 in Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. She married John Henry HARP on 3 Jun 1853 in Perry County, Indiana.

Brothers John Henry and William Marion Harp married sisters, Susan Kathryn and Mary Ellen Lampkins.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Elizabeth HARP
  F ii Eliza Ellen HARP
  M iii Edward Greenberry HARP
  F iv Henreta Lela HARP
  F v Sena June HARP
  F vi Eva Mae HARP
  F vii Lula Jane HARP
  F viii Hattie HARP was born in 1888 in Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. She died in 1888 in Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa.
  F ix Susan Esther HARP

Thomas C. WHITEHOUSE Sr. [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 27 Oct 1827 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. He died on 4 Jan 1909 in Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. He was buried on 6 Jan 1909 in Pleasant View Cemetery, Lot 629, #5, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. He married Martha CHARLES on 10 Mar 1856 in St. Thomas Church, Dudley, Worcestershire, England.

Other marriages:
WHITEHOUSE, Sarah

The family Bible gives his date of birth as 27 October 1825.

His most oft' repeated saying, in his Herefordshire English accent, was "Ye maun always tell the truth, na matter 'oo it's for or 'oo its against." Helene Spencer, his great granddaughter, remembered this and recounted it to her grandson, Terry Stone. She also remembered sitting on his lap when she was about three, probably his last year of life, and stroking his soft beard.

Obituary:
Whitehouse---Thomas Whitehouse, Sr., was born October 27, 1827, Staffordshire, England. He settled in America in 1869, making his home in Kewanee, Illinois, with the exception of the last ten months, spent in Lamoni, Iowa, with his daughter, Sr. Tharp, where he died January 4, 1909. He was baptized August 2, 1866, and was ordained an elder. On March 10, 1856, he was married to Miss Martha Charles, who departed this life January 17, 1906. To this union six children were born, five of whom remain: John, Mrs. C.F. Tharp, George, Thomas C. and Alma. He was buried from the Saints' church, Kewanee, Illinois, January 6, 1909. J.W. Wight in charge. from The Saints' Herald, February 3, 1909 page 118
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Thomas Whitehouse, Sr., was baptized and confirmed a member of the RLDS Church on 2 August 1866 at Chasetown, Staffordshire, England, by Joseph Boswell (who also came to Kewanee). Thomas was also ordained an Elder in the church.
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from the 1870 Federal Census, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, page 23:

Whitehouse, Thomas, age 43, occupation digging coal, place of birth England
Whitehouse, Martha, age 35, occupation keeping house, place of birth England
Whitehouse, Sarah A., age 11, place of birth England
Whitehouse, Thomas C., age 9, place of birth England
Whitehouse, Emma H., age 7, place of birth England
Whitehouse, George, age 3, place of birth England

Comments: Residing next door is the Benjamin Sumption family on one side and the John and Ann Palmer family on the other.
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from the 1880 Census, Elmira, Stark County, Illinois, Family History Library Film 1254252, NA Film Number T9-0252 Page Number 352A

Thomas WHITEHOUSE, race White, age 54, birthplace England, occupation Miner, parents' birthplaces England
Martha WHITEHOUSE, race White, age 44, birthplace England, occuaption House Keeping, parents' birthplaces England
Thomas WHITEHOUSE, Son, single, race White, age 19, place of birth England, occupation Works On Farm, parent's places of birth England
Emma WHITEHOUSE, Daughter, single, race White, age 16, place of birth England, occupation House Work,parent's places of birth England
George WHITEHOUSE, Son, single, race White, age 12, place of birth England, parent's places of birth England
Samuel WHITEHOUSE, Son, single, race White, age 9, place of birth Illinois, parent's places of birth England
Alva WHITEHOUSE, Adopted Son, race White, age 6, place of birth Illinois, birthplaces of parents not given
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from the 1900 Federal Census, Kewanee Township, Henry County, Illinois, Kewanee City, enumerated 6 June 1900, SD 4 ED 17 Sheet 4B, stamped page 134:

Walnut St:

706 60 70 Whitehouse, Thomas C Head w m Oct 1824 75 m 44y b Eng par Eng to US 1869 31y in US NA occ core wood unemp 4 mo of past yr r/w/s Eng renting home
Whitehouse Martha w f Aug 1834 65 mar 44y 9 born 4 lvg b Eng par Eng to US 1869 31y in US nat r/w/s Eng

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Family Bible of Thomas and Martha Charles Whitehouse transcribed by Sandi Watts Tompkins <http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilhenry/church/zblazers@i4f.net> notes by Susie Martin-Rott <mailto:rootboun@tampabay.rr.com?SUBJECT=WHITEHOUSE>
BIRTHS William Whitehouse Born December 29th 1856 Baby girl born May 10th 1858 8 months dead Sarrah A Whitehouse Born May 2nd 1859 Thomas C. Whitehouse Born June 4th 1861 Emma A Whitehouse Born August 24 1863 Joseph C Whitehouse Born Nov 4th 1865 George E Whitehouse Born Sept 5th 1867 (note other records for this child show name as George Charles) Samuel A Whitehouse Born Oct 5th 1870 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Being all the Children Born to the said Thomas Whitehouse Born Oct 27 1826 Martha Whitehouse Born August 5th 183_ John Whitehouse Born Jan 17th 1853 (note: this child is later listed in Martha's obituary as her stepson, which would be logical as she did not marry Thomas Whitehouse until 1856. Her obituary also states she was the mother of nine, four dying in infancy)
MARRIAGES
Sarrah A Whitehouse Married Dec 25 1878 Emma Whitehouse Married June 17 1883 Thomas C Whitehouse Married July 28th 1886 George E Whitehouse Married March 5 1890 Alma Whitehouse Married Nov 1st 1894
note: the four children who died in infancy were William, Infant Daughter, Joseph C and a second Wm named Wm James born 03 Feb 1873 in Kewanee; found listed in RLDS church records .For some reason the last was not recorded in the bible)

