Chambers,  Alexander

Chambers, Alexander

Male 1819 - 1875  (55 years)

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  • Name Chambers, Alexander  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 7 Apr 1819  County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • per 1870 passport application
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1 Jul 1821  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name Date Age Gender Port of Arrival Country of Origin Destination
      Agnes Chambers 1 Jul 1821 62 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Alexander Chambers 1 Jul 1821 60 M Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Maria Chambers 1 Jul 1821 30 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      James Chambers 1 Jul 1821 30 M Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Hannah Chambers 1 Jul 1821 28 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      John Chambers 1 Jul 1821 28 M Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Susannah Chambers 1 Jul 1821 24 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Matthew Chambers 1 Jul 1821 21 M Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Agnes Chambers 1 Jul 1821 5 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Elisa Chambers 1 Jul 1821 3 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Mary Ann Chambers 1 Jul 1821 3 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Letty Chambers 1 Jul 1821 1 F Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
      Alexander Chambers 1 Jul 1821 1 M Oswegatchie, NY IRE PA
    Citizenship 1833  Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • U.S.
    DIR 1847  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers Alex glass mnf. Sprin Alley bet Harrison and Butler
    Census 1850  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birmingham
    Directory 1852  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers, A & DH window glass and vial manufacturers, 13 Wood st., h 38 grant st.
    Directory 1859  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Directory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 1859-60. George H. Thurston, 1859.
      Chambers Alexander, of A. & D. H., Chambers,
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania City Directory for 1869-70. Pittsburgh: Geo. H. Thurston, 1869.
      Chambers Alexander of A. & D. H. Chambers, res Shadvside, 14th ward
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania City Directory for 1872-73. Pittsburgh: George. H. Thurston, 1872.
      Chambers Alexander, of A. & D. H., Chambers, Oakland, 14th ward
    Incorporator 13 Apr 1859  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Pittsburgh And Birmingham Passenger Rail Company
    Census 1860  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers, Alexander PA Allegheny Co. Birmingham Borough 108 1860
      1860 > Pennsylvania > ALLEGHENY > BIRMINGHAM BORO Series: M653 Roll: 1065 Page: 108
      CHAMBERS ALEX 41 M W IREL PA ALLEGHENY BIRMINGHAM BORO 1860
    Directory Between 1864 and 1865  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers, A & DH, glass manufacturers, 117 Water, Chambers, A & DH, grocers, corner Carson & Oliver, SP
      Chamners, Alexander, of A & DH Chambers, corner Carson & Oliver, SP
    Corporate Director 1867  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Exchange National Bank of Pittsburgh
    Religion 1869  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Member 23 Feb 1869  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Committee To Discuss Founding Of Pennsylvania Female College
    Census 1870  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Last Name CHAMBERS First Name ALEX Age 51 Sex MALE Color WHITE Occupation GLASSMFT. Skill Level SKILLED-MFR Ward Number 22 Value of Real Estate 700000 Value of Personal Estate 500000 Dwelling Type RESIDENTIAL Place of Birth IRELAND Foreign Born Father? YES Foreign Born Mother? YES Month Married Month Born Attended School in Last Year? NO Can't Read? NO Can't Write? NO Sane? Alternate Last Name Additional Notes Soundex Code C516
    Factory Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Anderson, Chambers, And Co.In Birmingham, South Sixth And Bingham
    Factory 1872  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sixth and Water, near Bingham, Birmingham
    TRAV 1873  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
      about Alexander Chambers
      Name: Alexander Chambers, glass manufacturer
      Arrival Date: 6 Aug 1873
      Birth Year: abt 1819
      Age: 54
      Gender: Male
      Ethnicity/Race-
      /Nationality: American
      Place of Origin: United States of America
      Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
      Destination: United States of America
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port Arrival State: New York
      Port Arrival Country: United States
      Ship Name: Cuba
    Residence 1868-1875  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 5th Avenue, Shadyside
    Died 28 Mar 1875  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    • Name: Alexander Chambers
      Event: Death
      Event Date: 28 Mar 1875
      Event Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Gender: Male
      Age: 56
      Estimated Birth Year: 1819
      Spouse:
      Father:
      Mother:
      Reference Number: v 12 p 203
      Film Number: 505821
      Digital Folder Number: 4672697
      Image Number: 488
    Buried 30 Mar 1875  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Allegheny Cemetery Section 19 Plot 102
    Factory 1876  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • A& D.H. Chambers, Fifth and Bingham Streets, South Side
    Occupation
    • Glassmaker
    _UID 716633DD44BD437EBC85383C2A94FCF40CB7 
    Person ID I1461  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2011 

