residents of Simcoe, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Chambers are quieting marking
their 44th wedding anniversary today at their home, John Street. No
celebration is being held to mark the occasion but the esteemed couple
are in receipt of sincere congratulations and best wishes from their
many friends. Both are in excellent health at the present and look
forward to many more anniversaries.
Mrs. Chambers is
the former Agnes Miller, and was born in Newburgh, N.Y., on Independence
Day, July 4th, more than 70 years ago, the daughter of the late Anthony
Miller and Amella Roberts, the later being formerly of Waterford. Her
father died shortly afterwards and she was brought to Canada when she
was six months of age, remaining here until she was nine.
Returning to the
United States, where she received the greater part of her education, she
remained there until she was 19, afterwards coming back to Canada, but
paying frequent visits of varying length to the United States. At the
time of her marriage to Stephen Chambers, 1 Nov 1899, Mrs. Chambers was
living in Simcoe. Survivors of her family are three half-brothers and
one half-sister, James Thomas of Cedar Springs, Jess Thomas of Chatham,
Bert Thomas of New Haven, Mich., and Mrs. Carrie Marlatt of Blenheim.
The groom of more
than four decades ago is the son of the late James Chambers and Caroline
Viviane of Windham Township, his mother being formerly of Oakland. Mr.
Chambers has no near relatives living.
Mr. and Mrs.
Chambers were married in Waterford at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall
Uptegrove, the officiating minister being Rev. Charles Deacon of
Waterford Methodist Church. It is interesting to note that their
attendants, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, the latter of whom was then Eliza
Shaw, are still living in Simcoe.
For a number of
years Mr. and Mrs. Chambers lived on their farm west of Round Plains in
Windham Township, removing to Simcoe in 1913. Mr. Chambers entered the
employ of the Norfolk Milling Company, at that time conducted by the
Edgeworths of Teeterville, where he remained for 16 years. His health
suffering from the effects of the milling industry, 13 years ago he
carried on a feed and flour business in the Patterson block for eight
years, and for the past five years at his home on John Street.
Mr. and Mrs.
Chambers are widely known and to them the Reformer adds its
felicitations to those received by them from countless friends and