Chambers Family Heritage


Joseph Elvin GARLAND [Parents] was born on 5 Jan 1896 in Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa. He died . He married Edna Irene BRADLEY.

Edna Irene BRADLEY died . She married Joseph Elvin GARLAND.


Charles Coan IDLET was born on 8 Aug 1853 in Clermont County, Ohio. He died on 21 Apr 1936 in Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska. He married Hattie Mahala VINCENT on 23 Dec 1877 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois.

Hattie Mahala VINCENT [Parents] was born on 13 Mar 1858 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. She died on 12 Jun 1926 in Morrowville, Washington County, Kansas. She married Charles Coan IDLET on 23 Dec 1877 in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Arminta IDLET

Thomas Charles CLARK was born on 21 Jun 1879 in Washington County, Kansas. He died on 26 Sep 1943 in Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma. He was buried on 29 Sep 1943 in I. o. o. F. Cemetery (now Blackwell Cemetery), Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma. He married Mary Arminta IDLET on 17 Oct 1900 in Morrowville, Washington County, Kansas.

In 1903, Thomas C. Clark and his brother Samuel, were both involved in the murder of a neighbor, Owen Masten. This is an extracted account from the Supreme Court of Kansas, January Term, 1904, Vol 69: The State of Kansas v . Sam. Clark, pgs 576-586: Syllabus by the Court.

Mary Arminta IDLET [Parents] was born on 16 Jun 1883 in Page County, Iowa. She died on 8 Mar 1971 in Nardin, Kay County, Oklahoma. She was buried in I. o. o. F. Cemetery (now Blackwell Cemetery), Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma. She married Thomas Charles CLARK on 17 Oct 1900 in Morrowville, Washington County, Kansas.

They had the following children:

  F i Della Mae CLARK
  F ii Mabel Ivene CLARK

Albert George TILTON was born on 7 Sep 1895 in Nardin, Kay County (Oklahoma Territory), Oklahoma. He died on 14 Dec 1980 in San Joaquin, San Joaquin County, California. He was buried in Rio Vista, Solano County, California. He married Mabel Ivene CLARK on 8 Feb 1921 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

From the Tilton Genealogy Web Site:

