Chandler Swan Fay

23 October 1826–21 May 1903 (Age 76)
Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Chandler Swan

When Chandler Swan Fay was born on 23 October 1826, in Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Curtis Fay, was 29 and his mother, Olive Knowlton, was 29. He married Julia Ann Mixer on 4 July 1849, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States in 1880. He died on 21 May 1903, in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 76.

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Chandler Swan Fay
Julia Ann Mixer
Marriage: 4 July 1849
Walter Ernest Fay
Dana Eugene Fay

Spouse and Children

4 July 1849
Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States


    Walter Ernest Fay


    Dana Eugene Fay


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 7

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 37

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person believed to have supernatural qualities, from Middle English, Old French faie ‘fairy’ (Late Latin fata ‘fate’, ‘destiny’).2 English: nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English, Old French fei ‘loyalty’, ‘trust’.3 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in France named with Old French faie ‘beech’, or a topographic name from someone living by a beech wood. Compare Lafayette .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • C S Fay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Chandler S Fay, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chandler S. Fay, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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