[Cabin and Addition Donors and Namesakes]

Mrs. Jeanette C. Chalmers
donor of

built in 1940
in honor of
Miss Elizabeth "Bette" Chalmers

Robert Edwin Chalmers


ED NOTE: This page is still very much a work in progress.


Jeanette F. Clark was born April 18, 1882 in New York City NY.

Marriage and Family

She married Robert Edwin Chalmers (18791939). They lived in Vineland NJ. In 1914, they had one child, Elisabeth "Bette" Jean Chalmers.

Other Pursuits

In 1916, Mrs. Robert Chalmers served as secretary of a newly formed women's auxiliary to the Vineland Hospital, in Vineland NJ, the group's purpose being to "aid the institution".

In 1909, Robert Chalmers became president of the newly-formed Vineland Farmers' Exchange.


Bette and her father both died in a tragic accident together on March 11, 1939 when Bette was 24 or 25 and Robert was 59, just six days shy of his 60th birthday. The following year, Jeanette's 80-year-old aunt, Margaret Chalmers, was living with her.

The Chalmers Family at the FNCA

The year after her husband and daughter died, Jeanette Chalmers donated Chalmers Lodge to the FNCA for the specific use as a rec hall for the Flames, dedicating it to her daughter, who had been initiated into the Flames in 1931 at age 17, and to her husband, both of whom died in an accident together in 1939.

© FNCA 2002



Jeanette Chalmers died in December of 1949 at age 67.


Elizabeth Jean Chalmers
Elizabeth Jean Chalmers was born in 1914 to Robert Edwin & Jeanette F. Clark Chalmers (perhaps in Vineland NJ).
She graduated from Vineland High School in 1933.
She went on to Oberlin College, graduating in 1937.
It was reported in the February 1939 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine that she was "studying stenography at Vineland Business School and at the same time demonstrating for a food product manufacturer."
She and her father both died on March 11, 1939.


Robert Edwin Chalmers

Robert Edwin Chalmers was born in New Jersey on March 17, 1879 to Robert & Hannah Chalmers. He was of Scottish (father) and English (mother) descent. He had an older brother, Henry, and two younger sisters, Lilian and Mable.

He began his career as a farm laboror in 1900 at age 21. By the time he was 30 in 1909, Robert Chalmers had became president of the newly-formed Vineland Farmers' Exchange.

Just 6 days shy of is 60th birthday, he and his daughter Bette died together in an accident on March 11, 1939.


[Cabin and Addition Donors and Namesakes]

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