|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1811|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1886|
Philo was the first born son of Moses Maynard (1783-1851)and Lucy (Kendall) Chamberlin (1789-1851). Philo's siblings are Charles Beach Chamberlin (1820-1890) who married Nancy Shattuck, John H. Chamberlin (1821-1871) who married Lucy Jane Gale, Martha M. Chamberlin (1813-1885) who married Lorenzo Franklin Fassett and Rebecca M. Chamberlin (b.1823) who married Francis D. Kimball.
Philo's involvement with city government started in Akron as mayor and continued in Cleveland in various areas to county commissioner where Philo Chamberlin was instrumental in choosing a suitable location for the public to view Abraham Lincoln's body but found none, so he commissioned a small structure to be constructed on the Public Square (see the "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History" (Western Reserve Historical Society). Cleveland Newspaper Digest 12 Apr through 25 Apr 1865.
Philo began the Northern Transportation Co. on Lake Erie where he ran steamers between Ogdensburg, NY and Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI.
In 1878, Northern Transportation Co. president, Philo Chamberlin acquired Glen Haven, MI to assure a reliable supply of wood for their 24 vessel fleet providing service between Ogdensburg, NY and Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI. Glen Haven supplied about 25% of the fuel for the fleet. An average steamer required 100-300 cords of wood for a round trip. Chamberlin picked David Henry Day, his sister-in-law's younger brother to serve as NTC's agent in Glen Haven. Before long, Day became the master of all Glen Haven, which became a company town supporting the D.H. Day lumber and shipping business. D.H. Day was a visionary and when he saw the decline of the lumber business, began to invest in fruit orchards and canning the fruit. He also began developing tourism in the area. The Northern Transportation Co. employed many family members during their years of operation. Glen Haven is now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (see http://www.nps.gov/slbe/historyculture/glenhaven.htm).
Emily Francis Pelton Chamberlin (1822 - 1861)
Sarah Elizabeth Ellsworth Chamberlin (1835 - 1908)
Charles Chamberlin (1847 - 1848)*
John Chamberlin (1848 - 1848)*
George Chamberlin (1857 - 1905)*
James L. Chamberlin (1858 - 1941)*
Martha Pamela Chamberlin (1863 - 1884)*
Philo's side of monument unreadable
Plot: Sec. 2, Lot 20
Created by: Carolyn Barrett
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42822045