Albert George Tilton was born in a sod house that his father, Irvin E. Tilton and his grandfather, Ira Flanders built after they made the Run in to Oklahoma. The family lived in the soddy until a frame house was built. He went to the Nardin scho o l that only had two years of high school at that time. Then they went to Oklahoma A& M college at Stillwater, known as Okla. State University (OSU) today. Albert and his brother Richard Thaddeus, known as Dick, worked for a neighbor, John Dehnar t , who lived south of them, during harvest and hay making, etc. Mr. Dehnart was blessed with two daughters, so he was glad of the help. Albert was unable to finish college as the first World War came along and he joined the army. After a fairly short period of training he was sent overseas to France. Luckily, the war was winding down by the time he joined so he didn't get in on too much of the fighting. After returning home and being discharged he went back to the farm. He met and married Mabel Ivene Clark. He got a job with the railroad which required him to move to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their first child, Albert Lee Tilton was born ther e , as was their second child, Geraldine Louise Tilton. They were still in Fayetteville in 1925 when Albert's grandmother, Christiana (Couch) Flanders died 18 June 1925, while living with them. Albert and Mabel moved back to Nardin around 192 6 and he went to farming the Flanders-Tilton farm. His father and mother, Irvin E. and Rose Tilton, moved to Louisiana about that time. Their third and last child, Patricia Ann, was born at the Blackwell Sanatorium on 13 March 1927. Albert and Mabel divorced in 1937. When his son, Albert, Jr. died in a plane crash in October 1943 in California, a neighbor, Ruth Dehnart had kept in touch with him and she let him know. He went back to Nardin for the memorial service. Afte r the service all the family went to Grandma's home east of Blackwell for the afternoon. Albert went, too, before he left, he talked to both daughters. All Patricia remembers is that he gave her a five-dollar bill, but did not remember what wa s said. He didn't keep in contact with his family at Nardin. It was discovered later that after divorcing Mabel he had moved to Ponca City and boarded with the Bill and Florence Simon family. They and Albert ended up moving to California, and lived the r e for the rest of their lives. He became part of their family, when he died, they buried him next to Bill Simon who was the first to die, then Florence was buried there when she died a f ew years later. After the big earthquake in Alaska in 1964, his sister, Helen, with the help of former neighbor, Ruth Dehnart of Nardin, got in touch with daughter, Patricia, who was living in Alaska at that time. Helen wrote of some of the Tilton ancestry. Th i s interested Patricia so when she and her family settled in Ada in 1970, she joined the local genealogical society in 1974, and decided to try and locate her father. This finally occurred through his World War I record. A visit to California took place and Patricia and her father got to meet after a 34 year separation. They kept in touch until his death. At the time of his death, Dec. 14 1980, he was 85 years, 3 months 7 days old.
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Albert joined the Army on May 26, 1918, joining just a few months before the Armistice was signed, so he only had to serve for 1 year and 1 month. Below is a copy of a newspaper clipping of a letter Albert wrote to his brother, Dick, unknown what newspaper: Beau Desert, France, March 29, 1919. Dear Dickum:
Well, I think you are probably looking for a letter from me, so here goes. I have received about four letters from you and one from Helen since I last wrote.
In your last letter you said you had started on your course in incubation, I hope you had good luck.
Since I last wrote you I have traveled over southern France quite a lot. I got my seven-day pass the first of March and went down in the Pyrenees mountains, about twenty-five kilos from Spain--that's fifteen miles. We never got over in Spain , though.
Talk about scenery! It surely was grand. We went up in the mountains as far as the railroad went then took trucks on up to a little place called Eau Bounes, a summer resort.
There were about twenty-five or thirty hotels which the government has rented, and we were lodged in the best one, being the first on the scene. Right straight up on both sides of us went the mountains; on up the valley was the tallest peak. Just a great big slab, a barren rock and the whitest snow you ever saw all jumbled together in rugged peaks, ridges and cold little ravines, while down the valley and across the other side, rose another range of mountains, all snow capped and seemi ng ly not more than a mile away.
The streams that come down out of the mountains are beautiful; most always the water is a torrent of froth and foam with flashes of green as some jagged rock stills the current for a second.
We took a number of hikes and climbs, and I was getting pretty tough by the time we had to leave.
Reid (an athlete of A. & M,) and I started out one morning to climb up to the snow line. We thought we could do it in fifteen or twenty minutes. We climbed for a solid hour and the snow line kept looking farther and farther away, so we gave it up--that day.
But before we left we did climb away up above the snow line. I climbed up places where the ascent went right straight up, going from one foot to another, using both hands and feet just as you would climb a ladder. You could look right straig h t down for about fifty feet and there would be just a ledge two or three feet wide, then down again, and believe me, I looked at every foot hold. When we got to the top of the first ridge, we were way up in the snow.
Just faintly came the roar of the stream, and away off across the valley great big white clouds were drifting, first showing a sparkling, bright snow-capped bit of peak, then wrapping it up again while in the midst of all this cloud and snow , rose this one peak I have told you about--cold, sparkling, aloof, not a rock or bit of earth showing thought the dazzling white snow. Back of us away to the distance was a deep blue haze mantleing the mountains, which made a beautiful contrast with bright sun and dazzling whiteness in front of us.
Then down in the valley with its emerald green, close cropped pastures all aglisten with the morning dew, was another wonderful view.
After we'd rested we started down which was much more tiresome trip than the one up. Besides the scenery and its adventures, the Y.M.C.A. had the casino fitted up for our use. There was an auditorium for the movies, a vaudeville stage, a ballroom, reading and writing room, billiard tables and a canteen where they sold cold sandwiches, cocoa, and so on. Then we took a trip down to Lourdes where that famous church is.
Back of the church is a sort of grotto, under a cliff in which there is a spring which they say is holy water and a statue of the Virgin Mary.
At certain times of the year people come there from all over Europe and go away cured of any disease they may have. The walls of the palace are lined with crutches left there by the cured.
We were also in Pau and Bayonne, both beautiful towns. Pau for its buildings and promenade walks and the view of the mountains, and Bayonne for its walks and parks. Bayonne is on the coast; you can find them on the map. We also spent a nig h t in Bordeaux--some city. The whole trip took twelve days.
I just got back from a show a few minutes ago. The first show was movies, the second a play. Pretty fair. I had seen the movies in Stillwater.
Last night they put on a real show. American girls and everything. The plays for the last month have been very good. It is raining again; ten minutes ago by my watch the stars were shining. What do you think of that? Did I tell you it raine d on e day on our trip? Just as nice and warm down there as could be.
We are sending the patients out pretty fast. Faster than they can send them in, but I don't know how long it will take us to get them all out. I suspect till the first of June, any how. A good many of our fellows have taken sick and been evacu a ted to the States, but I am afraid I'll have to wait and come with the company, for I can't never even seem to feel sick. I weigh 155 now in light shoes and my shirt sleeves. How much do you weigh? Well, its about 10 o'clock, so think I had better say good night.
Of course, I don't intend to get up before eight or nine o'clock, but I always like lots of sleep.
Well, say hello to Elsie and Bernice for me, and send this letter home and keep on writing.
ALBERT G. TILTON Evac. Hosp., No. 20. O. 75 Am. Exped. Forces, France, A.P.O.