    Father Chambers, James,   b. Abt 1791, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother H., Maria,   b. Abt 1793, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID A3DED0E136854CEFBBBFA9DA62CA4F8121EB 
    Headstones
    Chambers, James and Maria headstone
    Chambers, James and Maria headstone
    Plot: section 19
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wightman, Martha Jane,   b. 8 Mar 1825, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1906  (Age 81 years) 
    _UID FD01A69361174F5E800C86AC4814BEB9EDBC 
    Children 
     1. Chambers, John
     2. Chambers, Olivia,   b. Abt 1847, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1916, Glen Osborne, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     3. Chambers, James Albert,   b. 28 Feb 1849, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1922, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Chambers, Maria Holmes,   b. 5 Apr 1855, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 80 years)
     5. Chambers, Elizabeth B.,   b. Abt 1859, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Chambers in The Pittsburgh and Allegheny blue book, 1895, Vol. 9.
    Chambers in The Pittsburgh and Allegheny blue book, 1895, Vol. 9.
    Headstones
    Chambers, Alexander and Martha headstones
    Chambers, Alexander and Martha headstones
    Plot: section 19
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Plot: section 19
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Plot: section 19
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Plot: section 19
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Chambers Plot in Allegheny Cemetery
    Plot: section 19
    Histories
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    some external maps showing specific locations, addresses, etc.:

    Patterson, Stier, and Related Families in Maryland and Virginia

    European Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    U.S. Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    Pittsburgh Family Locations-Agnew,…
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1819 - County Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1 Jul 1821 - Ogdensburg, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCitizenship - 1833 - Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDIR - 1847 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1852 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1859 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIncorporator - 13 Apr 1859 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - Between 1864 and 1865 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCorporate Director - 1867 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 1869 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMember - 23 Feb 1869 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFactory - - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFactory - 1872 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTRAV - 1873 - Liverpool, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868-1875 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1875 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Mar 1875 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFactory - 1876 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alexander Chambers
    Alexander Chambers
    from Notable Men of Pittsburgh

    Documents
    Chambers Alexander death certificate March 28 1975
    Chambers Alexander death certificate March 28 1975
    Chambers Alexander death record mar 28 1875
    Chambers Alexander death record mar 28 1875
    A&DH Chambers
    A&DH Chambers
    from Durant, Samuel W. History of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories. Philadelphia : L. H. Everts, 1876
    A&DH Chambers Warner’s Safe Nervine Bottle
    A&DH Chambers Warner’s Safe Nervine Bottle
    Chambers and Agnew Fruit Jars
    Chambers and Agnew Fruit Jars
    Chambers jar (second from right) and Agnew jar (far right).
    on exhibit at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh -- Glass:Shattering Notions
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    on exhibit at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh -- Glass:Shattering Notions
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    on exhibit at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh -- Glass:Shattering Notions
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    from Fleming, George Thornton. Vol. 3 History of Pittsburgh and environs, from prehistoric days to the beginning of the American revolution. New York ; Chicago : The American historical society, inc., 1922.
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    Chambers and Agnew Glass
    on exhibit at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh -- Glass:Shattering Notions
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Blob Top Soda Bottle
    Chambers Pikes Peak Flask
    Chambers Pikes Peak Flask
    on exhibit at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh -- Glass:Shattering Notions
    Chambers Pikes Peak Flask
    Chambers Pikes Peak Flask
    Chambers Wax Sealer Fruit Jar
    Chambers Wax Sealer Fruit Jar
    Chambers homes in Shadyside, Pittsburgh. 1923 plat
    Chambers homes in Shadyside, Pittsburgh. 1923 plat
    Mrs. Olivia Chambers Warren. Corner of Fifth Ave. and Morewood. 1923 plat; Alexander Chambers property is occupied by N.C. Powers.
    Chambers Mrs. Alexander, Fifth Avenue, Shadyside
    Chambers Mrs. Alexander, Fifth Avenue, Shadyside
    1904 map
    Chambers A&DH Glass Company
    Chambers A&DH Glass Company
    Location of A&DH Chambers Glass, Fifth and Bingham, Birmingham Township, Pittsburgh South Side
    Chambers Alexander Passport Application 1870
    Chambers Alexander Passport Application 1870
    Chambers 1868 CRUDE GILLET-S CHINESE BLUING RARE ROUND A&DHC
    Chambers 1868 CRUDE GILLET-S CHINESE BLUING RARE ROUND A&DHC

    Headstones
    Chambers, Alexander headstone
    Chambers, Alexander headstone
    Plot: section 19

