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Chambers Frick, Sr
Birth: Nov. 26, 1852
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1939
West Kittanning
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA

Chambers Frick, well-known and highly respected citizen, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Thompson, 228 Arthur street, West Kittanning, Friday, September 1, 1939 at 8 p.m. following a few days' illness. He was aged 86 years, 9 months and 5 days. Surviving are five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Mary Lasher, Adrian; Mrs. Ada Montgomery, Brackenridge; Mrs. Lottie Bowser, West Kittanning; Mrs. Alex Cathcart, Walk Chalk; Mrs. Florence Thompson, West Kittanning; James M. Frick and Chambers F. Frick, Adrian; and Rufus S. Frick, Kittanning; 39 grandchildren, 51 great granchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Charlotte Booher, Kittanning R.D. 3 and Mrs. Catherine Lasher, New Kensington; and one half brother Abraham Wolfe, of Kittanning R.D. 4. Mr. Frick was a faithful member of the Montgomeryville Baptist church. He was elected Sheriff of Armstrong County in 1906 and served as the last three-year term of Sheriff in the county. The present term of office is four years. Mrs. Frick was in the mercantile business in Montgomeryville and prominently identified to local banking circles for a great many years, retiring about ten years ago. Funeral services will be held at Montgomeryville Baptist church Monday, September 4, at 2 p.m. (EST) in charge of Rev. Gilbert Hellman, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. K. Morgan, of the First Baptist church of Kittanning. Interment will take place in the family burial plot in the adjoining cemetery.

From: The Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, September 2 or 3 1939

Chambers Frick, one of the leading business men and public-spirited citizens of Adrian and of East Franklin township, is a blacksmith by trade, as was his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him. He is a son of Abraham and Delilah (Bowser) Frick, and was born at Adrian, in East Franklin township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1852. His great-grandfather Frick was of German descent, and came about 1840 from Westmoreland into Armstrong county, where he purchased a large tract of land. He was a blacksmith by trade and his son, Michael Frick (grandfather), learned blacksmithing with him. Michael Frick followed farming in connection with his trade in this and Butler county, to which he removed in 1854. He was a republican and died in 1863. He was a class leader in the M. E. church, and while in one section where there was no church he gave his house for religious services, in which he generally led. His son, Abraham Frick (father), was a blacksmith by trade and very fine workman. He was a resident of this county from 1839 until his death in 1862, when he was in the thirty-third year of his age. He and his wife were members of the Baptist church, and in politics he affiliated with the Republican party, but was not an ultra partisan. He followed his trade at Adrian during the last eight or ten years of his life. He married Delilah Bowser, daughter of Abraham Bowser, and who died Mary 15, 1873, aged forty-one years.

Chambers Frick was reared at Adrian, and received his education in the common schools. He learned the trade of blacksmith, and afterwards became mining boss at Monticello furnace, which position he held for three years. In 1878 he opened a blacksmith shop at Adrian, which he operated until 1881, when he removed to Templeton, where he was engaged in the manufacture of carriages for three years. He then became a clerk in the hardware and agricultural implement house of James McCullough, Jr., of Kittanning, and also acted as a traveling salesman during a portion of the two years he remained with Mr. McCullough. In 1887 he returned to Adrian and engaged in his present general mercantile business. In connection with merchandising he operates a large blacksmith shop, in which special attention is given to general repairing. He has a neat and tasteful store which is well stocked with first-class dry goods, groceries and notions, and has the public approval of his business in the large patronage which he enjoys. Mr. Frick was only ten years of age at his father's death, and from that time on had to do for himself. He has made his own way in the world and the success which he has won and the competency which he has acquired are the results of his own unaided efforts.

In 1870 Mr. Frick married Nancy Flenner, daughter of David Flenner, of this county. They have seven children: Mary, Ada, Rose, Lottie, Lillie, James McCullough and Frances.

Chambers Frick is a republican, and a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. and Montgomeryville Baptist church.


Armstrong Sheriff Had a Lively Time Finding Mrs. Buzzard.

Kittanning, Pa., July 15ľAt the top of a cherry tree Sheriff Chambers Frick found Mrs. Crawford Buzzard when he went to serve a divorce subpoena on her. She failed to respond to the sheriff's request to come down, consequently he climbed clear to the top of the tree and served the writ there.

From: The Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania, on Friday July 16, 1909, Page 1

Submitted: Divorce article courtesy of John Ray Kahn

Marred: Nancy Clement Flenner, November 3. 1870 in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Family links: 
  Abraham P. Frick (1830 - 1862)
  Delilah Bowser Frick (1832 - 1873)
  Nancy Clement Flenner Frick (1850 - 1930)
  Mary Delilah Frick Lasher (1871 - 1958)*
  Adda Jane Frick Montgomery (1873 - 1954)*
  Rose Lee Frick Dunmire (1876 - 1939)*
  Lottie Bell Frick Bowser (1878 - 1949)*
  Lillian Helen Frick Toy (1881 - 1953)*
  James McCullough Frick (1883 - 1966)*
  Florence Anna Frick Thompson (1885 - 1959)*
  Chambers Francis Frick (1892 - 1975)*
  Rufus S. Frick (1894 - 1980)*
  Chambers Frick (1852 - 1939)
  Catherine Frick Lasher (1854 - 1940)*
  John Wesley Frick (1856 - 1862)*
  Michael J. Frick (1860 - 1901)*
  Charlotte J. Frick Booher (1862 - 1946)*
  John Harvey Wolfe (1866 - 1912)**
  Jeannette Wolfe Schrecongost (1869 - 1894)**
  Abraham Lemix Wolfe (1871 - 1950)**
*Calculated relationship
Montgomeryville Baptist Church Cemetery
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
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