Martha CHARLES [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 5 Aug 1830 in Dudley, Worchestershire, England. She died on 17 Jan 1906 in her home, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. The cause of death was complications due to Bright's disease (chronic nephritis). She was buried on 20 Jan 1906 in Pleasant View Cemetery, Lot 629, #4, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. She married Thomas C. WHITEHOUSE Sr. on 10 Mar 1856 in St. Thomas Church, Dudley, Worcestershire, England.

Some records show her year of birth as 1834.

Dudley England, Martha's birthplace, was at one time part of Staffordshire, now considered part of Worcestershire.

Some records show her name as Sarah, though this may be Thomas' first wife. Nellie Harp Wong, her great granddaughter, remembers her name as Mabel.

Obituary:
Source: Kewanee Star-Courier (Kewanee, IL) Thursday, 18 Jan 1906 CALLED TO REST AFTER LONG LIFE Mrs. Whitehouse, Long Resident of City, Passes Away at Walnut St. Home. LIVED IN KEWANEE SINCE LATE SIXTIES Funeral Service to be Held Saturday, But Hour Has Not Yet Been Set. After an illness of only a week, Mrs. Thos. Whitehouse, Sr., passed away at ten o'clock last night, at her home, 706 North Walnut street. Death which was due to Bright's disease with complications, came unexpectedly to many of the friends, who had not known her condition was serious. Mrs. Whitehouse had long made her home in Kewanee so she had many friends here who will learn of her death with regret. Since 1869 she has resided in this city. Born in England. Martha Charles was born August 5th, 1834, in Dudley, England, and there spent her early life. She was joined in marriage to Thos. Whitehouse March 10th, 1856, and they came to Kewanee in October, 1869, continuing their residence here until the present time. As a young woman she joined the Latter Day Saints church, in 1849, retaining her membership in the re-organized church until her death. She was a faithful, consistent member ever manifesting interest in the work of the church and of all charitable and benevolent enterprises. Four Children Survive. Mrs. Whitehouse was the mother of nine children, four of whom died in infancy. Emma Charles, a daughter, died nine years ago, at the age of 33. Besides her aged husband, to whom she was so many years a loving helpmeet, she leaves four children to mourn her departure: Sarah A. Tharp, of Condon, Oregon; Thos. C. Whitehouse; George E. Whitehouse, and S. Alma Whitehouse of this city, and John Whitehouse, a step-son, now living in Springfield, Ill. She also leaves twelve grand children, and two great grand children. The funeral service will be held Saturday, but the complete arrangements can not be announced before tomorrow.
--------------------- Source: Kewanee Daily Star-Courier (Kewanee, IL) Friday, 19 Jan 1906 FUNERAL IS TOMORROW Mrs. Thos. Whitehouse, Sr. Will Be Buried Here. The funeral service of Mrs. Thomas Whitehouse, Sr., mention of whose death was made in yesterday's paper, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, 706 North walnut street, and at the Latter Day Saints' church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Amos Berve will be in charge.

They had the following children:

  M i William WHITEHOUSE was born on 29 Dec 1855 in England. He died .

Some records show his date of birth as 29 Dec 1856.
  F ii Baby Girl WHITEHOUSE was born on 10 May 1858 in Staffordshire, England. She died in Jan 1859 in Staffordshire, England. She was buried in Staffordshire, England.
  F iii Sarah Ann WHITEHOUSE
  M iv Thomas C. WHITEHOUSE Jr.
  F v Emma A. WHITEHOUSE
  M vi Joseph C. WHITEHOUSE was born on 4 Nov 1865 in Staffordshire, England. He died before 1870.
  M vii George E. WHITEHOUSE
  M viii Samuel Alma WHITEHOUSE
  M ix William James WHITEHOUSE was born on 3 Feb 1873 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. He was christened on 9 Mar 1873 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. He died .

The Whitehouse family Bible shows his date of birth as 4 February 1872.

Does not appear with the family on 1880 census and is assumed to have died young.

Blessing: 09 March 1873, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, by Robert Holt.

Ronald GOWER

Kyleen Joi STONE [Parents]

They had the following children:

  F i Jasmine Joi GOWER
  F ii Kerryn GOWER

Tamron Lee STONE [Parents]

Other marriages:
BATES, Lynda Kathleen

Myrna Katherine SCHROCK


Tamron Lee STONE [Parents]

Other marriages:
SCHROCK, Myrna Katherine

Lynda Kathleen BATES [Parents]

Other marriages:
SMITH, Clifford
DRINNEN, Michael Winston Sr.


Jack William COOP [Parents]

Other marriages:
COOP, Luella

Beverly Jean DESBRO was born 1 on 3 Jul 1936 in Coeur d' Laine, Idaho. She died 2 on 6 Sep 1998 in Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri. The cause of death was complications from diabetes. She was buried in Independence, Missouri. She married Jack William COOP in Rlds Church, Camas, Clark County, Washington.

They had the following children:

  F i Nancy Lynn COOP
  F ii Patricia COOP

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