    Histories
    Agnew and Chambers Glassmaking in Pittsburgh
    Agnew and Chambers Glassmaking in Pittsburgh
    The Glass Factories and Bottles of Alexander and David H. Chambers
    The Glass Factories and Bottles of Alexander and David H. Chambers
    from the Society for Historical Archaeology
    by Bill Lockhart, Carol Serr, Beau Schreiver, and Bill Lindsey
    www.sha.org
    The John Agnew Companies
    The John Agnew Companies
    from the Society for Historical Archaeology www.sha.org
    by Bill Lockhart, Carol Serr, Beau Shriever, and Bill Lindsey
    Pittsburgh Glass
    Pittsburgh Glass

    FOLIOS
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    excerpts about John Agnew
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    Chambers glass companies

    News
    Chambers Alexander Obituary
    Chambers Alexander Obituary
    March 28, 1875
    Pittsburgh Daily Gazette
    agnew chambers dissolution partnership 2.jpg
    agnew chambers dissolution partnership 2.jpg
    agnew chambers dissolution partnership.jpg
    agnew chambers dissolution partnership.jpg

    Albums
    Agnew and Chambers Glassmaking in Pittsburgh
    Agnew and Chambers Glassmaking in Pittsburgh (52)

  • Notes 
    • Chambers, Alexander PA Allegheny Birmingham Borough 1850 748 55
      1840 PA Census Index Chambers, Alexander PA ALLEGHENY CO. PITTSBURGH 5TH WAR 401 1840
      1830 PA Census Index Chambers, Alexander PA ALLEGHENY CO. BYARDSTOWN BOROUGH 122 1830

      from "History of Alleghany Co., Pa." by L.H. Everts and Co. 1876.
      A.&D.H. Chambers
      This firm was established in 1843, by the gentlemen at present
      comprising it. The works are located on Firth and Bingham Streets,
      Pittsburgh, South Side. They manufacture window-glass, vials, and bottles;
      having five furnaces, three of which are in constant operation. They employ
      about four hundred hands, and have an annual capacity for
      the manufacture of products to the amount of $400.000.

      1890 Chambers and McKee Window Glass company in Jeanette, PA

      from Pennsylvania: A History, p. 137:
      In 1900 the Chambers Works at New Kensington, on the Allegheny River northeast of Pittsburgh, for example, said by local enthuisiasts to be the most "thoroughly equipped in the world" ....

      who is this? living with James and Maria Chambers in 1850:
      Last Name CHAMBERS First Name ALEX Age 17 Sex MALE Color WHITE Occupation SALESMAN Skill Level SALES,PEDDLER Ward Number 2 Value of Estate 0 Dwelling Type RESIDENTIAL Place of Birth PENN Married in Last Year? NO Attended School in Last Year? NO Literate? LITER Sane? Alternate Last Name Additional Notes Soundex Code C516

