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Fred N. Chambers    

FRED N. CHAMBERS, successor to I. B. Jacobs, hardware merchant, was born in Tidioute, Warren county, this state, July 10, 1861, and is a son of Wesley Chambers. He was educated at Oil City and Allegheny College, Meadville. About the year 1882 he began clerking in the hardware store of George Ross, whose business was in the room now occupied by J. J. Fisher in the same line. He was subsequently a member of the firm of Steele, Hoskins & Chambers for two years, their hardware store being in South Oil City. March 14, 1888, he became the owner of his present business, and is one of the leading business men of Oil City. He is also a stockholder in the Oil City Tube Works. He married Bertha L. Williams of Wellsville, New York, a relative of the late William S. Garvin, a veteran editor and well-known public man of Mercer county, and the father of Mrs. Judge John Trunkey. He and wife are members of the Second Presbyterian church, and he is a Republican.

History of Venango County, Pennsylvania : its past and present, including its aboriginal history, the French and British occupation of the country, its early settlement and subsequent growth, a description of its historic and interesting localities, its rich oil deposits and their development, sketches of its cities, boroughs, townships, and villages, neighborhood and family history, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc., etc.
Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890, page 894. 
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