Chambers, James Albert

Male 1849 - 1922  (72 years)


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  • Name Chambers, James Albert  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 28 Feb 1849  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    CAUS chronic myocarditis 
    Directory 1872-1874  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania City Directory for 1872-73. Pittsburgh: George. H. Thurston, 1872.
      Chambers James. glass manuf, 179 First ay
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania City Directory for 1872-73. Pittsburgh: George. H. Thurston, 1872.
      Chambers James A., of A. & D. H., Chambers, Oakland, 14th ward
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania City Directory for 1874-75. Pittsburgh: Thurston & Diffenbacher, 1874.
      Chambers James A., of A. & D. H. Chambers, Shadyside
    Occupation 1875  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Took Over A&Dh Chambers At Father's Death
    Directory Between 1877 and 1878  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers, A & DH, glass manuf, Bingham and Fifth, ss
    Census 1880  Allegheny City, Allegheny Co., PA (now Pittsburgh North Side) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James CHAMBERS Male
      Other Information: Birth Year <1840> Birthplace PA Age 40 Occupation Glass Works Marital Status M Race W Head of Household James CHAMBERS Relation Self Father's Birthplace PA Mother's Birthplace PA
      Source Information: Census Place Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255086 NA Film Number T9-1086 Page Number 13B
      household
      James CHAMBERS Self M Male W 40 PA Glass Works PA PA
      Mariah CHAMBERS Wife M Female W 30 PA Keeping House PA PA
      Alex CHAMBERS Son S Male W 5 PA PA PA
      Lizzie CHAMBERS Dau S Female W 3 PA PA PA
      Mary KINDELLAN Other S Female W 30 IRE Servant IRE IRE
      Sarah HALL Other S Female W 35 IRE Nurse IRE IRE
      Lizzie WASSON Other S Female W 22 IRE Servant IRE IRE
    Corporate Director 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Allegheny County Light Company
    Directory 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers Jas A, of A & D H Chambers, 21 Lincoln av, Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1880-81. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1880.
    Occupation 1888  Jeannette PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Chambers Mckee Glass Company
    Directory 1891  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers Jas A, pres Chambers & McKee Glass Co, 820 Penn av, rm 62, h 270 Ridgeav, A, Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1891. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1891.
    Passport 5 Mar 1892  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • says father was native-born U.S., Name: James A Chambers
      Birth Date: 28 Feb 1849
      Birth Place: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
      Residence: Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
      Passport Issue Date: 5 Mar 1892
      Passport Includes a Photo: N
      Source: Passport Applications, 1795-1905
    Clubs 1895  [3
    • Allegheny, Duquesne, Pittsburg, Sportsmen's Association Of Westerrn Penn.,
    Residence 1895  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 270 Ridge Avenue
    Directory 1878-1896  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1878-79. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1878.
      Chambers Jas A, of A & D H Chambers, 21 Lincoln av
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1882-83. Pittsburgh: Diffenbacher & Thurston, 1882.
      Chambers Jas A, of A & D H Chambers, 13 Lincoln av, A
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1884-85. Pittsburgh: Diffenbacher & Thurston, 1884.
      Chambers Jas A., of A & D H Chambers, h 13 Lincoln av, A
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1886-87. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1886.
      Chambers Jas A, of A & D H Chambers, h 13 Lincoln av, A
      J.F. Diffenbacher's Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1888-89. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1888.
      Chambers Jas A, of A & D H Chambers, h 270 Ridge av, A
      J.F. Diffenbacher's Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1889-90. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1889.
      Chambers Jas A, of A & D H Chambers, h 270 Ridge av, A
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1894-95. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1894.
      Chambers Jas A, of Chambers & McKee Glass Co, 270 Ridge av, A
      Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1896-97. Pittsburgh: J.F. Diffenbacher, 1896.
      Chambers Jas A, glass manfr, 270 Ridge av, a
    Summer Home 1904  Leetsdale, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • White Oaks
    Telephone 1904  [10
    • B 268 North
    Residence 1904  Allegheny City, Allegheny Co., PA (now Pittsburgh North Side) Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 839 Ridge Avenue
    Occupation 1908  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • President, Chambers Window Glass Company, Pittsburgh and Mt. Vernon, OH
    Census 1910  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jas A Chambers
      Age:61State:PA
      Color:W;WEnumeration District:0360
      Birth Place:PennsylvaniaVisit:0024
      County: Allegheny, Pittsburgh
      Relation: Father-in-law
      Other Residents:Head of Household Thos J Mckay
      Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
      PENN Allegheny, Pittsburgh 0360 Jas A Chambers Father-in-law W;W 61 PENN 0024 Husband Thos J Mckay
    Directory 1917  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chambers Jas A, glass mfr 503 Oliver bldg, r Duquesne Club, R.L. Polk & Co.'s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania General & Business Directory for 1917. Pittsburgh: R.L. Polk & Co., 1917.
    DCER 25 Feb 1922  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: James A Chambers
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 72
      Birth Date: 28 Feb 1849
      Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Death Date: 25 Feb 1922
      Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      Father Name: Alexander Chambers
      Father Birth Place: Ireland
      Mother Name: Wightman
      Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Certificate Number: 12667
    Education Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Harvard
    Occupation
    • Chartiers Natural Gas Company
    _UID F2F56F32316B481F83E773D5A75246B32FF8 
    Died 25 Feb 1922  Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Friends Hospital
    Buried 27 Feb 1922  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I563  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2014 

