Grace May Chandler

Brief Life History of Grace May

When Grace May Chandler was born on 17 September 1869, in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Jeremiah William Chandler, was 30 and her mother, Abigail Ann Prescott, was 27. She married John Edwin Durkee on 23 March 1897, in Barkertown, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States in 1925. She died on 23 December 1951, in Nunda, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Edwin Durkee
Grace May Chandler
Marriage: 23 March 1897
Edith May Durkee

Sources (11)

  • Grace M Durkee in household of John D Durkee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Grace M Durkee, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Grace Chandler in entry for Howard E Coffin and Edith M Caine, "New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935"

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Anglo-Norman French chandeler ‘maker or seller of candles’ (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

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

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Mrs. JOHN DURKEE OBIT GENESEE COUNTY EXPRESS AND ADVERTISER – DEC. 27, 1951 Mrs. Grace Chandler Durkee, 82, of Nunda, died in the C. G. Sandford residenc …

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