Former St. Louisan Dies in Rolla, Mo.
February 8, 1928
William Lionel Chambers, 62, succumbs to attack of Influenza.
William Lionel Chambers 62, former St. Louisan, died early yesterday morning in Rolla, Mo., after an attack of influenza, according to word received by relatives here. Chambers was for many years in the legal department of the Missouri Pacific Railroad here, until he moved to Joplin in 1919, where he had charge of the properties in the estate of the late James Campbell, as agent for the Mercantile Trust Company, which was trustee.
Since 1924 Chambers lived in Rolla and was president of the Little Piney Sand and Gravel Company there.
Chambers is the son-in-law of Leonard Matthews, 99, 5447 Cabanne avenue, one of St. Louis’ oldest citizens and a prominent business man several decades ago. Chambers was born in India, his father being an officer in the British Army, and came to St. Louis with his mother at the age of 28. He enlisted in Battery A of the Missouri National Guards in 1897, and the next year joined the Missouri Volunteers, serving with that organization in Porto Rico and other points until the close of the Spanish-American war.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucy
Matthews Chambers, and two children. Funeral arrangements have not yet