      John W. Jordan.
      Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania biography : illustrated
      CHAMBERS, Alexander, Glass Manufacturer. ??Among the men who have given Pittsburgh a high repute as a glass manufacturing center, and especially among those who have aided in developing the industry and making it what it is, Alexander Chambers must be awarded a high and honorable place. He has departed from the scene of labors, but his memory is held in grateful affection in many hearts, and perpetuated in the great establishment he founded. He was naturally equipped for a successful contest with circumstances, having in his Scotch-Irish ancestry a foundation of pluck, energy, and courage of the most substantial kind. ??James Chambers, father of Alexander Chambers, came from the North of Ireland, and settled in what was then Bayardstown, but is now a part of Pittsburgh. He was a useful citizen in his day and generation, filling for over twenty years the position of alderman from the Fifth Ward. ??Alexander Chambers was given a fair education for the day in the common schools of Pittsburgh, and at the proper time, and in accordance with the almost universal custom of the time, was set to learn a trade. That chosen for him was the glass blowing. He faithfully served his apprenticeship, working with his head as well as his hands, and making himself master of the business in all its branches, with a fair idea as to its possibilities. Therefore he was prepared, when starting for himself, to take such steps and only such as were to the best advantage. His first venture was made in company with a brother, David H. Chambers, in 1843. They located in the old Fifth Ward, and were engaged in the manufacture of vials and green and black bottles. They remained in this locality, gradually extending their business and building up a trade until 1853, when they removed their works to what was then called South Pittsburgh, but is now a part of the city and known as the South Side. Here they continued in the manufacture of vials and bottles and added window glass thereto. The site occupied was where the establishment of A. and D. H. Chambers was located and remained for over thirty years. When the two brothers commenced on the South Side they employed less than fifty men, but so greatly had the business grown that now five hundred are required. David H. Chambers died in 1862, but the business was continued by his brother without the addition of any new partners or change in management. Alexander Chambers was one of the best known glassmen the country over, and was one of the leading spirits therein. His mind was active and always seeking out new avenues of development and improvement in the manufacture of glass. He was one of the first in the country to increase the size of window glass, and he was very successful in his ventures in that direction. He was recognized for many years as the leader in his line of manufacture. He gave his chief thought and attention to the glass business, and allowed no other interests to divert him therefrom ; that was while he was actively engaged in it, although in the later years of his life he gave it only a general oversight, and left it in charge of those who have so worthily conducted it since his death. He was financially and personally interested in a number of outside enterprises for the development and upbuilding of Pittsburgh, among them being the Exchange National Bank, of which he was director, while he held stock in many of the other banks and insurance companies of Pittsburgh. He represented his home ward in the City Council for a number of terms, and while there was noted for his good common sense and business prudence. He was one of the pioneers of the South Side, and always took an active interest in anything relating to its material or moral improvement. He was a member of its borough government for a time, and one of the influential men thereto. His heart was moved by any worthy or humane cause. During the Civil War for the Union cause, he was an earnest and practical friend to his country, generously equipping several companies, and aiding in all possible ways in his power. ??The business and personal character of Mr. Chambers are somewhat outlined in the above, but much more can be truthfully said concerning him. He was one of the most generous-hearted men that could anywhere be found, and with him the instinct to give was followed by the act itself. He made no large donation, but his alms were continuous and did daily good in many directions. He could hear of no cause of want or trouble without wishing to become one of the means of relief. A day did not pass that did not see some chance for generosity laid at his door, and to his honor let it be said that no worthy applicant was ever sent away empty-handed. He gave liberally to the church and to the organized forms of charity of Pittsburgh. He was noted for his steady industry and indomitable pluck, while his uprightness of character was recognized and acknowledged by all. His word was all that any man required, and when that was once given it was sacred. He had, in a wonderful degree, the faculty of being fair and just to all men, and could fairly arbitrate on a case in which he had an interest, giving to all sides a hearing, and deciding against himself if the facts led to such conclusion. His mind was acute and active, suggesting methods in the manufacture of glass calculated to lessen the cost and improve the quality. ??Alexander Chambers married Martha Jane, daughter of Henderson Wightman, of Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers were the parents of the following children : i. James A., the only son, a biography and portrait of whom follows. 2. Olivia, who married Hartley Howard, of Pittsburgh, becoming the mother of three children : Alexander Chambers Howard, Hartly Howard, Jr., who married Mary Painter, daughter of the late Park Painter, of Pittsburgh, and Martha. Mr. Howard died and Mrs. Olivia Howard married Warren, who is now deceased, leaving one child, Innis Warren. 3. Maria H., who married Calbraith Rodgers, captain of the Fifth Artillery, United States army ; Captain Rodgers was killed in the Indian War ; they had three children : i. Calbraith Rodgers, Jr., who became an aviator and was the first and only one to fly from New York City to Los Angeles, California; he met his death a few years ago while flying in Los Angeles, ii. Perry Rodgers. iii. Martha Rodg'-s, who married Albert Pease, of New York City. 4. Elizabeth B., who married Admiral John A. Rodgers, of the United States Navy, a brother of Captain Calbraith Rodgers, who married her sister ; Admiral Rodgers is now a retired Admiral of the United States Navy, and is living in his old family homestead near Havre de Grace, Maryland; they are the parents of three children: John A. Rodgers, Jr., a commander in the United States Navy ; Alexander, deceased ; and Robert, who is also in the United States Navy. Admiral Rodgers' mother was Miss Perry, of the family of the late Commodore Perry, United States Navy. Mrs. Chambers was a descendant of the Carroll family of Carrollton, forever famous in our history and a scion of a very ancient and illustrious Irish family transplanted to Maryland by Sir Macilroona O'Carroll, who received a grant of sixty thousand acres of land in the colony. The other Carrolls of Maryland came from Spain by way of the West Indies. Both branches use the following arms, crest and motto : ??Arms — Argent, two lions combatant gules, supporting a sword proper, hilted and pommelled or. ??Crest — On the stump of an oak sprouting new branches proper, a hawk of the last, belled or. ??Motto — In fide et in bello fortis. ??Mr. Chambers made several visits to Europe, and in other ways used the leisure of his later years in recreation and travel that were not possible to him when in the cares of an active business life. He was a man in the possession of good health almost up to the close of his life, and the end came after only a few days of sickness. When his death, which occurred on March 28, 1875 was announced, the feeling of grief throughout Pittsburgh was universal, and he was lamented as one who had accomplished a large share of good in the world, and who had faithfully served his day and generation. His impress on the glass business of Pittsburgh was of lasting character, and the great manufacturing house he created serves as the most fitting monument to his memorv.

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