Catherine Chamberlain

27 May 1839–18 November 1916 (Age 77)
Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Chamberlain was born on 27 May 1839, in Forked River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, her father, Joseph Folten Chamberlin, was 27 and her mother, Amy Wilbert, was 23. She married William Randolph Teeples in September 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 18 November 1916, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dickerson
Catherine Chamberlain
Marriage: 2 March 1873
Joseph Dickerson
Althea Dickerson
Cornelius Dickerson
Charles Dickerson
Arthur Dickerson
Thomas Dickerson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1873American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 22
    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of ancient 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, but is so widespread in late medieval England that it must sometimes have been used of people of more ordinary status, perhaps as a nickname for an officious or self-important person or for someone who played the role of chamberlain in a folk play, tableau, or ceremony. Compare Chancellor for a possible similar usage.

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

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    Catherine was my great grandmother. I wasn't born early enough to know her, but my mother, Edna Dickerson Smart knew her well and often told me stories about her. Mother said Catherine was a very pr …

    Sources (45)

    • Cathrine Dickerson in household of John Dickerson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Catherine Burgess in entry for William Burgess and Jennie Barber, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Catherine in entry for Wm Riley Burgess, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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