Harvey Jasper Chamberlin was born in Petoskey, Mich. At the age of 2yrs, he moved with his family to Greeley, Colorado. According to a letter (in my possession) written by his mother, he was sick during the train ride west. A week or so later, his mother died of diphtheria. He had an older sister and it is probable that she and his maternal Grandmother, Clara Hurd, helped care for him. Clara Hurd died in Greeley, Co. in 1909. In 1910 Jasper's father remarried and the family moved to Roscoe, Nebraska. He grew up there and when older helped the family with the store, Cabins and gas station that served the community and travelers along the Lincoln Highway. After high school, he attended and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. For a time he was a missionary to the Mormons in Utah. He married Janice Daphne Weeks on 28 May 1933. The first two children were born in Roscoe, Nebr. About 1936 he became pastor at three small churches in Southern Nebraska. The three younger children were born there. They later moved to North Platte, Nebraska where he and Janice were part of the Mexican Sunday School which ministered to the Spanish speaking population of their area. During the war, he also worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He had a motorized bicycle which he rode to and from work. In January of 1946, the family moved to Higgins in the Texas panhandle, where he helped his wife's parents with their businesses in Higgins and Arnette, just over the state line in Oklahoma. He also started some Sunday Bible studies from his home. On April 9th, 1947 a massive storm system plowed through a long swath of Texas, Oklahoma and into Kansas. The tornado that hit the Chamberlin home, leveled the two-story cinderblock house. Jasper received a head injury and died three days later.
ELLIS COUNTY CAPITAL ARNETT, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY APRIL 18, 1947
HARVEY CHAMBERLIN STORM VICTIM, DIES
Harvey J. Chamberlin, 41-year-old son-in-law of Mrs. and Mrs. Reo Weeks of Arnett, died in the Shattuck hospital, Saturday morning, April 12, 1947, from injuries received in the tornado at Higgins, Texas, Wednesday evening April 9th.
Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlin and family came here in January a year ago from North Platt, Nebraska, to assist Mr. And Mrs. Weeks with the operation of the Hatchery business at Arnett and Higgins. Mr. Chamberlin was formerly a minister at North Platt.
He is survived by his wife and five children, ranging in ages from 5-13 years.
Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church in Arnett, Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the DeBolt cemetery north of Arnett.
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Year: 1910; Census Place: Greeley, Weld, Colorado; Roll: T624_126; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0270; FHL microfilm: 1374139 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
Year: 1920; Census Place: East Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska; Roll: T625_994; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 121 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 483; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 1546; Image: 360.0; FHL microfilm: 2340218 Moody Bible Institute Pupil Listed as "Jasper".
Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Maple Creek, Furnas, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2246; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 33-16 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: the United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
in the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Name: Harvey Jasper Chamberlin Gender: Male Race: White Age: 35 Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head) Birth Place: Petosky, Michigan, USA Birth Date: 2 May 1905 Residence Place: Furnas, Nebraska, USA Registration Date: 1940-1947 Employer: Midwest Conference Ev Free Church Weight: 160 Complexion: Light Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Gray Height: 5 7 Next of Kin: H A Chamberlin Household Members: Name Relationship Harvey Jasper Chamberlin Self (Head) H A Chamberlin Mother
Source Citation The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 17
Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
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