Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania, Vol. 2
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921
Pgs. 1001, 1002
The CHAMBERLAIN family, resident in Turtle Creek, Pa., where they are well and favorably known, is of French origin, in which country the members of the branch here represented were wealthy and influential, being the owners of considerable property, including mills, which were confiscated by the authorities of France.
JULES CHAMBERLAIN, father of RALPH CHAMBERLAIN, was a native of France, son of SATURNE CHAMBERLAIN, also a native of France, who followed agricultural pursuits. JULES CHAMBERLAIN acquired a practical education in the schools of his native land, after which he entered the coal mines. Being of the opinion that the U. S. possessed greater possibilities for advancement than France, he left his home town in the year 1890 and upon his arrival here settled in Turtle Creek, Pa., where he and his wife still reside. He married VALERIA POLG, also a native of France, daughter of a wealthy resident of France who served in the capacity of judge. MR. and MRS. CHAMBERLAIN are the parents of three children: 1. GABRIEL, wife of MORRIS FABER, and mother of three children: GABRIEL MARTHA, MARSHALL. 2. EMILE, a molder by trade; married FRANCES KUTH; children: EMILE, ROSE and RALPH, twins: GEORGE, MATILDA, MARTHA, and ELEANOR and CHARLES, deceased. 3. RALPH, of whom further.
RALPH CHAMBERLAIN was born in France, Feb. 26, 1883. He accompanied his parents to this country, being then 7 years of age, and has spent the greater part of his life in Turtle Creek, where his parents settled, attending the common schools, and later learning the trade of confectioner, being engaged in that line of business since 1904, and in additional to this he is actively interested in the pool business.
MR. CHAMBERLAIN married, March 22, 1905, NELLIE PATTERSON, daughter of JOHN and JEAN PATTERSON. Children: RALPH, JR.; MARGARET, deceased; THELMA; HELEN, deceased; ROY; CLYDE; ALVIN.
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