An Aside: Where did Lucian Chamberlain connect to this family, you might wonder.
His mother was Lucy Azalea Sweet Chamberlain, C.G.'s sister. She was alive at this time, and married to Dr. Austin B. Chamberlain, who was quite active politically...which may be the reason why their son lived with his Uncle Chauncey and grandmother "Grand Aunt".
Chauncey is listed in the 1908 Galveston City Directory as a Teller at the Rosenberg Bank, located at 2209 Market) and living at 1201 Avenue I, with his mother, Elizabeth Sweet, who is listed as Sidney's widow.
|Chauncey G. Sweet|
Chauncey G. Sweet was possibly the first Christian Scientist in my family. He is listed in the Christian Science Journal, Vol 22, as Galveston's Christian Science Church's First Reader (1904). He contributed to the Christian Science Sentinel in 1899 in "Lectures." Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the religion, lived until 1910.
He continued to rise in the bank, where he gained the position of executive officer and trust officer...at least that is the description given in a newspaper clipping which isn't dated. That clipping (the one on the right of the various family clippings below) is talking about a merger and another person (Sealy Hutchings) becoming President of the Bank. It is possible that C.G. Sweet had already had had that position (which is the traditional family story about him).
More about Chauncey Sweet in Chapter 3, soon.