Alfred Ocean CHAMBERS

Alfred Ocean CHAMBERS

Male 1841 - 1903  (62 years)

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  • Name Alfred Ocean CHAMBERS 
    Born 31 Aug 1841  At Sea, Algoa Bay, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 May 1843  Campbelltown, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Dec 1903  Teresa St, Norwood, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • OBITUARY.
      The late Mr. Alfred Ocean Chambers, who died at his residence, Teresa street, Norwood, last week, was well known in Adelaide. He was an old colonist, who had experienced the vicissitudes of life on the goldfields and in the bush in Victoria before he settled in this state, nearly 40 years ago. The deceased gentleman was born, as his second baptismal name suggests, at sea, in 1841. His father, the late Mr. John Chambers, was a schoolmaster, and was on his way to Hobart when his fourth son was born. He settled in Tasmania with his family. He was one of the pioneer temperance advocates in Australia, having signed the pledge in 1832.
      The late Mr. A. O. Chambers left Tasmania in 1852, and went to Victoria. He at once proceeded to the goldfields, and remained there for about eight years in the capacity of storekeeper's assistant. In 1865 he came to South Australia, and was employed by Messrs. Harris, Scarfe, & Co. for two years, but was thrown out of work by the commercial depression occasioned by the drought in 1866 and 1867. While he was waiting for an opportunity to secure another situation he conceived the idea of constructing a "commonsense washing machine." He had not had any previous experience as a carpenter, but he succeeded in turning out useful machines; which immediately became popular. He began business as a manufacturer on his own account, and carried on the enterprise for 20 years with success. During that time he perfected several useful mechanical inventions.
      In 1887 he joined the public service as relieving officer for the city in connection with the Destitute Asylum. He was prominent in literary society work, a foremost member of the baptist Church, and was a lay preacher for a number of years. He was a persistent advocate of total abstinence, and it is said that he was instrumental in securing more than 1,000 pledges. He took an active interest in all kinds of philanthropic work, and the last letter which he wrote to The Register, published on October 12, 1903, was in connection with an appeal he had previously made for monetary assistance for an unfortunate man whom he had befriended.
      Mr. Chambers's family consisted of five sons and six daughters.
      Source: Adelaide Observer (SA:1843-1904) Sat 19 Dec 1903 Page 44 (transcribed from TROVE).
    Buried 11 Dec 1903  West Terrace cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10  Squire
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 

    Father John CHAMBERS,   b. 8 Dec 1809, Clapham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1877, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Eliza ROBBINS,   b. 6 Oct 1807,   d. 6 Mar 1859, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1831  Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hannah STODART,   b. 1843, Bathwick, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1898, Hanson St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1863  Wesleyan Parsonage, Castlemaine, Vic, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Annie CHAMBERS,   b. 29 Aug 1863, Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1934, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Charles CHAMBERS,   b. 1865, Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1867, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +3. Alfred John CHAMBERS,   b. 1 Jun 1867, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1931, 28 Monaro Rd, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Walter Edward CHAMBERS,   b. 15 May 1869, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1929, Alpha Road, Prospect, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. Clement Stodart CHAMBERS,   b. 3 Jul 1871, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1934, Monaro Rd, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Frederick Lionel CHAMBERS,   b. 20 Nov 1872, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1873, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +7. George Templar CHAMBERS,   b. 5 Jul 1874, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1930, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     8. Grace Florence May CHAMBERS,   b. 10 May 1876, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1938, Unley Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. Edith Margaret CHAMBERS,   b. 4 Jun 1878, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1922, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +10. Fanny Dora CHAMBERS,   b. 15 Dec 1881, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1951, St Peters, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +11. Henry Septimus CHAMBERS,   b. 14 May 1883, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1948, St Ives, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +12. Amy Isabel CHAMBERS,   b. 17 Mar 1885, Liston St, Parkside, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1959, Magill Wards, Magill, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +13. Minnie CHAMBERS,   b. 1887, Parkside, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1951, Rampage St, Unley, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
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    Alfred Ocean Chambers and family
    Alfred Ocean Chambers and family
    The men of A O Chambers
    The men of A O Chambers
    l to r: Clem, Henry, Alfred, Walter and George CHAMBERS
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1841 - At Sea, Algoa Bay, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 May 1843 - Campbelltown, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1863 - Wesleyan Parsonage, Castlemaine, Vic, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1903 - Teresa St, Norwood, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Dec 1903 - West Terrace cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Deaths South Australian Civil, 10 Jun 2012.
      Registered 1904, District of Norwood.
      Alfred Ocean CHAMBERS, male, 62 years, civil servant, died 9 December 1903, usual residence Teresa Street, Norwood.
      Cause of death Morbus Cordis; Anassien.
      Died at Teresa Street, Norwood.
      Informant F J Siebert, Gouger Street, undertaker's brother.
      Registered 5 January 1904, at Norwood.