    Father Chambers, Alexander,   b. 7 Apr 1819, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1875, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother 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 
    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
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    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

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    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patton, Maria,   d. Bef 1910 
    Married 10 Dec 1874 
    _UID 2512121A9B0F4EA99B6E2A7C6972EA037BA5 
    Children 
     1. Chambers, Alexander,   b. 23 Jan 1876, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1935, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Chambers, Elizabeth,   b. 30 Jul 1877, Allegheny City, Allegheny Co., PA (now Pittsburgh North Side) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Chambers, Marian,   b. Aft 1880
     4. Chambers, Martha Jane,   b. Abt 1885
    Documents
    Chambers in Social directory for Greater Pittsburgh / comp. & published by Margaret A. Winans. 1904
    Chambers in Social directory for Greater Pittsburgh / comp. & published by Margaret A. Winans. 1904
    Chambers in The Pittsburgh and Allegheny blue book, 1895, Vol. 9.
    Chambers in The Pittsburgh and Allegheny blue book, 1895, Vol. 9.
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    Chambers James A passport application
    Chambers James A passport application
    Chambers and McKee Glass Co.
    Chambers and McKee Glass Co.
    Chambers & McKee Glass Company, Successors to A.& D.H. Chambers, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Established 1843, Manufacturers of Window Glass, Jeannette, PA. Price List Adopted March 6th, 1890.

    Letter and price list, Chambers and McKee Glass Co., Jeanette PA
    Chambers and McKee Window Glass Factory
    Chambers and McKee Window Glass Factory
    date unknown
    Chambers Window Glass
    Chambers Window Glass
    Under James Albert Chambers, the Chambers Glass Company became a major producer of window glass. There were two companies, Chambers in New Kensington, PA, and Chambers McKee in Jeanette.
    Chambers Window Glass (first part of Paragraph)
    Chambers Window Glass (first part of Paragraph)
    from Fleming, George Thornton, Vol. 3 History of Pittsburgh and environs, from prehistoric days to the beginning of the American revolution / By George Thornton Fleming. New York ; Chicago : The American historical society, inc., 1922
    Chambers Window Glass (second part of paragraph)
    Chambers Window Glass (second part of paragraph)
    from Fleming, George Thornton, Vol. 3 History of Pittsburgh and environs, from prehistoric days to the beginning of the American revolution / By George Thornton Fleming. New York ; Chicago : The American historical society, inc., 1922
    Chambers in the Pittsburgh Social Secretaire, 1920
    Chambers in the Pittsburgh Social Secretaire, 1920
    chambers james a death cert.png
    chambers james a death cert.png

    Histories
    Chambers James A--window glass
    Chambers James A--window glass
    from Fleming, George Thornton, Vol. 3 History of Pittsburgh and environs, from prehistoric days to the beginning of the American revolution / By George Thornton Fleming. New York ; Chicago : The American historical society, inc., 1922

    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
    Chambers glass companies