Mabel Ivene CLARK [Parents] was born on 23 May 1902 in Morrowville, Washington County, Kansas. She died on 30 Jun 1987 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She married Albert George TILTON on 8 Feb 1921 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

Other marriages:
REESE, Julius Alfred

They had the following children:

  M i Albert Lee TILTON was born on 22 Mar 1922 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas. He died on 29 Oct 1943 in California. The cause of death was airplane crash.
  F ii Geraldine Louise TILTON
  F iii Patricia Ann TILTON

Willis WILCOX died . He married Della Mae CLARK. The marriage ended in divorce.

Della Mae CLARK [Parents] was born on 17 May 1901 in Washington County, Kansas. She died on 6 Nov 1989 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She married Willis WILCOX. The marriage ended in divorce.

Della Mae Clark married Willis Wilcox and they had two daughters, Wauneta Wilcox and La Vona Wilcox. She and her husband divorced and she never remarried. Della raised her two daughters in Lincoln, Nebraska. She worked for the telephone company until her retirement.

They had the following children:

  F i Waunetta WILCOX
  F ii La Vona WILCOX

Jacob CLARK died . He married Eleanor MCCARL.

Eleanor MCCARL died in 1859 in Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio. She married Jacob CLARK.

Family tradition tells that her last name may also have been spelled McCarroll.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah W. CLARK
  M ii Jonas CLARK

Jonas CLARK [Parents] died . He married Sarah SANDERS.

Sarah SANDERS died . She married Jonas CLARK.


Julius Alfred REESE was born on 2 Mar 1898 in Kansas . He died on 22 Mar 1976 in Nardin, Kay County, Oklahoma. He was buried on 25 Mar 1976 in Mount Olive Cemetery, Nardin, Kay County, Oklahoma. He married Mabel Ivene CLARK on 23 Oct 1943 in Nardin, Kay County, Oklahoma.

Mabel Ivene CLARK [Parents] was born on 23 May 1902 in Morrowville, Washington County, Kansas. She died on 30 Jun 1987 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. She married Julius Alfred REESE on 23 Oct 1943 in Nardin, Kay County, Oklahoma.

Other marriages:
TILTON, Albert George


Louis Anderson MILLER died . He married Geraldine Louise TILTON in Apr 1948.

Geraldine Louise TILTON [Parents] died . She married Louis Anderson MILLER in Apr 1948.


Billy Emerson SMITH was born on 9 Oct 1927 in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma. He died on 22 Jul 1993 in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. The cause of death was lung cancer. He was buried on 25 Jul 1993 in Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. He married Patricia Ann TILTON on 23 Dec 1948 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

Patricia Ann TILTON [Parents]

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