Nellie Isabel Chambers

28 August 1872–26 December 1961 (Age 89)
Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nellie Isabel

When Nellie Isabel Chambers was born on 28 August 1872, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Chambers, was 34 and her mother, Isabel Evaline Green, was 28. She married Sherman Melvin Denison on 1 March 1894. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Alva Township, Woods, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Alva City, Woods, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 26 December 1961, in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89.

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Sherman Melvin Denison
Nellie Isabel Chambers
Marriage: 1 March 1894
Lewis Andrew Dennison
Earl John Dennison
Grace Margaret Dennison
Kenneth H. Dennison
Donald Clarence Dennison
Ruth Ann Denison
Robert Melvin Dennison
Carol Denison
Florence Winona Denison
Kathryn Lucile Denison

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1 March 1894
Pratt Co. Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who was employed in the private living quarters of his master, rather than in the public halls of the manor. The name represents a genitive or plural form of Middle English cha(u)mbre ‘chamber’, ‘room’ (Latin camera), and is synonymous in origin with Chamberlain , but as that office rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Chambers in household of Andrew J Chambers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nellie Denison in household of Sherman Denison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Dennison in household of Sherman Dennison, "United States Census, 1930"

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