Florence Chamberlain

27 August 1930–20 November 2014 (Age 84)
Burbank, Clay, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Chamberlain was born on 27 August 1930, in Burbank, Clay, South Dakota, United States, her father, Marvin Winfield Chamberlain, was 25 and her mother, Clara Alice McLain, was 19. She lived in Fairview Township, Clay, South Dakota, United States for about 5 years. She died on 20 November 2014, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Moville, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Clarence Schmidt
Florence Chamberlain

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    Marvin W Chamberlain Jr


    James M Chamberlain


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 4

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 25

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera ( see Chambers ) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Florence May Chamberlain, "South Dakota State Census, 1945"
  • Florence Chamberlain in household of Marvin Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence M Chamberlain Schmidt in entry for Clarence Clifford Schmidt, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

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