William Perry Chambers

4 January 1913–29 December 1958 (Age 45)
McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States

The Life of William Perry

When William Perry Chambers was born on 4 January 1913, in McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States, his father, Jack Chambers, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Jane Perry, was 28. He married Alvice Velleslie Duncan on 4 April 1943, in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 29 December 1958, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Perry Chambers
Alvice Velleslie Duncan
Marriage: 4 April 1943
Sarah Velleslie Chambers
Mary Elizabeth Chambers

Spouse and Children

4 April 1943
Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States


    Sarah Velleslie Chambers


    Mary Elizabeth Chambers


Parents and Siblings

    Jack Chambers





    Julia Elizabeth Chambers



    Kenneth Chambers


    Doris Chambers


    Lois Chambers


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 14

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Billie Chambers in household of Jack Chambers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Billie Chambers in household of Jack Chambers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bill Chambers, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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