Abt 1863 - 1888 (~ 25 years)
||Richard C. Chambers |
||Jun 01, 1880
||Richmond, Henrico county, Virginia, USA 
||Apr 04, 1888
||Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA
||Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA
- His parents appear to be either Merritt or Calvin Chambers.
He was chief deputy for Sheriff Tom McDade when he was killed in 1888. Merritt Chambers (either his father or his uncle) had also been a deputy and had previously studied law in Virginia.
The Hutchinson Daily News, Hutchinson, Kansas, April 5, 1888
A Fatal Affray.
HEMPSTEAD, Tex., April 4. -- Deputy Sheriff Richard C. Chambers was shot and instantly killed here this afternoon by Stephen W. Alchin, a well-known citizen. The latter wrote a communication in a weekly paper, reflecting upon the official conduct of Sheriff McDade and Deputy Chambers. When Chambers met Alchin to-day a quarrel ensued, and both opened fire simultaneously. A bullet pierced Chambers' heart, and Alchin was fatally wounded and cannot live, it is believed, twenty-four hours.
The Galveston Daily News, Thursday, April 5, 1888, p. 1
TRAGEDY AT HEMPSTEAD
Deputy Sheriff Richard C. Chambers Killed by Stephen W. Allchin, Who Is Seriously Wounded -- The Details.
HEMPSTEAD, Tex, April 4 -- A terrible tragedy was enacted here at 3 o'clock this afternoon, whereby Richard C. Chambers, a son-in-law of Sheriff McDade, and his chief deputy, was shot dead by Stephen W. Allchin, a citizen of the county residing near the city.
The facts are: In last week's issue of the Advance Guard, a weekly paper published here, a communication appeared reflecting quite severely upon the sheriff and his deputies concerning public acts.
The sheriff called on the editor and demanded the name of the author. In a day or two afterward the name was given. Today Deputy Sheriff Chambers and Allchin, the author of the communication, met on the street. A few words were passed and rapid shooting commenced. Reports differ which fired first. Allchin was seriously shot, and Mr. Chambers received a ball through the heart, causing instant death.
Mr. Chambers had his six shooter and Allchin a Winchester rifle, which he always carried strapped to his horse's saddle.
Dr. L.W. Groce is attending the wounded man and pronounces the injury quite serious, though not necessarily fatal, unless inflammation sets in. He can not give an opinion for at least twenty-four hours.
Deputy Sheriff Chambers leaves a young wife and a baby. The deceased was raised in Austin and Waller counties, and was 28 years of age. Mr. Allchin has a wife and daughter. Both men were well known and popular citizens, and sincere regrets are expressed on every hand at the unfortunate and deplorable tragedy.
||Sep 29, 2010 |
||Meritt Allen Chambers, b. Abt 1831, Virginia, USA , d. Bef 1880 (Age ~ 48 years) |
||Martha Catherine Trice, b. Abt 1834, Virginia, USA , d. |
1860, TX, Austin, Hempstead, June 15, enumerator Jerry Cloud
-- HH 140
Jerry Cloud, 28, M, merchant, $1000, $500, AL
J.O. Slokles(?), 28, M, R.R. overseer, NY
-- HH 141
M.A. Chambers, 29, M, farmer, $5000, $15000, VA
M.C. (wife), 26, F, VA
W.M. (child), 7, M, TX
M.A. (child), 1, M, TX
-- HH 142
G.C. Chambers, 32, M, farmer, $5000, $15000, VA
E.B. Chambers (wife), 18, F, VA
Macon McNeil, 29, M, overseer, --, $2100, AL
1880 census, VA, Henrico, Richmond, p 4 & 5, ed 87, June 1
217 Governor Street
-- HH 22/28
Chambers, Elizabeth, W, F, 37, widowed, VA, VA, VA
Nye, William E, W, M, 41, boarder, dept US marshall, NY, NY, NY
Nye, Francis H, W, F, 30, boarder, NY, NY, NY
Nye, Edgar, 3, boarder, VA
Chandler, Henry L, W, M, boarder, US Int. Rev.Off, VA, VA, VA
Chandler, Nellie, F, 26, boarder, VA, VA, VA
Chandler, Emma, F, 7, boarder
Powers, Robert, W, M, 22, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Powers, William, W, M, 24, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Minor, Edward, W, M, 28, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Woolfork, Edward, W, M, 23, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Fry, Gordon, W, M, 23, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Chambers, Merritt, W, M, 20, son, law student, TX, VA, VA
McGruder, W, M, 24, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Tyler, Walter P, W, M, 21, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Thompson, Charles G, W, M, 55, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Elam, Samuel S, W, M, 24, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Hoofnagle, W.H., W, M, 23, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Tyler, Alice M, W, F, 27, sister, VA, VA, VA
Morris, Willard F, W, M, 26, boarder, clerk in store, VA, VA, VA
Johnson, John, B, M, 40, servant, VA, VA, VA
Johnson, Mary, B, F, 45, servant, VA, VA, VA
Shorts, Rebecca, Mu, F, 23, servant, VA, VA, VA
Jones, Mary, B, F, 19, servant, VA, VA, VA
-- 213 Governor Street, HH 23/29
Chambers, Martha C, W, F, 42, widowed, VA, VA, VA
Chambers, Elizabeth, 13, dau, TX, VA, VA
Chambers, Ida, 12, dau, TX, VA, VA
Chambers, Richard, 17, TX, VA, VA
||Margaret Martin McDade, b. Feb 08, 1868, Washington county, Texas, USA , d. Dec 20, 1934, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA (Age 66 years) |
- [S135] 1880 US federal census, 1880 census, VA, Henrico, Richmond, p 4 & 5, ed 87, June 1.