Ruth Vivian Chambers

24 June 1919–23 October 2000 (Age 81)
Polk, Oregon, United States

The Life of Ruth Vivian

When Ruth Vivian Chambers was born on 24 June 1919, in Polk, Oregon, United States, her father, Charles Nies Chambers, was 46 and her mother, Florence Emma Adams, was 30. She married Alan Leroy Torbet on 28 September 1940, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. She lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1920. She died on 23 October 2000, in Highland Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Polk, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alan Leroy Torbet
Ruth Vivian Chambers
Marriage: 28 September 1940

Spouse and Children

28 September 1940
Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Nies Chambers





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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ruth V Chambers in household of Charles N Chambers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth V Chambers in household of Florence Chambers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Chambers in household of Frank Chambers, "United States Census, 1940"

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