Wirt Carter Chambers

16 April 1905–11 October 1994 (Age 89)
Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States

The Life of Wirt Carter

When Wirt Carter Chambers was born on 16 April 1905, in Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States, his father, Vernon Chambers, was 30 and his mother, Nannie E Carter, was 21. He lived in Darvills, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 11 October 1994, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Chambers
1874–1968
Nannie E Carter
1883–1972
Wirt Carter Chambers
1905–1994
Kathryn Chambers
1911–2003

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 12

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1929

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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  • Wirt C Chambers in household of Vernon Chambers, "United States Census, 1930"

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