    News
    chambers mckee lawsuit daily inter-ocean dec 28 1893.jpg
    chambers mckee lawsuit daily inter-ocean dec 28 1893.jpg
    chambers on his feet again phil inquirerer sept 12 1891.jpg
    chambers on his feet again phil inquirerer sept 12 1891.jpg
    chambers insolvent Belleville News-Democrat oct 22 1907.jpg
    chambers insolvent Belleville News-Democrat oct 22 1907.jpg
    chambers business failure daily inter-ocean sept 2 1891.jpg
    chambers business failure daily inter-ocean sept 2 1891.jpg
    Chambers James A pittsburg millionaires.jpg
    Chambers James A pittsburg millionaires.jpg
    NY Times Oct 20 1888
    james chambers glass company troubles aug 27 1907.jpg
    james chambers glass company troubles aug 27 1907.jpg

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

  • Notes 
    • John W. Jordan.
      Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania biography : illustrated
      CHAMBERS, James A., Leader in Glass Industry. ??Glass making, one of the most ancient if arts, is but little more than a century old in Pittsburgh. Nevertheless, today, whatever it may be in the glass line that the prospective buyer is seeking, it is to Pittsburgh that he resorts for its purchase. The men who first developed the industry were the originators of a phenomenal work and those who maintain it i t the present time have upon their hands o task of still greater magnitude. Prominent in this latter class is James A. Chambers, former president of the Chambers & McKee Glass Company; also the Chambers Window Glass Company and the American Window Glass Company. Mr. Chambers is distinguished not only as a manufacturer and one of the recognized leaders of the glass industry, but also as a man of initiative and origination, whose pioneer work in the introduction of the tank melting furnace for window glass, together with his development of machines for the manufacture of cylinder window glass, has given him an international reputation. ??James A. Chambers, son of Alexander and Martha Jane Chambers, was born February 28, 1849, in Pittsburgh, and received an education adapted to fit him for the part he was to play in life. After attending the public schools of his native city he entered the Pennsylvania Military Academy at West Chester, Pennsylvania, and on leaving this institution entered the service of the old firm of the A. and D. H. Chambers Window Glass Manufacturing Company, which firm was a partnership, the members being Alexander Chambers and his brother. James A. Chambers was at this time only a lad and so may be said to have grown up in the glass business. For this business he showed himself, at the very beginning of his career, so well fitted that after being in the office only a short time he was made general manager, which position he retained until 1877, when he closed the business of the firm of A. and D. H. Chambers Window Glass Manufacturing Company. ??At this period of his life it became evident that Mr. Chambers possessed not only sound judgment, but also initiative, that he was distinctly a man of progressive ideas. In 1877 he selected a site on the Pennsylvania Railroad, twenty-eight miles from Pittsburgh, and in co-operation with M. Sellers McKee, at that time one of the leading tableware manufacturers of Pittsburgh, built the first window glass melting furnaces ever put up in the United States. This bold and decisive action marked an epoch in the history of a great industry. ??In the course of time a desire to go into business for himself prompted Mr. Chambers to organize, as we have seen, the firm of Chambers & McKee. Their plant was situated where Jeannette now stands, and Mr. Chambers is justly regarded as the founder of that flourishing and progressive community. The plant was at that time the largest in the world for the manufacture of window glass, and when the firm was incorporated as the Chambers & McKee Glass Company, Mr. Chambers became president. Subsequently Mr. Chambers founded the Chambers Window Glass Company, building a plant in Arnold, a suburb of New Kensington. This plant was constructed and operated along the same lines as that of the Chambers & McKee Glass Company. These plants are the finest of their kind in the United States, and are the finest equipped window glass plants in the world. They manufacture all kinds of cylinder window glass, making the celebrated "Chambers Eagle Brand," "Chambers Columbia Brand," the "Chambers Crystal Picture," and the "Chambers Select 26-oz" Mr. Chambers was the first president of this company, retaining the office until the consolidation in 1900, and to an extent which it is impossible to estimate this widely-known organization is the creation of its founder. ??Some years later the spirit of enterprise which is so dominant a factor in Mr. Chambers personality found expression in the organization of the American Window Glass Company, which was a consolidation of the Chambers & McKee Window Glass Company, the Chambers Glass Company and all the more important window glass manufacturing companies in the United States. Mr. Chambers was, in this venture, the ruling spirit, and became the first president, remaining in office until 1910, when he retired. The Chambers & McKee Glass Company is still in operation as a part of the American Window Glass Company. Until retiring he was president of the tariff committee of the Window Glass Association, also holding the presidency and active leadership of all the important window glass manufacturing associations. ??Among the many proofs of Mr. Chambers progressive spirit and inventive genius there is one