|Birth: ||1862, England|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1915|
New York, USA
Married Rose C. Kreischer 19 June 1905 in Syracuse, N.Y., the Rev. Philip H. Cole officiating (he was the pastor of the First Reformed Church of Syracuse). Joseph was 43 and Rose was 35 years old at the time of their wedding. They had two children, Amy Rose (or Rose Amy), born 1906, and John Raymond, born 1907.
Hit By Central
Flyer and Killed
The body of Matthew J. Chambers, 53, who was struck by an eastbound passenger train on the New York Central Railroad at Canastota yesterday afternoon and so badly injured that he died an hour and a half later in a Canastota hospital, was brought to Syracuse this morning by Undertaker F. W. Traugott. It was removed to the family home, 302 Melrose ave., where funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon. The Loyal Order of Moose will conduct the services.
Mr. Chambers, who was employed as a clothing cutter by the Woodhull, Goodale & Bull Company, had planned to leave Canastota for this city on the third rail car. He ran from his hotel and across the Central tracks while the gates were down. A flyer was approaching. He misjudged the speed of the train and was just turning back to avoid being struck when the suction drew him to the side of the engine and he was hurled several feet. An hour before he had narrowly escaped being struck by a fast train on the same tracks. He had dropped a letter on the tracks and went to pick it up when the train missed him only by inches.
The body was taken from the hospital to McMahon's undertaking rooms, where it was learned death was due to a fracture of the skull, internal injuries and broken bones. Mrs. Chambers was notified and was at the deathbed. Mr. Chambers was an active member of the First Reformed Church, the Moose, the East Side Improvement Association and Clothing Cutters Union 127. Besides his widow, Mrs. Rose Kreischer Chambers, he is survived by one daughter, Amy Chambers; one son, Raymond Chambers; one sister, Mrs. Walter Roberts of Great Barrington, Mass., and his mother.
[Syracuse Journal, Thursday, August 12, 1915, page 4]
Rose C. Kreischer Chambers (1869 - 1948)*
John Raymond Chambers (1907 - 1990)*
New York, USA
Plot: Section 45, Lot 2, with wife and son
Created by: Memories of You
Record added: Jan 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83034407