|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1869|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1882|
Only child of EMILY S. HOY & FRANK DAVIS
Finley Chamberlin, Emily's 2nd husband, gave Winnie the name Chamberlin
Jul 11, 1881: Letter from Winnie (age 11 yr, 11 mo) to her father, Frank:
July the 11
My dear papa, I have not been going to school much I was sick for too weeks in bed and doctor stayed four nights with me. Ball is as fat as ever. I wish you could be here to ride with us. There is a lady lives sight (sic: right) across the street from us had a little girl that was out a walking one day and got sick the next day and died the same day. The doctor says it is to hot to go to school so mama says I need not go to school until fall. There are so menny pepel killed on the cars at the roundhouse. Is old jack with you yet and does he seam to miss us much. We have a little brown puppy and a little kitten and mama wishes that it would die because it dose so many bad tricks. Yesterday we had one of our young chickens for dinner and nelly had your part of the chicken but nelly sid she wished you was here to have the haid because it was so fat. We go every morning to the river to water Ball. We have a hen with ten little chickens about two weeks old and they gro so fast. My pullet lays all the time. Those little chickens that we brot with us from camp the roosters crow and the pullet go around a singing just like the old hens. Papa writ to me when you have time, ada is better then she was when mama wrote. I am going to take a ride now so.
I will close for this time.
Note: Nelly and Ada are Winnie's half-sisters: Nellie Belle Chamberlin (age 8) and Ada Chamberlin (3 yr, 8 mo). This letter was may have been written in Fremont, Dodge Co., Nebraska. Their father, Frank, is a railroad contractor so perhaps he still in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.
Mar 26, 1882: Death of Winifred M. Davis Chamberlin (age 12), child of Emily S. Hoy and Frank Davis, in Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska. Family lore has the young girl died while skipping rope. In the descriptions of her in several family letters, she did not sound to be a healthy child. Winnie is buried in the Ridge Cemetery in one of twelve family plots owned by J.S. Hoy.
Finley McLaren Chamberlin (1845 - 1905)
Emily S Hoy Chamberlin (1850 - 1940)
Winifred M Davis Chamberlin (1869 - 1882)
Nellie Belle Chamberlin Chatfield (1873 - 1956)*
Frederick Laurence Chamberlin (1875 - 1955)*
Ada Agnes Chamberlin Whitaker (1877 - 1960)*
Roy Valentine Chamberlin (1881 - 1923)*
Mamie Mary Agnes Chamberlin Rosborough (1887 - 1980)*
Willard Joseph Chamberlin (1890 - 1971)*
Plot: Plot 11
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32468860