which should stand beside his introduction of the tank-melting furnace. This is his development, in association with Mr. Lubbers who was employed by him, of machines for the manufacture of cylinder window glass. While president of the American Window Glass Company he turned over all his patents to this company. This is today the most successful method for the manufacture of window glass and is used almost exclusively in that manufacture in the United States, England, Canada, France and Japan. ??Public spirit is something in which Mr. Chambers has never been found wanting, but for the excitements of political life he has no taste and office seeking and office holding are alike repugnant to him. The only public position which he ever consented to hold was that of a member of the Lake Erie & Ohio River Ship Canal Commission. He belongs to the Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Club, the Allegheny Country Club, and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, and has for years been conspicuous in the club life of Pittsburgh. He is a member and attendant of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. ??Perhaps the clearest possible idea of Mr. Chambers personal appearance can be conveyed by saying that he looks like a man of deep reflection, wide experience and decisive action. A glance at his face reveals the fact that he is pre-eminently one of the world's doers, that his part in life is accomplishment and that he leaves to others the recital of his deeds. His nature, though somewhat undemonstrative, is warmly social as the number of his friends bears eloquent testimony. ??A man who lived through, albeit only as a boy, the momentous period of the Civil War, must hold in his memory many things possessing the most intense interest for those of a later generation. Perhaps the most thrilling of all Mr. Chambers' recollections and the one invested with the greatest historic value is that of the assassination of President Lincoln. On that ever-memorable night the boy, then a student at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, was taken by his father to Ford's Theater, and not long since, in relating the incident, said: ??I can still recall how the house was draped with American flags in honor of the President's presence. Mr. Lincoln was sitting in the upper box. The lower box, as the theatre was built, was on a level with the stage, and the upper box was not much more than seven or eight feet above the stage level. The president was in the upper box. I can see his face now as he sat there shortly after the curtain arose. Just below his box was a big American flag, draped down. ??Suddenly we heard a shot — I looked up toward the box and then I saw Booth jump from the box. He had boots and spurs on, and his spurs caught in the folds of the flag and he nearly fell headlong on the stage. He had a large bowie knife in his hand, and as he rallied himself after his tangle with the flag he walked across the stage facing the audience waving the knife in his uplifted hand and made his celebrated declaration — "Sic Semper Tyrannis," but I cannot recall that he made the aftermath declaration : "The South is Avenged," so often attributed to him. Father and I waited and saw President Lincoln carried out of the theatre on a stretcher. His face was white as a sheet. They took him across the street, and then father and I went to Willard's to wait for news. We had hardly reached there when we heard that Seward had been assassinated and that Grant had been waylaid at Havre de Grace. Grant was on his way to' Washington at the time and his adjutant was at the hotel. This officer soon allayed our fears by telling us that he had absolute information that Grant was all right. My father went to Stanton, secretary of war, and got passports for us to go to City Point, where Grants' headquarters were at that time. Father had known General Grant before. I was in my cadet uniform from the military school in Pennsylvania. Our uniforms were gray, modeled after those of West Point, and I recall ow a sentry stopped us and wanted to know if ": lad though I was, were a Confederate soldier. We met General Grant at City Point and later went on to Petersburg, where we saw the soldiers' underground quarters occupied by them before the final assault that wound up with the occupation of Richmond. ??Such a narrative from the lips of a man [who has but recently withdrawn from the Patton, of Allegheny, now North Side, Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers are the parents of four children: I. Alexander. 2. Elizabeth, married William N. Murray, of Pittsburgh, and they had one child, Elizabeth ; Mrs. Murray is now deceased. 3. Marion, married George C. Wilson, Jr., of Pittsburgh, and they have one child, Maria ; Mr. Wilson is a son of George C. Wilson, a prominent attorney of Pittsburgh, whose biography and steel portrait appear elsewhere in this work. 4. Martha Jane, married Thomas J. McKay, of Pittsburgh, and they are the parents of four children : James Chambers, Thomas J., Jr., Elizabeth and Lawrence. Factories in England, France, Japan and Germany are equipped with machines developed and introduced by James A. Chambers. As a son of a pioneer in the upbuilding of one of the greatest industries of Western Pennsylvania he brought to that field of activity the fruits of his father's experience and the wealth of his own ability and determination. The City of Pittsburgh, the State of Pennsylvania, the United States and the World-at-large bear witness to the results.

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