All posts tagged Kathleen Chambers

Privacy and the Biographer

How does a biographer deal with privacy issues? As in, what if you stumble on something intimate, do you share or do you shield? Or perhaps, side-step? What would you do if you found a comment like this by your subject’s only child: “She was always very hesitant, you see, I mean a lot of […]

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Oswald Chambers’ Birthday

Last week we looked at Biddy’s birthday, this week we celebrate Oswald’s! The two were born 11 days shy of nine years apart–Oswald entering the world in Scotland on July 24, 1874. The seventh of eight children of Reverend Clarence and Hannah Chambers, Oswald had four sisters and three brothers. Oswald grew up in a busy household, […]

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Who Is This Mystery Woman? Ancestry Part 2

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Who is this mystery woman with all those children? Researchers at Wheaton College didn’t know when they included her photograph into Oswald Chambers’ Special Collection Library. I didn’t know at first either, until I took a closer look. See that startled little girl on the left? That’s Kathleen Chambers, Oswald and Biddy Chambers’ daughter. How […]

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2017 with Oswald and Biddy Chambers

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As many of you know, I’ve spent 18 months writing a biography of Biddy, Mrs. Oswald Chambers. I loved the entire experience of researching and writing about the life of an amazing woman who lived in extraordinary times. Mrs. Oswald Chambers releases in October, 2017–the month before the 100th anniversary of Oswald Chambers’ death. I’ve also […]

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Biddy Chambers, Widow (Who was Biddy Chambers Part III)

Utmost: Biddy Chambers

This is the third and final segment of Who is Biddy Chambers? Here are parts One and Two. What became of Oswald Chambers‘ widow? Biddy Chambers was a young woman when her husband died of complications after an emergency appendectomy. A hard working talented mother with a young child, she stayed on in Egypt ministering at […]

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