June 9 was the date of the birth of James Campion, the death of Ephraim Chamberlain, and the marriage of Burnham Smith and Mabel Cutler.
BornJames Campion was born in West Brookfield on June 9, 1869 to Daniel and Honora (Lawler) Campion. Daniel, a shoemaker in 1869, and Honora, or Anna as she was sometimes called, were born in Ireland. Their oldest known son, Daniel was born in Ohio in May of 1868. Seven younger childen, including James, were born in West Brookfield.
James Campion died of Consumption in 1898 as is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
DiedEphraim Forbes Chamberlain, son of Eli Chamberlain and Achsah Forbes, was born in Brookfield about 1822 and died in Worcester on June 9, 1892. He was a brother of South Carolina Governor Daniel Henry Chamberlain, and Rev. Dr. Leander Trowbridge Chamberlain.
Ephraim, a farmer, was a member of the Worcester County Horticultural Society; as well as, the Worcester, and New England Agricultural Societies. He also served as President of the Tatnuck Benevolent and Literary Association. He and his wife, the former Maria McFarland, were parents of five children including Fred H. Chamberlain, who became a lawyer and later a judge.
MarriedMabel Bartlett Cutler and Burnham Perry Smith were married 9 Jun 1910 in West Brookfield, MA. Mabel was born in West Brookfield on 28 Sept. 1884, the daughter of Alonzo Cutler and his wife Sarah (Richards). Burnham was born 22 Feb. 1882 in Brandon,Vermont to Albert Smith and his wife Emma (Newell.)
Burnham, had worked as a Trade School Supervisor in Connecticut and was also employed by Smith & Wesson in Springfield for a time. Later he managed Buddy Lunch for several years. He was serving the town of West Brookfield as Tax Collector at the time of his sudden death on Jan. 28, 1938. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow, and a member of the local Grange.
Mabel was an inspector for Gavitt Wire & Cable until her retirement. She belonged to the Whitefield United Methodist Church. She died in West Brookfield on Feb. 18, 1976.
Their daughter Barbara served in the U. S. Marine Corps and married Fred Ivy.
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