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Willard Joseph "Joe" Chamberlin, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1890
Johnson County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1971
San Diego County
California, USA


Died: at age 82; emphysema, arthritis

Military: WWI (Army Air Corps pilot)
WWII (Air Force Major)

Occupation: Entomology Professor at Oregon State University; helped produce first crop duster

Author: Entomological books

Avocation: Avid stamp collector, woodworker/finisher

Married: April 12, 1917, FRIEDA LOIS JONES, Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon

Four children:
1. Mary "Hope" CHAMBERLIN
1917 - 1974
2. Willard Joseph CHAMBERLIN, Jr.
1920 - 1988
3. Marcella Joan "Jo" CHAMBERLIN
1923 - 2014
4. Roy Morgan CHAMBERLIN
1926 - 1999

in 1931, Willard "Joe" Chamberlin received a PhD in Zoology from Stanford University. He became a professor of entomology (bugs) at Oregon State University at Corvallis and authored numerous articles and books on entomology: The Bark and Timber Beetles of North America North of Mexico (1939), Entomological Nomenclature and Literature (pub 1952). After WWI he helped produce the first crop duster airplane, combining his flying skills and his scientific knowledge of pests.

WWII: Served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force, in charge of cadet training in aircraft mechanics & photography, stationed in Colorado, Texas, Kansas, and Ohio. Badly injured from a forest fire patrol crash in 1936, he walked with a cane and had one shoe built up from the severe damage to his leg. He was referred to as "the flying professor."
Family links: 
  Finley McLaren Chamberlin (1845 - 1905)
  Emily S Hoy Chamberlin (1850 - 1940)
  Frieda Lois Jones Chamberlin (1893 - 1983)*
  Hope Chamberlin (1917 - 1974)*
  Willard Joseph Chamberlin (1920 - 1988)*
  Marcella Joan Chamberlin Tuttle (1923 - 2014)*
  Roy Morgan Chamberlin (1926 - 1999)*
  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)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried: Dec 20, 1971
Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec S, Grave 551
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
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Willard Joseph Joe Chamberlin, Sr
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Willard Joseph Joe Chamberlin, Sr
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Willard Joseph Joe Chamberlin, Sr
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