Cornelius D Chalmers


Personal and Family Information

Cornelius was born on 20 MAR 1912 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, the son of William Chalmers and Margaret Hotchkiss.

He died on 23 SEP 2000 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

His wife was Leona Olson, who he married on 19 JUN 1937 in Lawrence, Kansas. Their only known child was Robert (c1938-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Cornelius D Chalmers


William Chalmers


Margaret Hotchkiss


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Margaret Janet Penman


Christina Ferguson


Cornelius Ferguson


Elizabeth Forsyth Taylor



Birth20 MAR 1912
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Death23 SEP 2000
Place: Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Burial28 SEP 2000
Place: Lyndon Cemetery, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas


Note 1

!Notes: James A Hotchkiss, listed him as just Cornelius Hotchkiss, but it's a pretty safe bet this is the same person. He had his parents and brother. It's unlikely he would have left out one more Hotchkiss child from Burlingame this close to his own age. The "C" in CD Hotchkiss, has to be Cornelius.

!Obituary: Topeka Capital-Journal Last modified at 11:09 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2000 - Don Chalmers - C.D. "Don" Chalmers, 88, Topeka, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at a Topeka care center. - He was born March 20, 1912, in Burlingame, to William and Margaret Hotchkiss Chalmers. He graduated in 1934 from Kansas State University with a degree in civil engineering. He was employed as an engineer by Osage County, the Soil Conservation Service, Dupont Co. and General Electric Co. He was assistant engineer of design for the Kansas Highway Commission before he retired in July 1977. - He was a member of First Congregational Church. - He married Leona "Sis" Olson on June 19, 1937, in Lawrence. They lived in Lyndon from 1947 until 1950 and in Topeka since. She survives. - Other survivors include a son, Robert Chalmers, Arlington, Va.; a grandson; and a great-grandson. - Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Feltner Funeral Home in Lyndon. Burial will be in Lyndon Cemetery. Visitation will follow. - Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice in Topeka.