Eileen Winona Chamberland

29 December 1917–25 August 1996 (Age 78)
Des Moines, Union, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Eileen Winona

When Eileen Winona Chamberland was born on 29 December 1917, in Des Moines, Union, New Mexico, United States, her father, John T. Chamberland, was 33 and her mother, Eunice Katherine Simpson, was 24. She married James Dillard Buckingham in January 1937, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Midland, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 25 August 1996, at the age of 78.

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James Dillard Buckingham
Eileen Winona Chamberland
Marriage: January 1937
James Russell Buckingham
Robert Buckingham

Spouse and Children

January 1937
Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 6

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 23

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Chamberlin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eileen Buckingham in household of James D Buckingham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eileen Winona Chamberland in entry for Cheryl Anne Buckingham, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Eileen Winona Chamberland in entry for James Russell Buckingham, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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