Biographical Sketch of William Clifford Chamberlain

Chamberlain (See Oo-loot-sa) —William Clifford Chamberlain was born April 23, in Flint Dist. He was educated at Neosho, Mo. He settled in Vinita and married Sept. 10, 1875, Lydia Ann Ward, born August 1, 1856. Se died June 28, 1882, and he married September 24, 1885 Madge, daughter of Hamilton W. and Margaret Goodykoontz, born August 7, 1859. Mrs. Madge Chamberlain taught school for seven years before her marriage, the last two being at Worcester Academy at Vinita.

William C. Chamberlains children by his first marriage were: Flora Hoyt, born March 6, 1877 and died August 13, 1896; Edith Ursa deceased; Clara Emily Chamberlain, born August 2, 1881. By his second marriage his children were: Winfred Clark, born April 3, 1888, married October 20, 1897, Ethel O’Neil; Lois Margaret born February 27, 1893; Milo Reu born March 8, 1895, married October 8, 1916 Lulu Scarborough; Cline Lowry born May 30, 1897; Quatie Eulalia born May 13, 1899. Two sons, William Clifford and Lucian B. died in infancy.

William C. Chamberlains Cherokee name is Su-Sen-Kee and he belongs to the Holly Clan. He is a member of the Congregational church and has been twice elected Mayor of Vinita.

Amory Nelson, son of William and Flora (Hoyt) Chamberlain was born November 29, 1821 at Brainard Mission. He married De­cember 2, 1846 Eunice Dolly, daughter of Mile and Lydia (Lowry) Hoyt, born Decem­ber 14, 1820. Rev. Amory Chamberlain was one of the best Cherokee Interpreters for the Council and he was also Superintendent of both the male and female Seminary. Rev.

A. N. Chamberlain died July 4, 1894 and his wife died seventeen days later. William C. was his second son.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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