William Jewell Chamberlain (1877 - 1949)

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William Jewell Chamberlain
1877 - 1949
updated July 29, 2019
William Jewell Chamberlain was born in 1877 in Australia. He was born to Chamberlain Robert Chamberlain and Mary Ann Jewell Chamberlain, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Geelong, Australia at age 72.


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William Jewell Chamberlain passed away in 1949 in Geelong, Australia at 72 years of age. He was born in 1877 in Australia. He was born to Chamberlain Robert Chamberlain and Mary Ann Jewell Chamberlain, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1877, in the year that William Jewell Chamberlain was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1909, William was 32 years old when the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1929, William was 52 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1937, William was 60 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, in the year of William Jewell Chamberlain's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Other William Chamberlains

William Thomas Chamberlain
around 1890 - Nov 20, 1916
William Robert Chamberlain
around 1897 - Mar 27, 1918
William Richard Chamberlain
around 1894 - Apr 29, 1918
William Player Chamberlain
around 1889 - Sep 28, 1916
William John George Chamberlain
around 1914 - Jan 19, 1942
William John Chamberlain
around 1883 - Mar 29, 1917
William John Chamberlain
Died: Nov 6, 1917
William Jesse Chamberlain
around 1884 - Apr 18, 1915
William James Chamberlain
around 1909 - Feb 3, 1943
William James Chamberlain
1918 - Mar 12, 1941
Pt Fairy, Australia
William James Chamberlain
Died: Jun 21, 1915
William Henry Chamberlain
around 1905 - Nov 12, 1940
William Henry Chamberlain
around 1885 - Apr 25, 1915
William Henry Chamberlain
around 1893 - Jan 3, 1917
William George Chamberlain
around 1887 - Oct 3, 1918
William Ernest Chamberlain
around 1888 - Sep 17, 1939
William Eric Chamberlain
around 1923 - Mar 12, 1943
William Edward Chamberlain
around 1890 - Nov 2, 1918
William Darby Chamberlain
around 1876 - Aug 11, 1941
William Daniel Chamberlain
around 1895 - Dec 8, 1915

Other Chamberlains

Mary Ann Jewell Chamberlain
Geelong, Australia
Neil Chamberlain
1884 - 1949
Maffra, Australia
Annie Mcinnes Chamberlain
Maffra, Australia
Walter George Chamberlain
1875 - 1949
Apollo B, Australia
Chamberlain Eli Chamberlain
Apollo B, Australia
Sarah Houten Chamberlain
Apollo B, Australia
Percy Ebborn Chamberlain
1912 - 1950
Prahran, Australia
Percy Chamberlain
Prahran, Australia
Eleanor Shackell Chamberlain
Prahran, Australia
James Edward Chamberlain
1869 - 1950
Richmond, Australia
Uk Chamberlain
Richmond, Australia
Uk Chamberlain
Richmond, Australia
Ethel Maud Chamberlain
1884 - 1950
Sandringh, Australia
Enright Thomas Chamberlain
Sandringh, Australia
Kaziah Cliff Chamberlain
Sandringh, Australia
John Francis Chamberlain
1878 - 1950
Alphton, Australia
John Chamberlain
Alphton, Australia
Helena Vellely Chamberlain
Alphton, Australia

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Mary Ann Jewell Chamberlain
Geelong, Australia
Peter Thomas Miner
1894 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
Elizabeth Miner
Geelong, Australia
Ann Mcdonald
1868 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Mcdonald Donald Mcdonald
Geelong, Australia
Catherine Cameron Mcdonald
Geelong, Australia
Hannah Amelia Fraser
1862 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Dewar Andrew Kinnis Fraser
Geelong, Australia
Hannah Floate Fraser
Geelong, Australia
Thomas William Ryan
1870 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Ryan Thomas Ryan
Geelong, Australia
Mary Ryan Ryan
Geelong, Australia
William Thomas Bedford
1861 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Bedford William Bedford
Geelong, Australia
Catherine Thomas Bedford
Geelong, Australia
William Brown
1880 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Brown William Brown
Geelong, Australia
Eleanor Brown
Geelong, Australia
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