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Elizabeth Anne "Lida" Cunningham Chamberlin
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1885
Loogootee
Martin County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1981
Jacksonville
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA

The 5th of 10 children born to Andrew James and Mary Adeline Padgett Cunningham, Lida, as she was known, was born in Loogootee, Martin, Indiana. In 1908 her parents and all her siblings, but one - Florence Madden, moved to Onaka, South Dakota. There she was the first teacher in the new town. Here she met another school teacher and married Mason Irwin Chamberlin 1 Jun 1909 in Onaka, South Dakota at her parents house.

They continued to live in Faulk County and raised 8 children:

Dorothy Estelle Chamberlin Hansen
Margaret Mary "Peg" Chamberlin Wurster
Francis Andrew Chamberlin
Rosemary Chamberlin Sadler
Robert Mason "RMG" Chamberlin
Richard Sanford Chamberlin
Elizabeth Mae Chamberlin Imm
Kathleen Jean Chamberlin

After Mason retired in 1957, they took up residence with daughter Peg and her husband in Merrill, Wisconsin, where they lived until Mason's death in 1962. They did travel back to Faulkton in 1959 to celebrate their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Peg and Betty and families moved to Jacksonville, Alabama about 1965 and Lida went with them. They all lived together including widowed daughter Dorothy and later Richard and Kathleen joined them. A very tight knit family for sure!

Cremated, her ashes are buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens and her son Richard with her... his the only headstone. In lieu of a headstone for Lida the family donated a stained glass window in her memory to her church, St. Charles Catholic Church in Jacksonville. 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew James Cunningham (1853 - 1924)
  Mary Adeline Padgett Cunningham (1858 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Mason Irwin Chamberlin (1877 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Dorothy Estelle Chamberlin Hansen (1911 - 1975)*
  Margaret Mary Chamberlin Wurster (1912 - 1994)*
  Francis Andrew Chamberlin (1914 - 1999)*
  Rosemary Dolores Chamberlin Sadler (1915 - 1963)*
  Robert Mason Gaylord Chamberlin (1919 - 1975)*
  Richard Sanford Chamberlin (1920 - 1994)*
  Kathleen Jean Chamberlin (1924 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Adelle Cunningham Madden (1875 - 1895)*
  Charles Bernard Cunningham (1877 - 1953)*
  Elizabeth Anne Cunningham Chamberlin (1885 - 1981)
  Andrew Francis Cunningham (1888 - 1969)*
  Mary Adeline Cunningham Paulson (1891 - 1920)*
  Alice Bernadine Cunningham Fransen (1893 - 1964)*
  Corinne Florence Cunningham Krause (1897 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: There is no headstone. The family donated a stained glass window to her church as a memorial instead. Lida is buried with son Richard
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Jacksonville
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Lisa O
Record added: Jan 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47336826
Elizabeth Anne Lida <i>Cunningham</i> Chamberlin
Added by: Lisa O
 
Elizabeth Anne Lida <i>Cunningham</i> Chamberlin
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