Helen Laughlin was born on the Laughlin farm near Postville, Iowa, on February 18, 1893. She married William LeRoy Chamberlain at West Union on August 6, 1912. Helen and Roy started out farming in the Postville and West Union areas, then Roy became the manager of the Comission Company in West Union. In 1932 they moved to Hawkeye where Roy became manager of the Farmer's Elevator Company. Roy died in 1962. Roy and Helen are buried at the Hawkeye (Iowa) Cemetery.